Tuesday L2L Sessions
January to December 2022

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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.ca
OR
Elizabeth Calahaison: elizabeth.calahaison@edo.ca

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UPCOMING SESSIONS:   

 

 

October 4th, 2022

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

Title:  Highlighting Community Economic Development

Description: Join us as we highlight the winner of the Cando Community of the Year Award, Nelson House Development Corporation, who were recognized at the Cando Conference for their commitment and dedication to increase the standards of living and prosperity in Indigenous communities. Executive Director David Kobliski will speak to current projects and initiatives, such as the joint venture with Manitoba Hydro, the goal of being self-sufficient, and the overall success of his community.

Speaker: David Kobliski, Executive Director, Nelson House Development Corporation

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocOutpjsjHNVmA8aU0a2SnzebZjB_1C4H


David KobliskiDavid Kobliski, Executive Director, Nelson House Development Corporation

David Kobliski is an Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation member. He left the community when he was 11 years old and moved to Saddle lake First Nation in Alberta, returning to Nisichawayasihk when he completed grade 12. David became a commercial pilot and started his own air charter service, flying for about 7 years. He then moved on to work with the Nelson House Development Corporation where he has worked since 1997. 

 


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October 11th, 2022

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

Title: Crafting A Meaningful Vision and Mission Statement for Your Organization

 

Why do many organizations take the time to define their mission, vision, values and purpose and is it really that important?  Yes! It sure is if you want everyone paddling the canoe in the same direction towards a common goal!

 

Your mission statement clarifies what the business stands for, who it serves and how it makes a difference; whereas your vision is the WHY your business exists, revealing an important roadmap for your organization. You can craft compelling mission and vision statements by infusing them with passion, making them inspirational and aligning them with your business’s values and goals.

 

Clarifying these core elements of a brand helps to keep your organization on-track and purposeful while attracting the right people to support its growth and progress.

 

In this webinar, Loa Fridfinnson, a 22-year marketing communications professional will take you through the steps to explore, clarify, align and define what makes your organization unique and how you can effectively communicate who you are, what you do and why you do it with those that matter most to the success of your organization.  Shine a light on your organization’s brand in this creative and interactive corporate identity building session.

Speaker: Loa Fridfinnson

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vcOugrjosHNOMwZHY4oxiu6ZoOtM4kvAK

Speaker: Loa FridfinnsonLoa FridfinnsonLoa has 20+ years of entrepreneurial, marketing, technology and sales expertise through her marketing agency Activ8, consulting for emerging private and public companies (Indigenous and non), and not-for-profit organizations in Canada. She also works with progressive Indigenous communities in B.C. passing along marketing, digital media and sales knowledge to Indigenous entrepreneurs who want to startand grow companies that they are passionate about.Loa created a 15-course business training program that gives Indigenous adults and youth the professional and personal development tools and skills needed to succeed in today's digital economy.  Many of her participants are operating thriving businesses who have been recognized for their achievements at B.C.’s Indigenous Business Awards in Vancouver. Read more about Loa on LinkedIn.

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October 18th, 2022

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

Title: Session title: Alberta Forestry - an Industry of Growth

Description: Forestry is woven right into the social and economic fabric of our province. It’s one of Alberta’s oldest industries – and one of its most innovative. This webinar will cover the importance of the forest industry in Alberta. Furthermore, it will focus on how Work Wild is connecting and educating Albertans about opportunities in the forestry field. Participants will learn the importance of sustainability in forestry and gain an understanding of the diverse career paths that exist.

Speaker: Forrest Battjes

Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkce6upjkpHNBbG-rZvgX84XYGYRsxIEJH

 

Forrest BattjesForrest Battjes has been working with students and career seekers for over 8 years. He holds degrees in both Environmental Studies and Education. This background provides him a unique skill set in the role of Forestry Educator with the Alberta Forest Products Association.

Forrest uses a relational approach to inspire and educate individuals about sustainable forest practices and unique vocational opportunities that exist in Alberta’s Forest industry.  

Forrest currently resides in Edmonton, Alberta and enjoys fishing and hiking in the eastern slopes.

 

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This initiative generously sponsored by:

   

CIBC New

cibc.com


 

     

 


Past Webinars:

 

September 20th, 2022

Title: Housing Feasibility: Regions to Projects

Description: This session will provide tools and approaches to assist EDO’s in making assessments and informing housing and land development related projects.  Examples and approaches will be drawn from case studies as well as good practice methodologies for attracting, directing and accommodating project related investment. The session will examine socio-economic information and opportunities for community-based entrepreneurial business development associated with land and housing projects.

Speaker: Jason Petrunia

Jason PetruniaJason Petrunia is an experienced strategist, regional and urban planner, and social performance specialist. He assists his clients realize innovations in region and city building, benefit sharing, and management of risk and impacts within resource, industrial, infrastructure, and urban investments projects. He brings experience from across Canada and internationally in environmental and social governance, urban planning, and community development. He is adept at working in a collaborative, technically informed framework that allows for effective decision making.

https://youtu.be/v6ao4uW0asE

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September 13th, 2022

Title: The Seven Imperatives of Great CEOs with John Wilson

Webinar Description: Whether you are an entrepreneur, a CEO, or a senior executive on your way to the top seat, the ‘Seven Imperatives’ will help you to learn, grow, and succeed—in business and in life. John Wilson is one of the world’s preeminent CEO mentors and the founder and CEO of CEO Global Network. He is also the author of the acclaimed business book GREAT CEOs and How They Are Made: The Seven Imperatives. In this session, John will introduce his Seven Imperatives model and share some of the knowledge he has gained from over 40 years working with some of the world’s greatest business leaders.

https://ceoglobalnetwork.com/

Speaker: John Wilson

 

John WilsonJohn Wilson is the active owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of CEO Global Network. John is driven by his passion for business and his belief that it is people that form the heart and soul of any organization. John has carried this belief into his vision for CEO Global Network and is unconditionally supportive of all the organization’s Members – who he believes to be the essence of what CEO Global Network stands for. John is dedicated to fulfilling the organization’s mission, “To significantly improve the success and lives of CEOs and Executives, their families and their companies”.

