To provide networking and educational opportunities to share our collective knowledge, passion, and experience in building a circle of relatives
FAR member benefits include networking and educational events, e-newsletters, the CFAR annual conference and in the future online and website forums. The luncheon and conference presentations provide tools for creating capacity with community-based economic and environmental initiatives; address the question of Aboriginal liaisons’ roles: professionals or technicians, and provide a balanced approach to Indigenous consultation and traditional knowledge policies and implementation. The speakers are chosen for their experience and success stories within Indigenous relations and include community, government and industry representatives.
Our success is your success: networking and sharing knowledge is the key to understanding and building sustainable relationships.
One of the ways CFAR imparts Indigenous knowledge is through the Indigenous Community-Industry Relations (ICIR) Certificate or Indigenous Community Engagement Citation (ICE). The programs align with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. The TRC asks all Canadians to take “steps toward reconciliation, noting that ‘this will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.’
Our members, sponsors, and friends are key to our success. Most importantly, ensuring that we engage the wisdom of Elders and Knowledge Holders in our activities is key. Including youth in our organization guarantees our future.