Board of Directors

The Cando Board of Directors consists of elected members who are responsible for managing the affairs of Cando. The Board of Directors is responsible for developing Cando's three year business plan, including budgets. It makes annual adjustments to the business plan, and provides direction to the Cando Office through the Executive Director, who ensures the business plan is executed. Directors must hold full membership in Cando, be involved in economic development, and employed by an Indigenous organization or community. The Board convenes meetings two to three times per year at different locations in Canada and meets several times per year through teleconferencing.


Meet the Executive Committee

Keith Matthew

Keith Matthew

President & Director - Southern British Columbia

(250) 828-9833

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Vice President - Vacant


Elaine PhotoElaine Chambers
Secretary Treasurer & Director - Yukon
(867) 668-6925
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Trevor C. AcooseTrevor C. Acoose
Director - Saskatchewan
(306) 696-3121
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Edmond CollinsEdmond Collins
Director - Ontario
(807) 623-2021
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Tim DanielsTim Daniels
Director - Manitoba
(204) 857-3530
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RubyRuby Littlechild
National Student Director
(780) 902-2241

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Tracy MengeTracy Menge
Director - Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador
(902) 565-2233
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Bertram MercerBertram Mercer

Director - Northern British Columbia
(250) 633-3000

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Shawna Morning BullShawna Morning Bull
Director - Alberta
(403) 238-9100
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Hal Timar PhotoHal Timar
Director - Nunavut
(867) 979-4620

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Helen Ward
Helen Ward-Wakelin
Director - New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island
(506) 624-4553
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Angel WardAngel Ward
Director - Quebec
(418) 759-3441
Bio coming soon