Webinar Wednesday


UPCOMING WEBINAR SCHEDULE


 

January 27th

10:00am PST; 11:00am MST: 12:00pm CST; 1:00pm EST; 2:00pm AST

Presentation: Partnerships and Solutions for Indigenous Health Systems Strengthening: a CESO perspective

Description:
CESO believes that addressing inequalities and improving access to wellness services creates an environment where members of Indigenous communities can fully participate and benefit from economic growth. For over 50 years, CESO has been working in partnership with Indigenous communities to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes across Canada from coast to coast to coast. This presentation will highlight some of the community challenges and solutions within Indigenous health systems through the lens of CESO’s projects and experts. The presentation will also offer community-led and creative solutions that First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and communities could draw from to empower their health care planning.

Presented by:

Kim Bulger CESOKim Bulger
Kim Bulger is a CESO Advisor and has in-depth experience in strengthening public sector management / reform, change and capacity development in program and performance measurement, organizational development and policy analysis within complex and sensitive political environments. Kim has extensive experience working with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities addressing capacity building, policy development, and research. As CESO Advisor, Kim has successfully completed many projects in partnership with Indigenous health organizations. She has a Master of Public Administration (Health Policy) from Queen’s University and Master of Social Work Degree from Carleton University.

Kim also worked as a consultant for Health Canada addressing governance / jurisdictional issues related to the delivery of primary health care and on-reserve Indigenous people. She was the National Health Director for a number of years with an Aboriginal organization, and was on the governance committee at the National Aboriginal Health Organization. She continues to work at the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health.

Eiliyah Deewan CESOEiliyah Deewan
Eiliyah Deewan (she/her) is Project Officer, Indigenous Services at CESO. Eiliyah hails from a beautiful and diverse country, Bangladesh and now calls Toronto her home. Eiliyah is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has experience in international development, SME and economic development. She has led program development and management for international non-profit-organisations and an international financial institution.

With a Bachelors in Business Administration and a Masters in Public Policy, Eiliyah brings a human and collaborative approach to creating sustainable economic and social impacts. Eiliyah believes that Indigenous economic development is critical for self-determination, reconciliation and to improve lives. She is honored to learn from and work with the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples of Canada.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYude-prjstGNdjJvM3nlYEyQJ9IKzK8tsj

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



January 27th & 29th

Wednesday, Jan. 27th

1:00pm PST; 2:00pm MST; 4:00pm EST

Friday, Jan. 29th

10:00am PST; 11:00pm MST; 1:00pm EST

Presentation:  How to Apply to the Community Opportunity Readiness Program CORP (BC Region)

Description:  Indigenous Services Canada BC Region is accepting applications for the 2021-22 Community Opportunity Readiness Program (CORP) for economic development project-based funding (funding up to $250,000).  Join this webinar to find out more about CORP and how to apply to the program.

 

Speakers:  Joshua de Guzman; Don Potter, and Vanessa Schols

 

Joshua de Guzman is the ISC Economic Development Officer for Northeast,
Cariboo, Nechako and Kootenay Regions of BC

Don Potter is the ISC Economic Development Officer for the Vancouver Island,
South Coast and North Coast regions of BC

Vanessa Schols is the ISC Economic Development Officer for the Mainland,
Southwest, Thompson and Okanagan Regions of BC

 

Wednesday, Jan. 27th
1:00pm PST

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckduCgpzIsHNb9nR5ktJWfYZyP8HLVl_uF

 

Friday, Jan. 29th
10:00am PST

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUof-6rpz0pE9zHf4rAZAau0oM4_3IdR4OT

 



February 3rd

Presentation: Introduction to Export Development Canada and Exporting

11:00am- 12:00pm MST
(10:00am PST; 11:00am MST; 12:00pm CST; 1:00pm EST; 2:00pm AST)

EDC Cover


Indigenous companies face a unique set of challenges when starting and running a business. Join Todd Evans, EDC’s National Lead for Indigenous-led Exporters, as he explains how exporting and selling to international customers can support your economic development strategy.  Topics covered will include:

  • Overview of EDC’s financial and knowledge services.

  • Tips on developing an export strategy.

  • How EDC and its partners can work with you and your client companies to develop and support export development strategies.

