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The L2L Webinar Series has been extended and will take place between Tuesdays and Wednesdays!

Successful land management and economic development initiatives are key to building healthy, thriving Indigenous communities. Links to Learning (L2L) is developing a virtual training series that provides a wide range of learning opportunities for Economic Development Officers (EDOs) and Lands Management Officers (LMOs).

The L2L Webinar Series will include weekly scheduled delivery of virtual workshops, presentations and panels led by experts in a range of Indigenous economic and land development related disciplines unique to the region.

Links to Learning will continue every Tuesday.

The Innovate BC Sessions - with content specific to British Columbia will be held every Wednesday
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Please see below for current session topics and registration information.

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L2L Call for Presenters PosterCall for Presenters!

• Are you a subject-matter expert in one or more of the fields listed?

• Are you interested in expanding your audience and reach to include economic development professionals throughout Canada?

• Do you deliver training that creates impact?

Consider becoming a presenter with Cando’s Links to Learning weekly webinar series. Honourarium/financial incentive provided.

If you’re interested, please contact: 

Danielle Lightning: danielle.lightning@edo.caOR
Elsie Moar: elsie.moar@edo.ca

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UPCOMING WEBINARS: 

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Tuesday-L2L-Webinar Banner

November 29th 2022

2:00PM PT / 3:00PM MT / 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM ET 

Webinar Title: VR Tourism and Attaining Clients

Description: Do you have tourism businesses within your community? Are you looking to attract investment in Tourism for assets that are undeveloped?  Posters, traditional video, and word of mouth may not be enough to attract new clientele! Join Charmaine as she talks about the work, she has done with Indigenous Businesses to create 360-video based tours that allow users from anywhere in the world to take a peek into what your tourism operators and/or community have to offer!  Curious? Join us to learn more.

Speaker: Charmaine McCraw - Manager of Indigenous Engagement and Training

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdeGgpzkqGt3sAT793NBPWcKj9olOlXty

Charmaine McCrawCharmaine McCraw comes from a background of Community Economic Development; with 15 years of experience, she is an Irish-Ojibwe kwe born and raised in Northern Ontario. Charmaine has a passion for the North and the development of its peoples. She is a strong believer in using technology to encourage relationships between our youth and elders as well as to connect people to opportunity. She believes it’s more than just technology-driven change; it is an opportunity to harness converging technologies with life-long traditional knowledge to create an inclusive, human-centered future for everyone.

 

 

 

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November 30th 2022

2:00PM PT / 3:00PM MT / 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM ET

Title: Branding for Entrepreneurs - Personal branding basics: an inside-out approach


Description: When you present your brand to the world, how do people see you? How do you want to be seen? How you portray yourself via your personal branding is an important but daunting task.

Hear from our presenters how to get started and things to consider when building your brand as an entrepreneur. Our presenters will also share how they incorporate Indigenous knowledge into their everyday approach to branding.

Attendees will leave the presentation with a how to guide for self-reflection.

Presenters:
Elizabeth Bunney, Melaina Goos, and Cameron Bunney

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuc-2hpz4rGNxQeBkThrgiOii25i1l9uKO


Elizabeth BunneyElizabeth Bunney, Communications Manager
Elizabeth Bunney is a third generation Métis Citizen from the Métis Nation of Alberta residing on Treaty 6 territory. A Communications Manager for an Indigenous led and majority staffed PR agency, pipikwan pêhtâkwan (pee-pee-gwan pee-tah-gwan), she uses her gift for connecting and storytelling along with her passion for inclusive communications in her work with Indigenous clients and non-Indigenous organizations and those looking to improve their relationships with Indigenous audiences. Her previous roles specialized in internal communications, marketing and communications, as well as social media management and event production. As the current IABC Edmonton Chapter President, Elizabeth is passionate and powerful, sharing the passion she has for her profession with others and encouraging them to be change Branding for Entrepreneurs 1 November 2022 agents in the world. She is an exemplary strategic planner, event planner, crisis and issues manager, relationship builder and key-message developer.
When she’s not trying to change the world, you can find her cheering on her two adult sons in heir latest achievements while experiencing all that Turtle Island has to offer.


