Board of Directors

The Cando Board of Directors consists of elected members who are responsible for managing the affairs of Cando. The Board of Directors is responsible for developing Cando's three year business plan, including budgets. It makes annual adjustments to the business plan, and provides direction to the Cando Office through the Executive Director, who ensures the business plan is executed. Directors must hold full membership in Cando, be involved in economic development, and employed by an Indigenous organization or community. The Board convenes meetings two to three times per year at different locations in Canada and meets several times per year through teleconferencing.

Meet the Executive Committee

“I am very humbled to be elected as the new President of Cando and am eager to move forward the work of the organization and the Board as we continue to support Indigenous Economic Development.”  


Stanley Barnaby, President of Cando

Stanley 2018

Stanley Barnaby
President & Director - New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island
(506) 444‐8884
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Trevor C. Acoose
Vice President & Director - Saskatchewan
(306) 697-8122


Elaine C
Elaine Chambers
Secretary Treasurer & Director - Yukon
(867) 668-6925



Bertram Mercer
Bertram Mercer
Director - Northern British Columbia
(250) 633-3000

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Nathan Crow
Nathan Crow
National Student Director
(403) 849-7379

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Edmond CollinsEd Collins
Director - Ontario
(807) 356-1970
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John HazenbergJohn Hazenberg
Director - Northwest Territories
(867) 445-8837
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Jeremy photo 2023Jeremy Neault
Director - Manitoba
(204) 308-1854
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Katrina ShadeKatrina Shade
Director - Alberta
(403) 965-3092
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Harold AljamHarold Aljam
Director - Southern BC 
(250) 378-6174
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MelodieMelodie Obszarski
Director - Nunavut
(867) 857-2841

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Harry Bosum Harry Bosum
Director - Quebec
(418) 745-3911
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