John is an experienced entrepreneur, business owner and leader. He has a proven track record of building nine-figure businesses, and is one of the world’s preeminent CEO mentors. With thirty-five years’ experience building shareholder value with companies such as W.R. Grace Inc., Ultramar Canada Ltd., Ultramar Inc., and TEC (The Executive Committee) Canada Ltd., John has demonstrated his ability to build and lead successful companies in both Canada and the United States.

John currently sits on the Board of Directors of Excellence Canada and is also an accomplished and sought-after speaker on the topics of Leading Fast Growth and The Seven Imperatives of Great CEOs. To book John for a speaking engagement, please click here.

https://youtu.be/w16P-EAaZ4U

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September 6th

Title: Additions to Reserves

Webinar description:  Get a thorough understanding of Additions to Reserves (ATR) and how First Nations can benefit from strategic land acquisitions and development, and in particular development in urban settings.

Tim DanielsTim Daniels is a proud Anishinabe from the Long Plain First Nation, located on Treaty 1 Territory. He is currently Chief Development Officer with Treaty 1 Development Corporation responsible for planning and the re-development of the 160 acre former Kapyong Barracks in Winnipeg, now known as Naawi-Oodena.Tim has a wealth of experience in property and business development and is devoted to projects that help First Nations strive for economic success and sustainability. His accomplishments include development of Long Plain Urban Reserves in both Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie which have established LPFN as an economic force in Canada.Tim has won many awards including as Economic Developer of the Year, the Spirit of Growth and Visionary Indigenous Business Excellence awards to mention just a few.

https://youtu.be/HqGSRUjhscs

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August 23rd

Title: Prioritizing Partnerships

Webinar Description:

It is time to rethink relationships!  Geena Jackson, President of Indigenous Initiatives, shares insights from her 25 years of working to shape strong procurement, nation-building and business development strategies. Geena provides a fresh look into ways that networking is nurturing, we must remember 'the five C's' of effective communication and authenticity builds relationships.

Speaker: Geena Jackson

Geena Jackson

Geena JacksonGeena is a proud member of the Shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation.

As a passionate advocate for Indigenous Rights, Geena has worked with the Squamish Nation for 13 years. She was the Economic Development Officer, leading in procurement, partnerships and relationship building with industry for Major Capital Projects.  She also managed the Squamish Nation Trust where she assisted the development of over 500 Indigenous businesses with Squamish Nation member entrepreneurs. Geena is especially proud to have 6 of her Squamish Nation Businesses win the BC Indigenous Achievement Awards in the last 6 years.

Geena is passionate about initiatives to benefit First Nation Communities including increased housing, food sustainability, water purity, and opportunities for economic growth.  She also supports initiatives such as Right to Play, teaching Indigenous youth life skills, and Live Different, an organization that provides assistance and education to assist with youth suicide prevention in First Nation Communities. These initiatives create positive life changing impacts in Indigenous lives.

Geena has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting Indigenous initiatives, such as The Residential Day Scholars fundraiser, the Squamish Nation annual Trades Centre Fundraiser, and the Vancouver Indigenous Film Festival.

https://youtu.be/-dmnIwWylQQ

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August 2, 2022

Title: Wealth Protection

Webinar Description: Wealth protection is a key building block in every financial plan. In this session, we will discuss different types of wealth protection and how they can benefit you on your journey towards financial independence.

Speaker: Levi Sladen

Levi SladenLevi Sladen is a member of the Tahltan nation and an independent licensed financial advisor with a focus on personalized financial education. Levi's mission is ensure that a high level of financial literacy is available to all Indigenous peoples and to educate First Nations people on strategies uniquely available to them. He wants to ensure Canadians, in as many communities as possible, are educated on personal finance. Levi is experienced in both personal and finance strategies, and aims to provide "private-level" education so that every individual is empowered to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

 

 

 

 
Please note that no recording is available for this session!

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July 26, 2022

Title: Miysokamin: Grounded in Indigenous Innovation

Description: SIIT launched the Miysokamin: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Applied Certificate Program in February of 2022. Miyoskamin is a Plains Cree word meaning Spring, and the ground is breaking. This exciting new program is five months in length, and will provide you with the knowledge, skills, mentorship, and awareness of emerging technologies to succeed in running an innovative small business. You will learn Indigenous and non-Indigenous worldviews around governance, finance, marketing, labour, and sustainability, through conversation and connection with Elders and knowledge keepers, Indigenous entrepreneurs, local innovators, and through land-based practices. Completing this program will help you define your own entrepreneurship goals, as well as demonstrate how new technologies and traditional practices can come together in innovative ways to benefit communities, businesses, and culture.

Speaker: Samantha Ouellette

Samantha Ouellette Samantha Ouellette is a Nehiyaw Iskwew from northern Saskatchewan whose family roots connect her to Canoe Lake Cree First Nation. She spent most of her youth in Meadow Lake, until choosing to pursue her education in 2009 at the University of Saskatchewan. She has since completed her B.Ed., a certificate in Post-Secondary Leadership, and is in her final year of her M. Ed. in Curriculum Studies. Since beginning her journey within adult education, much of her work has been with Indigenous learners at post-secondary institutes. Samantha has been at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) for three and a half years. She originally started as an Instructor for the Mental Health and Wellness Diploma Program, and now works as the Coordinator of Innovation & Entrepreneurship – Academics, overseeing their new Indigenous Accelerator initiative and the Miyoskamin: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Program.

https://youtu.be/2k7emyHZsrg

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July 19, 2022

This session was cancelled. It will be offered at a later date.

