COVID-19: Planning and Reporting in Unprecedented Times

February 2, 2021 at 11:00 am (PST)

Significant funds have been distributed to First Nations over the last year to respond to the pandemic. With the fiscal year-end coming up and ongoing uncertainty on reporting requirements and financial accountability, webinar panelists will discuss how they have been managing their finances to be able to pivot and manage their COVID relief funds for audits and budgets.

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Join Sukhi Chouhan (Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC), Brian Conner (Penticton Indian Band) and Heather Fader (Shackan Indian Band) to learn how other First Nations are preparing for the unknown, from ensuring they can report out on their COVID spending to being able to apply for newly-released funds to budgeting for the uncertain times ahead.

Sukhi Chouhan
Treasurer @ Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC
Sukhi Chouhan is President of Chouhan Accounting Ltd.; with an office in Kamloops, BC. He was designated a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) in 2008 while working at KPMG. In 2015, he became a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) while working as a consultant with Skeetchestn Indian Band and Upper Nicola Indian Band. Mr Chouhan is a member of AFOA. Currently he provides services as Financial Controller – Consultant with Skeetchestn Indian Band and Chief Financial Officer – Consultant with Knucwentwecw Development Corporation in Skeetchestn, BC.

Brian Conner
Chief Financial Officer @ Penticton Indian Band
As Chief Financial Officer, Brian’s role is to manage, control and report on Penticton Indian Band finances in the most transparent manner possible applying the highest professional and ethical standards. Brian is a CPA, CMA, CAFM (Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager), has a Certificate in Local Government Administration (Capilano University) and a Certificate in Leadership (Okanagan College). He worked 12 years as Director of Finance at Westbank First Nation, 3 years as Director of Finance at Heiltsuk Tribal Council (Bella Bella, BC), and 15 years in Controllership with various Vancouver corporations. Before becoming an accountant, Brian worked on tugboats on the BC Coast, Mackenzie River, Arctic Ocean, and Hudson’s Bay.

Heather Fader
Executive Director @ Shackan Indian Band
Heather Fader is the Executive Director for Shackan Indian Band located in Merritt, BC. Heather has extensive knowledge and experience in Human Resources and Management with public, private and First Nations organizations. Her current position involves all areas of a First Nation including, administrations, finance, HR, governance, economic development and housing. Heather has been a member of AFOA Canada since 2009. She received her Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA) Designation in 2014, is also a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and is now pursuing a Certified Aboriginal Financial Management (CAFM) designation with AFOA Canada.

FNPSS would like to recognize the support of AFOA BC in bringing this webinar to life!

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Post-Election Training
~for newly-elected leaders~
Four-part training: February 2, 9, 16, & 23, 1:00-4:30 PM

Have you recently been elected as chief or councillor in your community? Do you have questions about your roles and responsibilities, finances, priority-setting, policy development, working with the administrator, and more? If so, join FNPSS for this four-part series for newly-elected leaders. This training will support you preparing to lead, leading with others, leading nation rebuilding, and leading governing institutions . The program is being offered at no cost to participants, in exchange for your feedback on the content and delivery. Please plan to join all four sessions!
Register now at: fnps.ca/event/post-election-training/

Questions? Contact #fnpss at mentorship@fnps.ca
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Post-Election Training
~for newly-elected leaders~
Four-part training: February 2, 9, 16, & 23, 1:00-4:30 PM

Have you recently been elected as chief or councillor in your community? Do you have questions about your roles and responsibilities, finances, priority-setting, policy development, working with the administrator, and more? If so, join FNPSS for this four-part series for newly-elected leaders. This training will support you preparing to lead, leading with others, leading nation rebuilding, and leading governing institutions . The program is being offered at no cost to participants, in exchange for your feedback on the content and delivery. Please plan to join all four sessions!
Register now at: https://fnps.ca/event/post-election-training/

Questions? Contact #fnpss at mentorship@fnps.ca

Have you previously attended an #FNPSS Management Training Academy (MTA)? Register now for upcoming Coaching Circles in #Policy and #RIM. These free, informal sessions, which will be led by past MTA facilitators, will provide an opportunity for networking and discussion about common challenges, ideas, and program developments in the areas of RIM and Policy. Participants of all experience levels in Policy and RIM are welcome to attend.

Series details -
Policy Development: Wed, February 16, 11am - 12pm
Records & Information Management (RIM): Wed, March 16, 11am - 12pm

For more information, and to register for each individual session, visit our website: fnps.ca/training/mtas/#coachingcircles
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Have you previously attended an #FNPSS Management Training Academy (MTA)? Register now for upcoming Coaching Circles in #Policy and #RIM. These free, informal sessions, which will be led by past MTA facilitators, will provide an opportunity for networking and discussion about common challenges, ideas, and program developments in the areas of RIM and Policy. Participants of all experience levels in Policy and RIM are welcome to attend.

