The goal of the Governance Development Network is to maintain a “grassroots” approach and ensure the direction of the organization remains in the hands of First Nation communities.

As a member you'll become part of a team that provides solutions, information and promotes good governance practices for all First Nation Communities in Ontario.

Membership Plans

There are 4 classes of membership:


Aboriginal Individual Membership - No Fee

Any person of Aboriginal descent - First Nation, Metis or Inuit person.

12 Months Membership

No Annual Membership Fee for First Nation Communities.

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Other Individual Membership $100

Any other person engaged by, representing or employed by an Aboriginal organization.

12 Months Membership

Annual Membership Fee $100

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Aboriginal Organization Membership $250

Any organization primarily owned or controlled by Aboriginal people.

12 Months Membership

Annual Membership Fee $250

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Youth Membership

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Benefits of Membership

As a member, you are invited to join this growing community and to access it's benefits:


Best Practices

Access to best practice stories from communities who have overcome similar challenges and have developed solutions that have been effective and sustainable.

Sample Documents

Access to sample documents such as policies, codes, bylaws, processes to use as guidelines for communities who have similar needs.

Input and Feedback

The ability to provide direction and input towards the direction of the GDN.

Member Vote

The ability to vote at the Annual General Assembly.

Full Access

Access to all online resources available on the website.

Discount Rates

Discounted registration rates.

Conference Registration

Download & Print your conference registration form here.

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