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 and Shawna-Kay Thomas

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July 12, 2022

Title: Request for Proposal (RFP’S)

Description: Finding Contract Opportunities as an Indigenous Business: When a company, organization, or government needs a specific job to be competed, they’ll often post an RFP (Request for Proposal) online. These are great opportunities for your Indigenous business! Learn what an RFP is, how to write a winning proposal, and how to find opportunities from Governments and other organizations.

Speakers: Norma Jean Wolfchild and Skye Gladu

Norma Jean WolfchildNorma Jean Wolfchild has over 10 years’ experience assisting and guiding entrepreneurs in all stages of entrepreneurship and being a part of Business Link, she assists Indigenous entrepreneurs in Alberta.  Norma is a member of the Blood Tribe, which is part of the Treaty 7 territory and Blackfoot Confederacy. 

Norma Jean is a very enthusiastic individual and enjoys life’s adventures.  Part of her spare time is spent on her Blackfoot Hills Honey and Crafts business, gardening, beekeeping, keeping chickens and goats.  She mostly enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as her mom, siblings, nieces, nephews, family, and friends who are dear to her.

 

Skye GladuSkye Gladu is Cree and currently lives in Edmonton, located on Treaty 6 Territory. From Alexander First Nation! She holds a Bachelor’s Degree that specializes in Business Management, Administration and Indigenous Governance. Skye started working for Business Link in April as one of the Indigenous Business Strategists. Skye has extensive knowledge in all aspects of the business world, from start-up to expansion.

Skye is proud to be a mentor to all Indigenous entrepreneurs and leads by example. She can provide one-on-one coaching. Her primary goal is to capture the best days of your life. She enjoys helping people cherish their memories for years to come and wants to help make your dreams come alive.

Skye is excited about using her education and experience to help aspiring and established Indigenous business owners thrive.

 

https://youtu.be/HRqhChVGT8E

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July 5, 2022

Title: The Making of the Bears' Lair TV Show- Conception, Sponsor Attraction, ReconconciliAction

Webinar Description:Follow the journey of shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation entrepreneur Geena Jackson as she worked to turn a long-held dream into reality by creating Bears’ Lair TV – a new, nine-episode reality TV series that will be featured on primetime, national TV this September on APTN.Learn how Geena combined 20 years of experience empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs, leading procurement and economic development initiatives in various First Nations and a degree in Broadcast Journalism to start her own media empowerment company, Sparkly Frog Clan Productions Inc. Follow her journey to align people and resources to shape the Bears’ Lair brand and create a culturally-rich ‘stage’ that will showcase the stories, diversity, and resilience of 18 diverse emerging and established Indigenous entrepreneurs from across the nation who were selected to compete on Season 1 of #BearsLairTV.Geena will share highlights (and lessons learned) as her team worked to produce a new ‘Reality TV Series with REAL Impact’ that challenges mainstream, capitalist-focused business reality TV shows. With every purpose-driven decision, Geena and her team found ways to honour Indigenous values and ways of doing business, weaving in some key ‘Indigenous Twists’ such as selecting ’The Bears’ - four Indigenous business moguls – to serve as the core judges through Season 1. Learn how they worked to nurture the ’Spirit of Co-opetition’ among the 18 Contestants, supported them to shine on stage, and awarded ‘Points for Purpose’ by acknowledging the social impact and range of economic, environmental and cultural benefits of they provide as they strive to balance a Quadruple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit and PURPOSE.It’s time to work together to incite ReconcilACTION and to ‘Feed the Spirit of Indigenous Business Across the Nation.’ It’s time to enter The Bears’ Lair!

Speaker: Geena Jackson 

Geena JacksonGeena Jackson

Geena is a proud member of the Shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation.

As a passionate advocate for Indigenous Rights, Geena has worked with the Squamish Nation for 13 years. She was the Economic Development Officer, leading in procurement, partnerships and relationship building with industry for Major Capital Projects.  She also managed the Squamish Nation Trust where she assisted the development of over 500 Indigenous businesses with Squamish Nation member entrepreneurs. Geena is especially proud to have 6 of her Squamish Nation Businesses win the BC Indigenous Achievement Awards in the last 6 years.

Geena is passionate about initiatives to benefit First Nation Communities including increased housing, food sustainability, water purity, and opportunities for economic growth.  She also supports initiatives such as Right to Play, teaching Indigenous youth life skills, and Live Different, an organization that provides assistance and education to assist with youth suicide prevention in First Nation Communities. These initiatives create positive life changing impacts in Indigenous lives.

Geena has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars supporting Indigenous initiatives, such as The Residential Day Scholars fundraiser, the Squamish Nation annual Trades Centre Fundraiser, and the Vancouver Indigenous Film Festival.

https://youtu.be/3lYHx3YCeGQ

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June 28, 2022

Webinar Title: Building a Business Plan

 

Description: Creating a business plan is one of the most important steps for any successful business. It is used for strategic planning, accessing funding opportunities, or ensuring you are aligning your activities to your planned goals. The business plan provides an overall roadmap for any individual business at any stage in their life cycle.
In this workshop you will learn the key parts of a complete plan, including:


• The Executive Summary

• Business/company Profile

• Products and Services

• Marketing

• Finding your target market

• Strategic application

• Financial Plan & Projections


• Importance of cash management



If you have a business idea & you want to explore how to structure your vision to paper, join the ‘Building a Business Plan’ workshop to be introduced to each section of a business plan & how to prepare before building the complete plan.


Speaker: Laura Englehart

 

 

Laura EnglehartLaura Englehart is a Listuguj Mi’gmaq First Nation with a background in mainly accounting roles, banking, and economic development, after graduating from the University of New Brunswick Fredericton in 2017 with concentrations in both accounting and human resources management. She is currently working as the Market Access Officer at the Joint Economic Development Initiative located in the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik people. Within her role at JEDI, she oversees the Incubator and Accelerator programs, assists in advisory services, and the planning and execution of various capacity building workshops with existing Indigenous entrepreneurs and business-owners in all industries.

