Presenting organization: Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)

Working together to make Canada a better place for Aboriginal and northern people and communities. www.aandc.gc.ca

Session length: 1.5 hours

Description

This interactive workshop will provide tips on preparing funding applications to access INAC’s economic development programs and services.

What Participants will learn by attending

Participants will learn how to develop proposals and applications that are specific to an economic development activity and/or opportunity by defining clear:

  • Economic development opportunities
  • Budgets and cost estimates
  • Short and long term community economic development benefits
  • Project deliverables

Presenters

Torrine Johnson, Economic Development Programs Officer, INAC

604-833-5626

torrine.johnson@aandc-aadnc.gc.ca

Angela Bober, Economic Development Programs Officer, INAC

604-992-0811

angela.bober@aandc-aadnc.gc.ca

Vanessa Schols, Economic Development Programs Officer, INAC

604-351-9031

vanessa.schols@aandc-aadnc.gc.ca

Presenter Biographies

Torrine Johnson is the INAC Economic Development Programs Officer for the Cariboo, Kootenay, Northeast and Nechako Regions in BC. Torrine has worked as an Economic Development Officer for seven years and has experience in managing the delivery and implementation of community and economic development programs. Torrine has a background in business and project management.

Angela Bober is the INAC Economic Development Programs Officer for the Mainland Southwest and Thompson regions in British Columbia.  Angela has been an Economic Development Officer for 1.5 years.  Angela works with 67 First Nations and two Tribal Councils on economic development projects, with an approximate value of $4.6 million annually.

Vanessa Schols is an INAC Economic Development Officer for the Coastal and Vancouver Island regions in British Columbia. Vanessa has been an Economic Development Officer for two months and will continue to work with the team until February of 2017. Vanessa has been with INAC for over eight years, previously working in settlements and program review. Vanessa currently works with 67 First Nations and 3 Tribal Councils on economic development projects.