Lands and resources are key drivers to economic prosperity for First Nations communities throughout British Columbia. Recognizing the need for better integration of land management and economic development planning, the first Links to Learning annual technical training forum was launched in 2013 to provide combined professional development opportunities for First Nations Economic Development Officers (EDOs) and Land Management Officers (LMOs) from across BC.
The event allows Indigenous organizations with a mandate to support EDO and LMO capacity development to collaborate and bring an integrated approach to training. This approach also provides significant cost efficiencies for EDOs and LMOs to travel to one event.
Links to Learning 2018 will offer participants a selection of unique workshops and learning sessions with content developed and offered by Cando, the National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association (NALMA), Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), as well as a number of other Indigenous organizations such as Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC (AFOA-BC) and the Lands Advisory Board Resource Centre (LABRC). For an additional tuition fee, delegates may also attend a full-day accredited training course offered by Cando.