Expanding our Economic opportunities

September 16-19, 2024 - Ottawa, ON

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Networking Opportunities

Exhibitors' Area


Tour Local Indigenous Businesses

Welcoming Reception

Creating Connections




Do you have an Economic Project or Economic Development Officer from 2023 - 2024 that deserves to be seen and heard?

Self nominations are also encouraged!


What's happening at this conference?

The Summit kicks off with an opening reception on September 18th where all delegates will get a chance to mingle and introduce themselves. From September 19-21 there will be fulsome discussions on a variety of capacity building topics that will be sure to meet the needs of many delegates who are in attendance. PREPARING FOR TOMORROW is a theme that many indigenous communities can relate to and plan for.

What's the hotel like?

Some of the treasury of amenities you will find at the Americana include Waves Indoor Water Park, the premier water park in Niagara Falls featuring a retractable roof, slides and more; Senses Spa & Boutique, a full-service spa for those who want to get away and relax.


8444 Lundy's Lane
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2H 1H4



Can my organization get involved?

Absolutely. The benefits of becoming a SPONSOR or TRADESHOW EXHIBITOR include increased visibility with indigenous communities, leaders, and decision-makers. You'll have the ability to network with over 200+ attendees and participants will have the opportunity to speak in front of conference delegates, presenting an invaluable chance to showcase their products and services to potential Indigenous buyers.


Who can attend?

The CAPACITY BUILDING Summit is open to all indigenous and non-indigenous people and organizations that want to learn about new economic development opportunities for indigenous communities and businesses across Ontario. This is a GREAT opportunity to meet indigenous decision makers, government officials, industry leaders and professional representatives who want to be involved with indigenous economic development and advancement.


How was last year's conference?

In August 2022, OFNEDA hosted its Annual Conference at Casino Rama in Rama First Nation which drew approximately 225 delegates that included Economic Development Officers, First Nation Chiefs and Councillors, Indigenous Business Owners, Government Officials, Industry Leaders, Corporate Sponsors and other dignitaries together for a value-packed agenda that exceeded all expectations.