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 Now Accepting Youth Applications for Harvard (2019-02-06) 
   





NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NUTRIEN YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP TO ATTEND HARVARD

AFOA Canada and Nutrien have come together to sponsor one (1) youth between the ages of 22 & 29 to attend Harvard Business School. This unique program is for senior administrators, executive officers, elected leaders and senior managers working in Indigenous communities; urban, rural organizations and isolated settings; and on and off-reserve. Scholarship package includes travel, accommodations and meal expenses, covered in accordance with Treasury Board Guidelines. Apply today!

Harvard Business School Certificate Program
May 6-10, 2019
Boston, MA, USA

Deadline: February 22, 2019 @ 5 PM (EDT)

For more information,  visit AFOA Canada's Harvard Program page or contact us at 1-866-722-2362.


 Nominate a Community for an Indigenous Excellence Award (2019-02-05) 
   



nominate a community for an indigenous excellence award

MNP & AFOA Canada are dedicated to helping Indigenous leaders reach the highest standard of excellence in finance and management. This is one example of that commitment.

We are pleased to share, the 2019 MNP-AFOA Canada Indigenous Community Excellence Award is now OPEN.  The award recognizes an Indigenous community that has demonstrated significant change through governance, leadership and management excellence. A task not easily accomplished, but has been undertaken by an entire community to propel change for its members.

Applicants/Nominees are asked to demonstrate how their commitment towards progression has positively impacted their members, stakeholders and those they work with.

We invite you to think about the people around you and to nominate someone who has demonstrated a special passion and drive in the interests of Aboriginal financial management. Who has strengthened and has built upon the successes we have achieved?  Who exemplifies this mission through their day-to-day efforts?

For more information or to download the application, please visit the Awards page .


 Apply Now for the 2019 Indigenous Youth Awards (2019-01-30) 
   


 

APPLY NOW FOR THE 2019 INDIGENOUS YOUTH FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT AWARDS

The 14th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards is NOW OPEN to Indigenous youth in grades 11 & 12 (maximum age 19 at October 1, 2019). Recipients attend AFOA Canada's National Conference and participate in a special Youth program designed to introduce youth to careers in Indigenous finance and management.

There is a great demand within Indigenous communities and off-reserve for Indigenous financial management professionals and there are many opportunities for those who want to pursue this career path and many sources of assistance. However, very few of our young people are pursuing an education in financial management after high school.

That is why AFOA Canada and Nutrien have come together to offer the 14th Annual Nutrien Indigenous Youth Financial Management Awards. 

In the Fall of 2019 we will bring 3 outstanding Indigenous Youths (and a chaperone each) to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for 4 nights to attend the AFOA Canada's National Conference and awards ceremony October 8-10, 2019.

Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019 @ 9PM EST

To learn more or to download the application, visit the AFOA Canada's Youth Awards page . 


 AFOA Canada is Hiring (2019-01-30) 
   


AFOA CANADA IS HIRING

AFOA Canada is looking for a candidate to develop and direct the implementation of marketing and communication strategies of AFOA Canada. The Manager, Marketing and Communications is a consensus leader with a proven track record of success in working with both internal and external parties. 

This is a full-time permanent position at the AFOA Canada office in Ottawa, Ontario. If you are qualified and attracted to assisting the AFOA Canada achieve our goals, please provide your resume and cover letter in strict confidence by email to HR-Staffing@afoa.ca or by fax to (613) 722-3467. 

Deadline: Until Filled

 Update on the Joint Advisory Committee on Fiscal Relations (2019-01-30) 
   

UPDATE ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF THE JOINT ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON FISCAL RELATIONS

The Government of Canada is working with First Nations and has established an advisory committee and Technical Working Groups to provide guidance and recommendations on a new fiscal relationship. It is expected that this engagement process would result in refined options related to predictability, sufficiency, and mutual accountability.

 AFOA Canada is pleased to provide you with an update on the current status of the Technical Working Groups in the form of a Management Brief and Meeting Highlights:

Outcomes of the Joint AFN-ISC Advisory Committee on Fiscal Relations Meeting

Conclusions de la réunion du Comité consultatif mixte de l'Assemblée des Premières Nations (APN) et de Services aux Autochtones Canada (SAC) sur les relations financières