Conference Workshops & Plenary Sessions

Call for Presenters

Cando is pleased to announce a Call for Presenters for the 24th Annual National Conference & AGM "A New Dawn in Indigenous Economy" to be held on October 23-26, 2017 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. This year’s conference will be co-hosted by St. Mary’s First Nation and the Joint Economic Development Initiative.

Cando’s conferences provide Economic Development Officers (EDOs) with tools and resources to discover new opportunities for community economic development in Aboriginal regions and communities throughout Canada. The conference will be of interest to all, from the beginner Indigenous community economic developer to the advanced practitioner. We will examine urban, rural and remote challenges; and offer exposure to diverse perspectives including First Nation, Métis and Inuit, and showcase entrepreneurial approaches in Indigenous economic development.

This is your opportunity to share your expertise, experiences and wisdom with fellow professionals working in Indigenous economic development. Conference workshop themes will reflect the multiple bottom lines of Indigenous economic development: social, cultural, economic and environmental. Conference sessions will address topics that have direct impact on EDOs and will provide the audience with the practical information and tools needed to strengthen Indigenous economies.

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Deadline: Call for Presenters is now closed.

Questions?  Contact Svitlana Konoval at or (780) 990-0303 x 231