Community Based Monitoring Workshop
Indigenous Nations involved in the process of remediation of abandoned mines in Northern Canada expressed an interest in developing community-based monitoring programs. In pursuing these interests, the TWC team was responsible for facilitating a multi-day workshop in Yellowknife, NT, with interested Indigenous Nations and regulators. The aim of the workshop was to determine the goals and objectives required for a framework of a community-based monitoring program. To ensure that the recommendations from the workshops reflected the voices of the communities, TWC’s facilitation process included meeting notes being transcribed in situ for participants to review discussions from the previous day. This process enabled accurate and meaningful workshop process and following documentation. Based on the workshop, TWC prepared a proposed community-based monitoring framework that included indicators, methodologies, training requirements, and plans for communications and record maintenance.