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FCC AgriSpirit Fund Marks Canada’s 150th Anniversary with Additional Funds

Mar 13, 2017 Regina, Saskatchewan – Farm Credit Canada is now accepting applications from registered charities and non-profit organizations in rural Canada for the FCC AgriSpirit Fund. The fund will award $1.5 million in funding this year to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary. The application deadline is April 17, 2017 and FCC will announce the selected […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2017435 Views

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Report Shows Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Face Significant Barriers in Financial Ecosystem

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Report Shows Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Face Significant Barriers in Financial Ecosystem Ottawa, March 7, 2017 – The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) commissioned a study of the financial ecosystem that provides support for Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Canada. NACCA and its member Aboriginal Financial Institutions […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 2017175 Views

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Fund Creates Opportunity for Middle Class In First Nations Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FUND CREATES OPPORTUNITY FOR MIDDLE CLASS IN FIRST NATIONS COMMUNITIES Ottawa, December 8, 2016 – The Chair of the First Nations Market Housing Fund (the Fund), John Beaucage, is proud to announce that four more First Nations have partnered with the Fund. “These First Nations are offering their emerging middle-class the opportunity […]

by pmnationtalk on December 8, 2016290 Views

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Meagan Stewart, one of their Indigenous Canadian Employees who is also a Finance Officer with HSBC Bank Canada

Release Date: June 3, 2015  Recently, Nick Ashawasega and NationTalk conducted a 3 part Interview Series with HSBC Bank Canada. HSBC Bank Canada is a global bank serving Canadians for more than 30 years. They have worked hard to improve representation and advancement of Indigenous Canadian Employees and this interview series will showcase their experiences […]

by mmnationtalk on June 3, 20154050 Views

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Bernard Gilbert, Associate Project Manager at HSBC Bank Canada

Release Date: June 3, 2015 This is the final part of a 3 part Interview Series with HSBC Bank Canada. Nick Ashawasega and NationTalk recently spoke with Bernard Gilbert, Associate Project Manager at HSBC Bank Canada, who are a global bank serving Canadians for more than 30 years. They have worked hard to improve representation […]

by mmnationtalk on June 3, 20153522 Views

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Jaqcues Fleurant, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Sponsor of the HSBC Indigenous Canadian Employee Resource Group

Release Date: June 3, 2015 Recently, Nick Ashawasega and NationTalk conducted a 3 part Interview Series with HSBC Bank Canada. Listen here for the 2nd part of this Interview Series where we speak with Jaqcues Fleurant, Chief Financial Officer and executive sponsor of the HSBC Indigenous Canadian Employee Resource Group. Jacques and HSBC Bank Canada […]

by mmnationtalk on June 3, 20153865 Views

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Economic Action Plan 2015 includes important amendments to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA).

For Immediate Release Economic Action Plan 2015 includes important amendments to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act (FMA). Westbank, British Columbia (April 22, 2015) – The First Nations Finance Authority applauds amendments to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act included in Economic Action Plan 2015. To date, 161 First Nations from all regions of Canada […]

by FrankcBusch on April 24, 2015869 Views

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AFOA Canada Focuses on Financial Literacy at its 15th Anniversary National Conference in Winnipeg, MB, February 17-19, 2015

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AFOA CANADA FOCUSES ON FINANCIAL LITERACY AT ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN WINNIPEG, MB, FEBRUARY 17-19, 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba, February 19th, 2015 – AFOA Canada’s focus is Building a Community of highly skilled finance and management professionals.  With these skills and competencies, we can make a positive impact in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 20151833 Views

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AFOA Canada celebrates its 15th Anniversary National Conference by inviting Chief Jim Boucher, Canadian Business Journalist Bruce Sellery and Canada’s Financial Literacy Leader Jane Rooney to address over 900 Aboriginal Leaders in Winnipeg, MB February 17-19, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FEBRUARY 13TH 2015 MEDIA ADVISORY  AFOA CANADA CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL CONFERENCE BY INVITING CHIEF JIM BOUCHER, CANADIAN BUSINESS JOURNALIST BRUCE SELLERY AND CANADA’S FINANCIAL LITERACY LEADER JANE ROONEY TO ADDRESS OVER 900 ABORIGINAL LEADERS IN WINNIPEG, MB FEBRUARY 17-19, 2015 On February 17 – 19, 2015, AFOA Canada […]

by ecnationtalk on February 13, 20152044 Views

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Scotiabank Launches Interactive 2014 Online Annual Report

     Scotiabank Launches Interactive 2014 Online Annual Report TORONTO, ON–(December 08, 2014) – Scotiabank launched its 2014 Online Annual Report, an interactive website that profiles the Bank’s financial results, strategy, outlook and customers. The online report offers users a more comprehensive look at Scotiabank’s corporate governance practices, commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and an interactive view of the Executive Management […]

by ecnationtalk on December 9, 20141397 Views

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Media Advisory – Invitation to Press Conference

(Kahnawake – 1, Tsothóhrha/December 2014) The Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke wishes to advise the media that a press conference will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) morning to announce a special fundraising event involving the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team. Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014Time: 11:00amPlace: Kahnawà:ke Sports ComplexDuration: 30 minutes Two members of the Montreal Canadiens Alumni […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 2014444 Views

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Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Effective Planning, Creation and Implementation of Your Trust

Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Effective Planning, Creation and Implementation of Your Trust The “Effective Planning, Creation and Implementation of Your Trust” workshop will take place in Enoch, AB on November 19 & 20, 2014. More and more Aboriginal communities are creating Trusts as a result of the increasing number of specific claim […]

by ecnationtalk on October 14, 20141235 Views

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Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Performance Measurement and Reporting in First Nations

      Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Performance Measurement and Reporting in First Nations The “Performance Measurement and Reporting in First Nations” workshop will take place in Whitehorse, YT on November 5 & 6, 2014. Learning to manage and report on performance is a big step on the path to self-governance. Financial […]

by ecnationtalk on October 6, 20141111 Views

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SFNEDN hosts major economic development leaders at 3rd Annual Forum

September 25, 2014 Saskatoon, SK – The Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network, with support from title sponsor Federated Co-operatives Ltd., opens its third annual forum with keynotes from the Paskwayak Business Development Corp. from The Pas, Manitoba. The morning roster of panelists following the keynote address will be by the First Nations Power Authority, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 2014883 Views

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Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Values and Ethics in the Aboriginal Workplace

          Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Values and Ethics in the Aboriginal Workplace  The “Values and Ethics in the Aboriginal Workplace” workshop will take place in Ottawa, Ontario on October 1 & 2, 2014.  This workshop has been developed to provide participants with a broad understanding of creating and […]

by ecnationtalk on August 27, 20141659 Views

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Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Performance Measurement and Reporting in First Nations

          Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Performance Measurement and Reporting in First Nations  The “Performance Measurement and Reporting in First Nations” workshop will take place in Halifax, NS on September 25 & 26, 2014.  The key focus of this workshop is on reporting on performance to community members. The […]

by ecnationtalk on August 20, 20141442 Views

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SNC-Lavalin Second Quarter 2014 Results Conference Call Scheduled For August 8, 2014

Montreal | July 10, 2014 SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC) will hold its second quarter results conference call with the financial community on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 3:00 pm EDT. Participants will include Robert G. Card, President and Chief Executive Officer and Alain-Pierre Raynaud, Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. Media are welcome to participate on […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 20141027 Views

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The First Nations Finance Authority issues Inaugural Debenture

MEDIA ADVISORY | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 20th, 2014 WESTBANK, BRITISH COLUMBIA History was made today, as the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) issued its inaugural debenture in the amount of $90 million CAD.  The FNFA pools the borrowing requests of its member First Nations into one debenture. The capital raised by this inaugural debenture […]

by mmnationtalk on June 24, 20141916 Views

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Monique Bateman, SVP, Prairie Region for TD

Release Date: May 2, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the opportunity to speak with Monique Bateman, SVP, Prairie Region for TD. She leads the Prairie Region TD Canada Trust team, consisting of 205+ branches and 4000+ dedicated employees. Listen to hear more about TD’s leading efforts for Aboriginal Economic Development. Also, hear more about […]

by ecnationtalk on May 2, 20143366 Views

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Audit System Targets Only Aboriginal Groups that Receive Federal Cash

14. APR, 2014 Watch Video APTN National NewsWhile thousands of organizations across Canada receive grants and loans from the federal government, only Aboriginal groups that receive that cash are having their recipient audits made public. Each quarter, Aboriginal Affairs posts a series of audits of Aboriginal groups that receive grants or loans. APTN contacted several […]

by mmnationtalk on April 15, 2014812 Views

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Neil Duboff, renowned Canadian Tax Lawyer

Release Date: March 123, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with renowned Canadian Tax Lawyer, Neil Duboff, who is also a key presenter for Group Mindset’s Seminar’s on First Nations Tax Planning plus more. Make sure to register and find more information on Group Mindset’s series of seminars to First Nations and Tribal Council leadership […]

by ecnationtalk on March 13, 20142434 Views

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8th Annual AFOA-PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards.

