Nov 13, 2019

Langara Continuing Studies courses are recognized by the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA Canada) towards their Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) designation.

AFOA Canada is a not-for-profit association founded in 1999 helping Indigenous people better manage and govern their communities and organizations through a focus on enhancing management, finance and governance practices and skills. AFOA Canada’s premise is that one of the keys to successful self-determination, creating a better life for Canada’s Indigenous people, and a better future for the next generation lies in improving the management skills of those responsible for the stewardship of Indigenous resources.

The CAFM designation is the only designation for Indigenous finance and management positions in Canada. Students who are pursuing the CAFM designation can complete most of the required courses through Langara Continuing Studies. These courses are offered part-time, scheduled in-class at the main campus of Langara College. Specific Indigenous content courses must be completed online through AFOA Canada. Students must then pass a certification exam and must have obtained two-years’ work experience in an Indigenous context.

Langara is excited that Continuing Studies students who are completing an accounting certificate or diploma also have the opportunity to work towards the CAFM designation. A list of CAFM Education Program courses and Langara Continuing Studies equivalent courses can be found online at:

For more information on the CAFM designation, visit:

View the Continuing Studies 2020 Spring Guidebook online.

About Langara
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.

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Lisa Tuyen
Communications and Marketing
Langara College