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 JAM 25 Now Available (10/1/2019) 
   

Issue 25 of the JAM is Now Available

The Fall 2019 issue of the Journal of Aboriginal Management is now available, in English and French. 

"Our theme for this issue of JAM, Managing through Disruptions, concerns the task of forging danger into opportunity. What ever our business , we may take disruption as inevitable. From without, the continuity of our industry is disturbed by demographic change, technology and production innovation, the evolving globalization of markets and capital, business competition, and consumer trends; from within, disruptions come to us in the form of rapid growth or rapid contraction. When the disruption arrives, many organizations thrive but many do not. In JAM 25 we consider the factors determining who swims and who sinks," says editor Wayne K. Spear.

The Journal of Aboriginal Management is the only professional journal in Canada for Indigenous Professionals working in the finance, management and leadership fields. This semi-annual journal focuses on professional trends and innovations in Indigenous finance, management and leadership. It includes interviews with leaders and articles from experts that profile community-based initiatives and best practices. This Journal is intended to help you be on the leading-edge of key Indigenous finance, management and leadership issues that will impact your career and business.

AFOA Canada members have been mailed copies of JAM 25, and can also view this issue by logging into the Members Only Area

If you are not an AFOA Canada member but would like to subscribe to JAM, please email communications@afoa.ca. For more information about the Journal of Aboriginal Management or to preview each issue, please visit the JAM page .

 AFOA Canada Announces Recipient of the Volunteer Who Inspires Award (9/30/2019) 
   

AFOA CANADA TO HONOUR ONE OUTSTANDING RECIPIENT OF THE AFOA CANADA-NUTRIEN VOLUNTEER WHO INSPIRES AWARD

Monday, September 30, 2019 – AFOA Canada and Nutrien will recognize one recipient of the AFOA Canada-Nutrien Volunteer Who Inspires Award at the President’s Reception during the AFOA Canada’s 20th Anniversary National Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, October 10, 2019

The AFOA Canada-Nutrien Volunteer Who Inspires Award will be presented to Noelle Doucette


Noelle is the Cultural Coordinator at the Potlotek Education Office in Chapel Island, Nova Scotia. Her dedication and commitment to the community is inspiring and creates a foundation that future leaders will carry on.

“I guess I volunteer for the sense of belonging to a collective, being a part of something that is bigger than yourself and knowing that you impacted someone’s life, whether it’s teaching them something new or supporting them during a hardship” says Noelle Doucette.

“This award recognizes how people give back to communities by volunteering” says Terry Goodtrack, President and CEO of AFOA Canada “They inspire us because of their sense of the caring for others and their strong belief in the greater good in the world. It is important for us to celebrate their self-less acts of kindness.”

Please note: Award recipients are available for interviews prior to, or at AFOA Canada’s 20th National Conference.

About the Award
Launched for the first time in 2019 for AFOA Canada’s 20th Anniversary National Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, this award was created by AFOA Canada and Nutrien to recognize an individual who inspires, influences and has made work sustainable for future leaders in their community or organization. The recipient will be flown to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to participate in AFOA Canada's 20th National Conference and Presidents Reception.

Download the press release

Contact:
AFOA Canada
Douglas Beaver
(343)803-3381
dbeaver@afoa.ca
www.afoa.ca

 


 AFOA Canada Board Nominations (9/27/2019) 
   


AFOA CANADA BOARD NOMINATIONS

The AFOA Canada Board of Directors approved a slate of nominees to stand for election at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Members to fill two vacant positions. All members in good standing are eligible to vote. Please renew your membership or join to ensure your vote counts.

Slate of Nominees to Stand for Election  at AFOA Canada's Annual General Meeting - October 9, 2019 in Saskatoon, SK.

Annual Meeting Notice and Notice of Proxy (version française)

2018-2019 Financial Statements (version française)

AFOA Canada Annual Report (version française)

 RFP: Indigenous Human Resources Professional Certification (9/26/2019) 
   


Request for Proposals for an Indigenous Human Resources Professional Certification

The role of the human resource professional within an Indigenous community or organization is vital to the success of a growing Indigenous Public Service. Managing staff talent is critical to an organization achieving its goals and objectives. Too often a human resources professional cannot be staffed within an Indigenous organization because of funding shortfalls. This creates a gap of knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage human capital.

To address this capacity gap, AFOA Canada is creating the Indigenous Human Resources Professional Certification (I-HRP). This certification will align with a broader market certification in Human Resource Management.

For further details, download the Request for Proposal

AFOA Canada is inviting proposals from persons or parties to provide the above goals and deliverables to AFOA in the time frame specified.

As a contractor, you are being asked to provide one electronic copy of your proposal by Friday November 1, 2019 to:

Sara Roundpoint
Executive Coordinator
AFOA Canada
1066 Somerset Street West, Suite 301
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4T3
sroundpoint@afoa.ca

Inquires interpretations and questions regarding the RFP are to be directed to Sara Roundpoint at sroundpoint@afoa.ca


 AFOA Canada to Honour Three Recipients of the Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards (9/26/2019) 
   


AFOA Canada to Honour Three Outstanding Recipients of the 14th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards

Ottawa, ON - September 26th, 2019 – AFOA Canada will recognize three recipients of the 14th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards on Wednesday, October 9th during a special luncheon at AFOA Canada’s 20th Anniversary National Conference in Saskatoon, SK.

The 14th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards will be presented to:
1. Elizabeth Gagné – Harvest City Christian Academy, Regina, SK
2. Nathan Headrick – St. Mary’s College, Garden River First Nation, ON
3. Natalie Ward – Bayside Academy, Port Hope Simpson, NL

"I stand in a place of great appreciation to both AFOA Canada and Nutrien for offering this Youth Financial Management Award. Their belief in, and support of, Indigenous youth speaks volumes. It speaks vision with practical help in the form of funding and mentorship. It is an honour to be able to attend the AFOA Canada National Conference and I look forward to the opportunity to meet, network and hear from Indigenous business leaders from across the nation" says Elizabeth Gagné, Regina, Saskatchewan

“These three students are an example of the skill level within Indigenous youth today” says Terry Goodtrack, President and CEO of AFOA Canada. “We all have a role to play in supporting and mentoring these three students and other Indigenous youth who will be the finance and management leaders of tomorrow. With the generous support of Nutrien, we have been successful in opening many doors for our Indigenous youth.”

Please note: Award recipients are available for interviews prior to, or at AFOA Canada’s 20th National Conference.

About the Award
Launched in 2007, this award was created by AFOA Canada to address demand in our communities for Indigenous financial management professionals. With the generous sponsorship and support of Nutrien, we are celebrating our 14th Annual Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards! The Awards are open to all Indigenous youth in grades 11 and 12. Applicants are required to submit an essay which is reviewed and ranked by a selection committee. Recipients will be flown to Ottawa to participate in AFOA Canada's 20th National Conference and special youth program. Students are introduced to career opportunities in financial management, meet financial management and academic professionals, as well as Indigenous Leaders, and are provided with information on pursuing an education in financial management. All award recipients also become eligible for a $5,000 scholarship.

Download the press release

Contact:
AFOA Canada
Douglas Beaver
(343)803-3381
dbeaver@afoa.ca
www.afoa.ca