AFOA Canada 16th National Conference

The AFOA Canada 16th National Conference will be held in Montréal, Québec on February 16-18, 2016 at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

Leadership and Governance - Transformational Change through Education and Capacity Building

There are a number of change drivers that exist today for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. These include, but are not limited to: a growing and young Aboriginal population; a higher number of Aboriginal students in Colleges and Universities across Canada than ever before; increased resource development on traditional territories; and favorable Supreme Court decisions. For Aboriginal Communities to close the gap between Aboriginal peoples and Canadians and amongst our various Nations across the country, education and capacity building can take communities to the next level in their chosen journey. This conference will focus on the importance of strong leadership and governance. The workshops will be on key areas that must be considered to successfully implement a community’s vision.

AFOA Canada is pleased to announce our 16th National Conference Co-Chairs and Committee Members.

Troy Jerome
Executive Director
Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat
  Marjolaine Sioui
Executive Director
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission
Committee Members:
Terry Goodtrack, MPA, B.Admin, CPA, CGA, CAFM, CAPA
President and Chief Executive Officer
AFOA Canada
  André Richer, C.Adm CPA CGA CAFM
AFOA Quebec

Ovide Mercredi
New Democratic Party of Manitoba
  Cheryl Trapper
The Cree First Nation of Waswanipi, QC

Rodney Nelson, PhD (ABD), CAPA
Chair of the Board of Directors
AFOA Canada

2016 National Conference Evaluation Form

Conference Video

Lead Sponsor

AFOA Canada is pleased to announce that First Nations Bank of Canada has been named as the Lead Sponsor for the AFOA Canada 16th National Conference!


“First Nations Bank of Canada is proud to be the Lead Sponsor for the 16th AFOA Canada National Conference.  To be effective, leaders need the best information and analysis from their finance and administration professionals and AFOA Canada plays a vital role in developing the capacity of these professionals. I look forward to seeing everyone at the National Conference in Montréal.”

Keith Martell, CPA, CA, CAFM
Chairman and CEO of First Nations Bank of Canada.

Former National Chiefs’ Panel – Building on Experiences and Taking Our Capacity to the Next Level

This panel will be a historic event to hear from the perspectives of former National Chiefs and a former Prime Minister of Canada.   They will discuss lessons they learned from their time in office and suggest issues to consider for the future‎.   This is a time for significant change for Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.  This panel is not to be missed!

The Right Honourable Paul Martin, PC CC


Ovide Mercredi, Former National Chief

Phil Fontaine, Former National Chief

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, Former National Chief

Georges Erasmus, Former National Chief

Matthew Coon Come, Former National Chief

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