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Start Date/Time 27th Apr Thursday AM 1:00 (GMT 0)
End Date/Time 27th Apr Thursday AM 1:00 (GMT 0)
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CCAB has added MORE events for you in Calgary in May!


A great week for Aboriginal Business

With you in mind, we've added a couple more events to the mix!

CCAB is excited to announce two more exciting events taking place in Calgary the week of the AED Conference & Calgary Gala for all members and non-members!

May 10, 2017 - Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, 6pm - 8pm 

Tools & Financing for Aboriginal Business (TFAB) will be presenting their second Aboriginal Business Networking Event featuring a special keynote address by Nicole Bourque-Bouchier, CEO, The Bouchier Group and respected Aboriginal business leader, who will be sharing on the importance of partnerships and The Bouchier Group/Carillion case study. This networking event is free for CCAB Members as well as registered attendees of the CCAB Aboriginal Economic Development Conference or Calgary Gala!

Beverages and canapes will be provided.

May 10, 2017 - Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire

May 12, 2017 - Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire, 9am - 11:45am

The Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) Co-hosted with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, present "Workshop: Business, Investors, and Reconciliation" at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire from  9am – 11:45am. This workshop will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous trusts, business people and economic development officers to address how publicly-listed companies in Canada can implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action for business and what investors can do to help get them there. *Registration is required. This is a FREE event and space is limited. For more information:

Register for the AEDC & Calgary Gala below! 

AEDC & Calgary
Latest information for the AED Conference, with more panelists to be confirmed!
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Start Date/Time 25th Apr Tuesday AM 9:00 (GMT -6)
End Date/Time 27th Apr Thursday PM 5:00 (GMT -6)
Location Winnipeg, MB
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2017 Indigenous HR Skill Builder Conference

2017 Indigenous HR Skill Builder Conference

Register by Feb. 28, 2017 and save 10%!

Conference details: April 25-27, 2017 Canad Inns Destination Centre Club Regent Casino Hotel 1415 Regent Ave W, Winnipeg, Manitoba About the event: Our conference is back for its 7th event! Legacy Bowes Group is pleased to again offer a series of in-depth, “dig deep” human resource workshops where participants can learn key skills and take home practical tools and techniques that can be applied right away. Geared to the unique challenges faced by First Nation and Métis communities, the conference is directed to Band Managers, Administrators and Executive Directors, Chiefs and Councillors, HR Managers, program managers, finance managers, community health professionals, social workers and educational leaders. This conference includes an intensive, fact filled “Boot Camp” followed by two days packed full of inspiring learning opportunities. We hope to see you there! Take advantage of our Early Bird Pricing and save 10% off the cost of registration: skillbuilder-button-register

Apr. 25, 2017 – HR Bootcamp

Whether you are new to managing people, a seasoned veteran or have some burning questions on the basics, this workshop will explore what you need to cover the essentials. Learn why the first day on the job is key.

Apr. 26, 2017 – Day 1 Workshops, Morning Session

1. Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear! Learn to Manage Difficult Conversations How many times have you shied away from a difficult conversation or put your comments aside until a more “perfect time”? Or, have you deliberately procrastinated discussing an important and sensitive subject with an employee? While admittedly difficult, as a manager, you need to make these conversations happen!  Take your leadership skills to the next level by attending this workshop and get comfortable with confrontation. Understand how conflict arises and what strategies can effectively confront and diffuse the situation resulting in a win/win solution. 2. You Aren’t Alone! Top Ten Employee Issues and How to Deal With Them Overwhelmed by inappropriate behavior in the workplace? Just where are employees crossing the line? What are other organizations experiencing? How have these situations been managed? What can you learn from them?  Join this workshop to learn about the top ten HR issues common to Indigenous organizations and what strategies can help you to avoid these pitfalls. 3. A) Effective Meeting Management It doesn’t take long for a new manager and/or a new Band Councillor to start to hate going to another meeting! On and on they go! In fact, one of the biggest complaints in the workplace is that too much time spent in too many unproductive meetings.  Join this workshop and participate in a mock meeting scenario where you will learn key tactics for making your meeting more effective. Stop wasting time! 3. B) The Word Collaboration Spells Success! Are funding cuts and fiscal constraint holding you back? If so, the route to success might be collaboration between your First Nation community and your local municipality. Join this workshop to learn about building partnerships and collaborating with your neighbours and why it can work. 4. Is the Social Media Monster Lurking at your work? Social media is revolutionizing how people interact but it is also causing legal, financial and personnel risks for many First Nation communities and agencies. Not only that, many organizations still do not have a social media policy and are not effectively managing the risks of the wired, wired world.  Join this workshop to learn the benefits and risks of social media and the internet in recruitment and selection, socialization, training, knowledge sharing, branding, problem solving and organization culture change.

