Learning Session: Ulnooweg Financial Education Centre

Presenter

Darrell Hasiuk

​​​​​CAFM, CMA, MBA
Project Manager and Financial Analyst for First Nation Governments with Ulnooweg Development Group Inc.

Session description: This learning session will explore the Ulnooweg Financial Education Centre. The Ulnooweg Financial Education Centre is a registered charity established to assist First Nations Chief and Councils to enhance their financial decision-making ability. It allows them to take full advantage of the unprecedented opportunity to increase their nation’s and their member’s participation in the Canadian economy, create jobs and put an end to the cycle of poverty.

A Certified Management Accountant, Darrell Hasiuk is the Project Manager and Financial Analyst for First Nation Governments with Ulnooweg Development Group Inc. The location of the head office is Millbrook First Nation, Nova Scotia. Mr. Hasiuk has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry. This includes 10 years as a General Manager of a credit union where he gained broad experience in finance, accounting, and corporate governance. He has worked in both a chartered bank as well as several credit unions. From a corporate perspective Darrell has training in the project management department as well. This opportunity has allowed him to support the current activities at Ulnooweg Development Group.

For the last 3 years he has been working with Ulnooweg Development on a project to improve Atlantic First Nation Governments’ options for financing. This work has allowed Mr. Hasiuk to work closely with many of the Atlantic First Nation Governments and build a process for financial analysis and development of options for these communities with the desire to obtain long term government style financing options for the participating governments.

Mr. Hasiuk has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Mr. Hasiuk received his CMA designation in 2008, and he was granted his CAFM designation in 2010.