27th Annual Cando Conference
Oct. 20-21, 2020 & Oct. 27-28, 2020

Conference Day 1 b
Day 1: Elder Rick Lightning starts the Conference in a good way.

Conference Day 1 c
Stan Wesley is the Cando Conference MC

Conference Day 1
Day 1 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ernesto Sirolli

Upcoming Accredited Training
October 26, 2020

Accredited Training towards TAED Certification

*$100 cost for all registered conference delegates*

ACED 220 - First Nations Law and Community Economic Development
(Competency 1 - Aboriginal Law & Policies)

Cando  Conference Overview

Cando’s 27th Annual National Conference & AGM, will be held virtually. The continued support from Conference stakeholders provides Cando with the opportunity to host a quality virtual event by delivering tools, resources, training and network opportunities for Economic Development Officers, members, stakeholders, and friends.

The 2020 virtual Conference will continue to include two showcase panels: The National Youth Panel and the Women in Business Panel. In addition there will with an Agriculture/Agrifoods Panel and a Government Procurement Panel plus a variety of topical workshops and presentations to empower EDOs and Lands Managers.
This year’s virtual conference promises to again provide delegates with valuable information on working in the field of Indigenous community economic development, as well as to incorporate a unique cultural perspective that is not often seen in pan-Indigenous gatherings. The conference features the following:

Conference Agenda

Conference Pricing


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Highlights from the 2019 Cando National Conference & AGM