The Importance of Good Governance

Presenting organization: Cando


This workshop will address what good governance is, roles and responsibilities of leaders, benefits, how good governance supports organizational development, indigenized comprehensive governance policy model.

What Participants will learn

  • Understanding what good governance is;
  • Roles and Responsibilities of leaders;
  • How Good Governance supports organizational development and improved performance; and
  • Nation Rebuilding alignment.


Laara Yaghujaanas, M.A.

Presenter Biography

Laara Yaghujaanas, M.A., owns and operates Carden Consulting, which she established in 1997. Laara is from the yaghu ‘jaanas clan of the Haida Nation and carries her great grandmothers name “Kun G aadaas”. Laara works with her life partner Mark F. Salter. Laara is committed to effecting positive change for the benefit of future generations, and has strong values of respect, integrity, excellence and community responsibility. 

Ms. Yaghujaanas holds a Masters Degree from Royal Roads University, was awarded the Royal Roads University Founders Award, has completed the Justice Institute Conflict Resolution and Negotiation course, is a CTT Certified Consultant (Level 2), is a member of the Council of Native Development Officers (CANDO), is a member of the New Relationship Trust Economic Development Support Team, and is listed on the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Aboriginal Consultant roster.

A key component of Laara’s work has been the purposeful planning to enhance the capacity, and self-determination of Aboriginal peoples, through community owned research and tools. This indigenous methodology and approach has proven successful in supporting the self-determination of Aboriginal peoples, communities, organizations, and Nations throughout BC, whom Laara serves.