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  • ? Esdilagh of Tsilhqot'in Nation
    ? Esdilagh of Tsilhqot'in Nation is a growing and proactive Nation located in Central Interior of BC on the Fraser River between Quesnel and Williams Lake, BC. Their current economic activity under their newly developed a Economic Development Corporation include an on-reserve agriculture, off-reserve timber harvesting, a joint-venture with Sturgeon Insurance, EBA engineering, and mining & transportation with Nuna Logistics. They are looking to develop a major project in subsurface and energy on-reserve through legal instruments the Nation holds, development of major power lines, railway and natural resources, as well as investors.
  • 1 Nation Distribution
    1 Nation Distribution is a unique business and distribution model managed by First Nations business leaders to promote healthy, regional economies. Aboriginally owned and operated, the company is looking to enter into strategic partnerships to unite culture with value and service, supplying First Nations and Native American communities, as well as businesses.
  • A&A Trading Ltd.
    A&A Trading Ltd.is a B.C. based forestry company specializing in all aspects of the forest business from planning, forestry and engineering, through to delivery of the product to market. They are looking for long-term forestry partnerships that through forestry and financing expertise will provide stable economic and social economic prosperity.
  • Aboriginal Coffee Company
    Aboriginal Coffee Company is an Aboriginal owned coffee company located in Calgary, Canada. We source our raw coffee beans directly from indigenous farmers throughout Latin-America. The beans are artfully roasted and packaged in Calgary and then sold through a network of Canadian Aboriginal youth entrepreneurs. They are looking for Aboriginal entrepreneurs who want to establish their own coffee distribution business in their local community. The company's longer-term vision is to enable 1,000 young Aboriginal entrepreneurs build strong viable business in their local communities.
  • Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC
    Aboriginal Tourism Association of BC offers Aboriginal Cultural tourism operators in BC experience development workshops, front line staff training and co-operative marketing program. They are looking to connect with other businesses interested in using Aboriginal Tourism as an economic vehicle and to increase number of market/export ready Aboriginal Tourism operators in BC.
  • Aboriginal Travel Services
    Aboriginal Travel Services is a full-service travel agency focused on the business and leisure needs of companies, First Nations bands, organizations and individuals throughout Canada. They are looking to connect with companies and Aboriginal communities who would like to package an authentic cultural product and to utilize ATS services for their travel management requirements. Agency revenues are shared back to the First Nations communities we are doing business.
  • ACCESS Renewable Energy Ltd.
    ACCESS Renewable Energy Ltd. is active throughout British Columbia and Alberta, but we also work in the Northern Territories and the rest of Canada. Thier key service area is in renewable energy project feasibility and project development. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in renewable energy project development services, as well as training and capacity building, for solar, wind, water, energy storage and bio-energy projects.
  • Advantage Roofing Ltd.
    Advantage Roofing Ltd. is an exterior, commercial and industrial waterproofing company. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in roof and exterior building management, renovations, and installation.
  • All Nations Trust Co. / All Nations Insurance Brokers
    All Nations Development Corporation (ANDEVCO) provides business support and advisory services such as business planning, marketing assistance and access to grant funding and loan financing; as well, it provides business development and training to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and Aboriginal communities. All Nations Insurance Brokers (ANIB) is 100% Aboriginal owned and is dedicated to providing its clients with an exemplary standard of service that reflects ANTCO’s commitment to strengthen Aboriginal economies. ANIB is also dedicated to provide efficient and effective risk management solutions that include on-site visits, community/employee workshops, and much more.
  • Allied Line Locators
    Allied Line Locators is a private underground pipe, cable and utility locating company servicing Saskatchewan and Alberta. They are looking to strengthen their network and establish relationships with Aboriginal communities for potential partnerships.
  • Applied Office Solutions Ltd.
    Applied Office Solutions Ltd. offers consulting services, software development, project management, change management, implementation and training services. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities and companies of all sizes who are interested in improving the systems they are using to manage their organizations.
  • Athabasca Basin Medical & Security
    Athabasca Basin Medical & Security provides contract medical coverage within the industrial sector throughout Western Canada. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in professional training at various levels of first aid and CPR, Drug & Alcohol testing and several safety courses.
