Opening Ceremonies

Cando would like to thank this year’s honourary guests and keynote speakers that were a part of this year’s Conference:

  • Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario
  • Chief M. Bryan LaForme, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
  • Chief Isadore Day, Ontario Regional Chief
  • Honourable David Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Government of Ontario
  • Andrew Beynon, Director General, Lands & Economic Development, Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada
  • Jean Paul (JP) Gladu, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • Mr. Curtis Assance, Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association
  • Norma Spence, Cando President

Appreciation also goes out to Elder Gary Sault from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation who provided opening and closing prayers for the conference events; as well as this year’s Master of Ceremonies, Stan Wesley - for his enthusiasm and great professionalism.

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L-R: Elder Gary Sault, Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Chief Bryan LaForme. Credit: Sean Fenzl Photography

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L-R: Honourable David Zimmer, Andrew Beynon, Curtis Assance. Credit: Sean Fenzl Photography

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L-R: Norma Spence, Stan Wesley. Credit: Sean Fenzl Photography