AFOA Canada brings CAPA IN-PERSON PROGRAM to Vancouver – April 27, 2018

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AFOA Canada is pleased to offer the CAPA In-Person Program. The In-Person certification option is for Senior Administrators and Executive Officers working in Aboriginal communities and organizations across Canada.  Developed under the guidance of an Aboriginal CAPA Council, this is the only national program in Canada that addresses the competency needs of those working in Aboriginal environments. Session facilitators and guest speakers are “specialists” in their fields and proficient in Aboriginal matters.

This 18 day Program is delivered in six three-day sessions. Being assigned to one CAPA group for the Program, participants will have the opportunity to engage in interactive and participatory sessions with others working in similar environments.  There will be pre-reading assignments prior to the commencement of each session.  The Program curriculum covered is outlined by session.

CAPA Certification requires that the applicants: 

  • Successfully complete the six sessions of the CAPA In-Person Program.
  • Successfully pass the CAPA Certification Examination.
  • Sign an agreement to abide by the AFOA Canada Standards of Ethical Conduct.
  • Be a member of good standing with AFOA Canada.
  • Sign an agreement to maintain certification.
  • Have a minimum of two years full time senior management, supervisory experience in an Aboriginal management environment
Session 1
Emotional & Relationship Competencies
   Session 4
Intellectual & Leadership Competencies
  • Human Resources Management
  • Emotional Intelligence & Professional Development
  • Communications
  • Critical Thinking & Analysis
  • Organizational Behaviour & Capacity Development
  • Negotiations & Conflict Resolution
Session 2
Ethical & Personal Competencies
Session 5
Fiscal & Management Competencies
  • Values, Ethics & Professionalism
  • Knowledge of Community & Language
  • Knowledge of Community
  • Planning & Organization
  • Financial Oversight
  • Accountability & Performance Reporting
Session 3
Intellectual & Leadership Competencies
Session 6
Fiscal & Management Competencies
  • Leadership
  • Governance Structures & Processes
  • Open Book Post-Test – In Class
  • Law & Legislative Awareness
  • Community Economic Development
  • Certification Exam Preparation & Program Completion Ceremony


Cohort 7
Vancouver, BC
Cohort 8
Winnipeg, MB
Venue  TBD  TBD
Session 1 April 27 to 29, 2018 May 25 to 27, 2018
Session 2 July 6 to 8, 2018 August 24 to 26, 2018
Session 3 November 2 to 4, 2018 November 16 to 18, 2018
Session 4 January 18 to 20, 2019 March 15 to 17, 2019
Session 5 April 12 to 14, 2019 June 7 to 9, 2019
Session 6 July 19 to 21, 2019 August 9 to 11, 2019
How to Apply
You may download the CAPA In-Person Application Form by clicking on one of the links below the Cohort Session you are interested in.

In-Person Program FeesProgram fees include cost for: tuition, all session materials, administration, review and approval of applications, session refreshments, session facilitators, guest speakers, closing ceremony and certificates.

Cost of Program

Member Pricing   Non-Member Pricing
Application fee:  $500 $575
Tuition: $1,500 x 6 sessions $1,600 x 6 sessions

Tuition Payment:Once accepted into the Program, a Payment Authorization Form will be emailed to you.  Once applicants are accepted into the Program and accept admission into the Program, Applicants are liable for the full tuition (cost of the Program).

Cancellation Policy of Tuition:

  • Cancellations are to be received in writing by AFOA Canada by Fax (613-722-3467) or email
  • Cancellations will be accepted without penalty no later then 20 days (4 weeks) prior to the start date of CAPA Cohort 1 – Session 1 and a full refund for tuition will be provided.
  • For cancellations accepted no later then 10 days (2 weeks) prior to the start date for a CAPA Cohort Session, a full credit on account will be issued and applied to another CAPA Cohort offering within one calendar year.
  • For cancellations received less then 9 days prior to the start date of a CAPA Cohort  Session, no refunds will be provided
  • Should AFOA Canada need to cancel or postpone a session offering, applicants will be issued a full refund and be provided with a credit account to be applied to another offering within one calendar year.