 

 

 

 

 https://youtu.be/QTgAnOAzFgU


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June 14, 2022

Webinar Title: Selling your products to a reseller

Description: Selling direct to customers is the go-to for any new business owner who sells a physical product. But did you know that you can also sell your goods to a third-party reseller such as a retail store, distributors, or wholesaler? Nicole McLaren from Raven Reads will share some tips and tricks to preparing for selling to a reseller and how to make sure you set yourself up for success. Learn about wholesale pricing, payment terms and methods, purchase orders, labelling and packaging, and what is expected of you (the business owner) when you enter into an commercial agreement with a reseller.

Speaker: Nicole McLaren

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June 7, 2022

Webinar Title: Investing, Growth & Indigenous Strategies

Description: Investing and growth are powerful wealth-building tools which require only commitment and time. In this session, we will discuss approaches to investing and how you can start building your own financial independence no matter where in life you are. 

Speaker: Levi Sladen

LeviLevi Sladen is a member of the Tahltan nation and an independent licensed financial advisor with a focus on personalized financial education.

Levi's mission is ensure that a high level of financial literacy is available to all Indigenous peoples and to educate First Nations people on strategies uniquely available to them.

He wants to ensure Canadians, in as many communities as possible, are educated on personal finance.

Levi is experienced in both personal and finance strategies, and aims to provide "private-level" education so that every individual is empowered to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

 

 

 

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May 31, 2022

Webinar Title: Economic Capital

 

Description: Done well, community economic development can enhance all six forms of community capital:  natural capital, physical capital, economic capital,  human capital, social capital, and cultural capital.   An economy focused on development rather than growth, and people and ecosytems, rather than currency, creates a self-sustaining economy that meets all the needs of a community, promotes a better quality of life, and protects the environment. Learn about the three systems of the economy and the basic and non-basic economic models to help develop local self-reliance.  

Speaker: Angela Adsit

Angela AdsitSpeaker: Angela Adsit
Angela 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.

 

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May 24, 2022

Webinar Title: Wellness Workshop which focuses on creating healthier habits to maximize mental health for personal and work lifestyles

 

Saige ArcandSaige Arcand is a proud nêhiyaw iskwêw from Kipohtakaw (Alexander First Nation).

Saige is the founder and CEO of Inspired Iskwew Personal Development Coaching and Inspired Iskwew Designs. She is driven and dedicated to inspiring the lives of Indigenous people by sharing teachings & tools for cultivating healthy self-esteem, self-compassion and self-love as a form of healing and confidence building.

It has been a great honour to serve in communities across Canada over the past 10 years. Her work spans across various elements of workshop facilitation, project management, and empowerment coaching for youth & women. 

When Saige teaches, she draws upon her own life experiences to bring value to her work, while remaining true to her authentic self. It is from her previous experiences as a youth & young mother who has battled and overcame severe self-esteem issues, depression and inter-generational trauma which has inspired her to develop and deliver workshops in hopes that helps others.

Inspired Iskwew Coaching workshops are aimed to empower people to transform their mindset, enhance their self-esteem and to have them leave with confidence to reach their full potential in life.

 

 
 


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May 10, 2022

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

Webinar Title: Regional Project Readiness Planning

Description: Northern, rural, and remote regions are exposed to risk throughout the project cycle, whether projects are focused on resource extraction, industrial development, or infrastructure construction. Project-induced growth is difficult to predict – projects themselves can take up to 20 years before market conditions are appropriate for development. Then, once projects come on stream, population growth and service demands can easily overwhelm local communities. Market fluctuations also affect the pace of growth within established regions, resulting in boom-and-bust growth cycles. In boom times, pressure is exerted locally to accommodate population influx. Pressure on land, resources, and services can lead to local conflict. Without sufficient attention to economic diversification, project closure or slowdowns can have detrimental impacts upon communities (a bust economy).This webinar will describe how communities can mitigate some of the risks that accompany major development projects while realizing long-term community goals by developing region-based readiness plans early in the project cycle. An effective readiness strategy can help ensure a development project demonstrates environmental, social, and economic sustainability throughout its lifecycle and project investment helps to build transferrable skills and knowledge within the local economy to benefit communities for many years following project closure.

Speaker: Jason Petrunia

Zoom Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kf-msrDMjHNT5JD5mksdNO40Myvw2y5il

Jason PetruniaJason Petrunia is an experienced strategist, regional and urban planner, and social performance specialist. He assists his clients realize innovations in region and city building, benefit sharing, and management of risk and impacts within resource, industrial, infrastructure, and urban investments projects. He brings experience from across Canada and internationally in environmental and social governance, urban planning, and community development. He is adept at working in a collaborative, technically informed framework that allows for effective decision making.

 

 

 

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May 3, 2022

Webinar Title: Exploring Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Webinar Description:Join guest speaker Lee Ahenakew as he shares us his exploration though his varied experience with both large corporations as well as an individual entrepreneur. Lee will also touch base on his successful venture as the lead First Nation’s EDC’s.

Speaker: Lee Ahenakew

 

Lee AhenakewLee Ahenakew

Lee is a collaborative and engaging leader that builds businesses opportunities with First Nations and industry.  He is a member of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation.  An expert in business planning and development with an ability to open new markets and build relationships, and with broad knowledge and experience working with First Nations and industry across Canada and the United States, Lee develops business relationships with a focus in the natural resource, renewable energy and utility sectors.  He has delivered community benefit through partnership development, organizational strategies, community engagement, and quality processes to advance Indigenous inclusion and social responsibility including benefit agreement negotiations and implementation.  

Most recently Lee served in several contract CEO positions related to construction and labour, renewable energy, and indoor vertical farming.  He has held leadership roles for the largest mining company in the world for community engagement and as V.P of Member Relations for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.  Currently Lee is Principal of Lee Ahenakew and Associates Consulting working with Indigenous businesses and industry in the areas of business development, water and wastewater utility development, community engagement, governance, and industry & indigenous relations. Lee is the Past Chair of the Board of Governors of the University of Saskatchewan and a Director for the First Nations Power Authority of Saskatchewan.  

