Conference Agenda

26th Annual National Conference & AGM "Bridging the Gap: Unlocking Opportunities"
Draft Conference Agenda
 

Sunday, October 27, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Cando Accredited Training

ENRT 110 Intro to Natural Resources
Competency 5 - Sustainable Environment & Land Stewardship
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Professional Development / Mining Certification Workshop

7:00 - 9:00 pm
Trade Show Set Up
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Registration Desk Open

Monday, October 28, 2019  

7:30 - 8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Trade Show & Artisan Show and Sale
8:15 - 9:30 am

Opening Ceremonies

Master of Ceremonies - Stan Wesley
  • Opening Prayer / Traditional Welcome

  • Invited Dignitaries & Speakers
9:30 - 10:15 am

Keynote Plenary Session

Economic Impact of Economic Development Officers in Indigenous Communities in Canada
10:15 - 10:45 am

FNQLEDC & OFNEDA Presentation

  • Mickel Robertson, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission

  • Robert Furlonger, Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association
10:45 - 11:15 am
Coffee Break in the Trade Show Area
11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Cando Annual General Meeting

12:15 - 1:00 pm
Luncheon Keynote
1:00 - 2:30 pm

Women in Business Panel

2:30 - 3:00 pm
Coffee Break
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Workshops
Workshop - TBA

“Is Your Community Prepared for a Disaster?”,
Leann Hackman-Carty, Economic Developers Alberta,
Stephen Jordan & Lynn Knight, Institute for Sustainable Development

“The Changing Nature of Work: Challenges & Opportunities in the Emerging Tech Space”,
Christi Olson, Blockchain for Reconciliation

“Building Human Resource Capacity to Support Indigenous Economic Development”,
Dr. Wendi Adair, University of Waterloo & Catherine Kwantes, Twiladawn Stonefish, Alisha Jacobs, Cathy Burr & Chloe Adie, University of Windsor

5:30 - 7:30 pm
Icebreaker Reception & Community Cultural Event at the Canadian Museum of History

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

7:30 - 8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Trade Show & Artisan Show and Sale
8:30 - 9:45 am

Indigenous Tourism Panel

  • Dave Laveau, Quebec Aboriginal Tourism

  • Keith Henry, Indigenous Tourism Canada

  • Chief Darryl Marlowe, Lutsel K’e Dene Nation

  • Tarra Wright Many Chief, Indigenous Tourism Alberta
9:45 am - 12:15 pm

15th Annual National Youth Panel

10:30 - 11:00 am
Coffee Break
12:15 - 1:00 pm
Luncheon Keynote
1:00 - 1:45 pm

Keynote Presentation:

Dawn Madahbee Leach, Waubetek Business Development Corporation
1:45 - 3:00 pm
Workshop
Workshop - TBA
1:45 - 3:00 pm
Workshops

“Creating Connections: A Workshop on Exploring Co-operatives”,
Trista Pewapisconias, Co-operatives First

“Entrepreneurship Ecosystem & Support Practices”,
Emilie Fortin-Lefebvre, Université du Québec à Montréal & Mickel Robertson, First Nations of Quebec & Labrador Economic Development Commission

“Plan & Prosper - 7 Ways to Cultivate Resiliency for Your Business”, Heather Watson, Farm Management Canada

"How to Bridge the Digital & Social Divide and Build Economies in Remote Communities",
Sharon Marshall, Cree8ive Collaboration Inc.

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:15 - 4:45 pm
Workshops

“Saving the Forestry Sector with Economic Partnerships”,
Trevor Cootes, Huu-ay-aht First Nations

“Separating Business, Politics & Building Sustainability”,
Sam Minde, Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc.

“Creating Market Access for Entrepreneurs”,
Stacia Kean, Canadian Executive Services Organization

"Indigenous Opportunities in Agriculture & Agri-Food, From Farm to Fork", Shaun Soonias, Farm Credit Canada

   

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

7:30 - 8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trade Show & Artisan Show and Sale
8:30 - 9:30 am

Cannabis Panel

  • Delphine Metallic, Listuguj First Nation

  • Chief Christian Sinclair, Opaskwayak Cree Nation

  • Trichome Financial & Meta Cannabis Supply Co.
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Economic Developer of the Year Award Presentations

10:30 - 11:00 am
Coffee Break
12:00 - 12:30 pm
Lunch
12:00 - 1:00 pm
ED of the Year Award Voting - Registration Desk
12:30 - 1:45 pm

Indigenous Inter-tribal Trade Panel

1:45 - 3:15 pm

First Nation - Municipal CEDI Partnership Panel

3:15 - 3:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Procurement Panel
6:30 - 7:00 pm
President’s Reception
7:00 - 9:30 pm

President’s Dinner

  • Opening & Closing Prayer

  • Presentation of Cando Certified Aboriginal Economic Developer Process Certificates

  • NIEEF Scholarship Presentations

  • Economic Developer of the Year Award Presentations

  • 2020 Conference Announcement / Conference Closing
9:30 pm - 12:00 am
President’s Dance