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AFOA Canada is Hosting 1,000 Aboriginal Leaders to Discuss the Aboriginal Economy during its 17th National Conference in Calgary February 7-9, 2017

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 20171968 Views



February 7, 2017 (Calgary) – Today AFOA Canada is kicking off its 17th National Conference by assembling 1,000 of Canada’s most prominent Aboriginal business and elected leaders at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre, to discuss “The Aboriginal Economy – Building a Stronger Future.”

Along with this growing economy is the need for financial services at a personal level, for economic development opportunities and to operate Aboriginal governments. The creation and ability to generate wealth is paramount to the ongoing sustainability of Aboriginal communities. Much of these opportunities will be realized by building the financial, management and leadership acumen and capacity of individuals who will take their communities to the next level. Opportunity and capacity are two sides of the same coin. This conference will focus on financial management, banking and investments. The workshops will focus on key areas that are needed to build capacity in Aboriginal communities. In 2016, the Aboriginal Economy reached $30 to 31 Billion in combined income across households, businesses, and government.

“This conference focuses on the importance of building a strong Aboriginal Economy. Indigenous issues are at the forefront of Canadian politics in terms of a renewed relationship with Aboriginal peoples.   We have a window of opportunity to make great strides and some would say that we can be defined by the actions we take and those we don’t.   As we move forward, we need to ensure the capacity within our communities continues to get stronger.   Ideas are easy, it’s the execution of those ideas that can be difficult.” states Terry Goodtrack, President, and CEO, AFOA Canada.

About AFOA Canada

AFOA Canada is a membership driven organization and was founded as a not-for-profit association in 1999. The organization supports Aboriginal professionals in managing and governing their communities and organizations through a focus on enhancing finance, management and leadership practices and skills. AFOA Canada’s premise is that the key to economic prosperity and creating a better life for Canada’s Aboriginal people is in improving the management skills of those responsible for the stewardship of Aboriginal resources.

AFOA Canada has become the centre of excellence and innovation in Aboriginal finance, management, and leadership. It is the largest and only organization in Canada that focuses on the capacity development and day to day needs of those Aboriginal professionals who are working in all of these areas. Our products and programs are developed by Aboriginal professionals for Aboriginal Professionals.

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For further information and interview requests, please contact:

Jody Anderson
AFOA Canada Manager, Public Relations,

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