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Terry Goodtrack



Mr. Goodtrack’s career has spanned over 30 years, during which he has held influential senior finance and management positions within high-profile Indigenous organizations. His enduring commitment to the fields of Indigenous finance, management, and leadership has made a significant impact.

One of his notable achievements is co-founding the AFOA Canada – Harvard Business School Executive Education Program. This prestigious annual program, held at the esteemed Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focuses on leadership and the sustainable development of communities. Additionally, in 2017, Mr. Goodtrack took the initiative to establish the inaugural international conference on Indigenous Governance, Management, and Finance, aimed at fostering sustainable Indigenous communities. The second one to be held in Rotorua New Zealand in July 2024.

For the past twelve years, Mr. Goodtrack has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AFOA Canada, a position that showcases his leadership and commitment to advancing Indigenous finance and management. Prior to his role at AFOA Canada, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, where he was entrusted with the management of a substantial healing fund totalling over half a billion dollars.

Recognized for his expertise and leadership, Mr. Goodtrack was appointed by both the Assembly of First Nations and the Minister of Indigenous Services Canada to co-chair the New Fiscal Relationship working group. In this pivotal role, Mr. Goodtrack plays a central role in shaping Indigenous policy and finance at a national level. His expertise and leadership in this regard have not only earned him recognition but also highlight his collaborative efforts in addressing critical issues affecting Indigenous communities.

Moreover, Mr. Goodtrack’s influence extends beyond Indigenous policy and finance. He is also a member of the Accounting Standards Oversight Committee in Canada. This committee holds a vital responsibility of overseeing Accounting Standard Setters in various sectors, including For Profit, Public, and Not for Profit areas. His involvement in this committee underscores his broader impact on financial standards and regulations in the country.

Furthermore, Mr. Goodtrack shares his wealth of knowledge as a sessional instructor at Carleton University, contributing to the education and development of future leaders in Indigenous policy and administration.

In terms of his educational background and professional qualifications, Mr. Goodtrack holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Carleton University, a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Regina, and a Chartered Corporate Director designation from McMaster University. He is also a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), receiving a fellowship designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario in 2018. Additionally, he holds certifications as a Certified Aboriginal Financial Manager (CAFM) and a Certified Aboriginal Professional Administrator (CAPA). In recognition of his contribution to the Executive Education Program, he was awarded a certificate from the Harvard Business School in 2017 and again in 2023 at the Tribal Leadership Program.

On a personal note, Mr. Goodtrack is married to his wife, Genevieve, and they are proud parents of two daughters. His life’s work, dedication, and numerous accomplishments underscore his unwavering commitment to the well-being and sustainability of Indigenous communities, making him a prominent figure in Indigenous finance, management, and leadership.