Connect with Indigenous leaders, government representatives, and natural resource companies, gathering in a neutral non-partisan setting, to share insights, develop strategies, and address the most pressing consultation challenges facing Canada’s east coast.

Featured speakers

Nadir Adre

Partner/ Lawyer


Stanley Barnaby

Chief Executive Officer
Joint Economic Development Initiative


Kristy Barnaby, MHA

Chief Executive Officer
Barnaby & Associates

Through panel discussions, interactive workshops, case studies, and two-day networking, this conference offers a comprehensive platform to enhance your understanding and approach to consultation and engagement. Don’t miss this invaluable opportunity to connect, learn, and collaborate with communities, government and industry.

Featuring Key Topics

Cumulative Effects: Proactive Protection of Collective Rights

Building Resilience: Enhancing Community Safety Through Strategic Disaster Risk Reduction

2024 Legal Frontiers: Mastering UNDRIP Implementation, Title Transformations, and Beyond

Interactive Strategy Sessions: Harnessing Indigenous Wisdom to Address Current Consultation Challenges and Forge Solutions

Indigenous Leaders Roundtable: Priorities, Best Practices, and Key Challenges Across Atlantic Canada


Add more value to your conference experience by signing up for these hands-on and practical workshops and consider sending your team!

Workshops are offered In-Person only


Bridging Perspectives to Honor Rights, Forge Relationships, and Fulfill Responsibilities

Indigenous consultation in Atlantic Canada faces distinct and unique challenges. While significant strides have been made in addressing cumulative effects, reconciling overlapping territories, and advancing provincial UNDRIP implementation, the journey towards full realization and integration continues.

With increased demand for urgent solutions to economic and infrastructure challenges, governments and indigenous groups face the tough task of managing competing priorities and balancing cumulative effects. Meanwhile, industries strive to accelerate their pace to meet rising demands, navigating the intricate dance of decision-making and coordination that requires significant time and effort.

To help accomplish these goals, this conference will bring together esteemed consultation professionals from across the region at Canadian Institute’s 8th Annual Conference on Atlantic Indigenous Consultation and Engagement in Halifax on October 8 – 9, 2024. Join us to explore critical lessons learned and collaboratively develop innovative strategies to advance Indigenous consultation in Atlantic Canada.

Indigenous Communities and Organizations
Provincial and Federal Government
Oil and Gas
Mining and Exploration
Power Generation and Transmission
Agriculture and Forestry
Engineering and Environmental Services
Law Firms

This 2-day conference program can be applied towards 2 hours 45 minutes of substantive hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the Law Society of Ontario. Members will also receive an additional 3 substantive hours at each pre-conference workshop. Learn more


Want to get your product or service in front of our audience?
Reach out to our sponsorship team to discuss opportunities tailored to your needs. Find out how your company can be a part of this event – reach out to Jason Kanagalingam, Business Development Manager, to discuss opportunities.

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Speakers and content were very interesting!

Deborah Doucette, ACOA
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It was great, and I will attend again.

Rugi Jalloh, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
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Really enjoyed it and very informative.

Lucy Francis, PLFN
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The conference was well done.

Paula Copeland, Port Saint John
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I have learned so much over the two-day conference. Overall, I had a great experience and hope to work with the Canadian institute again.

Shane Boyce, Island Career Academy
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