 

 

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April 26, 2022

Webinar Title: RESP's and other ways to save

Description:  This workbook is about savings. You’ll look at ways of making the money you save grow over time. You’ll learn about registered savings plans to help you get ready for your future. Have kids? Then it’s important for you to know that there are registered savings plans to help you help your children with their future education.

Speaker: Karen Paul

Karen Paul

Karen is the Indigenous Adult Learning and Literacy Program Coordinator for JEDI. She has been working with JEDI (Joint Economic Development Initiative) for the last five years.

In her role, she provides Indigenous Workplace Essential Skills, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Upskills for work, and Job Search Techniques Workshops to Indigenous Clients across New Brunswick to help them bridge the gap between where they are presently and in the workplace.

Karen holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.

 

 


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April 19, 2022

Webinar Title: Borrowing Money

Description: This workbook is about credit—what it is, how to use it wisely, and how to get it under control when your debt is too big to handle. You’ll look at different kinds of credit and the cost of borrowing. You’ll learn ways to avoid the costs piling up, so that if you need to borrow money, it is there for you.

Speaker: Karen Paul

Speaker: Karen Paul

Karen Paul

Karen is the Indigenous Adult Learning and Literacy Program Coordinator for JEDI. She has been working with JEDI (Joint Economic Development Initiative) for the last five years.

In her role, she provides Indigenous Workplace Essential Skills, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Upskills for work, and Job Search Techniques Workshops to Indigenous Clients across New Brunswick to help them bridge the gap between where they are presently and in the workplace.

Karen holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.

 

 

 

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April 12, 2022

Webinar Title: Banking Basics

Webinar DescriptionThis workbook is about banks and banking, and the choices available to you. You’ll learn about personal bank accounts, and which type might best suit you and your money needs. You’ll learn about what a bank can do for you, and how it can save you money.

Speaker: Karen Paul

 

Karen Paul

Karen Paul

Karen is the Indigenous Adult Learning and Literacy Program Coordinator for JEDI. She has been working with JEDI (Joint Economic Development Initiative) for the last five years.

In her role, she provides Indigenous Workplace Essential Skills, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Upskills for work, and Job Search Techniques Workshops to Indigenous Clients across New Brunswick to help them bridge the gap between where they are presently and in the workplace.

Karen holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.

 

 

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April 5, 2022

Webinar Title: Media Training Presentation:

Webinar Description:

This session will help you navigate media pitches, inquiries, and announcements for yourorganization. Learn how to predict questions, prepare your key messages and avoid commonmedia traps. Leave feeling equipped with the skills required to take media calls into your ownhands, whether on-camera or over the phone

Speakers: Jill McKenzie and Shawna-Kay Thomas 

Jill McKenzie
Communications Manager, pipikwan pêhtâkwan
Jill McKenzieJill graduated from Mount Saint Vincent University with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and obtained her Master of Arts in Communication and Technology from the University of Alberta. Jill has 15 years experience in communications, public relations and public affairs. During her career she has focused on communications planning, media relations, issues management, reputation management and copy writing. She has worked in the education sector and for all levels of government including the Department of National Defence, the Government of Alberta, the City of Edmonton and the Government of Nova Scotia.

In her current role as communications manager at pipikwan pêhtâkwan, Jill leads teams to create communications and media relations strategies, develop and implement tactical plans to achieve the campaign deliverables.

Shawna-Kay Thomas
Account Manager, pipikwan pêhtâkwan

Shawna-Kay ThomasShawna-Kay is a strategic and creative Communications Specialist with over 13 years of experience in journalism and communications. As a communications professional she operates from a global perspective creating awareness and telling the stories of non-profits, governments and government agencies/departments, and private sector companies.

Shawna-Kay has a keen interest in developing,
executing and evaluating internal and external communication plans and is skilled in media relations, writing and editing communication pieces, building community partnerships, and events planning.

Working with the team at pipikwan pêhtâkwan, Shawna-Kay drives satisfaction to clients! She
listens to understand the communications needs of clients and potential clients and then hits
the ground running from conceptualizing to planning the communications work, through to
drafting proposals and leading and growing client relations.

 

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March 29, 2022

Webinar Title: Links to Learning: Opportunities in Aquaculture for Indigenous people

Webinar Description:

In this webinar, we will discuss opportunities for Indigenous people in the aquaculture sector as shown during the implementation of funding programs that support the development of the sector. We will talk briefly on the development of the sector in all regions of Canada and identify the opportunities with the highest potential of success.

Speaker: Fernando Salazar

 

Fernando Salazar

Fernando Salazar After graduating from the Marine Biology program at Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur in La Paz, BCS, Mexico, I was a jack of all trades: I worked in studies of reproductive biology and population abundance of commercially fished sharks and rays, as a natural resources park ranger in Cabo Pulmo marine park, a technician and business developer of a pearl culture project, I ran my own recycled plastics commercialization business, and provided consultancy services to aquaculture and environmental management initiatives. At the end, things didn’t work out as I wanted, and I decided to leave my homeland.

