Competency 9:  Community-Based Aboriginal Economic Development
3 credits - 45 hours (includes face-to-face & on-line portion)
Delivered by: Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (TBC)
Date: May 16, 2022
Location: Dakota Dunes Resort, Whitecap, SK
ACED 200 is an interdisciplinary course. It examines economic, environment and social factors that impact or enhance Community Economic Development (CED) project design. Both successful and unsuccessful CED projects are examined to highlight CED strategies, principles and concepts that have positive impact on sustainable development planning in Aboriginal and small communities.
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • describe the linkages between (economic) - jobs, income (social) - housing, health, education and skills development, (environment) - quality of air, water, pollution level, quality of life in project design;
  • describe traditional culture and match appropriate cultural factors with methods that works well;
  • demonstrate the steps and processes in conducting sustainable development planning;
  • demonstrate specific knowledge and skills in leadership, project analysis and problem solving;
  • demonstrate skills in community organizing, facilitation and participation;
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of sustainable CED project design; and
  • demonstrate skills in critical thinking and project evaluation.
Face to face:      May 16, 2022 - 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Online:              May 17 - June 17, 2022
This course is free of charge for registered conference delegates, and $150 per person for those individuals that would like to just attend the face-to-face session. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The maximum number of participants is 25.
Note, in order to receive 3 credits, you must complete the online portion of this course.
Register online if you are attending the conference or download a copy of the registration form here

Course Instructor: Angela Adsit

Angela photoAngela is a proud member of the Tahltan Nation and resides on the unceded territory of the Splatsin people in the North Okanagan.
She has held several Executive level positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit Indigenous organizations. She also sat on her Nation’s Government Board of Directors who oversee all the economic development within the Tahltan territory in northern BC.
Growing up ‘in both worlds’, she understands the need to integrate both societies and the various components of a community so the community is built holistically, strategically, and with the local Indigenous ways of ‘being and doing’ at the centre.
Angela is an instructor with several Indigenous and non-Indigenous training/educational organizations and she develops culturally-aware curriculum in Indigenous entrepreneurship, and community and business development.

  • Strategic Community Development
  • Economic Development
  • Speaker/Facilitator