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Economic development group seeking Indigenous youth representatives

CANDO selecting six youth from across Canada
CANDO's 2018 National Youth Panel

The Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) is seeking Indigenous youth to sit on the 2019 National Youth Panel.

CANDO annually selects six Indigenous youth representatives to participate in the organization’s annual conference.

Eligible youth must not have been part of the youth panel previously; must be between 18 and 30 years of age; and must be of Indigenous descent (Inuit, Métis or First Nation).

Selected youth panellists will attend the conference free of charge, while being provided the opportunity to network with Indigenous leaders and peers. They will also be recognized for their achievements during the conference, on CANDO’s website, and in the organization’s Connect Magazine.

The 2019 conference will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Que.

June 30, 2019 is the deadline to apply. A nomination form is available here.

Established in 1990, CANDO is a national non-profit body focused on the training, education and networking opportunities necessary to serve communities and/or organizations as professionals.

The organization has been instrumental in facilitating partnerships with economic development officers (EDOs), academics, Aboriginal leaders and senior corporate and government representatives.

It is the only national organization that focuses on education and professional development for EDOs working in Aboriginal communities or organizations.