Mission Statement

Our simple, focused mission statement is: To provide leadership in Aboriginal, government and industry relations by creating a circle of relatives to foster a broad understanding of different perspectives. CFAR facilitates the development of trust, respect, and credibility among our membership and with others.


The Circle for Aboriginal Relations (CFAR) is a registered non-profit, non-partisan Society of professionals from diverse backgrounds who work within Aboriginal relations groups in communities, governments and industries. CFAR was created in 2004 at a workshop attended by forty liaison professionals with significant experience in Aboriginal relations. As a non-profit society, CFAR has been able to remain a front runner in addressing issues faced by Aboriginal relations liaisons through the generous support of our sponsors and members.

CFAR member benefits include events, e-newsletters, the CFAR annual conference, the Aboriginal relations accreditation (ICIR and ICE) and access to a wide network of professional practitioners. 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 by their experience and success stories within Indigenous community industry or government relation issues and include community, government and industry representatives.

Our success is your success: networking and sharing knowledge is the key to understanding and to building sustainable relationships.

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