Series details - 
Policy Development: Wed, February 16, 11am - 12pm
Records & Information Management (RIM): Wed, March 16, 11am - 12pm

For more information, and to register for each individual session, visit our website: https://fnps.ca/training/mtas/#coachingcircles
#VirtualSession #BCFirstNations

Pre-Election Training starts tomorrow!
~for those interested in running for election in their community~

Two-part training: January 26 & 27, 5:00-8:00 PM

Are you considering running for a position of elected leadership in your community? If so, join FNPSS for this two-part series for those interested in becoming chief or councillor. This training will support you in:

1) Learning more about the roles and responsibilities of elected leaders
2) Developing a better understanding of your personal leadership approach.

The training is being offered at no cost to participants, in exchange for your feedback on the content and delivery. Please plan to join both sessions!
Register now at: fnps.ca/event/pre-and-post-election-training/
Questions? Contact #fnpss at mentorship@fnps.ca
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Pre-Election Training starts tomorrow!
~for those interested in running for election in their community~

Two-part training: January 26 & 27, 5:00-8:00 PM

Are you considering running for a position of elected leadership in your community? If so, join FNPSS for this two-part series for those interested in becoming chief or councillor. This training will support you in:

1) Learning more about the roles and responsibilities of elected leaders
2) Developing a better understanding of your personal leadership approach. 

The training is being offered at no cost to participants, in exchange for your feedback on the content and delivery. Please plan to join both sessions!
Register now at: https://fnps.ca/event/pre-and-post-election-training/
Questions? Contact #fnpss at mentorship@fnps.ca

Register now for Courageous Conversations - a free, highly requested, online workshop for First Nations administrators. This workshop will provide participants with tools to have safe, open discussions with colleagues, friends or family on topics that can be really difficult.

Date options: January 26, 2022 OR February 24, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm PST (both dates)
Speaker: Jeanette Proulx (Canada School of Public Service)
Price: Free
Who should attend: First Nations leaders, Band Administrators, Managers, Youth, and anyone else with an interest in learning more about approaching challenging conversations.

Register now! Only 25 spaces are available per session.

Option 1: Register for the January 26th workshop: fnps.ca/event/courageous-conversations/

Option 2: Register for the February 24th workshop: fnps.ca/event/courageous-conversations-2/

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*Please note this is one workshop but offered twice. Please only register for one session.
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Register now for Courageous Conversations - a free, highly requested, online workshop for First Nations administrators. This workshop will provide participants with tools to have safe, open discussions with colleagues, friends or family on topics that can be really difficult.

Date options: January 26, 2022 OR February 24, 2022
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm PST (both dates)
Speaker: Jeanette Proulx (Canada School of Public Service)
Price: Free
Who should attend: First Nations leaders, Band Administrators, Managers, Youth, and anyone else with an interest in learning more about approaching challenging conversations.

Register now! Only 25 spaces are available per session.

Option 1: Register for the January 26th workshop: https://fnps.ca/event/courageous-conversations/

Option 2: Register for the February 24th workshop: https://fnps.ca/event/courageous-conversations-2/

#BCFirstNations #FNPSS
*Please note this is one workshop but offered twice. Please only register for one session.

Are you the sole communicator working for a First Nation or Indigenous organization? New to the profession? You are not alone.

Apply now for Foundations for Professional Communications, a new offering from #fnpss and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. This online course, which is offered at no-cost to participants, is designed to introduce employees working for First Nation communities and Indigenous organizations to a wide array of fundamental communication skills.

Course dates: March 31, 2022 – July 7, 2022
Course times: Thursdays – 9am – 12pm PST
Online Delivery
Application Deadline: March 3, 2022

Spots are limited – apply now! For more information on the course, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit fnps.ca/event/foundations-for-professional-communications/

Questions? Contact info@fnps.ca
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Are you the sole communicator working for a First Nation or Indigenous organization? New to the profession? You are not alone.

Apply now for Foundations for Professional Communications, a new offering from #FNPSS and the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology. This online course, which is offered at no-cost to participants, is designed to introduce employees working for First Nation communities and Indigenous organizations to a wide array of fundamental communication skills.

Course dates: March 31, 2022 – July 7, 2022
Course times: Thursdays – 9am – 12pm PST
Online Delivery
Application Deadline: March 3, 2022

Spots are limited – apply now! For more information on the course, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, visit https://fnps.ca/event/foundations-for-professional-communications/

Questions? Contact info@fnps.ca
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