Conflict of Interest Training for the Chief and Council of a First Nation

Only Available for First Nations

What you will learn:

  • What is a conflict of interest
  • What is a pecuniary interest
  • What is indirect pecuniary interest
  • What is a non-pecuniary interest
  • What to do when you think you have a conflict of interest
  • If a fellow Councillor has a conflict of interest, how should you approach him/her
  • How should you respond when you are asked about whether or not you have a conflict of interest
  • Why is it important to avoid conflicts of interest
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Conflict of Interest

Additional Information

  • A conflict of interest occurs when a Chief or a Councillor’s personal interests, or the interests of a family member, friend, or fellow Councillor may or may not appear to be in conflict with their role as a member of the Chief and Council
  • Conflicts of interest can pose significant challenges to many First Nation, as it is not unusual for a decision of the Chief and Council to potentially impact a family member or friend
  • If you are ever unsure as to whether or not you have a conflict of interest, seek legal advice immediately; the alternative could be very costly and time consuming
Conflict of Interest

Who Should Attend this Seminar

  • The Chief
  • His/her Council

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