8th Annual AFOA-PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards.  We are pleased to announce the 8th Annual AFOA-PotashCorp Aboriginal Youth Financial Management Awards.Three outstanding Aboriginal Youth from across Canada will be selected to travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia for four days to attend the ceremony at the AFOA National Conference on February 25-27, 2014.  Would you […]

by ecnationtalk on January 6, 20141564 Views

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Xerox Canada and AFOA Canada are proud to present the 11th Annual Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership Awards

 Recognizing Excellence, Leadership and Achievement in First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Finance and Management Call for Nominations Do you know an Aboriginal person who has made a significant contribution to your community or organization at a national or regional level through their finance and management leadership? Did their contributions result in enhanced management, performance or […]

by ecnationtalk on January 6, 20141757 Views

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Government announces 2014 automobile deduction limits and expense benefit rates for business

Ottawa, December 30, 20132013-170 The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, today announced that the automobile expense deduction limits and the prescribed rates for the automobile operating expense benefit will remain unchanged for 2014. Specifically: The ceiling on the capital cost of passenger vehicles for capital cost allowance (CCA) purposes will remain at $30,000 (plus […]

by mmnationtalk on December 30, 20131107 Views

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Xerox Canada and AFOA Canada are proud to present the 11th Annual Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership Awards

Xerox Canada and AFOA Canada are proud to present the 11th Annual Excellence in Aboriginal Leadership Awards Recognizing Excellence, Leadership and Achievement in First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Finance and Management Call for Nominations: Do you know an Aboriginal person who has made a significant contribution to your community or organization at a national or […]

by ecnationtalk on November 4, 20131344 Views

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AFOA Canada Embraces Financial Literacy Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AFOA CANADA EMBRACES FINANCIAL LITERACY MONTH Ottawa, Ontario, November 1, 2013 – November is Financial Literacy Month.   AFOA Canada is requesting its members and stakeholders to reflect upon the need for financial literacy knowledge and skills, both inside and outside of Aboriginal communities. The message and importance of building a generation of highly […]

by ecnationtalk on November 1, 20131228 Views

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Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Values and Ethics in the Aboriginal Workplace

Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Values and Ethics in the Aboriginal Workplace  The “Values and Ethics in the Aboriginal Workplace” workshop will take place in Thunder Bay, ON on November 20 & 21, 2013.  This workshop has been developed to provide participants with a broad understanding of creating and maintaining values and ethics […]

by ecnationtalk on October 23, 2013923 Views

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AFOA Canada will be hosting its 14th Annual National Conference in Halifax, February 25 – 27, 2014 at the World Trade and Convention Centre.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PRESENTATIONSFebruary 25-27, 2014World Trade and Convention Centre – Halifax, Nova Scotia  AFOA Canada will be hosting its 14th Annual National Conference in Halifax, February 25 – 27, 2014 at the World Trade and Convention Centre.  Background AFOA Canada’s National Conference is the only forum for the exchange of knowledge and […]

by ecnationtalk on October 7, 20131654 Views

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Building Community Capacity: AFOA Canada Workshop on Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 1 – Professional Practice

  The “Human Resources Management Essentials: Module 1 – Professional Practice” workshop will take place in London, ON on October 29, 2013.  AFOA Canada has developed a series of four one day modules focusing on Human Resources Management Essentials for those working in Aboriginal organizations. Module 1 provides an overview of the professional practice of […]

by ecnationtalk on October 1, 20131067 Views

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Chinyere Eni – National Director, Aboriginal & Public Sector Markets at the Royal Bank of Canada

Release Date: September 26, 2013 NationTalk interviews Chinyere Eni – National Director, Aboriginal & Public Sector Markets at the Royal Bank of Canada. She discusses the historical relationship between RBC and Aboriginal communities, which has been in place for over a hundred years. RBC’s 4 key areas of focus are access to banking and capital, community […]

by ecnationtalk on September 26, 20132489 Views

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Request for Proposals for Financial Statement Audit Services

  REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSForFinancial Statement Audit Services Issued by AFOA Canada1066 Somerset Street West, Suite 301Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 4T3Telephone (613) 722-5543Facsimile (613) 722-3467Website www.afoa.ca Issue date:    September 6, 2013 Proposal Delivery Due Date: Please submit an electronic copy on or before 3:30 pm on Friday, October 4, 2013. Proposal Delivery Location: By Email:   lhunter@afoa.ca By […]

by ecnationtalk on September 12, 20132152 Views

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Nipissing First Nation Enacts Financial Administration Law

For Immediate Release September 4, 2013 Nipissing First Nation EnactsFinancial Administration Law Nipissing First Nation, ON – On September 3, 2013 Nipissing First Nation Chief and Council took another step to enhance its governance capacity and implement principles of financial accountability, transparency and rights of access to information by passing a new Financial Administration Law. In recent years, […]

by FrankcBusch on September 5, 20131404 Views

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Indigenous Self-Employed on the Rise – Report – Pro Bono Australia

August 19, 2013 A new report by ANU’s Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research reveals that the number of indigenous self-employed people has increased and improvements to skills and policy changes have made it easier for indigenous entrepreneurs to set up successful businesses. The report called Recent Growth in Indigenous Self Employed and Entrepreneurs is […]

by aanationtalk on August 19, 2013971 Views

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