The Certification Process benefits more than the Indigenous EDO and the employer. The following is a brief overview of some of the benefits to others:

The Process enables Indigenous Communities to:

  • Hire members who are familiar with the history and the norms of the community, rather than outside consultants.
  • Encourage capacity building and economic growth through qualified Indigenous EDOs.

The Process helps Corporate Canada to:

  • Use an existing education/training model and professional designation process to train corporate community service or liaison officers to a national standard recognized within the Indigenous economic development community.
  • Access an Indigenous work force with standardized skills and knowledge.

The Process enables Post Secondary Institutions to:

  • Attracts students interested in Indigenous community economic development by providing a relevant curriculum that leads to a professional designation.
  • Increase linkages with Indigenous communities and organizations through the national audience of the Certification Process.
  • Increase the percentage of Indigenous students enrolled in their institution, and increase retention rates of these students.

For more information:

Western Region (Manitoba and west)
Geraldine Potts, Cando Certification Coordinator at 1-780-990-0303 ext 221
or email: for more information.

Eastern Region (Ontario and east)
Anita Boyle, Cando Certification Coordinator at 1-506-623-9596
or email: for more information.