Cando Courses

Cando offers professional development, and in some regions accredited training, at our Links to Learning events across the country. These conferences are tailored to each region’s EDO preference/expressed need.



Current Accredited Training Courses being offered:

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National Conference:
Accredited Training towards TAED Certification

Competency 1: Aboriginal Law & Policies
ACED-220 - First Nations Law and Community Economic Development

Instructor: Koren Lightning Earle
Date: October 26, 2020
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm MST

Course Details
ACED 220 will provide the student with knowledge of contemporary First Nations Law and Economic Development. The student will learn about constitutional law, case law, and public policy. This course will discuss the concepts of self-government and also of community development. Analysis will include studying the Indian Act and also studying contemporary economic initiatives. In addition, this course will discuss the communities' control over services, creation of corporations, and economic development. Systemic issues such as historical background, history of treaties, and Canada-First Nation relations will be studied. This course will provide a historical understanding of contemporary events as well as current legal and political developments.

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WED - Links to Learning & Procurement Webinar
Accredited Training towards TAED Certification

Competency 11: Aboriginal Business Development & Entrepreneurship
ACED-120 - VENTURE DEVELOPMENT

Instructor: Morgan Bamford, Contract Instructor, NVIT (TBC)
Date: November 13, 2020 (TBC)
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm MST

Course Details
ACED 120 introduces students to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Students examine the concepts, activities and new ways to meet the needs and demands of entrepreneurs. There will be a focus on opportunities for venture development in Aboriginal communities.

The instructor: Morgan Bamford

Morgan BamfordMorgan is a contract instructor with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, facilitating accredited training courses in the Aboriginal Community Economic Development program. He has a background in Municipal-Indigenous relations, Indigenous CED and organizational development. Morgan currently works in the municipal sector and co-owns a small CED research and consulting business. He is Board Chair of Volunteer Alberta, which advocates for the growth and development of the non-profit voluntary sector in the province.

Morgan holds an MBA in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies and Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Sport and Recreation from the University of Alberta. He is PAED (Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer) certified through Cando. He and his wife Jocelyn live in Edmonton, Alberta.

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WED - Links to Learning & Procurement Webinar
Accredited Training towards TAED Certification

Competency 7: Project Management
ACED-180 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Instructor: Morgan Bamford, Contract Instructor, NVIT (TBC)
Date: February 2, 2021 (TBC)
Time: 9: 00am – 3:00pm MST

Course Details
Examines project management from a First Nations perspective, using models based on First Nations community projects. Experiential processes supplement theories for an introductory approach to managing projects, including finances, planning, scheduling and problem-solving. This course is targeted for those who are employed and/or have administrative experience.


The instructor: Morgan Bamford

Morgan BamfordMorgan is a contract instructor with Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, facilitating accredited training courses in the Aboriginal Community Economic Development program. He has a background in Municipal-Indigenous relations, Indigenous CED and organizational development. Morgan currently works in the municipal sector and co-owns a small CED research and consulting business. He is Board Chair of Volunteer Alberta, which advocates for the growth and development of the non-profit voluntary sector in the province.

Morgan holds an MBA in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies and Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Sport and Recreation from the University of Alberta. He is PAED (Professional Aboriginal Economic Developer) certified through Cando. He and his wife Jocelyn live in Edmonton, Alberta.


** Please note that these competencies are not yet been confirmed, stay tuned for more information **

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Please check our Links to Learning page for more details:
http://www.edo.ca/links-to-learning


"We believe in specialized training to help professionals meet the demands of their role
more effectively and raise
their profile. We’ve seen the results first hand.”
- Ray Wanuch, Cando Executive Director, PAED