AFOA Canada Inaugural International Conference

AFOA Canada is hosting the Inaugural International Conference in Vancouver, BC from October 2 - 5, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

Conference Video


Building Sustainable Communities by Strengthening International Networks

  A sustainable community is the goal of meeting the needs of current and future generations through environmental, social, cultural and economic prosperity.  There are many parts to fully achieving such a goal including strengthening local community governance, developing much needed human capital and balancing social and economic goals.   Internationally we can learn from each other by strengthening our internal networks.  We can share best practices and call upon each other to discuss new strategies that address similar issues.  We can also find a way to open the economic door and further promote indigenous trade.  

Conference Committee

  AFOA Canada is pleased to announce our  Inaugural International Conference Co-Chairs and Committee Members.


Harold Tarbell
Tarbell Associates Network
  Committee Members
  Dr. Michael DeGagné, Ph.D, CAPA
President and Vice-Chancellor
Nipissing University
  Dante Desiderio
Executive Director
  Terry Goodtrack, MPA, B Admin, CPA, CGA, CAFM, CAPA, C. Dir
AFOA Canada
  Dr. Luisa Lombardi
Deakin Business School
  Trevor Morrison
AFOA British Columbia
  Wayne Panapa
Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa (National Māori Accountants Network)
  Timothy Werner
Indigenous Accountants Australia (IAA)

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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