Indigenous Consultation is happening amid an uncertain political landscape. The fall federal election and the spring Alberta election will usher in new leaders with mandates for new policies creating uncertainty. In a shifting political climate, do you have the most up-to-date information to continue making consultation a priority for your organization?


The Canadian Institute’s 13th Annual Western Indigenous Consultation & Engagement conference offers even more opportunities to engage in a cultural and educational networking event. This event will include hands-on workshops, interactive roundtable discussions, dynamic panels and the most up-to-date information on consultation policies and precedent-setting case law affecting Indigenous consultation in Western Canada. Join us for in-depth and diverse discussions such as:

  • Adopting United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
  • Case study: Consultation Model Comparison
  • Top Legal Cases Affecting Indigenous Consultation and the Consultation Officer
  • World Café: Best Practices for Consultation


This event provides a non-partisan platform for making meaningful connections and getting conversations started. Make this event part of your consultation strategy by learning government process from government representatives; hear from industry experts how major projects are affecting the natural resource sector, and engage with Indigenous leaders and reignite relationships.


Stay tuned for more details about our 2020 program.



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“Great conference. Learned a lot. Really appreciated the different speakers and their expertise and knowledge”

Patricia Lanegraff, INAC


“A lot of information … a lot of different opinions”

Melissa Strawberry, O’Chiese First Nations.


“The group discussions were wonderful and gave us an opportunity for actual discussion”

Alanna Marklund, UA Canada

“The conference was diverse in content and well represented by both industry and Indigenous representatives”

Todd Hurman, AltaLink


“Great variety of topics, very knowledgeable speakers”

Jason Tusor, Capital Power


“I enjoyed the group discussions,

Christina Carrigan, Government of the Northwest Territories


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Event Contacts

For sponsorship opportunities please contact:
The Canadian Institute
E: [email protected]


For media partnership opportunities please contact:
Melissa Angela Cabillan
P: 1-877-927-0718 x7224
E: [email protected]


For information about the program and speaking opportunities please contact:
Desiree Finhert
P: 1-877-927-0718 x7367
E: [email protected]

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