Board of Directors

The Cando Board of Directors consists of elected members who are responsible for managing the affairs of Cando. The Board of Directors is responsible for developing Cando's three year business plan, including budgets. It makes annual adjustments to the business plan, and provides direction to the Cando Office through the Executive Director, who ensures the business plan is executed. Directors must hold full membership in Cando, be involved in economic development, and employed by an Indigenous organization or community. The Board convenes meetings two to three times per year at different locations in Canada and meets several times per year through teleconferencing.

 


Meet the Executive Committee

The Executive Committee was elected by the Board of Directors on November 24, 2017.

"I am deeply humbled and grateful to be elected for another one year term as the President of CANDO. I would like to also take the opportunity to congratulate Ed Collins as our new Vice-President and Elaine Chambers as our Secretary Treasurer. We have a lot of work to do to make our organization the go to economic development national organization. This year I would like us to continue our efforts to reach out to all of the national organizations working in economic development to join us at the table to discuss how we can put our people first whether is First Nations, Inuit or Metis business owners."

Keith Matthew - Cando President


Keith Matthew

Keith Matthew

President & Director - Southern British Columbia

(250) 828-9833
seklep@telus.net

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Edmond CollinsEdmond Collins
Vice President & Director - Ontario
(807) 623-2021
edcollins@fwfn.com
 
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Elaine PhotoElaine Chambers
Secretary Treasurer & Director - Yukon
(867) 668-6925
echambers@dananaye.com
 
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Directors 

 
Trevor C. AcooseTrevor C. Acoose
Director - Saskatchewan
(306) 696-3121
secondbuffalo@gmail.com
 
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Tim DanielsTim Daniels
Director - Manitoba
(204) 857-3530
timdaniels@live.ca
 
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RubyRuby Littlechild
National Student Director
(780) 902-2241

rubylchild@hotmail.com

 
 
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Amy LizotteAmy Lizotte
Director - Northwest Territories
(867) 767-9212 x 63249
amy_lizotte@gov.nt.ca
 
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Tracy MengeTracy Menge
Director - Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & Labrador
(902) 565-2233
tracymenge@eskasoni.ca
 
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Bertram MercerBertram Mercer

Director - Northern British Columbia
(250) 633-3000
bertramm@nisgaa.net

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Shawna Morning BullShawna Morning Bull
Director - Alberta
(403) 238-9100
shawna@t7edc.com
 
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Hal Timar PhotoHal Timar
Director - Nunavut
(867) 979-4620

exdir@nunavuteda.com

 
 
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Helen Ward
Helen Ward-Wakelin
Director - New Brunswick & Prince Edward Island
(506) 624-4553
helen@nataweg.com
 
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Angel WardAngel Ward
Director - Quebec
(418) 759-3441
angel.ward@gesgapegiag.ca
 
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