Centre Announces Good Governance Awards Program
February 14, 2008
Montreal, Quebec – On February 14, 2008, at the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association’s Annual General Assembly, Ed Allen, the Chief Operating Officer of the National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG) announced the launch of the Good Governance Awards Program. The NCFNG, in partnership with the Banff Centre, the Canadian Executive Service Organization, the Aboriginal Leadership Institute, the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association and the Institute on Governance created the Good Governance Awards Program to celebrate and honor First Nations organizations and communities that demonstrate good governance practices, innovations and cultural relevancy.The award winners will be selected based on the incorporation of common governance principles: effectiveness, significance to self-governance, cultural relevance, transferability, sustainability, with the awards being presented to nominees at an event at the end of the year with a monetary contribution that will go towards the dissemination of best practices with other First Nations communities and organizations.
The program, the first of its kind in Canada, will create a compendium of best practices to share with all First Nations communities and organizations, in collaboration with First Nations governance research from participating Canadian universities and colleges.