The Infrastructure Planning Guide and Toolkit
What is the Purpose of the Guide
The purpose of the Infrastructure Planning Guide and Toolkit is to support First Nations with infrastructure planning so that it helps achieve the community’s vision and goals.
Infrastructure is a means to an end. Communities don’t build pipes, roads, and buildings because the end goal is to have pipes, roads, and buildings. Rather, communities build infrastructure to help achieve their vision and goals. For example, pipes might be needed to provide safe drinking water, which supports a goal to improve community health. Roads might be built to open up a new residential subdivision, which supports a goal to provide housing for all members. Buildings might be built to enable community gatherings, which supports a goal to celebrate the community’s culture.