Links to Learning
The L2L Webinar Series has been extended and will take place between October and June!
Successful land management and economic development initiatives are key to building healthy, thriving Indigenous communities. Links to Learning (L2L) is developing a virtual training series that provides a wide range of learning opportunities for Economic Development Officers (EDOs) and Lands Management Officers (LMOs).
The L2L Webinar Series will include weekly scheduled delivery of virtual workshops, presentations and panels led by experts in a range of Indigenous economic and land development related disciplines unique to the region. Each of the four (4) streams will be customized to address issues and learning relevant to the region.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
3:00PM MT - 4:00PM MT
Title: Online Business Development - Building First Nation Opportunity
Economic Development Officers are curious about using popular online platforms to participate in
This 1-hour webinar will explore the relationship development process online at a high level giving
it retooled with learning outcomes of:
Presenter: Loa Fridfinnson, Marketer and Trainer with Activ8
She also works with progressive Indigenous communities in
Loa created a 15-course business training program that gives
June 9 - 11:00am MT / 1:00pm ET
Presentation: Introduction to Export Development Canada and Exporting
Register in advance for this meeting:
Indigenous companies face a unique set of challenges when starting and running a business. Join Todd Evans, EDC’s National Lead for Indigenous-led Exporters, as he explains how exporting and selling to international customers can support your economic development strategy. During this webinar you will learn:
- How to build an export plan
- How to select an export market using EDC’s free Trade Toolkit
- How to access grants and government programs
- How to sell internationally by leveraging the financial solutions available to you
Todd Evans - National Lead, Indigenous Exporters, Export Development Canada As National Lead for Indigenous Exporters, Todd’s role is to advance Export Development Canada’s understanding of the needs and challenges of the Indigenous business community, and to help develop a longer-term strategy for serving this market. Todd is responsible for EDC’s engagement with external stakeholders and Indigenous clients. He works closely with his EDC colleagues and senior management to support the growing export needs of Indigenous businesses.
Prior to taking on his current role, Todd was a principal with EDC’s Economics team. His previous positions at EDC include director of economic analysis and forecasting, and director of the corporate research department. Before joining EDC in 1997, Todd worked with various public and private sector organizations including Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Economic Council of Canada, the Conference Board of Canada and HLB. His areas of expertise include economic development and international trade.
During his 23 years with EDC, Todd has led a number of initiatives including development of the Corporation’s Canadian economic benefits framework, developing the Global Export Forecast and he is a key author of EDC’s integrative trade methodology. He has published several articles on issues around international trade, investment and global supply chains. Todd has a BA degree in economics and statistics from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a MA degree in economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Todd is proud of his Mi’kmaq culture. He is a traditional powwow dancer and plans to spend a lot more time on the pow wow trail when he retires.
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
TOPICS/SUBJECT MATTER HAVE INCLUDED:
Entrepreneurship Resources and Funding Sources
Disaster Readiness & Recovery
Virtual Business Development
Agriculture and Agri Foods
Natural Resources Development Opportunities
Government Procurement (dedicated content stream)
March 9 & 11, 2021
Financial Literacy Sessions from BDC and CPAC
- with various presenters
February 23 & 25, 2021
Strengthening the Community Through Food Projects - Various Presenters
February 9 & 11, 2021
Introduction to Export Development Canada and Export Opportunities - Todd Evans
February 2 & 4, 2021
Indigenous Development and Prosperity - Kendal Netmaker
December 15 & 17, 2020
Zoomed Out? Zoom In! - Michelle Nieviadomy
December 8 & 10, 2020
Indigenous Leadership - Kendal Netmaker
Making Economic Resiliency and Recovery The New Norm
November 3 & 5, 2020
First Nations Good Governance & Economic Resiliency
Master Your Disaster: A Primer
October 6 & 8, 2020
First Nations Good Governance & Designing Self-Governments
Suggest a webinar topic or recommend a presenter
or for more information, please contact:
Phone Number: 780-990-0303 ext 229
Cando is working to develop additional regional training and learning events for 2020 & 2021.
We will provide more information when it becomes available.