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 Become an AFOA Canada Facilitator Today (4/9/2020) 
   


Become an AFOA Canada Facilitator Today!

AFOA Canada is seeking qualified individuals who are interested in sharing their passion for learning and contributing towards a competent educated Indigenous workforce. Specifically, we are looking to expand our pool of facilitators for our Capacity Development Workshops , Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrators Program (CAPA), Certified Indigenous Leaders (CIL) Programs and  Certified Aboriginal Financial Managers (CAFM).

AFOA Canada facilitators must exhibit the highest quality facilitation skills and knowledge of the topic presented. All applicants must review AFOA Canada’s Faculty Policy, complete the Facilitator Application, which includes a letter of Interest, current resume and 3 relevant references with contact information and become a member of AFOA Canada.

Please review the AFOA Canada Facilitator Policy and download an application form.

For more information, please contact the Education and Training Team at info@afoa.ca

 


 Advisory Committee Call for Members (4/8/2020) 
   

AFOA Canada Marketing & Communications Advisory Committee: Call for Members

AFOA Canada is establishing a Marketing and Communications Advisory Committee to provide strategic direction on upcoming Marketing and Communications campaigns.  We are convening an Advisory Committee to advise the President and CEO and the Marketing and Communications Department, who will then report to AFOA Canada’s Board of Directors. 

 

As a condition, anyone interested in applying for a seat on the Advisory Committee must either be an active member of AFOA Canada or must become a member before being selected. Committee members must also maintain an active membership to remain on the Advisory Committee.

 

If you are interested, please review the terms of reference and apply by April 17, 2020, to Douglas Beaver, Manager, Marketing and Communications by email at dbeaver@afoa.ca


 COVID19 Indigenous Services Canada Update (4/1/2020) 
   March 13, 2020, Indigenous Services Canada provided an update on what they are doing to support Indigenous peoples across Canada with respect to the COVID-19 response.

COVID-19: Indigenous Services Canada Update


March 13, 2020, Valerie Gideon (Senior Assistant Deputy Minister for First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services Canada) and Dr. Tom Wong (Executive Director and Chief Medical Officer of Public Health, Indigenous Services Canada) provided an update on what Indigenous Services Canada is doing to support Indigenous peoples across Canada with respect to the COVID-19 response.



For more information about Indigenous Services Canada

For more information on the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please visit: Canada.ca/coronavirus or phone 1-877-784-4397

You can send your direct questions and requests to ISC Regional Medical Officers at:

• British Columbia:
Dr. Shannon McDonald, First Nations Health Authority shannon.mcdonald@fnha.ca

• Alberta:
Dr. Wadieh Yacoub, Indigenous Services Canada Wadieh.yacoub@canada.ca

• Saskatchewan:
Dr. Ibrahim Khan, Indigenous Services Canada Ibrahim.khan@canada.ca

• Northern Inter Tribal Health Authority:
Dr. Dubuka, Northern Inter Tribal Health Authority nndubuka@nitha.com

• Manitoba:
Dr. Michael Routledge, Indigenous Services Canada Michael.routledge@canada.ca

• Ontario:
Dr. Maurica Maher, Indigenous Services Canda Maurica.maher@canada.ca

• Quebec:
Richard Budgell, Indigenous Services Canada Richard.budgell@canada.ca

• Atlantic:
Dr. Eilish Cleary, Indigenous Services Canada Eilish.cleary@canada.ca

If you live in the territories, please contact your regional health authorities in the territory where you are located.


 Canadas COVID19 Economic Response (4/1/2020) 
   On March 18th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan that includes various measures aimed at giving a relief to Canadian people and businesses for their economic hardship during this pandemic.

Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

On March 18th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan that includes various measures aimed at giving a relief to Canadian people and businesses for their economic hardship during this pandemic.  Attached is ZN Advisory Services Inc.’s summary of the programs announced for Canadian people and businesses. These measures have not been passed in to a law nor is there a draft legislation to implement them, so let’s be cautious before relying on them. More details on these programs can be found on the Government of Canada’s website, Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

Summary of Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
courtesy of Zain Nayani, CEO, ZN Advisory Services Inc


 



 update on AFOA Canada Programs and Operations (3/18/2020) 
   


Update on AFOA Canada programs and Operations

In-Person Sessions, Workshops & Financial Wellness Activities 
We continue to make your health and the health of your communities, along with the health of AFOA Canada’s staff, facilitators and instructors remain our priority. As a result, we have cancelled all in-person delivery of scheduled community capacity development workshops, CAPA cohorts, and financial wellness activities through the end of April 2020. Our online semesters are continuing as planned. Should you find yourself unwell or taking care of a loved one, and need additional time to complete your course work, please be in contact with your instructor to make arrangements. We thank you for your understanding, if you have any questions, please contact: 

Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrators (CAPA): obelanger@afoa.ca
Certified Aboriginal Financial Managers (CAFM): kdecontie@afoa.ca
Capacity Development Workshops: workshops@afoa.ca
Financial Wellness: financialwellness@afoa.ca  

AFOA CANADA Staff & Hours of Operation 
AFOA Canada continues to make our “Community of Professionals” a priority. Your health and the health of your communities remain our concern. Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you may experience longer than normal wait times when contacting us.  

The hours of operation are as usual 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (EDT). As our staff have access to emails, but may not be in the office, please send us an email and we will contact you as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this time.  

Please continue to check out our resources at www.afoa.ca  and subscribe to our weekly E-Newsletter to stay informed. 

We thank you for your patience and please stay safe