  • Ballantyne Brother's Contracting Ltd.
    Ballantyne Brother's Contracting Ltd. (BBCL) is 100% Aboriginal-owned and operated. Offering a professional and safe record that is ever-evolving with each company they work with to meet their standards. BBCL will offer an alternative by providing fully-trained workers through a contract basis with BBCL assuming the responsibility for ensuring that their workers are properly trained, insured, and meet all current safety guidelines. They are looking to connect with communities and companies interested in these services.
  • Barkley Project Group Ltd
    Barkley Project Group Ltd. is a project management consulting firm specializing in renewable energy development. They are looking to connect with communities who are interested in investing in environmentally sustainable, low impact facilities that generate clean electricity.
  • BATC Investments Ltd.
    BATC Investments Ltd. is a progressive business development organization with the aim to find, qualify, develop, and manage businesses that support self-reliance and opportunity. It is 100% owned by the bands that make up Battlefords Agency Tribal Chiefs. They are looking to initiate and develop relationships with like-minded communities and companies intent on growing a relationship with economic development implications to the growth of the BATC Investments objectives for revenue generation & job creation strategies.
  • BBA Engineering Ltd.
    BBA Engineering Ltd. (BBA) provides engineering services to the renewable power and mining industries. Our services include: engineering design (structural, geotechnical & electrical), project and construction management, cost optimization, and review and rehabilitation work on existing projects. They are involved in all phases of the projects from resource identification, to feasibility studies, to construction, through commissioning, and beyond into operations and rehabilitation. They are looking to understand the Aboriginal communities desires and goals for renewable power developments and potential projects.
  • BC Hydro
    BC Hydro provides high-value, reliable power to fuel economic growth in British Columbia. Their Aboriginal Contract and Procurement Policy has been in effect since 2007 and increased in spending with Aboriginal businesses every year since then, with last fiscal year being the best yet with $96M spent with Aboriginal businesses. We have a Sr. Aboriginal Procurement Advisor along with our Aboriginal Relations department who work tirelessly at increasing Aboriginal inclusion in all our purchasing endeavours. BC Hydro is committed to the advancement of economic opportunities for Aboriginal businesses and First Nations to both build capacity and to develop more sustainable long term relationships. They are looking to make those connections at ABM.
  • BC Ministry of International Trade
    The BC Ministry of International Trade pursues strategic opportunities to promote British Columbia internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business by delivering services that accelerate the province's exports, attract strategic investments including international offices, develop international partnerships, and increase awareness of B.C.’s competitive advantages, as well as negotiating and managing trade agreements and delivery of venture capital programs. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities interested in international trade, including exporter services and investment matching.
  • BCP Construction/CCR Hospitality
    BCP Construction/CCR Hospitality is a building company based in Three Hills, Alberta, celebrating 25 years in business this year. CCR Hospitality is a company that builds, owns, and operates hotels across Western Canada, using BCP as its exclusive builder of a new and innovative modular building design. Built inside a Plant, each module is constructed of concrete and steel and the interior completely finished and furnished, before being transported to the hotel site to be assembled. This method makes it a green build, using an environmentally conscious process, resulting in increased efficiency, reduced cost, and greater quality. They are looking to connect with communities interested in the same modular design build for homes, townhouses, condos, apartments or any type of modular build is available to the Aboriginal market.
  • BCT Projects
    BCT Projects is a civil construction company with the capabilities and expertise to safely and competitively complete projects in mining, oil and gas, forestry and utility infrastructure. They work directly with First Nations leaders to identify opportunities and build relationships and are looking to connect with communities who want to maximize opportunities, work directly with industry and actually self-perform the work.
  • BDO Canada, ABM National Partner
    BDO Canada, ABM National Partner, provides practical business and commercial advice to both First Nations and businesses seeking to transact with First Nations alike. They also provide professional financial services such as audit, accounting and taxation advice, where our specialists provide a mixture of commoditized and specialist advice that is competitively priced and well-regarded. They are looking to connect with community and company decision makers interested in these services.
  • Beardy's & Okemasis Cree Nation
    Beardy's & Okemasis Cree Nation is situation near the town of Duck Lake, and in between the cities of Prince Albert and Saskatoon. Their businesses include an accredited Health Clinic, a Federal Minimum Security Healing Lodge and Water Treatment plant. They are looking to connect with economic development opportunities and/or partnerships that will propel them to become self-sufficient.