Todd Evans EDCTodd Evans - National Lead, Indigenous Exporters, Export Development Canada

 

As National Lead for Indigenous Exporters, Todd’s role is to advance Export Development Canada’s understanding of the needs and challenges of the Indigenous business community, and to help develop a longer-term strategy for serving this market. Todd is responsible for EDC’s engagement with external stakeholders and Indigenous clients. He works closely with his EDC colleagues and senior management to support the growing export needs of Indigenous businesses.

Prior to taking on his current role, Todd was a principal with EDC’s Economics team. His previous positions at EDC include director of economic analysis and forecasting, and director of the corporate research department. Before joining EDC in 1997, Todd worked with various public and private sector organizations including Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Economic Council of Canada, the Conference Board of Canada and HLB. His areas of expertise include economic development and international trade.

During his 23 years with EDC, Todd has led a number of initiatives including development of the Corporation’s Canadian economic benefits framework, developing the Global Export Forecast and he is a key author of EDC’s integrative trade methodology. He has published several articles on issues around international trade, investment and global supply chains. Todd has a BA degree in economics and statistics from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a MA degree in economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Todd is proud of his Mi’kmaq culture. He is a traditional powwow dancer and plans to spend a lot more time on the pow wow trail when he retires.

 

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwoceGvpjMoGtRRS7D5XHxngAwpLTO1tn_n

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


February 10th

Presentation: ExploreIP: Canada's IP Marketplace” is a tool for businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators to discover intellectual property held by public sector institutions.

11:00am- 12:00pm MST
(10:00am PST; 11:00am MST; 12:00pm CST; 1:00pm EST; 2:00pm AST)

ExploreIP

ExploreIP: Canada's IP Marketplace” is a tool for businesses, entrepreneurs and innovators to discover intellectual property held by public sector institutions. Designed as an easily searchable database, ExploreIP showcases an inventory of public sector patents held by government, academia or other public sector institutions. Through ExploreIP, users can directly contact patent holders to discuss and negotiate a licensing agreement. They can also use the database to locate and contact public sector organizations with technology relevant to a specific industry for potential collaborations.

The webinar will present:

• The context of the creation of this free online tool;
• A live demonstration on how to navigate it and quickly find valuable IP - including a pool of inventions with the potential to fight COVID-19;
• The benefits for public sector institutions to create a profile on ExploreIP using key metrics and user engagement;
• A roadmap of development of the tool; and,
• An overview of the onboarding process and next steps.

A period of questions and discussion on future development of the tool will follow.

Presenters: Petra Hudokova & Frederic Papillon

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItd-2hpjIjH9f26ckVmSM2AzAoZCNe3mEM

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 



PAST WEBINARS



January 20th

Presentation: A Guide to First Nations and Indigenous Co-operative Development

Co-operatives First Guide cover

Dan Matthews Description:
Co-operatives First has developed a guide to co-op development for First Nations and Indigenous communities. The guide recognizes the legal, economic, and social complexities of starting a business in many of these communities, and outlines the steps required to develop a co-operative.

This presentation will introduce you to the guide, how to use it, and some of the external supports available to economic and community leaders hoping to leverage the co-operative model to increase economic development in their communities.

Presenter: Dan Matthews

Dan Matthews is Manager, Strategy & Communications
for Co-operatives First. With extensive business, communications, and economic development experience, Dan has led communications in political and economic development offices and managed business retention and expansion for a provincial economic development agency.

He is also a regular contributor to Industry West magazine and has sat on the board of various non-profits in his home community of Saskatoon, SK.

Download this presentation (PDF)

https://youtu.be/BC7xCC27mrI

 


January 13th

Presentation: Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative: Accelerator to Implementation

IHII - January 13 promo

The Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative is designed to support innovative approaches that help address housing needs in Indigenous communities.

Indigenous Services Canada partnered with Cando to deliver the initiative. This session will provide you with a brief overview of the Initiative and feature two projects to share about their projects and how they excelled through the Accelerator Phase into the Implementation phase.

We celebrate two IHII projects as they move forward with implementing their project ideas from the Accelerator Phase. Project representatives from the two projects will provide insight on learnings gained while on the IHII accelerator journey, what worked well, the work arounds they made to address challenges that popped up and respond to questions you may have.

Presenters:

CYNTHIA DESJARLAIS – LEAD INNOVATOR:
Cynthia Desjarlais is a proud member of the Muskowekwan First Nation located in southeast Saskatchewan. She is married with three grown children and two grandchildren. Cynthia is currently in her second term as a Band Councillor and has served as a Health Director and Human Resources at MFN and the Touchwood Agency Tribal Council.

