REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

DEVELOPMENT OF ANISHINABEK NATION GOVERNANCE AGREEMENT COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

PURPOSE

The purpose of this project is to develop an Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Comprehensive Communications Strategy that will lay out the specific communication activities and initiatives that will help ensure that the voters of the member First Nations of the Anishinabek Nation will be able to cast an informed vote on the merits of the new Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement. The development of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Comprehensive Communications Strategy will be developed in conjunction with an evaluation report that was commissioned and which reviewed the communication activities used to support the ratification of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement (“ANEA”).

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

The Anishinabek Nation established the Union of Ontario Indians as its secretariat in 1949.  The Anishinabek Nation is a political advocate for 40 member First Nation communities across Ontario, representing approximately 65,000 First Nation citizens.  The Anishinabek Nation is one of Canada’s leading First Nation organizations and employs approximately 75 staff members.

The Anishinabek Nation was mandated by the Anishinabek Grand Council Chiefs-in-Assembly in 1995 to establish and carry out self-government negotiations with the Government of Canada in several areas including education and governance. The ANEA was ratified in December 2016.

SCOPE OF WORK

Working in conjunction with the member First Nations and staff of the Anishinabek Nation, and the Governance negotiators, the successful consultant will:

  1. Review and analyze the “Review of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Comprehensive Communication Strategy” report which will be supplied to the successful applicant on the condition that all of the information supplied, is the property of the Anishinabek Nation and must be returned upon completion of the project;
  2. Review and analyze existing communication materials, and communication methods that have been used in the past by the Anishinabek Nation to communicate with the member First Nations of the Anishinabek Nation;
  3. Review other communication activities and strategies used by other First Nations that were effectively used to support the ratification of other agreements by their membership;
  4. Meet with member First Nations of the Anishinabek Nation to develop an understanding of the types of communications initiatives and strategies that have proven to be most effective in reaching out to their members;
  5. Based on the review and analysis of 1 – 4 above, draft a Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Comprehensive Communications Strategy, including giving consideration to specific strategies targeted to each member First Nation of the Anishinabek Nation and a specific strategy for reaching out to off-reserve voters;
  6. To attend and present a draft interim report of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Comprehensive Communications Strategy to representatives of the Anishinabek Nation and Canada at a meeting to be determined.
  7. To attend and present a draft final report of the Anishinabek Nation Governance Agreement Comprehensive Communications Strategy to representatives of the Anishinabek Nation and Canada at a meeting to be determined.

The complete RFP can be seen HERE.