AFOA_ON_Conference2020 (2/12/2020) 

AFOA Ontario - Conference & AGM 2020

AFOA Ontario Workshop, Conference & AGM
March 25-27th, 2020
Rama Hotel and Resort 
5899 Rama Rd, 
Orillia, ON 

Join us for an exciting 2-day conference that focuses on Finance and HR within our Indigenous communities & organizations.  
This is your opportunity to network and hear from other professionals about best practices and trends in Aboriginal finance & management.

Tentative Agenda Items:
Job Descriptions – What’s the big deal?
WSIB – What you need to know
Developing policies on Investing, Finance and Health & Safety
Information Sessions on FNFMB & First Nations Market Housing Fund
Trade show/artisans & more!

Please email your completed registration form to:
Helen Bobiwash at
or fax to 1 (613) 722-3467
Please remit payment to:
AFOA-Ontario, c/o Helen Bobiwash – P.O. Box 191 – Naughton, ON P0M 2M0


Scholarship Available for the CIL Cohort 2

With the support of the NIB Trust Fund, the Indigenous Learning Centre (ILC) is pleased to offer a scholarship to someone wishing to attend an in-person session for the Certified Indigenous Leadership Cohort 2. This scholarship is valued at $2,500 and is applicable to the March 14 & 15, 2020 sessions.

Deadline is February 14, 2020.

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

 Nominate a Community for the Indigenous Excellence Award (1/14/2020) 

Nominate a Community for the Indigenous Excellence Award

The 2020 MNP-AFOA Canada Indigenous Community Excellence 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.

The MNP-AFOA Canada Indigenous Community Excellence Award will be presented at a special gala during the 2020 AFOA Canada’s 20th Anniversary National Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia on October 29, 2020. Two community representatives will also receive complimentary conference registration and financial assistance to attend the conference

Deadline: May 31, 2020

For more information, please visit the Awards page and download an application. 

 MB_7th_Conference (1/6/2020) 

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 .