Apr. 26, 2017 – Day 1 Workshops, Afternoon Session

5. The Bully and the Bottom Line Did you know that approximately 30% of your staff has experienced bullying at work? Yet, how many complaints did you receive? Are you aware how employee morale, attendance and productivity can be affected? As a manager, what is your responsibility when you learn about bullying in the workplace? Do you have policies and processes in place to deal with bully behaviour? Attend this workshop to fully examine bullying in the workplace, how to recognize bullying, stop it right at the source and prevent it from impacting employee morale and your bottom line. 6. Workplace Mental Health, Addiction and Psychological Safety Join this interactive, skills-based workshop to gain knowledge of the concrete steps of successful employee intervention/offer to assist.  Through group facilitation and exercises, participants will gain familiarity with the National Standards on Mental Health, understand the concept of mental health, the signs of possible mental illness in the workplace and a step by step process to address and intervene with struggling employees. 7. The Devil is in the Details – Managing Chronic Absenteeism Is your organization suffering from chronic absenteeism…those one or two employees who are frustrating management to no end?  Yes, some reasons for absence are valid but usually the chronic abuser gives excuse after excuse after excuse.  So what can you do?  Attend this workshop to learn more about the issue of chronic absenteeism and how to tread carefully as you try to manage the issue. 8. Leading the Leaders: Perfecting your Role as the Band Manager As Band Councils move toward more strategic roles instead of managing day to day tasks, the role of Band Manager and/or Executive Director becomes even more important. Yet, helping leaders change their way of doing things can be a challenge. Attend this workshop to hear firsthand how you can continue to professionalize your role, build the trust, respect and confidence of your leaders.

Apr. 27, 2017 – Day 2 Workshops, Morning Session

9. When Was The Last Time You Read the Rule Book? What is the status of your workplace policies? Is there consistency? Are they outdated? Have you been confronted with legal issues from former employees? Is your absentee rate so high that work is not being done? Plan to attend this workshop to learn the what, when, how and why of human resource policies and practices. Return home with a sample HR policy framework and a basic knowledge of why policies are important. 10. A Coaching Approach to Managing Interpersonal Conflict Does fear of conflict hinder your leadership success? Overcome this fear by becoming self-aware about your own emotions and reaction to others. Master the different conflict styles, conflict triggers and reactions. Learn 5 practical communication techniques to diffuse and manage conflict. 11. That’s Real Life – Challenges and Opportunity Front line community leaders and politicians deal with a multitude of problems. While they have their own agenda, elected leaders must work closely with their administrative staff to get things done. Attend this panel of leaders to learn what challenges elected leaders experience and what they expect from their administrative staff. Learn how they meet challenges and opportunities head on.  Discover how to gain influence with your Chief and Council and how to become a strategic partner. 12. Leadership Isn’t Just a Word – Be the Leader You Want to Be Leadership can be read about, leadership can be talked about but the essence of leadership is taking action.  Learn what holds you back from being the leader you want to be and discover the tools that will help you find your Personal Leadership Effectiveness!