In 2002 I immigrated to Canada and I spent the first 2 years in Toronto working at the oddest jobs imaginable: building pallets, cleaning a carpentry, helping a handyman install air conditioners, in a demolition crew, clerk on a Mexican food store, etc. All while searching for jobs in my profession but with no success. Finally, I decided that the only way forward was to go back to school and in 2006 I completed a Masters in Aquaculture from the University of Guelph. My work at the university focused on the environmental management side of trout aquaculture, especially in matters related to tracking organic effluents using stable isotopes. By 2007, I moved to DFO’s Biological Station in St. Andrews, NB (SABS) to work in the Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture project (IMTA) doing a meta-analysis of species with potential to be used as bio-filters of deposited organic matter originated from fish farming practices. Upon completion of my contract at SABS, I joined the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) as an R&D Coordinator to provide assistance and advice in project management, technology transfer, innovation and development of aquaculture. This position gave me the necessary exposure to understand the challenges and needs of aquaculture in Atlantic Canada and to build a valuable network of national and international key contacts within the sector. In 2010, I joined Ulnooweg Development Group as an Aquaculture Business Development Advisor with the Business Development Team (BDT) working with the Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (AICFI) on behalf of the Nations affiliated to the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat. Working with Atlantic Canada’s First Nation communities was an incredible experience as I was fortunate to enrich my knowledge with the immense traditional wisdom of First Nations and it has given me a more conscious and rounded vision of where and how I would like to see aquaculture development being done in Canada. In 2018, Castlemain, the firm in charge of hosting the BDT that works with Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI) offered me a temporary position as the Aquaculture Business Development Advisor in their BDT. Then in early 2020, the BDT was in preparations for changing host organizations from Castlemain to Skeena Fisheries Commission and it was during that process that an opportunity presented itself and I became the BDT’s Lead, a position I still hold today.

 

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March 22, 2022

Webinar Title: Wellness Webinar: Stress Management & Resiliency 

Description: In this webinar, the topic is one we are all too familiar with: stress.

Understanding stress & how it affects your well being.

How do you respond to stress in your life??

We will talk about managing & responding to stress in healthy ways.  

 

Speaker: Michelle Nieviadomy

 

 

 Michelle NieviadomyMichelle Nieviadomy is Nehiyaw Iskwew (Cree woman) with a passion for wellness, social justice & community development.  

 

She is a member of Kawacatoose First Nation and while her roots are in Saskatchewan, she has called Edmonton home for the past 20 years.

She is the Assistant Director at the Edmonton Native Healing Centre. 

She is an entrepreneur with her own business called Iskwew Health promoting health & wellness in various capacities! (Zumba, meditation, bootcamp, fitness kickboxing, wellness retreats)  She believes movement is medicine & connection is everything!  

 

 

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March 8, 2022

Webinar Title: Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC) ~ Serving as a catalyst for Indigenous prosperity and independence

Webinar Description

Join Amber Boudreau, Vice President of Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation as she provides an informative session on opportunities for Indigenous financial empowerment and economic investment through the Alberta Indigenous opportunities Corporation (AIOC).

Speaker: Amber Boudreau

Amber Boudreau

Amber BoudreauAmber is a proud member of the Red Rock Indian Band in northwestern Ontario and comes to the AIOC with more than 18 years of experience in the banking industry. She has a strong background in Indigenous Commercial Banking, with experience in Enterprise Commercial Banking, Small Business and Personal Markets and Investments. Amber is an active member of CIRC (Corporate Indigenous Relations Council) on behalf of AIOC and previously served on the Board of Directors for Algoma Family Services. Before joining the AIOC, she acted as interim Team Lead and Senior Manager for CIBC’s Indigenous Markets Team and actively mentored women in Commercial Banking.

Prior to her career in banking, Amber worked at an Ontario law firm that specialized in Aboriginal Law and acted as a Community Facilitator for the Self-Governance and Education Initiative with the Union of Ontario Indians.

Unfortunately, there is no recording for this session.

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March 1, 2022

Webinar Title: Unlocking Economic Opportunities;  building Canada’s Largest Indigenous Economic Development Zone
Webinar Description:

Beyond the transformation of the subject lands, Naawi-Ooodena, (the former Kapyong Barracks) is poised to become a catalyst for First Nations economic development, a focal point for the Treaty One Nation identity and cultures, and an opportunity to demonstrate leadership in sustainable community design.

Speaker: Tim Daniels

Tim DanielsTim Daniels
Tim is a proud Anishinabe from the Long Plain First Nation, located on Treaty 1 Territory. He is currently Chief Development Officer with Treaty 1 Development Corporation responsible for planning and the re-development of the 160 acre former Kapyong Barracks in Winnipeg, now known as Naawi-Oodena.
Tim has a wealth of experience in property and business development and is devoted to projects that help First Nations strive for economic success and sustainability.
His accomplishments include development of Long Plain Urban Reserves in both Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie which have established LPFN as an economic force in
Canada.
Tim has won many awards including as Economic Developer of the Year, the Spirit of Growth and Visionary Indigenous Business Excellence awards to mention just a few.

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February 22, 2022

Webinar Title: Understanding Credit & Debt Management

Indigenous people are becoming entrepreneurs in record numbers, motivated by several reasons including the pursuit of financial independence and security. To best support this blossoming entrepreneur community, it is important to provide career support related to entrepreneurship. Equally important is the sharing of vital personal financial education to support our entrepreneur community’s business successes and enhance meaningful sustainability. Yet there remains a gap in Financial Literacy learning, both in the entrepreneur community as well as the Indigenous community. One area in particular that impacts Indigenous entrepreneurship is the understanding of credit usage and resulting debt.

In this knowledge sharing session, Scout Financial Solutions shares vital first hand and industry studied knowledge on Understanding Credit and Managing Debt for emerging entrepreneurs. The first topic of discussion will be Understanding Credit and will introduce common types of credit usage. The discussion moves forward to address the oft misunderstood topics of Credit Scores versus Credit Reports and their purposes. This will include an overview of how scores and reports are calculated and how those calculations can play into one’s personal and business opportunities. This session then proceeds to the second part, which is Managing Debt. Debt discussions must go hand in hand with credit discussions because they are two sides of the same coin. When learning to understand how credit works, it is critical to learn the importance of managing debt load because debt is product of credit usage. To assist in this learning, Scout Financial Solutions shares knowledge on identifying how much credit usage is too much and warning signs to note. Helpful tips will also be shared to manage credit cards, which are often the first type of credit utilized to build and/or repair credit. As well, three types of debt repayment plans will be introduced to fast track debt payback goals. This session will wrap up with a brief plenary that enhances knowledge transfer. It is hoped that this session not only supports entrepreneur learning, but that it will also encourage entrepreneurs and the business support community to make meaningful Financial Literacy connections between personal and business financial wellness.

