Memorandum of Understanding
Brandon Urban Aboriginal Peoples’ Council (BUAPC)
The City of Brandon (City)
This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishes the commitment between BUAPC and the City (collectively, the Parties) to promote Aboriginal education, employment, and business inclusion within the community.
BUAPC was created by City By-law 6988 in 2010 to establish ongoing community dialogue with respect to matters relevant to individuals within the Urban Aboriginal community.
This MOU will confirm the commitment of the Parties to establish and participate in programs designed for the purpose of enhancing education, employment opportunities, and business inclusion for Urban Aboriginal participants.
This purpose will be accomplished by undertaking the following goals and objectives:
GOAL 1: Development and implementation of the Aboriginal Economic Strategic Plan
OUTCOMES: a. Improved education
b. Improved labour market participation
c. Improved availability of business initiatives
GOAL 2: Identification of barriers and challenges facing Urban Aboriginal peoples in the fields of education and employment.
OUTCOMES: a. Establishment of long-term collaborative actions aimed to positively address existing education and employment gaps
This MOU does not limit the capacity of the Parties to move forward on initiatives in the interim.
BUAPC members, through a joint Commitment of Participation letter, and the City have formally adopted a shared commitment to working together to improve gaps currently experienced in education and employment outcomes for the Brandon Urban Aboriginal community. The Parties further commit to continue building on successful initiatives.
The Aboriginal Community Coordinator (“Coordinator”) will maintain records of those businesses and Urban Aboriginal peoples who participate in the programs. Information will be provided to BUAPC and the City on a semi-annual basis. Informal interim communications may be provided where the Coordinator determines that considerable activities are being undertaken to which sharing of information would be beneficial.
It is the intention for a comprehensive report to be presented to BUAPC and City Council respectively at the conclusion of this MOU in order to review for the Parties the progress achieved in reaching the stated goals and outcomes.
This MOU is at-will and may be modified by mutual consent of authorized officials from each of the Parties. This MOU shall become effective upon signature by the authorized officials from the Parties and will remain in effect until May 31, 2018. Additional partners may be invited to participate in the MOU at any time, upon mutual consent of the Parties.
It is anticipated at that time that a recommendation will be brought forward to renew the MOU for one additional year at which time an updated comprehensive report will be provided to the new BUAPC and City Council members as established following the 2018 municipal election.
At the expiration of that renewed MOU, with the new BUAPC and City Council members familiarized with the program, a recommendation will be brought forward to establish a new MOU for a 3-year term with new progressive goals and objectives being established.
At that time the parties will give consideration to renewal of their respective commitments, and engaging additional partners, through a subsequent Memorandum of Understanding.
The Signing Ceremony will be taking place in the City Hall Foyer on June 20th from 10:00 - 11:30 AM.