Primer: Understanding Each Other

The Background

At the most basic level, service agreements are contracts that are negotiated between two parties. But in the case of service agreements between two governments that represent different communities with unique cultures, identities, and visions for the future, these negotiations can be layered and complex.

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Using The Cost Calculator

Preparing to negotiate a service agreement with your neighbouring community can seem like an intimidating task for any First Nation. You may have read in a previous blog post, ‘Knowing Your Municipal Service Needs…And What’s Possible’, that the best place to start is...