RACHELLE HOLTERMAN – PROJECT COORDINATOR:
Rachelle Holterman has been working alongside Chief Reginald Bellerose and Councillor Cynthia Desjarlais in advancing this project and engaging the community for the last three years. Rachelle is a Partner and Senior Project Director with Holterman Waller Strategy Inc. out of Regina, Saskatchewan.  

KIM F. SIGURDSON - LEAD INNOVATOR:
I am an Indigenous businessman, journalist, and advocate for Indigenous people.
Over the past 30 years, I have worked with Indigenous people in rural and remote communities in economic development, infrastructure, social issues and trade.
My company, Indigenous Innovations Corporation is a registered Indigenous Corporation with the Government of Canada and offers a variety of alternative energy solutions for Indigenous people throughout the Americas. It is also involved in many other business opportunities that revolve around First Nations and Native American Tribes.

https://youtu.be/nlgDphDJ_LA

 

December 16th

Presentation: Introduction to Matrimonial Real Property

Description:

In 1986, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in Derrickson v. Derrickson, and Paul v. Paul, that provincial laws relating to matrimonial real property (MRP) cannot apply to alter individual interests in reserve lands, as these are within the jurisdiction of Parliament (“Indians, and Lands reserved for the Indians” - s. 91(24) Constitution Act, 1867). This presentation will explore the constitutional issues identified by those cases and the measures taken to fill the legislative gap. We will examine the components of the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interest or Rights Act including the law-making provisions and the provisional federal rules that apply until such time as a First Nation enacts its own law. While the provisional federal rules apply on most First Nations effective December 16, 2014, the presentation will also clarify the applicability of the those rules to First Nations managing their lands outside of the Indian Act.

Presenter: Kathy McCue, NALMA

Kathy McCueKathy McCue is a member of the Curve Lake First Nation in Ontario. She joined the Centre of Excellence for Matrimonial Real Property in 2013 and currently holds the position of MRP Specialist. With more than 30 years of experience in various aspects of First Nation administration and governance, she maintains a strong commitment to community development and enjoys the opportunity to provide technical support that improves capacity and furthers the governance objectives of First Nation communities.
 
 
 

https://youtu.be/RtHWTV7QFvs



December 9th

Promoting Partnerships

Description:

First Nations partnering with each other is not a new concept. Historically, partnerships between communities have taken many forms. Tribal councils and limited partnerships are recent examples. A few enterprising Nations are testing other pathways. One of these pathways is the co-operative legal corporate structure. In this workshop, Trista Pewapisconias, a member of Little Pine First Nation, takes you through an exploration of this unique corporate structure, ways partnerships form using the model, and how these partnerships improve economic opportunities for communities.

Presenter: Trista Pewapisconias


Trista PewapisconiasTrista Pewapisconias is a member of the Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan and Indigenous Relations Lead for Co-operatives First. In her role with Co-operatives First, Trista works alongside community members to form new businesses based on the co-operative model. Her support with business development and planning helps guide groups through the process of starting a successful business. Trista’s professional experience includes various marketing roles, as well as writing business plans for Indigenous start-up companies. A tireless advocate for Indigenous business, Trista is also a founding board member of the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce of Saskatchewan and holds an MBA from Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan.

Download Presentation PDF file format.

 

https://youtu.be/D26JyyABpl0

 



December 2nd

Developing a Community Land Use Plan on First Nation Lands

Community land use planning (LUP) is the process of allocating lands, community resources, facilities, and services with a view to maintain and improve the physical environment and the economic and social conditions of a community. This process helps to enable First Nation communities to reach unique goals for their lands, ensure sustainable development, affirm rights, establish community values on the development of their lands, and determine future land uses. This webinar will provide an overview of community land use planning from a First Nation perspective, and guide participants through the process of initiating a land use plan.

Presenter: James Roach

James RoachJames Roach, MCIP, RPP is the Land Use Planning Coordinator at the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association, where his focus is to build Land Use Planning capacity and provide support to First Nations communities. His areas of expertise include community land use planning and engagement, economic and sustainable development, lands management and developing strategic partnerships. James is an Ojibway of Batchewana First Nation in Northern Ontario.

