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National AAROM meeting

Overview


The annual National AAROM Meeting is an action-oriented operational meeting that brings Indigenous Executives of AAROM departments with Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Indigenous program staff to share information and collaborate on joint initiatives. The meeting is co-designed and co-developed by a joint Indigenous-DFO Steering Committee.

Purpose


To provide a forum to share information and develop joint tools and solutions for the network of AAROM departments.

Objectives

For Directors of AAROM departments to:

  • Build partnerships
  • Discuss operational challenges and solutions
  • Share knowledge and expertise
  • Develop tools and solutions to help strengthen the AAROM network

Journey so far…

Winter 2018 Survey to AAROM departments to identify specific topics to be discussed at the inaugural meeting
2017 – 2019 Indigenous Program Review (IPR) and renewal
May 2018 IPR phase one report provides recommendations for the AAROM program
June 2018 DFO-APC Interchange begins to support the work of strengthening the AAROM network through the National AAROM Meeting and a marketing and partnership toolkit
Summer 2018 DFO internal review of IPR’s recommendations
September 2018 Ad hoc Steering Committee (SC) formed to inform the development of inaugural Annual National AAROM Meeting
Winter 2018 Survey to AAROM departments to identify specific topics to be discussed at the inaugural meeting
February 2019 Inaugural Annual National AAROM Meeting, hosted by the Okanagan Nation Alliance, February 4th – 6th, in Kelowna, BC.
Spring 2019 SC review and analyze meeting materials to develop key recommendations for both improving the meeting as well as supporting the advancement of key topics
May 2019 New member joins the SC to plan the Second Annual National AAROM Meeting
June 2019 Inaugural National AAROM Meeting final report released
July 2019 Survey to Directors of AAROM departments to set focus areas under key discussion topics
August 2019 Working groups created to help inform the development of approaches and tools in preparation for the Second Annual National AAROM Meeting.
September 2019 DFO released the “Action Plan for the Renewal and Expansion of DFO’s Indigenous Programs”
November 2019 Second Annual National AAROM Meeting, hosted by the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI, November 19th – 21st in Charlottetown, PEI
February 2020 Second Annual National AAROM Meeting final report released
Winter 2020 Work further expands to determine best approaches to address recommendations coming out of the meeting in Charlottetown.
September 2022 Third Annual National AAROM Meeting tentatively scheduled

Meetings

Inaugural national AAROM meeting

From: 2019-02-04 To: 2019-02-06

Address

Coast Capri Hotel

1171 Harvey Ave,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6E8

Second National AAROM Meeting

From: 2019-11-19 To: 2019-11-21

Address

Delta Prince Edward

18 Queen St,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4A1

Third National AAROM Meeting

From: 2022-09-20 To: 2022-09-21

Address

To be confirmed

Virtual Meeting Series

From: 2021-01-26 To: 2021-02-24

Address

Zoom video-conferencing