**Due to health and safety concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Cando National Conference and AGM will be adapted into a virtual conference format.
This change will enable conference delegates to experience a tremendous opportunity to learn, enhance their skills and network with their peers while still ensuring their health and safety.
We hope our corporate partners recognize the need for this event and are willing to continue to suppoort Cando, through sponsorship, to deliver it virtually.
Proposed Conference Overview
Cando’s 27th Annual National Conference & AGM, will be held virtually. The continued support from Conference stakeholders provides Cando with the opportunity to host a quality virtual event by delivering tools, resources, training and network opportunities for Economic Development Officers, members, stakeholders, and friends.
The 2020 virtual Conference will continue to include two showcase panels: The National Youth Panel and the Women in Business Panel. In addition there will with an Agriculture/Agrifoods Panel and a Government Procurement Panel plus a variety of topical workshops and presentations to empower EDOs and Lands Managers. This year’s virtual conference promises to again provide delegates with valuable information on working in the field of Indigenous community economic development, as well as to incorporate a unique cultural perspective that is not often seen in pan-Indigenous gatherings. The conference features the following: