Upcoming Events 

There’s always something happening at Cando! Check back often as we continually update our community with current events. Do you have any news or events you would like us to share? If you have any questions, or would like us to share your news and/or upcoming event, please email them to Paul Macedo.



BC Links to Learning

December 3 & 4, 2019

BC Links to Learning

Successful land management and economic development initiatives are key to building healthy, thriving First Nations communities. Links to Learning is an annual technical training forum which provide a range of learning opportunities for First Nations Economic Development Officers and Lands Management Officers.

Links to Learning 2019 is a partnership between Cando, the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association and Indigenous Services Canada.

Registrations are open - Invitations have been sent!

More information here!

Westin Bayshore,
Vancouver, BC

November 26-28, 2019

3rd Annual National Indigenous Cannabis & Hemp Conference

Interest in Cannabis and Hemp continues to raise much debate amongst Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast. Our National Indigenous Cannabis and Hemp Conference, which began early last year, was designed to assist Nations and Communities dealing with the opportunities cannabis and hemp can present.

Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, BC

More information here!


November 12-14, 2019

International Indigenous Tourism Conference

This year’s conference theme is “Inspire. Transform. Unite. Accelerating Indigenous tourism growth.”
Presentations will be focused on inspiring communities and entrepreneurs to explore tourism as an economic driver. Transform, focuses on the impacts of Indigenous tourism on visitors and Indigenous operators alike. Unite speaks to the power of partnerships and coming together to empower the Indigenous tourism industry.

Grand Okanagan Resort
Kelowna, BC

More information here!


Free Webinar

November 20, 2019

Storage Tank

Are you responsible for a storage tank system regulated under Environment and Climate Change Canada's Storage Tank Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations?

Join Environment and Climate Change Canada in partnership with CANDO on November 20th at 10:30 PST for a free webinar that will provide key information on recently proposed amendments to the Storage Tanks Systems for Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products Regulations.

Topics covered in the 60 min session will include:

* Overview of the proposed amendments  
* Application of the Storage Tank Regulations  
* Common Areas of Non-Compliance  
* Product Transfer Areas  
* Additional time for questions after the formal presentation, if required

Date/Time: November 20th 10:30am PST / 12:30pm CST    

How to register:



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Past Events - 2019


26th Annual Cando National Conference

October 27-30, 2019

Save the Date Conference 1


Hilton Lac-Leamy
Gatineau, QC

More information is here!

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Atlantic Links to Learning Symposium

September 24-26, 2019

Cando is pleased to deliver its second Atlantic Links to Learning Symposium! The event focuses 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.

The 2019 Atlantic Links will be held in conjunction with Inclusion Works ‘19. Combining the two events will enable greater sharing of knowledge, learning and provide enhanced networking opportunities for delegates of both events.

More information here!

Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
225 Woodstock Rd,
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 2H8


2nd Annual Economic Development Youth Summit

July 21-24, 2019

May Youth Summit Poster

Youth from accross Canada 18-30 years-old were eligible.

River Cree Resort
Enoch, AB



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Yukon Links to Learning Symposium

June 17-19, 2019


Host: Däna Näye Ventures

More information at www.yukonlinkstolearning.com!

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
Whitehorse, YK

Helping Indigenous Companies Sell Goods and Services to the Government of Canada

Webinar - May 14 10:30am PDT/1:30pm EDT

Are you an Economic Development Officer or a community leader interested in assisting Indigenous companies selling goods or services to the Government of Canada?

Join the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Public Services and Procurement Canada in partnership with CANDO on May 14 at 10:30 PDT for a national webinar designed to provide key information and strategies to support companies and community based organizations that want to sell goods and services to the Government of Canada.

The 60 min session will include:

  • Tips that can help EDOs support companies wanting to sell goods and services to government
  • Resources that EDOs and companies can use to find government opportunities and support
  • Contact information for people that are available to assist EDOs working with companies
  • Information on the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Businesses (PSAB)
  • An additional 30 mins for questions if required

Date / Time: May 14 10:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time


April 16 & 17, 2019

Creating Successful Indigenous Engagements and Partnerships
with Businesses and Industry

Sheraton Gateway Hotel
in Toronto International Airport, Terminal 3, Toronto, ON

April 16 - Reception and Dinner - 5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
April 17 - Forum - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Indigenous Works and its co-hosts wish to thank the Government of Canada's Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNA) for their financial support for this event
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Past Events - 2018 

Economic Pathways Partnership (EPP)

MB Line 3 Replacement Workshop

Feb 1, 2018
Radisson Downtown
Winnipeg, MB

Economic Pathways (EPP) Presentations (click link to download/view pdf file)

Overview of EPP - Feb 1, 2018 - Presentation

EPP MB Region Presentation - Feb, 2018 - Presentation

WD EPP Presentation ENG - Feb, 2018 - Presentation

WD EPP Presentation FR - Feb, 2018 - Presentation

SESDC Programs Overview - Feb, 2018- Presentation

NRCan Program and Services - Feb, 2018 - Presentation

Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Program - Feb, 2018 - Presentation

Past Events - 2017


BC Links to Learning Symposium

December 12-14, 2017
Sheraton Vancouver Airport,
Richmond, BC

More info: http://www.links-to-learning.ca

Economic Pathways Partnership (EPP)

BC TMX Workshop

Oct. 4, 2017
Richmond Convention Centre
Richmond, BC

Economic Pathways (EPP) Presentations (click link to download/view pdf file)

KLTP-BC-EPP-Oct4-2017 - Presentation

LSLP-BC-EPP-Oct4-2017 - Presentation

MSJV-BC-EPP-Oct4-2017 - Presentation

SA-Energy-Group-BC-EPP-Oct4-2017- Presentation

SMJV-BC-EPP-Oct4-2017 - Presentation

TMX-BC-EPP-Oct4-2017 - Presentation

WD-BC-EPP-Oct4-2017 - Presentation


Saskatchewan Links to Learning Symposium

September 26-28, 2017

Radisson Hotel Saskatoon, Saskatoon, SK
More Info:

Economic Pathways (EPP) Presentations (click link to download/view pdf file)

ESDC-EPP- SEPT28-2017 - Presentation

Enbridge-EPP- SEPT28-2017 - Presentation

Federal-EPP- SEPT28-2017 - Presentation

INAC-EPP- SEPT28-2017 - Presentation

WD-EPP- SEPT28-2017 - Presentation


Economic Pathways Partnership (EPP)

Alberta TMX Workshop

July 21, 2017
Edmonton Marriott at River Cree
Edmonton, AB

Economic Pathways (EPP) Presentations (click link to download/view pdf file)

NRCAN -EPP-JULY21- Presentation

ESDC -EPP-JULY21- Presentation

INAC -EPP-JULY21- Presentation

WD -EPP-JULY21- Presentation ENG

WD -EPP- JULY21- Presentation FR

Regional -EPP-JULY21- Presentation

CCAB -EPP- JULY21- Presentation

WBF -EPP- JULY21- Presentation

TMEP -EPP- JULY21- Presentation