Final Reports:

Step by Step: Final Report for the Shared Decision Making in BC Project

This document presents the findings of the SDM in BC Project, highlighting the origin of SDM Agreements and the drivers that led to their development, their scope and intent, and their strengths and weaknesses. This report also examines how lessons and insights from the negotiation and implementation of SDM Agreements might inform on-going efforts to advance reconciliation, particularly in the context of uncertainty following recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions. The Final Report concludes with proposals for next steps, including support for an ongoing community of practice.

Step by Step: Executive Summary of the Final Report for the Shared Decision Making in BC Project

The Executive Summary provides an overview of findings of the Step by Step report, highlighting key lessons and insights from the SDM in BC Project. 

Other SDM in BC Reports

Introductory Guide: Monitoring and Evaluation of Shared Decision Making Agreements (February 2014)

An introduction to tools and approaches for monitoring and evaluation of SDM Agreements. The guide is intended for convenors, practitioners, and participants involved in the implementation of SDM Agreements, to answer the all-important question, “is this working?”

Discussion Paper: Understanding the Sharing of Decision Making in BC (December 2014)

A discussion paper exploring the meaning of the term ‘shared decision making’ as it has come to be understood in the context of negotiated agreements between the Crown and First Nations in BC and examining how different aspects of decision making related to land and resource management are currently ‘shared’ under SDM Agreements. The paper has been prepared jointly by the SDM in BC Project Team and staff from West Coast Environmental Law.

Backgrounder: G2G Engagement Models for Shared Decision Making in BC (June 2014)

An introduction to government-to-government engagement models used in SDM Agreements. These models replace or augment existing referrals processes with a consensus-seeking framework that seeks to generate shared recommendations on land and resource management activities.

Summary: Preliminary Analysis of Interview Results (June 2013)

A summary and preliminary analysis of 25 semi-structured interviews conducted with First Nation and provincial practitioners involved in the development and implementation of SDM agreements in British Columbia.

Shared Decision Making in BC: GBMF Environment Conservation Program ‘Learning Project’: Reconnaissance Report (February 2012)

A summary of preliminary research into non-treaty SDM Agreements in BC by Dovetail Consulting.

SDM Agreement Profiles

Other Reference Material

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