Speaker: Cate Morris

 

Cate Morris

Cate MorrisCate Morris is a Dakota Winyan and registered band member of the George Gordon First Nation located in Treaty Four territory. She resides in Regina, Saskatchewan where she is an active community member and passionate Entrepreneur. Cate is the Founder of Scout Financial Solutions – an Indigenous owned and operated financial literacy education and consulting business that provides personal finance life skills. Vital financial wellness content is shared through culturally appreciative, engaging and memorable group workshops and individual consultations. And although her business primarily focuses on knowledge sharing in the Indigenous community, the information provided is relatable to all who seek financial peace and abundance.

Cate’s business persona is marketed as a Money Scout, in honour of Indigenous Scouts who mapped new territories and ensured the safety of their nations. In much the same way, Cate provides experienced insight and knowledge about the vast and unknown territory of personal finances. Armed with relatable lived experiences and backed by extensive formal education, this Indigenous “Money Scout” walks her talk. Cate holds a Business Administration degree, two Financial Educator certifications as well as numerous professional and personal development certificates that include economic development, entrepreneurship, public service, procurement, acquisitions and of course, personal finance! Cate and Scout’s goals are many but on the forefront are world peace and ending cyclical poverty in the Indigenous community one inspiring sharing at a time. Find and follow Scout Financial Solutions at www.moneyscout.ca
, on Facebook at Scout Financial Solutions or on Twitter at #MoneyScout4U.

 

 

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February 15, 2022

Webinar Title: Tools for First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Collaboration

Webinar Description: Are you interested in First Nation – Municipal collaboration but don’t know where to begin? Join the First Nation-Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) program team on Tuesday, February 15th

 

This session will highlight a few CEDI tools and resources to support First Nations and municipalities to build sustainable partnerships, focusing mainly on the CEDI tool and templates, Creating a Joint Working Group for First Nation and Municipal Partnerships. A joint working group is a CEDI wise practice that has supported many First Nation-municipal partnerships to build relationships and advance collaborative planning and community economic development initiatives. Join us to learn more!

 

Speakers:

Marissa Lawrence and Carmelle Nepoose - CEDI Program, Cando

Marissa Lawrence
Senior Program Officer - CEDI - Western Region - Cando

Marissa LawrenceMarissa has worked for Cando as the Senior Program Officer for the First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) since July 2017. As a member of the CEDI team, Marissa supports First Nation – municipal partnerships across the country to establish respectful and equitable partnerships and to build capacity to engage in joint planning for community economic development and land-use.

Marissa has a rich background of designing and convening community-bridging intercultural dialogue and engagement programming. Marissa holds a BA in Communications, Minor in Dialogue from Simon Fraser University (SFU), Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate from SFU, and is a Cando-certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED). She is currently working to attain the Professional Indigenous Lands Management Certificate through Vancouver Island University.


Carmelle Nepoose
Certification Coordinator (West) - Cando

Carmelle NepooseCarmelle Nepoose is from Samson Cree Nation of Maskwacis, Alberta.

Carmelle has Business Administration Accounting Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She was previously employed with Samson Cree Nation for the last four years, where she was a dedicated employee in the Residential Development department as a CMHC Coordinator. She is very passionate about helping her Nation and Nation members by providing the best resources for programs available.

For the last 2 years, Carmelle was the Special Projects Coordinator, where she oversaw the regional events before she transferred into the role of Certification Coordinator (West).

Carmelle looks forward to having the opportunity to work with many accomplished Indigenous Economic Development Officers and Land Managers from across Canada. Working in this position she has gained valuable work experience and enjoys networking with professionals in the field of Economic Development.

 

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February 8, 2022

Webinar Title: Telling your Community's Story through Tourism - Indigenous Tourism Association's (ITA) Pathway Program

The Indigenous Cultural Tourism Pathway is an innovative grassroots training program designed to empower Indigenous community members to discover and achieve their tourism vision while remaining grounded in their traditional values and local realities. This Program is designed to guide participants towards an understanding of the benefits that Indigenous tourism holds for cultural preservation, environmental safeguarding, social progress, and local economic growth. Join Mackenzie Brown, Director of Industry Development to learn more about developing Community Tourism! Guest speaker includes Kimmy Houle of the Blackfoot Confederacy.

 

Speaker: Mackenzie Brown

 

Mackenzie Brown, Director of Industry Development - ITA

Mckenzie BrownBrown is a First Nations Cree Woman from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation and currently resides in Mohkinstsis, Calgary. Brown has a background as a performer, drummer, tourism entrepreneur, philanthropist and advocate for at-risk youth in the Edmonton area in addition to her past roles in Indigenous Tourism Development with both the Government of Alberta and Edmonton Tourism.

Brown is well known across Alberta for performing with her mom as “Warrior Women.” Together they drum and teach around Alberta for the Northern Alberta Teachers Conference, the annual Jasper Dark Skies Festival, Youth Dream Catchers Conference, Canada Day, Aboriginal Day festivities and more.

In addition to drumming, Brown is also an avid acrylic artist and traditional First Nations crafts artisan. Her art has been featured in the Pump House Gallery, the Edson Gallery Museum, the Gray Gallery Grant MacEwan, recognized for the Alberta Indian Arts and Crafts Award of 2017, featured for the Alberta Business Competition 2017 and sold to people travelling worldwide at Jasper Park Lodge.

