Bringing Indigenous Business Into the Supply Chain

What organizations can do to make “economic reconciliation” a reality
45 minutes
Friday October 12, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

There are some 43,000 Indigenous-owned businesses in Canada, contributing some $12 billion to the national GDP. Indigenous firms can be found in a wide range of industries and sectors, from natural resources and construction to manufacturing, retail, and services. Linking Canada’s private sector with these businesses holds the key to economic reconciliation.

In this webinar, JP Gladu, president and CEO of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB), discusses the private sector’s role in ensuring that Indigenous peoples have equitable access to jobs and business opportunities. The CCAB has created a digital Aboriginal procurement marketplace in which Indigenous and non-Indigenous companies can exchange information about procurement opportunities.

Participants will learn:

  • The scope of Indigenous enterprise in Canada
  • Strategies to partner with Indigenous organizations
  • How the Supply Change initiative connects corporations and small and medium-sized enterprises with qualified Indigenous-owned businesses
  • Best practices for procurement from Indigenous firms

Smith School of Business

Goodes Hall, Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
Canada K7L 3N6

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