Melania GoosMelaina Goos, Graphic Designer

Melaina Goos is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Design degree from MacEwan University. She specializes in Graphic Design, Branding, Typography, and Photography. Melaina is passionate about design and how it is used to communicate. Melaina was the MacEwan Book of the Year Creative Submission Winner in 2019/2020, in which she read and chose quotes from This Accident of Being Lost by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and created a cohesive poster series. She focused on using words of reflection and healing along with photography in the poster designs. Melaina is a proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. She enjoys traveling, cooking, baking, paddle boarding, and spending time with her friends and family.


Cameron BunneyCameron Bunney, Graphic Designer
Cameron graduated with a degree in Visual
Communications from NAIT, a field he's always found himself passionate about. His background in communications and visual design infuses his unique, but effective approach to creating beautiful and harmonious designs. Cameron is driven by his passion for music, something he feels inspires his designs while also motivating him to constantly push himself every day. He considers himself an open-minded individual, with a great sense of optimism and is constantly looking for new and exciting ways to expand his design knowledge. Cameron has Métis ancestry on his Mother's side of the family and is a proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Cameron believes mindfulness is essential in everyday life, a tenet he lives out through his interests in meditation, working out, and running.

When Cameron isn’t working, you can find him shredding up the mountains on his snowboard, biking the trails along the river valley, or cooking up a variety of dishes in the kitchen.

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December 6th 2022

2:00PM PT / 3:00PM MT / 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM ET 

Webinar Title: Digital Workplace

Description: One of the biggest impacts of COVID-19 on our work life has been remote work. The Labour Force Survey in Canada suggests that pre-pandemic only about 4% of employees worked from home. From April 2020 to June 2021 that number increased to 30%, with more employees and new hires demanding a remote or hybrid option as part of their contract.

Join us for a discussion on the new way of working - the digital workspace.

In this session Shani and Shawna-Kay will share the story of pipikwan pêhtâkwan and how the company has been navigating remote work for the past five years. Leave feeling equipped with the information that can inform your remote/hybrid work strategy and implementation, ideas for boosting teamwork, engagement, belonging and productivity.

Presenters: Shani Gwin & Shawna-Kay Thomas

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMtc-CgpzoqHtF26D62lke4_3-0QdUX8Yok

 

Shani GwinShani Gwin, Founder

Shani has over 12 years of professional communications experience working for government, private and not-for-profit organizations. She is a sixth-generation Métis. She's a member of the Cunningham Clan on her mother's side and a descendant of the Michel First Nation and Ferguson Clan on her father's side. Shani is a proud Métis woman with a passion for elevating Indigenous voices, projects and issues.

  

 

 

Shawna-Kay ThomasShawna-Kay Thomas, Director of Corporate Communications and Culture

Shawna-Kay is a strategic and creative communications professional with over 12 years of experience in journalism and communications. As a communications professional she operates from a global perspective creating awareness and telling the stories of nonprofits, governments and government agencies/departments, and private sector companies.

 

 

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December 7th 2022

2:00PM PT / 3:00PM MT / 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM ET

Title: Economic development opportunities through use of legislation and G2G agreements

Description:  Saul will discuss opportunities that exist in BC for Nations to utilize DRIPA, BCEAA 2018, and Reconciliation Agreements to generate leverage in negotiations and to facilitate territorial-wide environmental and resource management.

Speaker: Saul Joseph

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEkf-urrjIoEt0oGVZMwbu4pfJjjI8Vhos9

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December 13th 2022

2:00PM PT / 3:00PM MT / 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM ET

Title: Evidence-Based Decision Making in Indigenous Communities

Speaker: Grant Bruno

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcof-6rrj0pGtNZmAzCOludJJsUCZzzun83

Grant BrunoGrant Bruno is nehiyawak (Plains Cree) and a registered member of nipsihkopahk (Samson Cree Nation), one of the reserves that makes up maskwacis (Bear Hills), Alberta. He is a PhD in Medical Sciences - Pediatrics student at the University of Alberta. Grant Bruno is a father, two of his children are on the autism spectrum. His PhD research will explore redefining autism from a nehiyaw lens, gathering stories with families and individuals who have experiences with autism using a strength-based approach. Grant's research experience includes quantitative and qualitative methods, community based participatory research, as well as the use of decolonizing methodologies. 

