Aboriginal Conferences

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Welcome to the Online Source for Aboriginal Conferences and Events

Powered by Aboriginal Link ®, this highly specialized portal is fully-dedicated to assisting individuals interested in locating and attending conferences and events of specific interest to Canada's Aboriginal Peoples. Events related to skill development, community improvement, economic development and 100's of other topics are identified and posted on this site. AboriginalConferences.ca provides some of the best Aboriginal events in North America.

Conference and Events Postings


New Summer Training Dates:

Moncton, NB: June 1-4, 2018

Winnipeg, MB: July 13-16, 2018

Calgary, AB: July 20-23, 2018

Timmins, ON: August 10-13, 2018

Saskatoon, SK: August 10-13, 2018 


  • Dysfunctional ways people mishandle grief and the intergenerational effect on Communities
  • Emotional damage of rationalization and intellectualization
  • Why Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance Models are the wrong approach for grievers
  • Effective and proper techniques for identifying and resolving loss and relationship conflicts
  • Edu-Therapy™ Process formats for individual and group work
  • How to expand your caregiving agency using Edu-Therapy™
  • How to resolve cumulative unresolved issues such as PTS and the Residential School Experience, abuse and trauma
  • How to deal with what’s known and what’s not – when someone goes missing (Ambiguous Loss)


Participants will achieve a stable cognitive process to continue to help themselves and their Community with on-going support for 5 years from Edu-Therapy™ Support. As Physical Care Costs escalate often, Mental Health needs are neglected. Once Certified as an Edu-Therapy™ Specialist in as little as 6 hours per week, one specialist can bring Mental Resolution of the pain and sadness caused by loss to over 200 people per year. Trained teams can escalate these numbers adding to the resiliency of the Community as people begin to heal at less than the cost of a trip to the ER where little to no emotional care is given. 


SPECIAL PRICING – Call and ask about individual, small group and large group registration discounts.

POST-SECONDARY STUDENTS – Call and ask about a special offer to students currently engaged in post-secondary education.

SAVE 50% – Are you already an Edu-Therapy™ Certified Specialist and would like to refresh your skills? Call and SAVE 50%!

SAVE TRAVEL COSTS – Host a training in your Community for groups of 15 or more, and save the travel! Call for details.

Register today! Programs fill up quickly


Toll Free: 1-866-476-0209

Fax: 1-866-430-8296

Email: Grief@GoToRegister.ca

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Team Safety

Become a School Bus Driver in Your Community

Our mission is to deliver quality training and safety information to all interested First Naon Communities including organizations, groups and/or individuals.

Our School Bus Driver Training Program is designed with every school bus operator and their drivers in mind. The focus is on behavioral modification tools for teaching drivers to be safe, aware, focused, educated and responsible drivers.

  • Our instructors will come to your Community
  • Your Community will provide the venue, the vehicle for training purposes, accommodations and travel for instructor
  • We supply all course and training materials
  • Driver Training Course is generally 40 hours (1 person) depending on driver experience and aptitude for driving larger vehicles. This does not include the 8 hour School Bus Driver Improvement Course (SBDIC)
  • In-vehicle training can be for 1 to 4 persons
  • Each session is designed to be site specific, interactive and results oriented
  • School Bus Driver Improvement Course (SBDIC) – Mandatory in Ontario for Applicants for a Class “B”E” license

Upon completion of this course, participants will have received a professional level of information and insight that will maintain or elevate your Community or organization’s known reputation for having ONLY THE BEST.

Contact Lynn today for more information or to register:

Toll Free: 1-866-720-7239

Fax: 1-866-720-5977

Email: TeamSafety@GoToInfo.ca

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Canada Post

Are You Eligible?

Canada Post’s Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards celebrate the hard work and determination of individuals of Aboriginal heritage who have embraced a renewed pursuit of learning. The awards are open to all Aboriginal Canadians who have been out of school for one year or more, who have since decided to return to an educational system, and who have now been back at school for at least one year. The Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards are granted annually to select applicants from across the country, and recipients are awarded $1,000 in recognition of their efforts.


  1. You are an Aboriginal Canadian (member of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit),
  2. You have been out of school for one year or more,
  3. You returned to school and have recently completed one year of studies (between January 2017 and August 2018), and
  4. You have never received this award in the past (previous award recipients are not eligible).


  1. Write an essay which details your efforts to get an education. Be sure to include any challenges you have faced in order to pursue your education, why you were out of school for one year (or more), and what life was like during that time. Your essay should also include the reason(s) you decided to return to school, any extraordinary challenges you might now be facing, and how you’re dealing with those challenges. Tell us how your life has changed since you’ve returned to school and what your next steps will be. Your essay should be typed, double-spaced on letter-sized stationery, and no more than five pages long.
  2. Complete an application form and return it by August 31, 2018. Be sure to include:
  • Your essay,
  • School transcripts or school letter confirming you’ve completed one year of studies between January 2017 and August 2018 (photocopy is acceptable), and
  • A clear photocopy of your membership card or an official letter from a community member confirming that you are First Nation, Métis or Inuk.

