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Speaker Series: Indigenous Training & Employment in the Environmental Secto...

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101 Lyon Street North

Ottawa, ON K1R 7Y5

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Join us for speaker series on Indigenous training and employment in the environmental sector.

This event will feature guest speakers and indigenous perspectives as well as an opportunity to network with environmental professionals, industry, and Indigenous organizations.

This event includes access to the evening networking session.


Who should attend?

  • Indigenous communities and individuals
  • Indigenous organizations
  • Industry and Government Professionals
  • Consulting and Training Organizations
  • ASETS Indigenous Agreement Holders


Presentations:


Dan Peters
Native Women's Association of Canada
The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies. NWAC is an aggregate of thirteen Native women’s organizations from across Canada and was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1974. Much like a “Grandmother’s Lodge”, we as aunties, mothers, sisters, brothers and relatives collectively recognize, respect, promote, defend and enhance our Native ancestral laws, spiritual beliefs, language and traditions given to us by the Creator.

Gary Pritchard
Rivers Edge Education and Consulting

Gary is an Environmental Project Manager from Curve Lake First Nation with over 14 years of environmental experience. He has worked with over 280 Indigenous communities throughout Canada and the US and specializes in conducting environmental assessments, implementing policy, project planning and permitting while working in conjunction with multi-disciplinary sectors. He has successfully collaborated with many stakeholder groups, researchers, institutes, government agencies and Indigenous communities and political organizations to address environmental concerns and identify practical solutions to environmental related issues. Gary also serves as a technical advisor and past professor at two post-secondary institutes within Ontario.

Brad Cole and Lynda Byron
Blue Heron Environmental, Zhashagi Division
Linda Byron, Owner/Director, of Blue Heron, is a professional Environmental Scientist who has been working in the environmental field since 1990. Ms. Byron has an honours Bachelor of Science degree from Laurentian University, and has extensive operational expertise in the practical, real-life environmental issues encountered in the mining industry. Ms. Byron has been instrumental in the implementation of Certified Environmental Management Systems at large base-metal mining companies in Northern Ontario, Canada, and has assisted other resource-based industries in practical aspects of implementing and maintaining an effective EMS. She has also assisted industries with permitting efforts as well as development and implementation of compliance and training programs for mining operations in Canada and abroad.

Brad Cole, Senior Environmental Specialist has over a decade of experience in the coordination of environmental management activities in the mining and forestry industries, complemented by a deep understanding of the Canadian Environmental acts and regulations. Brad also brings a strong capacity for visioning the long-term impacts of projects, complemented by the ability to chart pragmatic strategies for mitigating risks. Mr. Cole's experience encompasses conducting environmental site assessments and developing environmental management systems, as well as experience in facilitating consultations with First Nations communities and the public at large.

Yogendra Chaudhry, Ph.D
Vice President, Advisory and Training, ECO Canada
Indigenous Employment in the Green Economy

Yogi oversees the development and delivery of professional services to support the rapidly growing network of the Canadian environment and sustainability workforce. He provides strategic insight and technical support for environment and sustainability programs, and works closely with a diverse range of stakeholders including government, industry and the environment & sustainability professionals.Throughout his 23-year career, he was worked in numerous countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Yogi holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science (Pollution Prevention) and supports a number of Canadian and international academic institutions, standard-setting organizations, and industry associations in various professional capacities.


Agenda:

2.00-2.30 Registration
2.30-3.45 Presentations
3.45-4.00 Break
4.00-5.15 Presentations
5.15-5.30 Closing
5.30-7.00 Environmental Professional Networking Session (optional - included with ticket)


Refreshments will be provided at the Networking Session. Click here to learn more.

Registration is required to attend this event and will close at 10:00am (MST) on Friday, January 26.

Since 2006, ECO Canada’s indigenous training programs (BEAHR program) have helped Indigenous communities develop technical environmental skills and foster rewarding careers. In an effort to increase awareness about environmental careers and build capacity within Indigenous communities, ECO Canada maintains and administers custom training programs designed to provide skills to those who want to work or pursue further education in the environmental field. We have had over 3000+ training graduates, over 200 BEAHR program deliveries across Canada, and have reached a 70% employment rate for program graduates.

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