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.



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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


Call out for Artisans for Atlantic Links to Learning!

Reply by September 13th!

We are looking for 4 Local Artisans for the Atlantic Links to Learning event held September 24-26 at the Delta Hotel in Fredericton.

(Preference will be given to Artisans from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador.)

Booth space is free - all that we ask is for a donation for a Door Prize

Artisans will be responsible for their own accommodations and travel

With the combined event (200 delegates), there will be a lot of traffic

Please email: Danielle.Stanley@edo.ca
or call 780-990-0303 ext. 229  before September 13


26th Annual Cando National Conference

October 27-30, 2019

Save the Date Conference 1

Save the Date Conference 2

Hilton Lac-Leamy
Gatineau, QC

More information is here!

BC Links to Learning

December 3 & 4, 2019

More information here!

Westin Bayshore,

Vancouver, BC



More Indigenous Business Events listings:






Past Events - 2019


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


Yukon Links to Learning Symposium

June 17-19, 2019



Host: Däna Näye Ventures

More information here!

Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre
Whitehorse, YK

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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