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Strategic Initiatives

Department Overview

The Strategic Initiatives department operates within the Administration department and supports the Chief Executive Officer in the development and alignment of organization strategic and change management initiatives.

The Strategic Initiatives department has areas of specific responsibility but also provides support to Anishinabek Nation governance related activities such as Grand Council Assemblies, Regional Chief’s meetings, and related policies and procedures.

The Strategic Initiatives department is a resource to the organization and is responsible for the development of annual work plans and budgets that align with the following:

Organizational Strategic Planning Support

Support the CEO in the development of the operational strategic planning including the planning process, department engagement, communication, implementation, monitoring, and reporting.

Organizational Policy Development Support

Support the CEO in the identification of policy needs across the organization and assist in the planning for policy development.

Issue Assessment and Planning Support

Support the CEO, Political Office, and departments in issue identification and assessment for the development of strategies and action plans where required.

Project Management Support

Provide support to departments with project planning documentation including, issue identification, scope, timeframes, human resources, budget, monitoring, and evaluation.

Change Management Support

Support Administration, and Human Resources departments with engagement plans across the organization to prepare and support staff for planned change.

Government Relations and Coordination

Coordination and monitoring of core bilateral relationships with the federal and provincial governments in partnership with the CEO, Political Office, departments, and Anishinabek First Nations.

Coordination and policy support for Anishinabek Nation Chief’s Assemblies, Regional Meetings, council, and committee structures.

Operational Activities

Support organizational operational processes and activities.

Treaty Research

Support the research and development of specific claims in support of the resolution of outstanding issues with the crown through the coordination of historical research, legal analysis, and communication.

Monitor and assess federal legislative and policy issues related to the specific claims process.



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