Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator Working Group Call Out

Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) Working Group Call Out

AFOA Canada is updating the CAPA program and we need your feedback! AFOA Canada is establishing a working group of 6 to 8 individuals who will sit on this committee to oversee this project. There will be approximately six teleconferences held to review progress and content of the CAPA program. AFOA Canada is currently seeking applicants for this CAPA Working Group. Applicants who are interested may submit their name and contact information to Sara Roundpoint, Executive Coordinator by Friday, March 5, 2021.

If you do not have the time to sit on the working group but are also interested in providing input to the relevancy of CAPA competencies and the program, please also let us know. We will ensure you are contacted for input.

 Request for Proposal: CAPA Competency Review

Two Requests for Proposals

AFOA Canada has released two Request for Proposals seeking consultants:

Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) Competency Review

AFOA Canada is seeking a consultant to review the diploma, its competencies and provide recommendations for curriculum updates.

The Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) designation was first offered in 2012. The purpose of the CAPA Education Program is to enhance the knowledge, skills, professional development and capacity of Administrators working in Indigenous communities and organizations. The CAPA Program is specifically designed to set high quality competency standards and provide learning opportunities to enhance the knowledge and professional development of Senior Administrators and aspiring Senior Administrators working in Indigenous communities and organizations on-reserve, off-reserve and in remote, rural and urban settings. Through this program, Administrators learn how to significantly enhance their workplace performance and successfully fulfill their mandates to provide optimal service to meet the needs of their communities and organizations.

Deadline: February 12, 2021

Professional Development to Build Financial Resiliency in Communities that are Subjected to Organizational Risk

AFOA Canada is pleased to release the Request for Proposals seeking a consultant to develop a professional development training program to build financial resiliency in communities subjected to organizational risk. Since the start of COVID-19, there are approximately 140 communities that may need to build their financial resilience. The consultant should have French language capacity for any communities in Québec.

The development of the professional development program will include the following key milestones: input from key stakeholders; development of a Professional Development framework; matching training materials to the Professional Development framework; delivering the training materials including provision of tools; feedback; and working with the AFOA Working Group.

DeadlineFriday, February 12, 2021 @ 5 P.M. EST

Inquires, interpretations and questions regarding the RFP are to be directed to Sara Roundpoint at Proposals must be submitted to by the deadline to be considered.



AFOA Canada is asking for member participation in a short survey. By better understanding you and your experiences, we learn how to ensure AFOA Canada is providing support to our members and how to provide a better service to fit your needs.

The compiled data will be shared with AFOA Canada's management team who will use the information to look for patterns and identify opportunities for improvement at both the National level and Chapter level. The survey should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes to complete.

AFOA Canada Members can find the link to the survey on the Members Only page (log in required) or in the e-newsletter that is emailed to members every Wednesday.

For your participation, AFOA Canada will enter your name in a draw to win one of four exciting prizes!


 Free Virtual Tax Clinic Training

AFOA Ontario FREE Virtual Tax Clinic Training


Are you interested in learning more about the following? 

Preparing tax returns and filing electronically
Provincial and federal benefits and credits available to community members
Understanding the impact of CERB and other COVID benefits on Indigenous people
Understanding the tax implications of remote work
Setting up a tax clinic at your organization or community 
If so, please register now: 



Grants are available to offset costs

The Government of Canada is offering grants through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) or the Income Tax Assistance - Volunteer Program (ITAVP) to host free tax clinics.

If your community is looking for funding to offset costs associated with hosting a Free Community Tax Clinic please click here  for more information on accessing a Community Volunteer Income Tax Program Grant.

For more information, please contact the Financial Wellness Team at or toll-free at 1-866-722-2362.

 Youth Video Competition

Youth Video Competition

We want YOUR help as we Build a Community of Professionals.

AFOA Canada wants Indigenous youth to know that there is a great demand within both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and organizations for Indigenous financial management professionals. Few of our young people are pursuing an education in financial management after high school. We want to encourage our youth to create a video sharing their community and showing how an education in financial management will help better the lives of themselves, their community members, peers and family in a short video. This is a great opportunity to showcase your community.

Youth between the ages of 12 and 19 are invited to share their original short films and animations for a chance to win prizes. The submission deadline is EXTENDED TO JANUARY 29, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Download the application for more information