Welcome CFAR Members, Guests and Friends!

Save the Dates for our June 18th Networking Golf Tournament in Fort McMurray and our June 24th Networking Evening Mixer in Cold Lake. Registrations will open later this week for both events.

On May 31st a journey begins! The Walk For Common Ground is a 350 Km walk between Edmonton and Calgary focused on developing deeper settler/indigenous relationships!  WATCH AND JOIN IN!


Our Theme this year is CONSERVATION


How is your Conference Agenda shaping up?

We will start the conference with an early morning Pipe Ceremony and a welcome by the local community leadership as is our practice.

Conference – the River Cree Resort – Enoch: Rachelle Venne from the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women will join Chief Billy Morin (Enoch Cree Nation) and Elder Irene Morin to open the day’s activities at 8 am sharp! The morning will include Dr. Reg Crowshoe speaking about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and default systems; a presentation from Dr. James Makokis related to Conservation and Health; Brian McGuigan (CAPP – Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) presenting  and hosting a workshop on The Intersectionality of Economic Development and Cultural Conservation; and an additional workshop about the impact of chronic wasting disease (presenter tbd).
Our lunchtime presentation will feature Valerie Knaga and George Chalut (Historic Resources Management Branch – Alberta Heritage) addressing Conservation through Archaeology/Historic Resources.
The afternoon will start with two concurrent workshops and then we will move into the main room to hear Michael Pucci’s  (DP World) presentation on Economic prosperity – Identity; Environmental and Cultural Conservation; Justin Fontaine providing a legal update related to The Law of Conservation: Transforming Community Relations in the Name of Development and Reconciliation and an Elder and Youth panel focused on Reclamation (Jimmy O’Chiese, Tracey Poitras-Collins, Alita Murowchuk and tbd).
The film evening (6-8ish) will include a viewing of Treaty Talks followed by a talkback Q & A with Dr. Pat Makokis, Scott McDougall. Informal networking and discussion opportunities will continue until 10 pm.
To register for the Conference or the networking Golf Tournament (via Event Brite) please click here.

Can I register just to golf?

You sure can, and we’d love for you to join us the next day as well.

Golf – The Ranch Golf and Country Club – Acheson: Join us for a day of fun with plenty of networking opportunities and a best ball tournament, followed by a presentation from Canadian Long Drive Champion Irene Crowchild (who you can also attempt to outdrive on a hole) and dinner. Registration starts at 11.

Which events should I pick?

The categories that you can register for are the full package (networking conference and networking golf tourney as well as the film evening) or any single element of those three. If you register for the conference only your registration includes the film night.

How do I know if I am Industry or Community?

Who do you work for? Do you work for a mainstream company (Industry) or a First Nation, Metis, or Indigenous organization (Community)? If you work for a non profit or are retired you will fall within the community member or student category. Remember that you will save more than you spend on membership by qualifying to register as a CFAR member when you apply to become a CFAR member (and are approved)!

Are there still Sponsorship Opportunities?

There sure are, check these very affordable options out, and remember to maximize your attendee and sponsor recognition ratio! 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Maureen Doyle at 1-403-803-5805 or email at maureen@cfarsociety.ca

What’s the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable but transferable within membership classes.