These are unsure and challenging  times. As we all grapple with the impacts to our communities due to this pandemic, we can take heart in the fact that the work of forging relationships and building understanding will be ready to pick up again when we get back to the new normal. 


The CLI Project team would like to offer this collection of images, videos and quotes that are inspiring and heartfelt. We hope this small offering and reminder of the groundbreaking work you have done can be a bright spot in your day.  The CLI team will reconvene these important meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.

But until we meet again, we encourage you to reach out to each other for a friendly chat and perhaps to offer a kind word or two.


We truly are all in this together!

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Collaborative Leadership In Action

Look How Far We've Come

Let's take a listen to the leaders of the Collaborative Leadership Initiative. All of the leaders are featured in the Collaborative Leaders Channel. Scroll through or use the search bar to find yourself!

Leaders from Across Manitoba

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas, as in escaping the old ones.”

John Maynard Keynes

Hard Work Accomplished Over Time

From getting to know each other, multiple agendas, a variety of speakers, and a historic MOU, we have come a long way over the past two years.

Our Mission:

Stop Wishing, Start Doing

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We are embarking on a historic process of reconciliation at the ground level. Indigenous and municipal leaders are meeting to forge new relationships and resolve issues that have been barriers to collaborative action for over 100 years.

This process is reconciliation toward action at the local level.

It will increase our economic competitiveness, protect our precious fresh water and improve the quality of life for our communities.

The Initial Challenge

With overlapping territories and decision making processes, Indigenous and Municipal Governments across this region at times find themselves at odds as they struggle to meet the many challenges that face their communities, spending time and money on things that do not add value.

Decisions made by our elected leaders to establish cooperative relationships and collaborative processes can open up new economic opportunities, advance stewardship activities and improve the quality of life for all.

The Progress

Click on the links below to catch up on what the Collaborative Leaders have been doing: ​

  • It’s Time, Collaborative Leadership Towards Reconciliation”

Documenting Leadership In Action

Carmen Henríquez and Denis Paquette of Real World Media made a documentary (and the vignettes above) tracking our progress in real time. The first showing in October 2019 sold out, and the digital premier on Facebook had over 30,000 views!

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it!