The Canadian Mountain Network (CMN) held a Strategic Planning Session in 2021, where we developed our new Strategic Plan and articulated our vision to accelerate our impact and support our continued growth.
We are pleased to share our new Strategic Plan, which provides an overview of the goals and objectives of CMN, as well as its scope, structure and core activities.
The Strategic Plan was approved by CMN’s Board of Directors on April 4, 2022 and will guide the Network’s operations, performance management, and reporting from April 2022 to March 2024.
Graphic recording of Strategic Planning Session 2021-22 by Heidi Marrion
Our approach to research, training, and mobilizing knowledge focuses on working for and with communities in order to achieve better environmental, economic, social, and health outcomes for all Canadians. CMN is committed to advancing and accelerating the process of reconciliation by braiding Western and Indigenous environmental science and knowledge to inform policy and decision-making that better reflects the diversity of knowledge systems in Canada.
CMN was the first national research network of its kind to directly fund Indigenous organizations to lead projects, as well as to acknowledge that Indigenous Elders and Knowledge Holders hold the role of Principal Investigator. This support has grown as our organization has matured. Today, the overwhelming majority of CMN’s research investments support Indigenous-led or co-led projects and initiatives. These investments and commitments support the restoration, resurgence, and regeneration of Indigenous ways of knowing and doing that have been historically devalued and constrained in an institutional context dominated by Western approaches.
Pages from 2022-24 Strategic Plan
Read our new Strategic Plan to learn about our goals, what we plan to accomplish and how we will be measuring our success in the coming years. The Strategic Plan is supported by an Operational Plan for 2022-23, which details all our activities and goals for the coming year.