Indigenous Economic Development Conference

Our Indigenous Economic Development Conference will be held on March 7 – 9, 2023 at the River Rock Resort in Richmond, BC.

New Funding Available! Youth Participation Program: Indigenous Pathways to Business.
If you are attending the AFOA BC Indigenous Economic Development Conference and are a parent, grandparent, uncle or aunt of a First Nation Youth (aged 14-18 in Grade 9-12) we have funding available for you to bring along an Indigenous youth from your community (funding and seats are limited, there will be an application process).

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPABC), through the Pathways program are encouraging First Nation Youths who are considering careers in business, economic development, entrepreneurship, or related fields to attend the conference with you! CPABC has funding to support their participation as delegates at the conference.

The cost of bringing your youth to the conference will be covered (travel, accommodations, registration, swag bag, and a youth event on Wednesday night). To be eligible for the funding the guardian must be registered for the conference and ensure their youth’s attendance and participation as a delegate.
Please download the application HERE and submit with your registration, below. 

Accommodations
We have secured a rate of $179, you must book before February 10, 2023 in order to receive the group rate.
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
Richmond, BC
To book your room, please call (604) 247-8900 or email reservations@riverrock.com or BOOK ONLINE HERE

Cancellation & Refund Policy
A refund (less an administrative fee of $75) will only be made if notice of cancellation is received in writing prior to Tuesday, February 21, 2023 (10 business days before the event) to reception@afoabc.orgNo refund will be given after this period. Substitute delegates are permitted with advanced notice.

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