 

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December 14th 2022

2:00PM PT / 3:00PM MT / 4:00PM CT / 5:00PM ET

Title: Lands & Consultation Department Success Stories 

At its core, a lands and consultation department plays that important role between the Nation and industry, regulators, or other external parties, such as NGOs, municipalities, or even other First Nations who want to make decisions that impact a Nation’s land base. A lands and consultation department strives to protect a Nation’s territory and reserve lands through a focus on environment and cultural heritage, while also considering interests in economic development.

In this webinar, Scott Mackay (Founder, Senior Consultant) of Shared Value Solutions Ltd., will present on our firm’s challenges and successes in supporting lands and consultation departments, highlighting the Cook’s Ferry Indian Band and the value that the lands office has brought to the Nation. We will share how we have worked alongside our clients to set up systems to effectively manage the influx of referrals, and participate meaningfully in regulatory and development processes, while pursuing the Nation’s strategic goals on lands and economic development.

Shared Value Solutions has highlighted our experiences in this free eBook:  
Built to Last: A Lands and Consultation Department Guidebook.

Speaker: Scott Mackay, MSc, RPP

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcOCsqD8vGtxyhGIasvbn5g1UZftFMZeY

Speaker: Scott Mackay, MSc, RPP- Founder and Senior Consultant

Scott MackayScott is a senior environmental impact assessment consultant and one of the founders of Shared Value Solutions Ltd. He is a Registered Professional Planner with 23 years of diverse professional experience. Highlights of relevant experience:

  • Currently acting as the contract Director of Lands and Resources Offices for Acho Dene Koe First

Nation in the Northwest Territories, and Cook’s Ferry Indian Band in British Columbia

  • Acted as lead negotiator, or lead advisor (working as part of a team) on environmental/cultural aspects, for indigenous community teams negotiating impact-benefit or similar agreements with industry proponents for major projects, and advising clients on the interactions between the regulatory assessment and permitting process, Crown consultation process, and the negotiation process.
  • Designed and facilitated a highly interactive strategic planning process for the consultation and traditional

knowledge departments of Piikani First Nation, Alberta

  • Led a literature review for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency on the consideration of Indigenous Traditional Knowledge in Federal EAs
  • Conducted and led more than 100 environmental peer reviews of proponent environmental assessment and permitting documents for mining, energy, and infrastructure development projects on behalf of Indigenous clients across Canada, with a focus on protecting, mitigating and/or accommodating those clients’ rights and interests from development
  • Provided advice on behalf of Indigenous clients to regulators and proponents on the consideration and incorporation of traditional knowledge and land-use, socioeconomic, and cultural baseline study results into impact
  • Provided advice and commentary on the recent Federal review of major environmental legislation and policy on behalf of Indigenous clients in Manitoba, Ontario, and the Maritimes, including supporting clients at public hearings.
  • Led the development of an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) and an Environmental and Planning Law Framework under Magnetawan First Nation’s land code process.
  • Acted as Magnetawan and Shawanaga First Nations’ de facto environmental regulator for a major transmission line project which traversed their land code (reserve) lands.
  • Contributed to a strategic environmental assessment of major road alternatives for an all-season road along the James Bay Coast for the Mushkegowuk Tribal Council.
  • Scott has also been a sessional instructor of a fourth-year undergraduate course in Environmental Impact Assessment in the Department of Geography, University of Guelph for the past five years- this role is ongoing

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Links to Learning sessions will return on January 10th.

Please enjoy the holiday season with friends and family!

  



VIEW PAST WEBINAR RECORDINGS

Previous Tuesday L2L Sessions

Previous Webinar Wednesday Sessions

Previous Innovate BC Sessions

Previous Thursday L2L Sessions

 

 



Suggest a webinar topic or recommend a presenter
or for more information, please contact:

Danielle Lightning
Email: danielle.lightning@edo.ca

OR

Elsie Moar
Email: elsie.moar@edo.c

 



Cando is working to develop additional regional training and learning events for 2023.
We will provide more information when it becomes available.