 

Download Presentation:

Cando BC Links to Learning Webinar in PDF

Watch Recording of this webinar by James Roach, NALMA:



https://youtu.be/VVUdZf-9ptw



September 29th

Clean Energy and Eonomic Development Solutions for Communities

Kelsey Harmse from Gitxsan Development Corporation + NRCan Staff

Download a copy of the power presentation here

Natural Resources Canada's Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) program supports projects across Canada to reduce the reliance of rural and remote communities on diesel fuel for heat and power, with particular emphasis on Indigenous communities.

CERRC-BioHeat Projects reduce the use of fossil fuels through the installation or retrofit of proven forest-based biomass heating options in communities or for industrial applications
Kelsey Harmse from Gitxsan Development Corporation will be joining us to discuss their experience with Indigenous-led, forest-based biomass heating projects.

 

https://youtu.be/Pau4F5SeQio



September 23rd

Establishing and Re-establishing Effective Development Corporations

Laara Yaghujaanas, M.A. and Mark F. Salter, Carden Consulting

This workshop will introduce participants to the strategic level decisions that leaders must make when establishing, or re-establishing, a First Nations Development Corporation and good corporate governance. Topics will include legal structure best practices, and what key information is needed for key documents (articles of incorporation and corporate governance policies) to mitigate risk, improve success, and improve performance from a community owned development corporation.

Learning outcomes include:
-       Understanding the importance of values, principles, mandate (purpose) and mission;
-       Understanding the importance of performance measures and limits;
-       Understand how to establish a competency matrix to recruit Board members;
-       Understand Shareholder and Board member roles and responsibilities;
-       Understand the importance of corporate governance policies (framework review, including issue resolution, strategic planning and reporting to remain accountable);
-       Understanding the importance of an on-going community advisory (to build awareness, business capacity and economic diversification, understanding, ensure effectiveness through the development and sharing of aligned opportunities that are responsive to community needs/interests, and support good corporate governance); and
-       The importance of repayment and/or reinvestment planning and agreements.


https://youtu.be/is7Y_A7fvfU

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July 15th

Establishing Effective Development Corporations

Laara Yaghujaanas, M.A. and Mark F. Salter, Carden Consulting

This workshop will introduce participants to the strategic level decisions that leaders must make when establishing, or re-establishing, a First Nations Development Corporation and good corporate governance. Topics will include legal structure best practices, and what key information is needed for key documents (articles of incorporation and corporate governance policies) to mitigate risk, improve success, and improve performance from a community owned development corporation.

Learning outcomes include:
-       Understanding the importance of values, principles, mandate (purpose) and mission;
-       Understanding the importance of performance measures and limits;
-       Understand how to establish a competency matrix to recruit Board members;
-       Understand Shareholder and Board member roles and responsibilities;
-       Understand the importance of corporate governance policies (framework review, including issue resolution, strategic planning and reporting to remain accountable);
-       Understanding the importance of an on-going community advisory (to build awareness, business capacity and economic diversification, understanding, ensure effectiveness through the development and sharing of aligned opportunities that are responsive to community needs/interests, and support good corporate governance); and
-       The importance of repayment and/or reinvestment planning and agreements.

 

https://youtu.be/eFyrHO0kB-g

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July 8th

Workshop Description: First Nations Good Governance & Designing Self-Governments

Laara Yaghujaanas, M.A. and Mark F. Salter, Carden Consulting

This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of Good Governance, what it means, the roles and responsibilities of leaders, and organizational development for First Nations and their Development Corporations.This workshop will also introduce how First Nations can start to design culturally relevant governing systems, as they move into self-governance.

Learning outcomes include:
-       Understanding what good governance is;
-       Roles and Responsibilities of leaders;
-       How Good Governance supports organizational development and improved performance;
-       Designing First Nations Self-Governments; and Transitioning Governance Policies into Laws.

 

https://youtu.be/PvtgexGSkks

 

Laara Yaghujaanas, M.A., owns and operates Carden Consulting, which she established in 1997. Laara is from the yaghu ‘jaanas clan of the Haida Nation and carries her great grandmothers name “Kun G aadaas”. Laara is committed to effecting positive change for the benefit of future generations, and has strong values of respect, integrity, excellence and community responsibility.

Ms. Yaghujaanas holds a Master’s Degree from Royal Roads University, was awarded the Royal Roads University Founders Award, has completed the Justice Institute Conflict Resolution and Negotiation course, is a CTT Certified Consultant (Level 2), is a member of the Council of Native Development Officers (CANDO), and is a member of the New Relationship Trust Economic Development Support Team.

