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First Impressions Saskatchewan

SEDA is pleased to promote and support a First Impressions Community Exchange Program for member communities.  This program is a simple and cost effective initiative which contributes to building a vision and strategic plan for a municipality or region.

The intent of the program is to provide two participating communities with unbiased and constructive feedback based on a structured visitation process. Download the brochure for more information on this opportunity.

Three levels of support from SEDA are available.


FREE service available to all SEDA members.

  • We will support this effort by providing electronic copies of a Coordinators Guide, Visiting Team Member Guide and various Powerpoint Presentation Templates. We will also assist in identifying matching communities for interested municipalities.


Fee for Service(hourly or project based). Project Management of the First Impressions Exchange.

  • Includes brokering of agreement between the two communities; coordinating the visitation process; provision of all project materials; facilitating the final report meetings and supporting action planning based on the outcomes of the exchange and the final reports.


Flat fee plus travel expenses. SEDA Team Conducts Visit to the community.

  • A minimum of two staff and/or volunteers will visit your community and conduct a First Impressions visitation followed directly by presentation of findings. implementation will be completed within a three day period.