CAFCE Annual General Meeting and Professional Development Event
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Join us on Wednesday November 15th, 2017 for the CAFCE Annual General Meeting and PD Event. The event will be taking place at the University of Victoria (3800 Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2)!
Schedule (all times below are listed in PST):
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Annual General Meeting
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Professional Development Event
Professional Development Event
Join us for a dynamic look at how to intentionally build lasting relationships within the WIL context, specifically amongst First Nations & Indigenous Communities.
Supporting our Indigenous & First Nations Students: A Panel Discussion
Lalita Kines - Former Indigenous Co-op Coordinator, University of Victoria
Lalita is passionate about Indigenous student support and improving educational experiences for Indigenous students and communities. As Manager of the office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement atteh University of Victoria, she strives to create an extraordinary and culturally-responsive environment, where students, faculty and community members experience the university as a welcoming, supportive and safe environment in which Indigenous values, language and culture are evident.
Jill Hull - Manager of Aboriginal mentorship programs, Agriculture/Agri-food Canada
Jill Hull is the Manager of Indigenous Relations with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC). In addition to a robust Aboriginal Mentorship program, AAFC offers Indigenous co-op students work experience that allows for personal growth while contributing to the goals of the department. With a full time Elder available to offer mentorship and guidance and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, AAFC has been recognized as one of Canada’s top diversity employers for 2017.
Kaela Schramm - Co-op Employer, M’Akola Development Services
Kaela and her team have been hiring co-op students at the University of Victoria to coordinate events and further the mission of the M’Akola group of Societies. Since joining the leadership team at M’akola Development Services, Kaela has grown the capacity of the organization, quadrupling the staffing compliment and expanding the client base to serve a diverse, broad spectrum of non-profits, government bodies, and First Nations. As the director of Projects and Planning, Kaela is a prime contributor to M’akola Group of Societies, the largest Aboriginal affordable housing provider in British Columbia serving more than 5,000 family members.
Richel Donaldson - Indigenous Co-op Student – Has worked with Esquimalt Nation and Paquichuan First Nation; currently with Aboriginal Policy Branch at BC Ministry of Children and Family
As a policy analyst with the Indigenous Social Policy & Innovation Branch with the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development, Richel contributes to the strategic oversight into the development of policy pertaining to Indigenous children and youth in BC. Richel’s co-op work terms were also dedicated to Indigenous youth in BC, first as a child and youth care coordinator with eth Esquimalt First Nation, and then as a project coordinator for the Hummingbird Project with the Pauquachin Nation. Working hands-on with Indigenous communities, Richel says, “I can actually see how the theories that I have learned in class manifest in reality – what land displacement looks like, how colonialism and white privilege have marginalized Indigenous people, what survivance and resistance actually look like,” she says. Richel has seen the impact of policy on people’s lives and the challenges that Indigenous people still face in the Canadian system.
Where to stay
CAFCE has secured a room rate of $99/night at the Inn at Laurel Point in downtown Victoria for the week of the AGM/PD Event. In order to take advantage of this rate, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
*Other suggestions, no group rates guaranteed
Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC
Room rates: $200 - 250/night
100 Harbour Rd., Victoria, BC
Room rates: $170 - 200/night
906 McClure St, Victoria, BC
Room rates: $169 +
Getting to the University of Victoria
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