Apr. 27, 2017 – Day 2 Workshops, Afternoon Session

13. Straight Talk – Communicating Effectively In a perfect world, everyone would be good tempered, listen carefully and be accountable for their actions.  Although the world does not always seem perfect, we do have the opportunity to build effective relationships with others and communicate confidently.  At work it is important to communicate with others and relate in a way that helps us develop productive working relationships with coworkers and clients.  This means thinking about how to talk to someone in a way that is effective for them, getting the message understood and the job done, while managing ourselves and our behavior.  Through exercises, strategies and tips, you’ll consider approaches to support clear, assertive and productive interactions.  You will also explore three key behaviors for creating the relationships and outcomes you want at work and at home:  Connect | Evolve | Resolve 14. Financial Boot Camp for Program Managers Having influence at the Council table requires HR professionals to understand the basics of financial management and how dollars and cents impacts human resources and your organization as a whole.  The big picture includes revenue, expenses, grants, project funding and reporting all impact your department. Attend this workshop to gain the basic business smarts needed to move from “fluff” to being a true business partner. 15. Avoid a Wiki-Leaks Crisis – Protect your Information! No one wants their private information circulating in the community or heaven forbid, released through Wiki-leaks. However, many communities and agencies have simply not been paying enough attention to the security of information. With human resource information becoming more complex and regulated than ever before, managers need to start paying attention. Attend this workshop to learn just what kind of information management systems and policies are needed to the safety of both business and private information. What steps need to be taken to retain, access and secure employee information? 16. Coaching Your Team to Success Your job as a manager/supervisor is to inspire, encourage and reward your employees for success.  This means creating a coaching culture.   Did you know that research shows organizations with a coaching culture achieve superior organizational and financial results?  Wouldn’t you like your organization to be one of the successes?  Join this workshop to learn the value of coaching conversations and strategies for coaching your team.

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Start Date/Time 27th Apr Thursday AM 9:00 (GMT -5)
End Date/Time 27th Apr Thursday PM 5:00 (GMT -5)
Location Orillia, ON
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Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Workshop



is hosting a free workshop in conjunction with

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Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Workshop.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 Casino Rama 5899 Rama Road Orillia, ON

  SRI (sustainable and responsible investment) is investment that aims to reconcile financial return with a social impact, by financing companies and public entities that contribute to sustainable development, regardless of their sector of activity.  By influencing the actions and governance of these organizations, SRI promotes a responsible economy.

Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Conference

April 27, 2017 – Rama Resort and Conference Centre  
8:00 – 9:00 Registration Opens & Continental  Breakfast
9:00 – 10:00 OPENING WELCOME Introduction ·         David Boisvert, Peace Hills Trust ·         Mark Sevestre, NATOA ·         Peter Chapman, SHARE
10:00 – 10:45 ORIGINS OF RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT 1.      Value-Driven Arguments for Considering ESG 2.      Values-Driven Arguments for Considering ESG 3.      Hybrid approaches: Are values and value exclusive

·  Peter Chapman, SHARE

10:45 – 11:00 COFFEE BREAK
11:00 – 12:00 RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT APPROACHES 1.      Screening 2.      Stewardship 3.      Integration 4.      Impact Investing

· Margaret Childe, Sustainalytics

12:00 – 1:30 LUNCHEON
An open discussion on Indigenous Rights, the impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and how these factors contribute to the ability for Indigenous/First Nations Trusts and investors to generate revenue in a manner that does not negatively impact cultures, rights, the environment and returns. ·  Dawn Madahbee Leach, Waubetek Business Development & NAEDB ·  Kevin Thomas, SHARE ·   Jeff Frketich, Peace Hills Trust
2:30 – 2:45 BREAK
2:45 – 3:45 CASE STUDY: OIL INDUSTRY INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AS CAPITAL STEWARDS Overview of the steps Nipissing First Nation took to develop and implement a Socially Responsible Investment Policy. ·  Meriza George, Nipissing First Nation 2013 Boundary Claim Trust ·   Dwayne Nashkawa, Nipissing First Nation ·  Georgina Villeneuve, Peace Hills Trust
3:45 – 4:30 CLOSING/CONFERENCE SUMMARY -WRAP UP 1.      Review of Opening Expectations

·  Georgina Villeneuve, Peace Hills Trust

·  Mark Sevestre, NATOA

·   Peter Chapman, SHARE


Event Details
Start Date/Time 27th Apr Thursday AM 9:00 (GMT -5)
End Date/Time 28th Apr Friday PM 5:00 (GMT -5)
Location Kitigan Zibi, QC
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First Nations Education Council (FNEC) Teacher Symposium

Welcome to the Teacher Symposium

The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is holding a symposium on April 27 and 28, 2017, in Kitigan Zibi where teachers at all levels will have the opportunity to share their teaching practices.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS Interested teachers are asked to submit their proposal using the appended form which must include a brief description of the presentation by December 16, 2016. Forms received after this date may be refused. Send your form, making sure you request a delivery receipt, to Loretta Robinson by fax, at 418-842-9988, or by email at Proposal Form

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