Upcoming Events 

There’s always something happening at Cando! Check back often as we continually update our community with current events. Do you have any news or events you would like us to share? If you have any questions, or would like us to share your news and/or upcoming event, please email them to Paul Macedo.



March 8th
Economic Development Open Forum

March 8, 2021 at 12:00pm MST

11:00am PST; 12:00pm MST; 1:00pm CST; 2:00pm EST; 3:00pm AST

Open Forum March

This monthly Open Forum will be an opportunity for Economic Development Officers and others working in Indigenous economic development to discuss current projects, current events, and successes/ challenges.

The Open Forum will be framed around questions developed ahead of time to be discussed in breakout rooms. This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow EDO’s and those interested in Indigenous economic development from across Canada in a virtual way.

Introductions: Michelle Nieviadomy – MC (5 minutes)

CEDI Presentation (15 minutes)

Breakout Session (30 minutes)

Breakout Questions:

  1. Indicate your name, community and your role within your community/organization

  2. Since overcoming COVID-19 barriers or delays, what new opportunities are arising in economic or business development within your community/organization?

  3. Do you currently collaborate with a neighbouring community on economic development (municipality, county, First Nation or Metis Settlement)?

  • If so, what do you collaborate on, and how has the pandemic impacted your joint economic development?

  • If not, do you see any opportunities for collaboration in post-COVID-19 economic recovery with neighbouring communities?

Q&A and Closing Remarks (10 minutes)

Cando will be supporting local Entrepreneurs/Artisans for prizes for participants.

Registrations required for this FREE event: 


You will receive registration confirmation via email.


Host/MC: 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!  



Links to Learning

L2L Webinar Series Banner

The L2L Webinar Series launches October 2020!

Every Tuesday (Alberta and BC)
and Thursday (Manitoba and Saskatchewan)

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. Each of the four (4) streams will be customized to address issues and learning relevant to the region.

The L2L Webinar Series Days and Times!

L2L - BC Webinar Series  

BC Links to Learning 
2:00pm PT; 3:00pm MT; 4:00pm CT; 5:00pm ET

MC: Michelle Nieviadomy
Co-MC: Keith Matthew

L2L - AB Webinar Series  

Alberta Links to Learning
9:00am PT; 10:00am MT; 11:00am CT; 12:00pm ET

MC: Michelle Nieviadomy
Co-MC: Shawna Morning-Bull

L2L - SK Webinar Series  

Saskatchewan Links to Learning
1:00pm PT; 2:00pm MT; 3:00pm CT; 4:00pm ET

MC: Aubrey-Anne Pewapisconias-Laliberte

L2L - MB Webinar Series  

Manitoba Links to Learning
8:00am PT; 9:00am MT; 10:00 CT; 11:00am ET

MC: Michelle Nieviadomy
Co-MC: Tim Daniels



More information: http://www.edo.ca/links-to-learning


Wednesday Webinar Series

Every Wednesday between October and March

More information: http://www.edo.ca/links-to-learning/webinar-wednesday