Open Forum

May Open Forum

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May 10, 2021 at 12:00pm MDT

11:00am PDT; 12:00pm MDT; 1:00pm CDT; 2:00pm EDT; 3:00pm ADT

Registration Link:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqf-yprj0vHtap31wDh6K7Wo_hvUD2DNpS

Open Forum May

This monthly Open Forum will be an opportunity for Economic Development Officers and others working in Indigenous economic development to discuss current projects, current events, and successes/ challenges.

The Open Forum will be framed around questions developed ahead of time to be discussed in breakout rooms. This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow EDO’s and those interested in Indigenous economic development from across Canada in a virtual way.

Cando will be supporting local Entrepreneurs/Artisans for prizes for participants 

Open Forum Host/MC: Trevor Cootes, Director Southern British Columbia

 Trevor CootesTrevor Cootes was born and raised in Port Alberni. I am Huuayaht First Nations , My house is Apwinisathh, I descend from the Dennis family and the Williams family. My mom is Patricia Dennis maiden name Dennis and my father is late Levi Cootes.

Trevor Cootes is serving his 2nd 4-yearr term as an Elected Member of the Executive Council for the Huuayaht First Nation. Trevor has held the Economic Development portfolio for the past 6 years; he is a Chair of the Economics Development Com-mittee and Chair of the HFND Development Corporation Board that oversees 7 Limited Partnerships owned by HFN. He holds the Portfolio of CMB Cooperative Management Board that manages the side agreement between Huuayaht and Parks Canada Pacific Rim National Park. Trevor also holds the portfolio of External Affairs, managing relations with Provincial and Federal Agencies.
Trevor currently sits on a number of boards:

• NEDC Board Nuuchanlth Economic Development Corp - 6 years
• ITBC Board Indigenous Tourism BC - 4 years
• BCEDA BC Economic Development Association Board - 5 years
• VIEA Vancouver Island Economic Alliance - 4 years

Trevor has 18 years experience in the tourism industry, in various areas from accommodations, food & beverage, adventure guide, educator, cultural, campground, events coordinator, and retail.
Trevor attended Malaspina University/College (now VIU) and took Business Management and Hospitality Management. Tre-vor had an opportunity to further his skills in tourism by taking a pilot project created jointly with NTC and NIC (North Island College) , the Coast Adventure Tourism certificate trained Nuuchanulth members already in tourism to be outdoor guides, in fishing, kayaking, sailing, and boating.
Trevor has a keen interest in outdoor & sports and taking part in our Huuayaht cultural activities.


Workshop Title:
Networking Event - Zoom and Kumospace.com

Workshop Description:

Networking is a valuable way to meet others in your target market, explore common goals and mutually beneficial business opportunities.  Join the Cando team, your fellow Cando members and our guest, Loa Fridfinnson, Marketer and Trainer with Activ8, for an hour of online mingling and learn a new, fun way to meet others online.

Social distancing has temporarily halted all in-person events driving more participation in virtual gatherings.  Online video conferencing applications such as Zoom, Skype and Google Meet offer business professionals a way to continue making new connections.  With innovative sites popping up such as Kumospace.com that allow people to mimic meeting in real life with movement and different event spaces, we are excited to introduce a way to spice up your networking experience.  Join us for an hour to meet some of your industry peers, explore business opportunities and have some fun in the process!

After you register, you will receive the Kumospace registration via email.

Presenter: Loa Fridfinnson, Marketer and Trainer with Activ8

Loa Fridfinnson
Loa has 20+ years of entrepreneurial, marketing, technology and sales expertise through her marketing agency Activ8, consulting for emerging private and public companies (Indigenous and non), and not-for-profit organizations in Canada. 

She also works with progressive Indigenous communities in B.C. passing along marketing, digital media and sales knowledge to Indigenous entrepreneurs who want to start and grow companies that they are passionate about. 