  • Big Grizzly Group of Companies
    Big Grizzly Group of Companies is a First Nations owned turnkey construction services company providing full-service design, engineering, project management, capital financing and construction services across Canada. They are looking to connect with communities looking to expand housing needs, commercial developments and sustainable energy generation and transmission.
  • BMO Bank of Montreal - Aboriginal Banking
    BMO Bank of Montreal recognizes that the ability to contribute to the self-sufficiency of Aboriginal communities is linked to the development of effective relationships with those communities. They are looking to connect with communities interested in improved access to financial products and services.
  • Britco Structures Ltd.
    Britco is a leading provider of workforce accommodations for the energy, mining and construction sectors. They are looking to develop partnerships and relationships with First Nations in BC to provide building solutions related to seniors accommodations, single and multi-family housing, workforce housing and other building applications.
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Aboriginal Banking
    The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Aboriginal Banking is dedicated to supporting the establishment and expansion of Aboriginal-owned businesses through financing and tailored advisory services. They are looking to provide financing solutions (long-term financing, venture capital, subordinate financing) and advisory services to First Nation, Metis and Inuit entrepreneurs, and community-owned businesses.
  • Canadian Western Bank
    Canadian Western Bank is a chartered bank with its headquarters and principal operations in Western Canada. With 42 branches across the four western provinces, they strive to be efficient, down-to-earth and responsive in their services. They are looking to connect with a bank that specialized in commercial, equipment financing, real estate construction financing, energy lending, deposits and cash management.
  • Capacity Forest Management Ltd.
    Capacity Forest Management Ltd. specializes in the management of First Nations Forestry Operations in conjunction with Aboriginal communities. They are looking to develop a Workforce working with Aboriginal communities and develop business and project partnerships.
  • Carillion Canada
    Carillion is one of Canada's largest integrated support services companies with the goal to identify like-minded, sustainable business opportunities that benefit their customers, partners, and the communities in which we live and work. They are looking to partner with Aboriginal communities to provide all of the services needed to create and manage places and infrastructure to make a positive difference for our clients and the communities they serve.
  • Carry The Kettle First Nation
    Carry The Kettle First Nation is situated in the Treaty 4 region. Their current economic development activities include a gas bar located on CTK, lands located by Shackelton, SK, selling CTK Plastics in Moose Jaw, establishing the Nakota Development Corp. They are currently looking at a possible business to purchase in Regina, how to make better use of their lands in Regina, Fort Qu'Appelle, Indian Head, Cypress Hills, Shackelton, Wosley, and Sintaluta. They are looking to create partnerships in development, commercial and residential on our concept plan is ready.
  • CBRE Hotels Ltd.
    CBRE Hotels Ltd. has extensive valuation and consulting experience covering a wide range of assets including hotels, resorts, inns, in addition to accommodation development projects, etc. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in fully accredited valuations, feasibility studies, due diligence and operational reviews. In addition, CBRE maintains a comprehensive database of hotel transactions, market results, hotel supply data, operating expense data, etc.
  • Chase Office Interiors Inc.
    Chase Office Interiors Inc. takes out the complexity of buying commercial office furniture. They are looking to connect with communities and businesses interested in office design, space planning, project management, expanding or relocation of offices. Chase is the only 100% Aboriginal owned and controlled office furniture supplier in the industry Canada-wide.
  • Clarence Campeau Development Fund
    The Clarence Campeau Development Fund (CCDF) was established by The Métis Society of Saskatchewan Inc to provide financial assistance where currently there is a void for Métis clients. They would like to create awareness of programs available to Metis Entrepreneurs, including their Business Plan Program, Loan Equity Program and Community Business Development Program.
  • Clean Harbors
    Clean Harbors is the leading provider in environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. They are looking to develop new relationships with Aboriginal communities, Nation-owned or Nation member-owned businesses in the oil and gas, and mining sectors.