Brown has also been awarded the 2019 Esquao Award for Children’s Future, the 2019 Indigenous Woman of the year award from the Alberta Assembly of First Nations and the Top 30 under 30 from the Alberta Corporation for Global Cooperation 2020.

https://youtu.be/otaY1T9DS78

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February 1, 2022

Webinar Title: Honouring Indigenous Languages as a foundation for economic and business development in Indigenous communities

Webinar Description:

The strength and resiliency of our Indigenous languages in Canada is foundational to how we are connected to one another and the wahkōtowin or relationships that ensue. In this session, you will learn about the importance of honouring Indigenous languages as a foundation for economic and business development in Indigenous communities across Turtle Island. You will learn about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and how the impact of contact with a new economic worldview affected the roles within Indigenous communities. In the Cree language, we will explore wahkōtowin, building relationships, as a foundational basis within Indigenous communities. It is based on mutual respect and meant to provide a long healthy future not only for the current generations but more importantly, for the future little ones to come. Charlotte and Joseph are Cree speakers and co-teachers in an online Cree & Coffee adult learning group that has been meeting since January 2021 when it was co-created with the direction of Andrea Custer-Clarke who co-taught until June 2021. We will share the beauty of sharing the Cree language with adult learners that embraces wahkōtowin for their own personal development strengthening language knowledge and building confidence in speaking.

Speakers:

Charlotte Ross

Charlotte Rosstānsi, Charlotte Ross nitisithīkāson. I am a registered band member of Montreal Lake Cree Nation in Saskatchewan. I love working with our communities, building capacity, and empowering all people with the true history of our past while working towards a brighter and healthier future. I am a third year Ph.D. student at the University of Victoria specializing in Indigenous Language Revitalization. I am a speaker, reader and writer of the Cree language, Woodland TH-dialect, and have also been a university Instructor using materials written in the Plains Cree Y-dialect. I assist my First Nation with developing Cree language materials along with other fluent speakers and am part of a team that developed and continues to update the Circle of Indigenous Languages website (https://indigenouslanguage.ca/). The website includes categorized recordings and opportunities to connect with language mentors. Over the past three years, I have provided support for 27 Mentor Apprentice Teams across Saskatchewan to work on their language proficiency in Cree and Saulteaux. I have experience as a Board member for the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network and for the Montreal Lake Business Ventures Inc.

Joseph Naytowhow

Joseph NaytowhowJoseph Naytowhow is an award winning Plains/Woodland Nehiyaw (Cree) Interdisciplinary artist from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation Band in Saskatchewan. His generosity and compassion for sharing cultural knowledge makes him a much sought after speaker, performer, facilitator, and outdoor educator for adults and children alike locally, regionally and internationally. A longtime resident of Saskatoon, he has been playing music and telling stories, both tall and short, for over 35 years.

In addition to his busy schedule of performances, festivals, workshops, and residencies, he has served as a cultural advisor to various institutions such as the Indian Teacher Education Program in Saskatoon, and multiple universities across turtle island. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP). He is pleased to share his creative life experience, coyote trickster tendencies, and cultural knowledge when invited to do so.

 
 

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January 25, 2022

Title: Borrowing Money 

Webinar Description: This webinar is about credit—what it is, how to use it wisely, and how to get it under control when your debt is too big to handle. You’ll look at different kinds of credit and the cost of borrowing. You’ll learn ways to avoid the costs piling up, so that if you need to borrow money, it is there for you.

Speaker: Karen Paul

Karen Paul

Karen PaulKaren is the Indigenous Adult Learning and Literacy Program Coordinator for JEDI. She has been working with JEDI (Joint Economic Development Initiative) for the last five years.

In her role, she provides Indigenous Workplace Essential Skills, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy, Upskills for work, and Job Search Techniques Workshops to Indigenous Clients across New Brunswick to help them bridge the gap between where they are presently and in the workplace.

Karen holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems.

 

 

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January 18, 2022


Title: Links to Learning: Aquaculture

Learn about the NICFI program that is in place to help First Nation Communities that are either already participating within the aquaculture industry or considering entering it.  This highly subscribed program has been providing financial support and technical advice since 2019.  The program is geared to help support eligible aquaculture projects through nearly all developmental activities, as well as construction, capital expenditures and so much more.  The NICFI program is available to eligible participants within the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Speaker: Nicholas Huber

Nicholas HuberNicholas Huber joined Waubetek in August 2017. After graduating from the aquaculture program at Fleming College Nicholas spent the following 11 years growing Rainbow Trout and Atlantic Salmon in British Columbia and Scotland UK. He served as a Senior Manager in Scotland as the Seawater Regional Manager overseeing operations and production throughout the Orkney and Shetland Isles for his company. Since his return back to Ontario he has worked as a consultant working within the Ontario aquaculture industry and a brief period within the renewable energy sector.

His efforts at Waubetek have been focused on supporting growth in the aquaculture industry within First Nation communities throughout Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

 


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January 11, 2022


Webinar Title: Links to Learning: Disaster Recovery Preparation

Webinar Description:

If your community has not been impacted before, and even if it has, it is not “if” it is “when” the disaster will happen. However, a community that is prepared to respond to the economic impacts of any disaster will recover faster. This session will explain the ten key steps your community can take to be better prepared to respond to the economic impacts of the disaster that will come to your community soon. Colleen and Dale will explain these ten steps while also highlighting what they have witnessed firsthand in working with communities impacted by different natural and man-made disasters.

 

Speakers:

Dale WheeldonDale Wheeldon,
President and CEO,
BC Economic Development Association

Dale Wheeldon has 26 years of economic development experience and is the CEO of the BC Economic Development Association and one of the founding partners of EDCD Consulting. Starting out as in economic development in a rural BC community he then moved to Chilliwack where he worked to make Chilliwack one of the leading economic development communities in BC. He is in demand as a speaker with a presentation style combining humour with simplicity for understanding

Colleen BondColleen Bond,
EDCD Consulting

Colleen Bond is a certified Economic Developer with 24 years of economic development experience. She has extensive knowledge in building economic development programs for business retention and expansion, business attraction and foreign investment attraction. Colleen has worked from grassroots to government organizations in a variety of community development and capacity building roles earning awards along with way. Colleen co-founded EDCD Consulting to provide consulting services to economic development agencies at all levels of government.

 

 

 

 

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