2019 Scholarship and Bursary Programs (8/21/2019) 

2019 ILC Scholarship Available Now Open

The ILC, with the support of the NIB Trust, is pleased to offer a number of Professional Development Scholarships. Apply today!

Professional Development Scholarships are available to First Nations & Métis.


For more information on the Professional Development Scholarships, guidelines or to download an application form, please visit the Scholarship page .

Please also review the ILC Bursary and Scholarship - General Regulations 

For further information, please email or call toll-free 1-866-722-2362. You can also fax your applications to 613-722-3467 or courier it or submit it in person to the address below:

Indigenous Learning Centre
c/o AFOA Canada
301-1066 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4T3



Notice is hereby given that the Annual Meeting of members in good standing of the AFOA Canada will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. (local time) in the meeting room in the Gallery A room located at TCU Place, 35 22 Street East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0C8. 

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2018-2019 Financial Statements
2018-2019 États financiers 

AFOA Canada is seeking nominees to stand for election for two (2) directors to serve on the Board of Directors.

Below is additional information on time and commitment involved to serve on the Board:

  • 3 Board meetings are held throughout the year (meetings are one-day in duration and travel will be covered by AFOA Canada)
  • 2 to 3 teleconference meetings are scheduled (usually 1 to 2 hours in duration)

 For more information about the Board of Directors or the election process, please contact Sara Roundpoint at or call her at 613-722-5543.

Read the Call for Nominations -  Bilingual




AFOA Canada is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Vice President, Education and Training:

Vice President, Education & Training
As a member of AFOA Canada’s senior management team, The Vice President, Education & Training will work closely with and report directly to the President & CEO. The Vice President, Education & Training will assume accountability for the overall direction and guidance for AFOA Canada’s full educational staff and programs including certification programs such as the Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM), Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) designations, Certified Indigenous Leadership (CIL), Harvard Business School Certificate Program, and a suite of capacity building workshops. 

Read the full posting for more information.

Membership Administrator - One Year Term CLOSED
AFOA Canada is looking for an energetic youth to provide administrative support to the Education and Membership team. The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and carrying out membership activities, including recruitment and retention, processing applications, processing payments, inputting data into a database, preparing invoices and tracking payments. The incumbent will also assist the Manager, Education and Membership with maintaining all membership files and ensuring integrity of paper and electronic documents.

Read the full posting for more information.

 AFOA Ontario Conference on Risk Management (7/19/2019) 

Register Today for the AFOA Ontario Conference on Risk Management

Join us for an exciting 2-day conference that focuses on Risk Management within our Indigenous communities and organizations. This is your opportunity to network and hear from other professionals about best practices and trends in Indigenous finance & management. Who should attend? Indigenous Finance Officers, Administrators, Chiefs, Councillors, and Sr. Program Managers working in First Nation communities and organizations across Ontario.

Risk Management - Protecting Our Communities
Sudbury, ON • August 14 - 15, 2019

Tentative Agenda Items:

  • Reducing Accidents & Community Litigation
  • When should employers request police record checks?
  • Assessing Financial Risks - How to Identify & Mitigate
  • Information Sessions on CAPA, FMB & FNFA
  • Trade show/artisans & more!

Come early and Join us for our Pre-Conference Workshop:

Pre-Conference Workshop - August 13, 2019
Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 5 - Drug and Alcohol Policies
Module 5 addresses how to develop and implement drug and alcohol policies that respect the new Cannabis Act as well as existing human rights, employment and privacy legislation. It also provides participants with information on how to communicate with supervisors and employees about updated policies, how to define safety-sensitive positions that may be subject to drug-testing, and how to identify potential impairment. The workshop ends with a discussion on the importance of documenting critical incidents and accommodating employees.

Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda
*Please note separate registration for this workshop is required (form included in the registration package)

Registration Form

 Interim Report Released by the Joint Advisory Committee on Fiscal Relations (6/19/2019) 

Interim Report Released by the Joint Advisory Committee on Fiscal Relations

The Joint Advisory Committee on Fiscal Relations (committee) has released their Interim Report entitled, "Honouring our Ancestors by Trailblazing a Path to the Future."  

A Memorandum of Understanding signed by National Chief Bellegarde of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) and Minister Bennett of Indigenous Services Canada provided the framework for the work that has been undertaken to explore a new fiscal relationship. The Interim Report is a roll up of the committee's work and sets out the way forward for the coming years on initiatives to build a New Fiscal Relationship between Canada and First Nations.

The Interim Report will be presented to the Chief's in Assembly at the upcoming Assembly of First Nations 40th Annual General Assembly, from July 23 to 25, 2019 in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Interim Report of the Joint Advisory Committee on Fiscal Relations - for Engagement Purposes
An Overview of the Interim Report of the Joint Advisory Committee on Fiscal Relations - for Engagement Purposes

Rapport provisoire au Comité consultatif mixte sur les relations financières – à des fins de participation
Aperçu du rapport provisoire du Comité consultatif mixte sur les relations financières – à des fins de participation

Should you have any questions, please contact AFOA Canada at (613) 722-5543 or by email at