Mark F. Salter joined Carden Consulting in the summer of 2017 as a business and life partner with Laara. Mark worked with the Songhees Nation to achieve their goals of developing successful intergovernmental partnerships and has worked with First Nations in Ontario and gained more than ten years’ experience working with and for First Nations. Mark’s has a deep level of respect for First Nations, and possesses wide variety of skills that has helped him to develop intergovernmental partnerships (e.g. Justice Institute Conflict Resolution and Mediation Program) and has been recognized by the Capital Regional District and Governor General for Environmental Leadership benefitting the regions of Southern Vancouver Island).

A key component of Laara’s work has been the purposeful planning to enhance the capacity, and self-determination of Aboriginal peoples, through community owned research and tools. This indigenous methodology and approach has proven successful in supporting the self-determination of Aboriginal peoples, communities, organizations, and Nations throughout BC, whom Laara serves.




September 9th

Making Economic Resiliency and Recovery The New Norm

Dale Wheeldon and Colleen Bond, EDCD Consulting

All over the world, communities and their economic development efforts are navigating uncharted waters.  The COVID-19 pandemic has opened many questions about a post-COVID economy.  While COVID-19 has been a devastating disaster affecting the world there are other disasters that can happen at any time and hit at a more local level.  It does not matter if it is a flood, a fire, the closure of your major employer or something else that unexpectedly negatively impacts your economy.  These disasters seem to be happening more frequently and your community needs to be prepared to ensure you have a resilient community if one happens.  This session explores what you need to do to be ready for an economic disaster and to address current challenges impacting our economy.


 

https://youtu.be/xJD9E-Gc58Y

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September 2nd

The 13 Things You Need to Know  for Successful Economic Development

Dale Wheeldon and Colleen Bond, EDCD Consulting

The reasons why communities will engage in economic development activities varies greatly. Each community has unique characteristics and their own reasons for actively engaging in economic development.

Communities understand to create economic diversity, maintain and expand infrastructure, create a sustainable economy and to increase their ability to meet the needs of residents and businesses; they need to develop their economic development focus and goals.

The more you understand about economic development, the more effective you can be in supporting your community's economic development efforts.

This session is directed to all elected leaders including Chief and Council, Economic Development Corporations and all staff.

https://youtu.be/u5KBSwtjfSY

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August 5th

Making Economic Resiliency and Recovery The New Norm

Dale Wheeldon and Colleen Bond, EDCD Consulting

All over the world, communities and their economic development efforts are navigating uncharted waters.  The COVID-19 pandemic has opened many questions about a post-COVID economy.  While COVID-19 has been a devastating disaster affecting the world there are other disasters that can happen at any time and hit at a more local level.  It does not matter if it is a flood, a fire, the closure of your major employer or something else that unexpectedly negatively impacts your economy.  These disasters seem to be happening more frequently and your community needs to be prepared to ensure you have a resilient community if one happens.  This session explores what you need to do to be ready for an economic disaster and to address current challenges impacting our economy.

https://youtu.be/xJD9E-Gc58Y

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July 22nd

The 13 Things You Need to Know  for Successful Economic Development

Dale Wheeldon and Colleen Bond, EDCD Consulting

The reasons why communities will engage in economic development activities varies greatly. Each community has unique characteristics and their own reasons for actively engaging in economic development.

Communities understand to create economic diversity, maintain and expand infrastructure, create a sustainable economy and to increase their ability to meet the needs of residents and businesses; they need to develop their economic development focus and goals.

The more you understand about economic development, the more effective you can be in supporting your community's economic development efforts.

This session is directed to all elected leaders including Chief and Council, Economic Development Corporations and all staff.  

 

https://youtu.be/nyQLw5oP9ao

 

Dale Wheeldon, President and CEO, BC Economic Development Association

Dale Wheeldon has 26 years of economic development experience and is the CEO of the BC Economic Development Association and one of the founding partners of EDCD Consulting. Starting out as in economic development in a rural BC community he then moved to Chilliwack where he worked to make Chilliwack one of the leading economic development communities in BC. He is in demand as a speaker with a presentation style combining humour with simplicity for understanding complex issues.

Colleen Bond, EDCD Consulting

Colleen Bond is a certified Economic Developer with 24 years of economic development experience. She has extensive knowledge in building economic development programs for business retention and expansion, business attraction and foreign investment attraction. Colleen has worked from grassroots to government organizations in a variety of community development and capacity building roles earning awards along with way. Colleen co-founded EDCD Consulting to provide consulting services to economic development agencies at all levels of government.