Resources, Toolkits, Best Practices & Reference Documents
Financial Management › Other Sources
AFOA will do its utmost to provide members with as many sources of information as possible for members' capacity development. In addition to those sources developed by AFOA, this section of the Aboriginal Centre for Finance and Management Excellence will also include other sources of information as they are made available. Members will be advised of new postings.
First Nation Self-Evaluation of Community Programs – A Guidebook on Performance ManagementDownload (PDF - 762 KB)
This guidebook is about First Nations developing their own approaches to evaluating how well community programs are achieving community goals. It presents ideas and options for First Nations to consider in developing self-evaluation tools that reflect Aboriginal communities, traditions and priorities.
The guidebook was developed by a First Nations Working Group on Performance Measurement and the Department of Audit and Evaluation Branch, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in October 1998.
Best Practices for Aboriginal Financial InstitutionsDownload (PDF - 1,250 KB)
AFOA is pleased to make available to AFOA members a recently released report on best practices undertaken by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association. (NACCA).
The 180 page report draws from best practices of non-profit organizations, corporations and Aboriginal Financial Institutions in Canada and elsewhere. While the report was written specifically for Aboriginal Financial Institutions, much of the content is applicable to Aboriginal community-based organizations and non-profits particularly as it focuses on governance and human resources.
AFOA would like to thank NACCA for generously making this report available to AFOA members.
Best Practices and Tools in Finance and Management for First Nation and Aboriginal OrganizationsOrder Form (PDF - 176 KB)
AFOA is please to introduce AFOA Alberta's publication "Best Practices and Tools in Finance and Management for First Nation and Aboriginal Organizations".
This publication explains in detail the term benchmarking for First Nation and Aboriginal organizations. Organizations can then use benchmarking to seek out better practices and tools to identify potential solutions and enhance their capacity. The Information on Benchmarking and Best Practices then sets the stage for five sections that relate to financial management policy and finally presents the processes.