Corporate Membership

Healthy, prosperous First Nations communities rely on effective leadership, solid economic foundations and a strong sense of community pride. This is the premise upon which the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC (AFOA BC) was founded in 1996.

AFOA BC is about people helping people. We support the dedicated individuals working in the fields of First Nations finance, administration and governance. By providing the highest quality training and professional development, offering the latest tools and resources, and lobbying for our members’ needs, we work toward a vision of social, economic and cultural prosperity for all First Nations communities in BC.

Corporate memberships are available to businesses and organizations that work with First Nations organizations, communities and individuals.

AFOA BC is interested in working with organizations that support our vision, mission and goals and can contribute to the advancement of effective First Nations financial management, administration and governance in BC. Please provide a brief letter on how your organization can work with us in achieving our goals and vision and note any involvement and support you provide First Nations communities in BC. Please include the attached application form in your letter to us at reception@afoabc.org

Contact: Julia Hess 

Harris is Western Canada’s largest workplace law and advocacy firm. Their team of experienced lawyers provide a wide range of practical legal services and creative solutions for clients. They also have considerable experience advising clients in a range of legal issues that go well beyond the boundaries of workplace law, and have assisted Indigenous organizations on federal and provincial regulations, governance issues, privacy issues, areas of jurisdiction, and complex litigation. Visit their website.

Contact: Gordon Holley

Humanity Financial works with First Nations and Indigenous-led community organizations to improve their internal financial capacity. They are an accounting firm that works remotely with clients all over Canada to build robust internal financial systems.  They supplement existing internal finance teams with part-time designated accountants to create timely and accurate financial reporting.  They also work with clients to build efficient, effective financial systems for financial transaction management, bookkeeping and accounting, budgeting and financial reporting and financial governance.

Contact: Cori Maedel

Jouta Performance Group provides Human Resources Consulting and Coaching Solutions that ensure your organization develops the people, policies and practices that create efficiencies, reduce expenses and, most importantly, generate revenue.

Jouta outsources Human Resources (HR) services, strategy and support. In place of an in-house HR department, or to complement your existing HR team – they help our clients build practical, appropriate and cost saving HR infrastructure. Jouta offers both full-service and project-based solutions.

Eagle Bay Financial is an Indigenous owned independent advisor agency that provides employee benefit and retirement plans exclusively to Indigenous Communities and organizations in BC, Alberta, and Yukon Territories.

Eagle Bay Financial Services Ltd. strives to provide a competitive product along with superior service.

Tax Rights

Eagle Bay understands tax exemption and how to preserve inherent tax rights where they currently and historically exist for Status individuals.

Knowledge of Funding Opportunities

Eagle Bay also understand the complexities of coordinating your plan with the extended health programs of NIHB (Non-Insured Health Benefits), ISC (Indigenous Services Canada) and CIRNAC (Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada).

Innovate BC delivers ​cost-effective, ​high-impact programs ​to address the biggest pain points of BC businesses. This means helping entrepreneurs access resources to help them start and scale their companies – and stay in BC.  

As a Crown Agency, Innovate BC represents the Government of British Columbia, reporting to the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. It’s the ministry’s mandate to grow BC’s technology sector, champion innovation, nurture small businesses, support economic development throughout the province, and promote BC internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business. Innovate BC’s work supports the Ministry in achieving its mandate.