The Tuktut Nogait Agreement
10. Training and Community Development Planning
Within six months of its establishment, the Board shall initiate the preparation of a Community Development Plan to help Paulatuk residents develop and take advantage of tourism and other economic opportunities associated with the Park.
The Department of Economic Development and Tourism ( GNWT ) shall take the lead in preparing the Community Development Plan. It shall work closely with and shall actively solicit input from the Department of Canadian Heritage, so as to integrate support from the two levels of Government. The Board shall have the discretion to determine the extent to which it will itself become involved in the preparation of the Community Development Plan. The GNWT shall pay all authorized costs associated with the preparation of the Community Development Plan.
The Community Development Plan shall be prepared over a period of one year and a half, working closely with Paulatuk residents throughout this period.
While the contents of the Community Development Plan will be determined as set out above, the Parties envisage an innovative and practical Plan capable of addressing individuals' and Paulatuk's needs. In its scope, the Community Development Plan should help residents to:
- identify their goals;
- analyze their current situation and the opportunities available to them, as well as the obstacles they face in obtaining training, employment and contracting work in the Park and in Paulatuk;
- identify the current training, contracting and employment efforts of the two levels of Government and Community organizations, and how they might be improved;
- identify existing and as-yet undeveloped business opportunities and markets for Paulatuk residents; and
- generate concrete strategies to help individuals overcome obstacles and realize their goals.
The Board shall recommend the Community Development Plan to the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism and the Minister of Canadian Heritage within their respective jurisdictions, or their delegates, for their approval and implementation.
In their implementation of the Community Development Plan, the Department of Economic Development and Tourism and the Department of Canadian Heritage shall, within their respective jurisdictions, consider including a strong and co-ordinated training component, including such things as apprenticeship programs and the delivery of short-term training courses in Paulatuk.
The GNWT and Canada shall pay all authorized costs associated with implementing the Community Development Plan within their respective jurisdictions.
The Board shall report annually on the implementation of the Community Development Plan to the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the IRC .
Every four years, the Board shall oversee an evaluation of the Community Development Plan and its implementation. Based on this evaluation, the Board shall update the Plan and forward recommendations on the Plan and its implementation to the Minister of Economic Development and Tourism and the Minister of Canadian Heritage within their respective jurisdictions. The GNWT shall pay all authorized costs relating to this evaluation and update.
Following the signing of this Agreement and while the Community Development Plan is being prepared, Canada and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism shall work with the Board, the PCC , the PHTC and the Hamlet of Paulatuk to identify employment and contracting possibilities in the Park and in Paulatuk, and to initiate related training programs for Paulatuk residents.
The Board shall oversee the development of a tourism brochure describing tourist attractions throughout the Paulatuk area. The GNWT shall develop and pay for the brochure within one year of the Board's establishment, and it shall update the brochure every four years thereafter. The Board, the GNWT, and Parks Canada shall include a copy of the brochure with any information for Visitors about the Park distributed to the public. The Board may also recommend to the GNWT the production and distribution of other promotional material describing tourist attractions in the Paulatuk area.