Links to Learning

The goal of the Links to Learning event(s) is to deliver a dynamic technical training forum for First Nation Economic Development Officers and Land Managers to enhance their ability to undertake successful lands and economic development ventures.

The event(s) focus on knowledge sharing and skills enhancement among practitioners at the community level. This forum delivers a series of workshops, led by experts in a range of economic and land development related disciplines, and offer opportunities for dialogue and networking.

Who is invited to Links To Learning?

Priority registration is for one Land Manager and One Economic Development Officer, or Councillors responsible for this portfolio from First Nations. Registration, travel, accommodation, and expenses will be covered for each delegate to attend the event! There is a fee for extra delegates from each First Nation beyond the two and anyone else interested in attending that is not a First Nation Land Manager or EDO.



Cando has worked to develop additional regional training and learning events for 2018.
Ontario, Manitoba, and Atlantic have been added to our events!

We will provide more information when it becomes available.



First Nations Economic Advancement Conference
(FNEAC 2018)

in partnership with the
Ontario First Nation Economic Development Association

September 18-20, 2018

Cando’s partnership with OFNEDA will enable delivery of training at the First Nations Economic Advancement Conference (FNEAC 2018).

The Conference will be held at the Chelsea Hotel, Toronto.

Pre-Conference Professional Development

Pre-Conference Professional Development will be available on September 18th starting at 8:30 A.M. at the Chelsea Hotel and will run to 4:30 P.M. The “First Nations Law & Economic Development CED” can be attended as a workshop or a 3-Credit course which is 45 total hours, to be completed in person September 18, and online September 19-October 20.  

Delivered by:


To register for the Cando Course or NRCan Workshop please contact the following: 

Megan Arcand - Certification Coordinator (West)
Phone: (780) 990-0303 x 237 • E-mail:

Carmelle Nepoose - Special Projects Coordinator
Phone: (780) 990-0303 x 229 • E-mail:

Pre-conference Agenda FNEAC 2018

Download this agend in PDF format.

Download Registration form in PDF format.

Click here to register for the FNEAC 2018 Conference!

Saskatchewan Links to Learning Symposium

September 25-27, 2018

2018 Saskatchewan L2L

September 25-27, 2018

Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre
Saskatoon, SK

More Info:

Sask Links - no date



Alberta Links to Learning Symposium

October 22-25, 2018

This year's Alberta Links to Learning will be incorporated into the Cando National Conference
River Cree Resort, Enoch, AB

More info:

Alberta Links - no date

2018 Cando Conference


Atlantic Links to Learning Symposium

November 13-15, 2018

Theme: “Gathering for Success to Collaborate & Grow”

Location: Four Points by Sheraton Moncton
Moncton, NB

Atlantic Links to Learning



BC Links to Learning Symposium

November 19-21, 2018

Westin Bayshore Hotel
Vancouver, BC

Links to Learning is a technical training forum which provides a range of skills development and other learning opportunities for First Nations Lands Management Officers and Economic Development Officers from across British Columbia.

More info:

 BC Links to Learning 2018




Cando is working to develop additional regional training and learning events for 2018.
We will provide more information when it becomes available.