Conference Resources

Conference Workshops

Building Human Resource Capacity to Support Indigenous Economic Development, Chloe Adie, University of Waterloo & Dr. Catherine Kwantes, Twiladawn Stonefish & Alisha Jacobs, University of Windsor

Creating Connections: A Workshop on Exploring Co-operatives, Trista Pewapisconias & Aasa Marshall, Co-operatives First

Creating Market Access for Entrepreneurs, Stacia Kean, Canadian Executive Services Organization

Do I Have a Deal for You…, Jennifer Martin, Membertou First Nation & Deborah Taylor, First Nations Market Housing Fund

Economic Impact of EDOs in Indigenous Communities in Canada, Brian Barge, The Evidence Network Inc.

Entrepreneurship Ecosystem & Support Practices, Emilie Fortin-Lefebvre, Université du Québec à Montréal & Mickel Robertson, First Nations of Quebec & Labrador Economic Development Commission

FNQLEDC: The Heart of Socioeconomic Development for Our Nations in Quebec, Steve Laveau, First Nations of Quebec & Labrador Economic Development Commission

How to Bridge the Digital & Social Divide and Build Economies in Remote Communities, Sharon Marshall, Cree8iv Collaboration Inc.

Indigenous Opportunities in Agriculture & Agri-Food, From Farm to Fork, Shaun Soonias, Farm Credit Canada

Is Your Community Prepared for a Disaster?, Leann Hackman-Carty, Economic Developers Alberta

Plan & Prosper - 7 Ways to Cultivate Resiliency for Your Business, Mathieu Lipari, Farm Management Canada

Saving the Forestry Sector with Economic Partnerships, Trevor Cootes, Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Separating Business, Politics & Building Sustainability, Sam Minde, Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc.

Supporting Financial Management and Administrative Governance in Indigenous Communities, Philippe Forest, First Nations Financial Management Board

The Changing Nature of Work: Challenges & Opportunities in the Emerging Tech Space, Christi Olson, Blockchain for Reconciliation

The Rise of a New Ecosystem to Support Women Entrepreneurs, Emmanuel Bertrand-Gauvin, First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission

Understanding the Roles and Contributions of CEDOs Serving Indigenous Communities Across Canada, Hal Timar, IQ Solutions Group Inc.

Unlocking Opportunities for Indigenous Economies, Dawn Madahbee Leach, Waubetek Business Development Corporation


Conference Panels

Women in Business Panel

  • Mallory Graham, Tribal Trade Co.
  • Victoria LaBillois, Wejipeg Excavation Inc.
  • Jolene Johnson, Wabanaki Maple
  • Marie St-Gelais, Ashini Consultants

Indigenous Tourism Panel

15th Annual National Youth Panel

Indigenous Cannabis Panel

Economic Developer of the Year Award Presentations

Economic Development Opportunities in Indigenous International Trade Panel

First Nation - Municipal CEDI Partnership Panel

  • Sheldon Louis, Okanagan Indian Band
  • Kevin Poole, City of Vernon
  • Marissa Lawrence, Cando
  • Tanya Tourangeau, Cando

Indigenous Procurement Panel