AFOA Canada 19th National Conference

AFOA Canada hosted the 19th National Conference in Ottawa, ON from October 2 - 4, 2018 at the Shaw Centre.

Human Capital – Balancing Indigenous Culture and Creativity with Modern Workplaces

Recently, there has been much discussion on automation and artificial intelligence.   This poses the question of how this technology will impact upon Indigenous workplaces and communities in Canada.  At the same time, it is important to recognize that throughout the last century specific technological advances have also changed the economic and social fabric of Canada.   This conference will focus on the potential changing nature of work, how we can work smarter and not harder, and how Indigenous culture and creativity can help shape modern workplaces and better serve community members.

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Conference Video


Corporate Lead Sponsor

  AFOA Canada is pleased to announce that First Nations Bank of Canada has been named as the  Corporate Lead Sponsor for the AFOA Canada 19th National Conference!

Conference Committee

  AFOA Canada is pleased to announce our 19th National Conference Co-Chairs and Committee Members.

Shannin Metatawabin
Chief Executive Officer
National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA)
Sara Mainville
Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP (OKT Law)

  Committee Members
  Terry Goodtrack, MPA, B Admin, CPA, CGA, CAFM, CAPA, C. Dir
President and Chief Executive Officer
AFOA Canada
  Chris Sicotte
Chair of the Board of Directors
AFOA Canada

  Stephanie Mikki Adams, CAFM
AFOA Nunavut
  Shelley Trudeau
Board of Director
AFOA Ontario
  Francyne D. Joe
Native Women's Association of Canada

Contact Us

  If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat or AFOA Canada.
  Conference Secretariat   AFOA Canada
  Registration and Program Information
Micheline Bélanger
Telephone: 819-827-5931
Toll-Free: (866) 775-1817

Sponsorship and Exhibit Information
George Rogerson
Telephone: 819-827-5168
Toll-Free: (866) 775-1816
  1066 Somerset Street West, Suite 301
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4T3

Tel: 613-722-5543
Toll-Free: (866) 722-2362
Fax: 613-722-3467
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