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Indigenous Services: Border Management Considerations

Indigenous Services: Border Management Considerations

First Nations people living in communities along the Canada-US border face many challenges that affect individuals and communities. In 2016, the Government of Canada committed to gain a better understanding of this unique perspective. It appointed a Special Representative, Fred Caron, to engage with First Nations border communities and organizations to obtain a comprehensive picture of their situation. In 2017, Mr. Caron presented his recommendations.

Join Fred Caron and a panel of experts for a discussion on the findings, the initiatives that have been undertaken, and the next steps going forward. Offered jointly by the Canada Border Services Agency and the School, this panel discussion is an opportunity to examine how to better provide services to all Canadians as the Government works towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Event Information

This learning activity is designed for all public servant groups and levels and is offered at no cost. This event is featured in the nationwide program marking this year's Aboriginal Awareness Week (May 21 to 25).

Date and Time:
May 22, 2018 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (EDT)
  • Gina Wilson, Deputy Minister (DM), Status of Women Canada, DM Champion for Indigenous Federal Employees
  • Dr. Valerie Gideon, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services Canada
  • Fred Caron, Former Minister's Special Representative on First Nations' Border-Crossing Issues
  • Peter Hill, Acting Vice-President, Programs Branch, Canada Border Services Agency
Bilingual with interpretation in official languages
  • Collaboration Lounge, Académie De-La-Salle, 373 Sussex Drive (entrance on Guigues Avenue), Ottawa, Ontario
  • Available across Canada by webcast

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