Apply By August 31, 2018

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Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. (MFNERC)

Now in its 19th year of operation, the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre is proud to acknowledge Manitoba’s First Nations operated schools by celebrating their accomplishments. First Nations educational and political leadership recognize that the knowledge and culture entrenched in community history and practice has to be what paves the way to ensuring that schools and students thrive. Unity and collaborative efforts are what have produced ground breaking initiatives, resources and curricula. Without the foundation of the Dakota, Ojibwe, Cree, Ojibwe-Cree and Dene languages, cultures and traditions, this would not have been possible. Many of the First Nations have moved beyond reconciliation by embracing their rich heritage to ensure healthy and culturally based learning environments. In the past year, there has been the creation of a Manitoba First Nations School System. It is a winning outcome of the concerted efforts of schools and community leadership working hand in hand.

This year’s Lighting the Fire will showcase workshops that exemplify the reclamation of language, culture and traditions and how they are manifested in school projects, initiatives, curricula and school planning. The First Nations school system will be highlighted featuring the schools involved and what this has meant in all areas related to the educational operations of the community.


Some Workshop Topics Include:

  • Alternative Education: Thinking Outside the Box
  • Retiring in 5 Years – Sources of Income
  • Teaching Empathy Through Animated Stories
  • Holding Culture, Language & Tradition in First Nations
  • Make Your (Power) Point with Self-publishing
  • Changing the Way We Teach with AR/VR in the Classroom
  • Breaking Down Activities to Build Student Success
  • SOAR – Using Digital Assessment in Your Classrooms
  • Self-Management for the Culturally Responsive Educator
  • Introduction to Robotics with Dash & Dot
  • The Impact of Geometry on Arts and Crafts
  • Indigenous Humour
  • Using Technology to Support Math Curriculum Implementation
  • Managing Challenging Behaviour
  • Ojibway Language Immersion and Culture Camp – Ebb and Flow First Nation
  • Exploring Mathematics Support Documents for Teachers (Grades 5-8)

To see the full list of Workshop names, descriptions and speakers, please visit www.GoToRegister.ca/LightingTheFire

To register or for more information:


Toll Free: 1-866-644-2065

Fax: 1-866-644-2084

Email: LightngTheFire@GoToRegister.ca

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The Banff Centre

  • Indigenous Strategic Planning – September 23-28, 2018
  • Indigenous Negotiation Skills Training – October 21-26, 2018
  • Truth and Reconciliation Through Right Relations – October 22-26, 2018
  • Leading Teams: Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards – November 4-9, 2018
  • Project Management for Indigenous Organizations –  November 4-9, 2018
  • Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership and Management Development – November 25-30, 2018
  • Indigenous Women in Leadership – December 2-7, 2018

For details or to register: www.GoToInfo.ca/BanffCentre

Toll Free: 1-866-935-6904

Fax: 1-866-402-9692

Email: BanffCentre@GoToInfo.ca

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Women Building Futures

This program prepares Class 5 drivers to successfully obtain their Class 3 licence. This will allow drivers to operate trucks with up to three axles, which transport goods or carry loads.

Drive equipment such as snow plows, wireline trucks and hydrovacs. Work in industries such as Oil & Gas, Road Construction and Hydrovac Services.

This program will appeal to women who have a class 5 licence, a great attitude, and are motivated to become a commercial driver.

The program includes:

  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS-09)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • Roadbuilders Safety Training System (RSTS)
  • Healthy Choices for Productive Work
  • Driver Specific Training
  • Alberta Air Brake Endorsement
  • Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)
  • Driver Logbook course
  • Complete an Edmonton and area truck routes program
  • Alberta Class 3 written and road exams
  • Financial Tool Kit
  • Best practices for working in construction, series of workshops
  • Earned Employment Referrals, Job Search Training and Job Retention Support

For more information or to register:


Toll Free: 1-866-979-4434

Fax: 1-866-979-3514

Email: WomenBuildingFutures@GoToInfo.ca

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The Banff Centre

  • Indigenous Strategic Planning – May 13-18, 2018 and September 23-28, 2018
  • Project Management for Indigenous Organizations – June 17-22, 2018 and November 4-9, 2018
  • Indigenous Negotiation Skills Training – October 21-26, 2018
  • Truth and Reconciliation Through Right Relations – October 22-26, 2018
  • Leading Teams: Governance for Indigenous Councils and Boards – November 4-9, 2018
  • Wise Practices in Indigenous Leadership and Management Development – November 25-30, 2018
  • Indigenous Women in Leadership – December 2-7, 2018

For details or to register: www.GoToInfo.ca/BanffCentre

Toll Free: 1-866-935-6904

Fax: 1-866-402-9692

Email: BanffCentre@GoToInfo.ca

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Idea Connector Network

Empowering Indigenous Women

There are no national Indigenous women entrepreneurs’ networks in Canada; while numerous networks support the interests of non-Indigenous business women. Should there be?

What if…

  • A National Indigenous Women Entrepreneurial Ecosystem was created?
  • A collaborative Entrepreneurial Ecosystem was created to develop, build capacity and provide better support to aspiring Indigenous women entrepreneurs and small business owners?

You are invited to a FREE webinar about creating a National Indigenous Women Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

To reserve your seat and for details including the list of panelists:


Plus! Share your vision by taking our short survey


Share Your Vision about Empowering Indigenous Women by participating in our short 6-question survey. Cut off is April 23, 2018 at 11:00 EST. CLICK HERE FOR THE SURVEY

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