Fourth Annual Hybrid National Forum on Income Assistance: From Surviving to Thriving

Mar 21 - 23, 2023
OnlineOnline (Zoom)

About the Event Examining the Income Assistance Program.

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is hosting a hybrid forum on income assistance for First Nations case managers and administrators to come together, network, share information, best practices, and identify areas for further advocacy and reform of the Income Assistance Program.

Virtual Forum Goals

  • Provide First Nations with information about the on-going reform of the Income Assistance Program.
  • Discuss wrap-around supports, accessibility and disability programming, data collection, and areas for further reform.
  • Provide a safe environment for income assistance case managers and administrators to network, share information and best practices.

Who Should Attend?

  • First Nations Income Assistance Case Managers and Administrators
  • First Nations with Lived Experience


Agenda Provisional Agenda

Time Session/Activity Actions
10:00 am

Background of AFN’s advocacy

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10:00 am

Updates from Indigenous Services Canada

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10:00 am

Panels and speakers on key areas for IA reform such as

Self-governance Accessibility and disability programming Data collection and storage Youth and Knowledge Keepers perspectives, and First Nations social safety net.

scheduleConcurrent Activity

10:00 am

Areas for further exploration such as

Inflation and cost of living increases Stimulating First Nations’ economy and other innovative solutions, and Discussing a First Nations guaranteed basic income.

scheduleConcurrent Activity

How to Attend Find out how to register.


The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) invites you to register for this Hybrid National Forum taking place from March 21 to 23, 2023.


If you need assistance registering online, please contact [email protected].