Conference Program

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Monday, October 2, 2017

    3:00 pm - 8:00 pm     Registration

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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Opening Reception with Exhibitors

Sponsored by:   Crowe Mackay LLP
           
   
Entertainment:
 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    7:00 am - 7:30 am
Sunrise Ceremony

 
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Registration

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7:30 am - 8:30 am
Networking Continental Breakfast / Visit the Exhibitors and the Xerox Technology Café      

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8:30 am - 9:00 am
Prayer / Welcome / Greetings / Opening Plenary          

 
 
 

Welcome:

  • Chris Sicotte, Chair of the Board, AFOA Canada
  • Terry Goodtrack, MPA, B Admin, CPA, CGA, CAFM, CAPA, C. Dir, President and CEO, AFOA Canada
 
 

 Welcome by Conference Co-Chairs:

  • Harold Tarbell, Facilitator, Tarbell Facilitation Network
  • tbc
 
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9:00 am - 10:30 am
Opening Plenary - Community Governance:  Peeling the Governance Onion
A community’s policies, practices and decision making should be aligned with a community’s governance practices. How does community governance differ from corporate governance or other types of institutions? How does traditional governance play a part in the manner in which a community governs itself? Do the different models of decision-making affect the legitimacy of a community’s governing body? How have other countries dealt with governance structures to better achieve their economic and social goals?

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10:30 am - 11:00 am Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibitors and the Xerox Technology Café

 
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Concurrent Workshops and Information Sessions
           Workshop A
  Workshop B
 
Workshop C
  
 
Workshop D

 
Workshop E

 
Information Session 1

 
Information Session 2 


 
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
Luncheon and Presentation of the Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards:  A Focus on our Aboriginal Youth
There is a great demand in our communities for financial professionals. However, very few of our young people are pursuing an education in financial management after high school, and many communities have considerable difficulty attracting and keeping financial management staff.  AFOA Canada launched the Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Conference Awards to address this issue. 

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2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Concurrent Workshops and Information Session:
 
 
 
  Workshop F
  Workshop G
 
Workshop H
 
 
Workshop I

 
Workshop J
 
  Information Session 3
  Information Session 4
       
 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm OPTIONAL ACTIVITY - Reception and Panel Discussion (additional cost to attend)
The Next 150 - The Mighty Flowering Tree - Charting the Future by Learning from the Past
It is well known that Indigenous people have been in Canada for thousands of years. In 2017, Canada celebrates its 150 years since Confederation. During this time, there has been a significant impact on Indigenous people in Canada that all Canadians can reflect upon. As we move forward to the next 150 years and beyond, what are the opportunities and challenges that need to be addressed for Indigenous people and communities to thrive economically and socially within Canada.
As former National Chiefs of the Assembly of First Nations and a former Prime Minister of Canada, the panelists will discuss the next 150 years and beyond. Specifically, the panelists will speak of key areas such as reconciliation, diversity and inclusion, environment and youth. How could our future actions shape a more inclusive society for Indigenous people within Canada? How can the herb of understanding allow the mighty flowering tree to blossom over an inclusive Canada for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians?

PANELISTS
Former National Chief Georges Erasmus
Former National Chief Phil Fontaine
Former National Chief Ovide Mercredi
The Right Honourable Paul Martin P.C., C.C.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

    7:00 am - 7:30 am
Sunrise Ceremony

 
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Registration

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7:30 am - 8:30 am
Networking Continental Breakfast / Visit the Exhibitors and the Xerox Technology Café      

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8:30 am - 9:00 am
Welcome  

 

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Plenary - Economic Prosperity: How Can the Economic Horse Pull the Social Wagon
A suggested end goal for many communities is economic prosperity. However, there may be other considerations of a community being prosperous which may include social and cultural elements. In the push towards economically sustainable communities, what have other communities around the world learned in terms of what went well and what was learned? How can an international network of Indigenous professionals work toward Indigenous trade?

Sponsored by: Peace Hills Trust


 

 
10:30 am - 11:00 am Refreshment Break / Visit the Exhibitors and the Xerox Technology Café

 
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Concurrent Workshops and Information Sessions
           Workshop K
  Workshop L
 
Workshop M
  
 
Workshop N

 
Workshop O

 
Information Session 5

 
Information Session 6 


 
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm 
Luncheon 

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2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Concurrent Workshops and Information Session:
 
 
 
  Workshop P
  Workshop Q
 
Workshop R
 
 
Workshop S

 
Workshop T
 
  Information Session 7
  Information Session 8
       
 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm AFOA Canada Annual General Meeting    

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm By-Invitation Only Reception

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

    7:00 - 7:30 am Sunrise Ceremony: 

 
7:30 am - 12:15 pm

Registration

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7:30 am - 8:30 am

Networking Continental Breakfast / Visit the Exhibitors and the Xerox Technology Café
 
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Welcome

   
   
Plenary – Capacity Development: Developing Human Capital
To achieve community goals, there needs to be an investment in human capital. This panel will discuss how they have pursued capacity development at an individual and institutional level. What differences exist in the approaches by different countries? What are the key elements of developing this type of plan to ensure that a community has the human capital that can achieve its strategic goals? How can a community ensure it can retain this skill level into the future?       
 
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Networking Break / Visit the Exhibitors and the Xerox Technology Cafe
 
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Concurrent Workshops and Information Sessions
   
Workshop  U
 
   
Workshop  V
 
   
Workshop W
 
   
Workshop X

   
Workshop Y

   
Information  Session 9

   
Information Session 10

 
12:15 - 2:15 pm

Luncheon and Feature Presentation by Hypnotist, Scott Ward
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Closing Remarks

Conference Co-Chairs:  and AFOA Canada President and CEO

 
Chair of Board: Chris Sicotte, Chair of the Board, AFOA Canada
AFOA President and CEO: Terry Goodtrack, MPA, B Admin, CPA, CGA, CAFM, CAPA, C. Dir, President and CEO, AFOA Canada

Exhibitor Passport Draw

  2:15 pm - 5:30 pm Free time for participants.
 
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

President's Reception

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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm 

Dinner, Presentation of the 2017 MNP-AFOA Canada Aboriginal Community Excellence Award, CAFM/CAPA Convocation and Entertainment
   
Pre-dinner cultural entertainment: 

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Remarks: 

Dinner sponsored by:             
Presentation of the 2017 MNP-AFOA Canada Aboriginal Community Excellence Award
Presenter:
        
   
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CAFM/CAPA Convocation sponsored by:

   
After dinner entertainment:


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