Upcoming events

    • October 29, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Edmonton Federal Building – MOUNTBATTEN ROOM 9820 – 107 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 1E7

    Opportunities in the Education and Skills Training Sector in Africa

    WHEN: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 9 AM – 12 Noon

    WHERE: Edmonton Federal Building – MOUNTBATTEN ROOM
    9820 – 107 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5K 1E7
    FEE: $25.00 + tax (FREE for CCAfrica Members. Click here to become a member today)

    A Roundtable Event Hosted by the Canadian Council on Africa and the Government of Alberta

    The Canadian Council on Africa, the Alberta International Development Office, and Alberta Advanced Education are pleased to invite you to participate in a Roundtable Events on Opportunities in the Education and Skills Training Sector in Africa on Tuesday October 29th in Edmonton.

    Canadian Universities and Colleges have been leaders in the area of providing training and educational opportunities for Africans over many decades. Such opportunities originally focused largely on African students coming to Canada to study for any numbers of years and then (hopefully) returning to their own county to offer their knowledge and skills in their home environments.

    In recent years, it has become a more common practice to offer training and educational opportunities directly in specific countries. This approach recognizes the crucial importance of ensuring that the educational and training programs closely reflect the current economic and industrial needs of the emerging African economies. There is a growing emphasis by African political, public and private sector leaders to develop an indigenous African labour force that satisfies current labour needs as well as encourages new and expansive initiatives in all relevant sectors.

    This roundtable seeks to bring together representatives from invited African Embassies, Alberta educational institutions, the private sector and government to share and discuss:

    • Recent experiences / initiatives in providing training opportunities in Africa;
    • Common challenges faced by Canadian institutions in identifying and implementing training opportunities;
    • The current needs for education and specially skill training in Africa as identified by the African representatives;
    • How the Government of Alberta can assist in the growth and enhancement of providing employment education and skills training;
    • If Alberta institutions can collaborate on potential opportunities to build capacity in delivering successful education and training tin response to needed skill development.

    For more information, please contact:

    Frank Kense: Regional Vice President, Canadian Council on Africa, +1-780-915-1110, frank.kense@ccafrica.ca

    Grant Winton: Director, Alberta International Development Office, +1-780-644-2403, grant.winton@gov.ab.ca

    • November 25, 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • November 29, 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • Shangri-La Hotel, 188 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5H 0A3 Canada

    The Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica) is pleased to support and partner with the Mining Suppliers Trade Association Canada (MSTA Canada) for the much anticipated  Annual Forum: Unleashing the Canadian Mining Ecosystem at the Shangri-La Hotel in Downtown Toronto on November 26-27, 2019. / Le Conseil canadien sur l’Afrique (CCAfrique) est heureux d’appuyer et de s'associer à l’Association canadienne du commerce des fournisseurs de mines (MSTA Canada) pour le très attendu Forum annuel: Libérer l’écosystème minier canadien qui se tiendra à l’hôtel Shangri-La au centre-ville de Toronto en novembre 26-27, 2019.

    This premium two-day event is designed to provide a platform to showcase to other developing nations how Canada has used its mining ecosystem (governments, research institutes, and companies) as the key partners in developing natural resources. This can be done in an ethical, responsible and mutual beneficial thus sustainable manner for all stakeholders. / Cet événement premium de deux jours est conçu pour fournir une plate-forme montrant aux autres pays en développement comment le Canada a utilisé son écosystème minier (gouvernements, instituts de recherche et entreprises) comme partenaire clé du développement des ressources naturelles. Cela peut être fait de manière éthique, responsable et mutuellement bénéfique, de manière durable pour toutes les parties prenantes.

    Join us for an exciting 2 days event, gain direct insight from the top innovation leaders in the industry and meet with various governments officers, worldwide top research institutes, and buyer companies such as Kinross Gold, Expande Mineria, Agnico Eagle, Rail-Veyor Technologies Global Inc., among many others. / Rejoignez-nous pour un événement passionnant de deux jours, obtenez un aperçu direct des principaux leaders de l'industrie en matière d'innovation et rencontrez des représentants de divers gouvernements, d'instituts de recherche de premier plan dans le monde entier et des sociétés acquéreuses telles que Kinross Gold, Expande Mineria, Agnico Eagle et Rail-Veyor Technologies. Global Inc., parmi beaucoup d'autres.


    • Full access to all presentations across two days / Accès complet à toutes les présentations pour deux jours
    • Meals (Coffee breaks continental breakfast, & lunches for both days) / Repas (pauses café, petit déjeuner continental et déjeuners pour deux jours)
    • Networking receptions / Réceptions de réseautage
    • One Ticket to the Awards Dinner / Un billet pour le dîner de remise des prix
    • Access to the B2B matchmaking program / Accès au programme de jumelage B2B
    • and much more / et beaucoup plus

    For more information visit: https://pheedloop.com/annualforum19/site/home/

    • February 03, 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • February 06, 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 1 Lower Long St, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa

    The Canadian Council on Africa (CCAfrica) in partnership with the Government of Canada (Natural Resources Canada & Global Affairs Canada), invites you to join the Official Canadian Delegation and Canada Pavilion, a Platinum Sponsor of the Investing in the African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, South Africa from February 3-6, 2020. 

    SPECIAL RATES FOR CCAFRICA MEMBERS. Use your member login info to view member pricing. Save as much as $1,000 per registration ticket as a CCAfrica members. Become a member before registering to save! CLICK HERE TO BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!


    *Nous sommes ravi d’annoncer que notre partenaire, le gouvernement du Québec (Export Québec), va une fois plus supporter la présence des compagnies et les délégués de la province du Québec faisant parti de la délégation officielle du Canada à Mining Indaba en 2020. Pour toute information à ce sujet: https://www.economie.gouv.qc.ca/objectifs/exporter/activites-a-lagenda/fiches-evenements/mining-indaba-2020-afrique-du-sud/ 

    About Investing in African Mining Indaba: Mining Indaba is the world's largest mining investment conference and Africa's largest mining event. Over 6,000 delegates from 100 countries participated this past year and over 100 Official Canadian delegates joined the Canada Pavilion; a key anchor and Premium sponsor of the Mining Indaba.

    Don't miss the opportunity to network, connect, and build business connections with key players in the mining sector. 

    Make the right connections, get access to the most attractive investment opportunities, and further your business on the continent.