Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Affiliates

The affiliates of CAP are provincial and territorial organizations (PTOs) that have applied at various times since 1971 to formally and legally associate themselves with CAP (or the former Native Council of Canada) as their national representative body. Each affiliate has its own constitution and is separately funded under the federal Aboriginal Representative Organization Program (AROP). CAP’s bylaws require affiliation be limited to one organization per province or territory. In effect, these affiliates are the corporate members of CAP, which does not, itself, have individual memberships.

Affiliates also receive both federal and provincial funding to carry out of wide range of programs and services for their members and constituents. The kinds of programs and services, as well as the amount of funding available, varies considerably from province to province. CAP participation in those programs is usually limited to lobbying for federal funding, and monitoring the national scope of some programs. It is the affiliates who actually deliver such programs to their constituents.

Each affiliate offers memberships to those individuals who meet the membership criteria of that particular PTO. These members are often organized into community locals, and, in the case of larger provinces, into regions or zones. Individual members elect their executive officers who serve as board members (and as zone directors in the larger organizations) for their particular province or territory. The Presidents or Chiefs of these PTOs constitute the board of Directors of CAP who meet several times a year to determine the overall policy and activity of CAP.

Affiliates are each entitled to send 16 voting delegates, including at least one elder and one youth, to an Annual General Assembly held at the national level by CAP. The national Assembly hears the activity related to the resolutions of the previous Assembly, is presented with the annual reports of each department and activity at CAP, and examines the auditor’s report for that year. Individual delegates put forward motions and resolutions for the consideration of the Assembly and in an election year (every third year) select a Chief and ViceChief by secret ballot. At each Assembly workshops are held for delegates dealing with a variety of priority issues and concerns.

For details and contact information relating to specific PTOs use the links provided below.

 
NunatuKavut

NunatuKavut
President: Todd Russell

Tel: (709) 896-0592
Fax: (709) 896-0594
Web: www.nunatukavut.ca

 
Native Council of Nova Scotia

Native Council of Nova Scotia
Chief & President: Grace Conrad

Tel: (902) 895-1523
Fax: (902) 895-0024
Web: www.ncns.ca

 
Native Council of Prince Edward Island

Native Council of Prince Edward Island
Chief & President: Jamie Thomas

Tel: (902) 892-5314
Fax: (902) 368-7464
Web: www.ncpei.com

 
New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council

New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council
Président & Chief: Wendy Wetteland

Tel: (506) 458-8422
Fax: (506) 451-6130
Web: www.nbapc.org

 
Alliance Autochtone du Québec Inc

Alliance Autochtone du Québec Inc
Grand Chief/President: Robert Bertrand

Tel: (819) 770-7763
Fax: (819) 770-6070
Web: www.aaqnaq.com

 
Ontario Coalition of Aboriginal People

Ontario Coalition of Aboriginal People
President: Brad Maggrah

Tel: (807) 938-1321
Fax: (807) 938-1275
Web: www.o-cap.ca

 
Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band

Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nations Band
Chief: Brendan Sheppard

Tel: (709) 634-0996
Fax: (709) 639-3997
Web: www.qalipu.ca

 
Aboriginal Affairs Coalition of Saskatchewan Inc

Aboriginal Affairs Coalition of Saskatchewan Inc.
President: Kim Beaudin

Tel: (306) 978-2062
Fax: (306)242-1381

 
United Native Nations Society

United Native Nations Society
President: Lillian George

Tel: (604) 688-1821
Fax: (604) 980-0324

 
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