Date & Time
Thursday, June 9, 2022
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Auditorium, McIntyre Community Centre
Timmins, ON

Presentations during this session will explore leading practices for benefit-sharing, and business and workforce development for and with Aboriginal People.

Agenda is subject to change

9:00 am | Registration & Networking

10:00 am | Welcome Remarks & Opening Prayer

Annie O’Brien, Elder

Brian Davey
Executive Director, NADF

Cory Robin
Account Manager, NADF

10:10 am | NADF Program & Services

Kimberley Bird, CPA, CMA,
Loans Manager, NADF

10:30 am | Sioux Lookout Mining Center of Excellence, Regional Collaborations and Workforce Development through Training
Hear how four rural indigenous communities collaborated with an aim to help their community members fill regional mining sector jobs. Together, with Northern College’s Training Division, the partners successfully secured funding that helped establish a regional Mining Centre of Excellence, which through the course of a year, trained over 227 people, more than half of which were indigenous and women. Finally, the presentation will share project best practices, and outcomes and discuss sustainability strategies.

Christine Heavens, MBA, C.E.T
Executive Director, Community, Business Development and Employment Services
Northern College

Jacob Dockstater, JD, MBA, BA
Executive Director
Sioux Lookout Friendship Accord Economic Development

11:15 am | Shared Value Solutions

Karen Restoule, Chief Executive Officer
Shared Value Solutions

12:00 pm | Lunch

1:00 pm | Indigenous-led Projects in the Ring of Fire Area
By exercising their right to self-determination, Webequie First Nation and Marten Falls First Nation are balancing their environmental stewardship responsibilities with their aspirations for economic reconciliation. Learn about the insights and progress of Indigenous-led road projects.

Michael Fox
President & CEO
Indigenous Community Engagement (ICE)

1:45 pm | Revenue Resource Sharing Agreements
Vern Cheechoo
Director of Lands & Resources
Mushkegowuk Council

2:30 pm | Closing Remarks & Closing Prayer
Annie O’Brien, Elder
Brian Davey, Executive Director, NADF

2:45 pm | End