Call for Conference Presenters

Cando is pleased to announce a Call for Presenters for its 28th Annual National Conference & AGM “Economic Reconciliation - A Call to Action” to be held on May 16-19, 2022 in Whitecap Dakota, Saskatchewan. This year’s conference will be co-hosted by Whitecap Dakota First Nation.

Cando conferences provide Economic Development Officers (EDOs) with tools and resources to discover new opportunities for community economic development in Indigenous regions & communities throughout Canada. The conference will be of interest to all, from the beginner community economic developer to the advanced practitioner. We will examine urban, rural and remote challenges; offer exposure to diverse perspectives including First Nation, Métis and Inuit, and showcase entrepreneurial approaches in Indigenous economic development.

This is your opportunity to share your expertise, experiences and wisdom with fellow professionals working in Indigenous economic development. Conference workshop themes will reflect the multiple bottom lines of Indigenous economic development: social, cultural, economic and environmental. Conference sessions will address topics that have direct impact on EDOs and will provide the audience with the practical information and tools needed to strengthen Indigenous economies.

Download Call for Conference Presenters here

Download Conference Speaker Policy here

Deadline for Applications - February 15, 2022

Contact Svitlana Konoval at or (780) 990-0303 x 231 for more information.