CAFM_InPerson_Scholarship (12/12/2019) 

New Scholarships Available for CAFM, CIL and Online

With the support of the NIB Trust Fund, the Indigenous Learning Centre (ILC) is pleased to offer scholarships to anyone wishing to take AFOA Canada's online courses, or attend a CAFM or CIL In-Person session. Scholarships are now available for:

  • CAFM 14 In-Person Sessions at Fanshawe College in London. Deadline is January 24, 2020.
  • Certified Indigenous Leadership (CIL) In-Person - Cohort 2. Deadline is December 11, 2019.
  • Online Winter Courses for the CAFM or CAPA program. Deadline is January 10, 2020.

Download the Professional Development Scholarship Guidelines. For more information about Professional Development Scholarships and to download the applications, visit the Scholarships page.

 MB_7th_Conference (12/12/2019) 

AFOA Manitoba's 7th Annual Conference

AFOA Manitoba (Aboriginal Financial Officers Association) is holding its 7th Annual Leadership and Administrators Conference with a theme of “Partners in Progress – Make Every Connection Matter” on February 19 & 20, 2020 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Conference Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Pre-Conference is being held on February 18, 2020 focusing on Human Resources Management Essentials – Module 1 – Professional Practice. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm in the Wellington Boardroom.

AFOA Manitoba Members in good standing there will be Annual General Meeting held on February 19, 2020 at 3pm to 4:30 pm.

There is an evening event planned as well on February 19th, 2020 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., come join us for a meet and greet with conference sponsors and conference exhibitors.

For more information or how to register please visit our website at or email us at

Conference Poster
Conference Registration Form
Pre-Conference Registration
Sponsors & Exhibitors Package

 Become an Ambassador for I-HRP (12/10/2019) 

Become an Ambassador for the National Indigenous HR Professional Certification Project

AFOA Canada is calling on all AFOA Canada Members to be ambassadors for the National Indigenous Human Resources Professional (I-HRP) Certification Project.


Your help is needed to fill out the survey and increase the number of survey respondents by becoming a Project Ambassador. As an ambassador you can forward the survey link below and encouraging anyone who works or has worked in a Human Resources capacity to complete the survey.


The role of Human Resources 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.


AFOA Canada is undertaking a Competency Survey to gather your views about the competencies that you think are needed to develop effective Indigenous Human Resources Professionals.


Fill out the survey before December 19, 2019 at 5:00 PM (EDT) and you will be entered into a draw for a prize.

For more information, please review the Press Release .

 Call for FNFMB Board Nominations (11/27/2019) 

NOTICE – Call for First Nations Financial Management Board (FNFMB) Nominations

AFOA Canada is seeking applications for appointment to the First Nations Financial Management Board ("FNFMB") pursuant to Part 3, Section 41(2) of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, 2005 c.9. AFOA CANADA is seeking to appoint one person to the Board of Directors of FNFMB for a 5-year term.

We encourage applicants who satisfy the Statement of Qualifications to submit a completed Application Form addressed to Terry Goodtrack, President & CEO at:

AFOA Canada
1066 Somerset Street, Suite 301
Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4T3

Application Forms must be submitted by Friday January 31, 2020 at 3pm EST. Under no circumstance will late Application Forms be accepted.

Should you require additional information, please contact Sara Roundpoint, Executive Coordinator at or by calling 1-866-722-2362.

Review the Notice

Review the Statement of Qualifications and Application Form

 Fanshawe_CAFM (11/27/2019) 

New Opportunity to Obtain a CAFM Designation 

AFOA Canada in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and Fanshawe College offer a new opportunity for individuals studying to obtain their Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation through the CAFM Education Program or for persons who qualify for Special Arrangement BUnder this partnership, Fanshawe College will deliver several of AFOA Canada’s CAFM courses through a combination of in-class and on-line studies.

CAFM 14 - In-class Sessions

The first course offered is CAFM 14 (Fanshawe College course code BUSI 1196) beginning in January 2020. This course will include six Saturday sessions that will be delivered in-class at Fanshawe College, the London Ontario campus, on the following dates:  

  • January 18, 2020
  • February 8, 2020
  • March 7 & March 28, 2020
  • April 4 & April 18, 2020

Subsidies & Sponsorship Opportunities 
CPA Canada has made subsidies available to cover the cost of travel and accommodation for the in-class studies. The Indigenous Learning Centre also has made available a number of Professional Development Scholarships for participants who are seeking funds to cover the cover the cost of travel and accommodations   Additional course offerings will become available in subsequent semesters at Fanshawe College.

Registation is now Open for CAFM 14 (BUSI 1196)!
Additional course offerings will become available in subsequent semesters at Fanshawe College

To register for this course and for more information on upcoming courses and subsidies, please contact: 

Dan Relihan
Project Manager, CPA Canada
Accounting Education for Indigenous Students 
(604) 363-0587