CAPA In-Person Program

AFOA Canada is pleased to offer the CAPA In-Person Program. The In-Person certification option is for Senior Administrators and Executive Officers working in Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada.  Developed under the guidance of an Indigenous CAPA Council, this is the only national program in Canada that addresses the competency needs of those working in Indigenous environments. Session facilitators and guest speakers are “specialists” in their fields and proficient in Indigenous matters.

This 18 day Program is delivered in six three-day sessions. Being assigned to one CAPA group for the Program, participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive and participatory sessions with others working in similar environments.  There will be pre-reading assignments prior to the commencement of each session.  The Program curriculum covered is outlined by session.

CAPA Certification requires that the applicants: 
  • Successfully complete the six sessions of the CAPA In-Person Program.
  • Successfully pass the CAPA Certification Examination.
  • Sign an agreement to abide by the AFOA Canada Standards of Ethical Conduct.
  • Be a member of good standing with AFOA Canada.
  • Sign an agreement to maintain certification.
  • Have a minimum of two years full time senior management, supervisory experience in an Indigenous management environment
Session 1
Emotional & Relationship Competencies

 Session 4
Intellectual & Leadership Competencie
  • Human Resources Management
  • Emotional Intelligence & Professional Development
  • CAPA In-Person Program Orientation
    • Critical Thinking & Analysis
    • Organizational Behaviour & Capacity Development
    • Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
    Session 2
    Ethical & Personal Competencies

    Session 5
    Fiscal & Management Competencies
    • Values, Ethics & Professionalism
    • Knowledge of Culture & Language
    • Knowledge of Community
      • Planning & Organization
      • Financial Oversight
      • Accountability & Performance Reporting
      Session 3
      Intellectual & Leadership Competencies

      Session 6
      Fiscal & Management Competencies
      • Leadership
      • Governance Structures & Processes
      • Communications
        • Law & Legislative Awareness
        • Indigenous Community Economic Development
        • Certification Exam Preparation & Program Completion Ceremony

        Registration NOW OPEN!


        National Cohort 9
        Ottawa, ON

        Cohort 10
        Winnipeg, MB
        Venue   Hilton Garden Inn & Homeward Suites Ottawa Downtown 
        Session 1
        October 19 to 21, 2018

        October 25 to 27, 2019
        Session 2
        November 30 to December 2, 2018

        November 29 to December 1, 2019
        Session 3
        February 22 to 24, 2018

        January 24 to 26, 2020
        Session 4
        May 24 to 26, 2019

        April 3 to 5, 2020
        Session 5   July 5 to 7, 2019

        June 26 to 28, 2020
        Session 6
        August 23 to 25, 2019

        September 11 to 13, 2019
        How to Apply
        You may download the CAPA In-Person Application Form by clicking on one of the links below the Cohort Session you are interested in.

        In-Person Program Fees

        Program fees include cost for: tuition, all session materials, administration, review and approval of applications, session refreshments, session facilitators, guest speakers, closing ceremony and certificates.

        Cost of Program
          Member Pricing   Non-Member Pricing  
        Application fee:
        $1,500 x 6 sessions  $1,600 x 6 sessions   

        Tuition Payment:

        Once accepted into the Program, a Payment Authorization Form will be emailed to you.  Once applicants are accepted into the Program and accept admission into the Program, Applicants are liable for the full tuition (cost of the Program).

        Cancellation Policy of Tuition:
        • Cancellations are to be received in writing by AFOA Canada by Fax (613-722-3467) or email
        • Cancellations will be accepted without penalty no later then 20 days (4 weeks) prior to the start date of CAPA Cohort 1 - Session 1 and a full refund for tuition will be provided.
        • For cancellations accepted no later then 10 days (2 weeks) prior to the start date for a CAPA Cohort Session, a full credit on account will be issued and applied to another CAPA Cohort offering within one calendar year.
        • For cancellations received less then 9 days prior to the start date of a CAPA Cohort  Session, no refunds will be provided
        • Should AFOA Canada need to cancel or postpone a session offering, applicants will be issued a full refund and be provided with a credit account to be applied to another offering within one calendar year.