There’s an important story to be told, based on Recommendation #92 of the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s ‘Calls to Action’” :

“Reconciliation must inspire Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to transform Canadian society so that our children and grandchildren can live together in dignity, peace, and prosperity on these lands we now share.”

We are creating a platform for some of the most significant conversations in modern Canada to take place. Forward Summit, to be held in Calgary in 2019, is a national, cross-industry discussion to drive meaningful change and strengthen relationships with Indigenous Peoples. This ground-breaking event takes place in a welcoming environment where momentous roundtable discussions, workshops, and an exchange of knowledge can occur.

Forward Summit is a profound step towards reconciliation and an improved Canadian workforce and economy. Experienced, knowledgeable, and caring speakers will lead crucial discussions such as how to attract and retain Indigenous workers and build successful economic partnerships between Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous companies.

Participating in Forward Summit is an extraordinary opportunity for your organization to, in its own way, answer an important call; to play a healing role, and share knowledge that moves our country and industries forward. If you would like to play a role in telling this story or simply be notified when more information on Forward Summit becomes available, please contact us.



Workforce Forward delivers a full day of workshops and panels focused on Indigenous inclusion training, employment strategies, and hiring best practices for HR professionals and business owners.

Does your organization have an Indigenous inclusion strategy? Are you aware of the best practices for hiring, retaining and supporting Indigenous talent? Are you focused on creating pathways to employment?

Equip your leadership group with the right training to develop and grow an inclusive environment for your future Indigenous talent. Now more than ever, Canadian organizations are looking to recruit, train and retain short and long-term with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit groups in order to achieve success and reach their business goals.

Workforce Forward in collaboration with CPHR Alberta welcomes the HR Community for a critical event exploring Indigenous workforce opportunities, training, and inclusion.



Opportunities for creative and fun careers are waiting for you at Get Ahead of Your Future

Métis students ages 15 – 18 from across Alberta are invited to explore exciting career paths in a fun and interactive environment. Dream big and open your eyes to endless possibilities for your future.

At Get Ahead of Your Future, Métis youth visit a variety of career stations where organizations introduce exciting & emerging career paths in technology, tourism, entertainment, and more!


Hear from national experts and organizations about mental health initiatives that deliver long-term benefits for employers and their workforce at Mind Works Summit. We are now in the midst of what some are calling the fourth industrial revolution, but as the world of work is so rapidly changing, many are neglecting to consider how these changes are affecting our mental well being. Mind Works Summit seeks to make mental health in the workplace a priority.

 The summit brings together mental health thought-leaders, government officials, and business leaders from across Canada to educate and share experiences.

Mind Works Summit delivers expert panels, thought-provoking keynotes, and intimate roundtables that create a learning-focused environment over two days. Government, HR, and organizational leaders will be at the table to learn and share their stories in this inclusive environment.


For the first time ever, the top tech minds and companies will gather in Calgary for a global conversation on the future of IoT. Walk the exhibition floor and interact with the latest innovations and applications in smart IoT technology for Canada’s top industry sectors including agriculture, medical, energy and smart cities. Take part in the IoT North Conference and learn from subject matter experts on issues such as business transformation, cyber security, data analytics, and more. And join us for many of the great networking events that will be happening around the City of Calgary.