Best Practices on Governance for First Nations Economic Development Corporations

Presenting Organization: Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC


Developing core governance processes are foundational to an Economic Development Corporation’s success. This session will develop understanding of key governance focus areas such as  roles, responsibilities, policy, good governance checklists, decision- making

What Participants will learn by attending

Participants will learn core governance processes for good governance in economic development including roles/ responsibilities, risk management, project selection, policy, structures and board decision -making.


Carol Anne Hilton, MBA CEO/ Founder of the Indigenomics Institute

Presenter Biography

Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO and Founder of The Indigenomics Institute. Carol Anne is a recognized First Nation’s business leader and adviser with an international Masters Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England. Carol Anne is of Nuu chah nulth descent from the Hesquiaht Nation on Vancouver Island. 

Carol Anne currently serves on the BC  Emerging Economy Task Force as  an adviser to the  Minister of Jobs, Trades and Technology as well as on the BC Indigenous Investment Council for the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. Carol Anne was appointed as a senior advisor to the federal Finance Minister on the Canadian Federal Economic Growth Council.

Carol Anne has led the establishment of a line of thought called #indigenomics- the building and strengthening of Indigenous economies. Carol Anne is currently authoring ‘Indigenomics- a Global Power Shift’