  • Co-operatives First
    Co-operatives First is a non-profit business development organization with expertise, resources, and connections that can help guide a group through the process of creating a new co-operative business. Some of our specific services include: facilitation for community meetings, support for logistics and They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in their services, including management, mediation of differing opinions, pathfinding between ideas and communities, and connection to resources, expertise, and service-providers that can benefit a project.
  • Coast Salish Insurance and Risk Management Solutions Inc.
    Coast Salish Insurance and Risk Management Solutions Inc. offers culturally sensitive insurance and financial products and programs to First Nations. They are looking to connect with communities interested in insurance regarding property and casualty, employee benefits, pension, and risk management services.
  • Coldwater Indian Band
    Coldwater Indian Band is a proactive Nation in the area of the Nicola Valley. Their current economic development businesses include, a member-owned Opie Oppenheim Art, a band-owned small tobacco store, a band-owned excavator for leasing, a jointly-band owned Esh-kn-am Cultural Resources. They are also part of several joint ventures with other bands in the valley including forestry and property ownership. They are looking to connect with potential construction, tourism, gas station/grocery store development, small wood mill operations, wood chipping, industrial site and land leasing opportunities.
  • Community Futures Island Coastal Group
    Community Futures Island Coastal Group is the only organization throughout rural BC with a mandate for business and community economic development. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities and organizations on Vancouver Island and across BC to identify and develop key strategic relationships, as well as offering tailored and innovative loans.
  • Cowessess First Nation
    Cowessess First Nation is a proactive Nation located in the south-east Saskatoon. Their economic activities include strip Mall, gas and grocery stores, golf course and wind energy project. They are looking to connect with companies interested in opportunities in commercial, industrial and residential areas in and around Yorkton, Regina and Saskatoon.
  • Dakota Tipi First Nation
    Dakota Tipi First Nation is located approximately 5 kilometres south of Portage la Prairie. Their main goal is to diversify and expand into business opportunities in and around the City of Portage la Prairie. They are looking to connect with various companies and communities who are interested in partnering with their First Nation and are open to all business sectors.
  • District of Port Hardy (ABM Co-Host)
    District of Port Hardy (ABM Co-Host) is the largest of six communities in the Regional District of Mount Waddington. Within its boundaries, the District can offer investors prime development properties in the downtown core, as well as at its federally maintained airport, in the marine industrial park, and in areas identified for infill or redevelopment. High-speed internet, good cell phone coverage, significant infrastructure and a diverse business community provide potential investors with the amenities needed to establish a new business or grow an existing one.
  • Ditidaht First Nation
    The Ditidaht Nation’s traditional territory stretches from Cowichan Lake, through Nitinat Lake, and to the coast between Bonilla Point and Pachena Point. They are looking to make partnerships with interested parties for co-ownership of a high-end tourism resort in one of the last untapped regions of the Pacific Rim of Vancouver Island. They are also looking to diversify into aquaculture, particularly in fish farming.
  • DOMCOR Health Safety & Security Inc.
    DOMCOR Health Safety & Security Inc. is an industrial specialist providing a broad range of services including, but not limited to, H&S professionals, security guards, first aid and ambulance (including patient transfers), surveillance, private investigative, asset management, alarm installation and monitoring, CCTV and card access. Also provided is a wide range of industrial training - from confined space rescue to fall arrest, as well as traffic control services and training, drug testing and project management. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in starting concrete plans for future projects.
  • Double Diamond Industrial Structures LP
    Double Diamond Industrial Structures LP is a premier manufacturer of modular buildings for the mining, resource, housing and education industries. They specialize in design, construction and installation of modular structures for the mining, resource, housing and education industries. They are looking for business opportunities in Aboriginal communities by providing modular structure solutions.
  • Ecora Engineering & Resources Group
    Ecora Engineering & Resources Group is an engineering, natural resource and environmental consulting company. Their team has a healthy balance of local experts, academics, and senior professionals that work closely with operational staff to deliver the highest quality products. They are looking to leverage strong First Nation relationships built through Ecora Resource Group into opportunities that will last for generations to come.
  • Enerpro Systems Corp.
    Enerpro is North America’s only provider of full-service, intelligent, energy management programs for new construction and infrastructure upgrades in retrofitted buildings, since 1996. They are looign to connect with Aboriginal communities in the establishment and management of self-owned utilities.
