Cooperating On Your Own

Want to work together? Here's how to do it yourself. 

At MCDP, we follow a common process to help inter-municipal groups get started. However, no two working groups are the same; each with their own style; with differnet leadership; initiatives; and rate of progress. If your municipalities want to work together, the steps outlined below can help you do so. Of course, if you'd like MCDP assistance at any point along the way, let us know how we can help! We tailor our services for your needs.

Step 1: Identify Regional Interest 

Take the following survey to determine the desire to co-operate and identify community members' values and vision for the future.

Step 2: Detemine Commonalities and Areas to Work Together

Use the following survey to find out what your municipalities have in common with regards to services, infrastructure, plans, bylaws, and policies:

Step 3: Choose Partnership

Each partnership is unique, relating to the purpose of working together. Some may choose to establish an informal working relationship with an MOU, or address a specific issue through a particular intermunicipal agreement.

Step 4: Make a Plan

Develop an intermunicipal strategy by creating a common vision, mission, and values. Identify your priorities, goals and objectives and put your plan into action!

Step 5: Gather Information

Once a strategy is developed for the regional priorities, information needs to be gathered to make the most informed decisions.  Create a socio-economic profile to outline the statistical view of the region and undertake a community resource inventory of all local individuals, infrastructure, businesses, etc for a detailed understanding of each community.