Loa created a 15-course business training program that gives Indigenous adults and youth the professional and personal development tools and skills needed to succeed in today's digital economy.  Many of her participants are operating thriving businesses who have been recognized for their achievements at B.C.’s Indigenous Business Awards in Vancouver.  Read more about Loa on LinkedIn.

Open Forum May

Registration Link:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqf-yprj0vHtap31wDh6K7Wo_hvUD2DNpS

 


April 12, 2021 -  Open Forum

This monthly Open Forum will be an opportunity for Economic Development Officers and others working in Indigenous economic development to discuss current projects, current events, and successes/ challenges.

The Open Forum will be framed around questions developed ahead of time to be discussed in breakout rooms. This will be a great opportunity to network with fellow EDO’s and those interested in Indigenous economic development from across Canada in a virtual way.

Host/MC: Shawna Morning bull

Shawna photo 2019Shawna Morning Bull

Secretary Treasurer & Director - Alberta

Shawna Morning Bull is a member of the Piikani First Nation located in Southern Alberta. Shawna is presently employed as the Manager Business Development at Community Futures Treaty Seven (CFT7) in Calgary, Alberta. In this capacity she is responsible for the overall direction, evaluation, and operations of the various development initiatives which the Community Futures Treaty Seven is currently involved in or wishes to pursue.

Shawna has been employed by Community Futures Treaty Seven for the past 9 years. Prior, she was a Business Loans Manager with Alberta Indian Investment Corporation and a Business Support Officer with Indian Business Corporation, but her career in business began with Peace Hills Trust in 1997. She is a graduate of Lethbridge College with Business Management and Criminal Justice. Presently, she is the Secretary for Piikani Resource Development Limited Board of Directors, an entity operating on the Piikani Nation to develop, design and implement projects, programs and services for the benefit of her First Nation economy. In 2015, Shawna joined the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Indigenous Opportunities Sub-Committee. 

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Economic Development Open Forum - Meet the Cando Board of Directors

Introductions: Michelle Nieviadomy – MC (10 mins) 

Interview with Board- Panel (25 mins)

 

Bertram Mercer

 

Bertram Mercer
Director
Northern British Columbia

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Aubrey-Anne

 

Aubrey-Anne Laliberte-Pewapisconias
National Student Director

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Edmond Collins

 

Ed Collins
Director
Ontario
 

John Hazenberg

 

John Hazenberg
Director
Northwest Territories
 

 

Breakout Session (25 mins)

Breakout Questions:

  • How has your community/organization overcome challenges from the current pandemic? What opportunities did the Pandemic offer to your organization and affiliates?
  • How have you adapted in order to bring community together, from youth to Elders?
  • How have communities adapted to cultural protocol that we would normally have done at Conferences? Ex. smudging.

 Closing Remarks (2 minutes)

Cando will be supporting local Entrepreneurs/Artisans for prizes for participants 

 


March 8, 2021 -  Open Forum

Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI)

What is CEDI?
The First Nations –Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) aims to improve the economic prosperity of participating First Nations and adjacent municipalities through joint community economic development planning and initiatives. CEDI is a joint initiative of Cando andFederationofCanadianMunicipalities(FCM).Through the CEDI program, Cando and FCM work with partner communities, consisting of First Nations and adjacent municipalities and often, other regional partners. As well, CEDI works to share lessons learned and stories of success as part of a community of practice with those who are interested in joint First Nation –municipal community economic development.

Speaker: Marissa Lawrence - Senior Program Officer
Marissa has worked for Cando as the Senior Program Officer for the First Nation – Municipal Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) since July 2017. As the CEDI Senior Program Officer, Marissa works with First Nation – municipal partnerships to build and maintain respectful and equitable partnerships and to build capacity in joint community economic development and land-use planning.

Marissa has a rich background of designing and convening community-bridging intercultural dialogue and educational programming. Marissa holds a BA in Communications, Minor in Dialogue from Simon Fraser University (SFU), Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate from SFU, and is a Cando-certified Technician Aboriginal Economic Developer (TAED).

 

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February 8, 2021 - Open Forum

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