AFOA Canada Celebrates its 15th Anniversary by Inviting George Lafond, Treaty Commissioner, to Address over 800 Aboriginal Leaders at AFOA Canada’s 14th National Conference in Halifax, February 25 – 27, 2014
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AFOA CANADA CELEBRATES ITS 15TH ANNIVERSARY BY INVITING GEORGE LAFOND, TREATY COMMISSIONER, TO ADDRESS OVER 800 ABORIGINAL LEADERS AT AFOA CANADA’S 14TH NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN HALIFAX, FEBRUARY 25-27, 2014
Halifax, Nova Scotia, February 25, 2014 – AFOA Canada (formerly the Aboriginal Financial Officer Association of Canada) is holding its 14th National Conference at the Halifax Marriot Harbourfront Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from February 25 to 27, 2014. Over 800 Aboriginal leaders, senior managers and professionals will attend this forum focusing on the theme “Aligning towards a Common Destination.”
At a time where Aboriginal communities are seeing rapid changes within our existing traditional territories – both nationally and internationally, it is important to reflect on our common destination. We need to discuss how we can work together to align our collective efforts so that our work goes even further. This conference will focus on the importance of aligning efforts toward a common destination and the initiatives some communities and organizations are currently engaged in within Canada and abroad. The conference will also provide insight to key governance, management and financial issues at a local, regional, national and international level.
“Our Aboriginal institutions can support our communities by aligning with our leaders’ common goals. Just as important, we need corporate Canada, governments, educational institutions, non-profits and charities to be part of the “heavy lifting” and work with us as we put the pieces of the puzzle together and discover a new and brighter future for Aboriginal people and all Canadians. May we all find some way of being part of this endeavour.” states Terry Goodtrack, President and CEO, AFOA Canada.
AFOA Canada (formerly the Aboriginal Financial Officer Association of Canada), founded as a not-for-profit association in 1999 to help Aboriginal people better manage and govern their communities and organizations through a focus on enhancing finance and management practices and skills. AFOA Canada provides training in finance and management to Aboriginal individuals and communities to support them in their journey toward self-reliance and economic prosperity. This type of training is key in creating a better life for Canada’s Aboriginal people and a better future for the next generation of Aboriginal people.
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