  • Ermineskin Resources Development Ltd.
    Ermineskin Resources Development Ltd. (ERD) is a 100% First Nation owned company that specializes in oil and gas construction and maintenance that is run and operated in our First Nation. Their division, called Ermineskin Industrial Relations, is made up of a team consisting of ERD, Consultation, Tribal Relationships with other First Nations, Community Economic Development, and Training through our ASSETS division. They also have MOU's and JV's with various partners that are Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities who are interested in diversification and mutual growth.
  • Excel Career College
    Excel Career College is an accredited private career training college and is a proud member of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. In partnership with community leaders and community employers, Excel is able to develop customized training – in Aquaculture, LNG, Business, Technology, Healthcare and more – to be delivered in the communities where it’s needed. Excel wishes to collaborate with Aboriginal communities to develop customized plans for capacity building through industry-targeted training.
  • FHQ Developments Ltd.
    FHQ Developments Ltd. represents 11 member First Nation communities along with the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council. Their current economic development activities include the Swift Current Home Inn & Suites, a 50% equity share in an oil and gas drilling rig with CanElson Drilling Inc., a construction and site services partnership with Points Athabasca FHQ Contracting and Graham Business Trust, and a new partnership focused on metal fabrication - FHQ Mechanicals. FHQ Developments also delivers a range of labour market development and employment services in partnership with the Government of Saskatchewan, including workplace readiness, client assessment and recruitment services, and a wide range of workplace retention strategies with employers.
  • Fire Proof Consulting
    Fire Proof Consulting works closely with First Nations communities to develop and implement Fire Prevention Programming focused on home inspections, Home Escaping Planning and smoke/CO alarms installations. Acting as a consultant, they assist Chief and Council to hire and train Fire Nation employees to implement and sustain all fire prevention activities and programs. They are looking to connect with First Nation communities to bring awareness of the "Fire Protection Through Prevention" methodology and empowering communities to take charge of their own fire safety.
  • First Nation Software Solutions Inc.
    First Nation Software Solutions Inc. is a First Nation owned and operated software development company located in Gesgapegiag, Quebec, specializing in open source programs. Its flagship program is the First nations Management System (FNMS) a data management program that integrates accounting, communication, case management, document management and human resource management into one program. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities who are interested in investing in their services.
  • First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB)
    First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) is Canada's only legislated body that develops and publishes Financial Administration Law, Financial Performance and Financial Management System Standards for First Nation Governments. FMB offers tools and templates and may be able to provide capacity development funding to First Nations.
  • First Nations Insurance Services Limited Partnership
    First Nations Insurance Services Limited Partnership is a 100% First Nations-owned brokerage which delivers top quality Life and Retirement products while protecting and enhancing Treaty Health Rights. They are looking to build our client base in all of our territories.
  • First Nations Market Housing Fund
    First Nations Market Housing Fund helps First Nations get access to the best possible financing for housing loans for their citizens on reserve - for homeownership (new and existing) rental and renovation loans. Their goal is to raise awareness of this opportunity with more First Nations across Canada and to secure invitations to visit communities to make presentations to Chiefs and Councils on how the Fund's products and services may be of benefit to them.
  • First Nations Power Authority of Saskatchewan
    First Nations Power Authority of Saskatchewan (FNPA) is a non-profit, member-owned organization with a mission to engage and include First Nations in the province’s power industry. They are poised to become an important component of SaskPower’s plan to have 50% renewables by 2030. They are looking to connect with potential members, Aboriginal businesses and the labour force to generate stable, long-term cash flows for the benefit of First Nations communities, the Province, and the environment.
  • FleishmanHillard, ABM National Partner
    FleishmanHillard (ABM National Partner) is a global communications consultancy serving clients across various sectors. FH's Vancouver office has been serving public and private sector clients throughout B.C. since 1994. They are looking to networks and grow relationships with Aboriginal communities and companies who are interested in decades of experience in strategic communications, public affairs, government relations, media relations and training, corporate and marketing communications.
  • Fond du Lac First Nation
    Fond Du Lac is one of the three Denesuline First Nations of Prince Albert Grand Council and one of the nine in the province of Saskatchewan under the umbrella of Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations. They community is isolated, with no permanent road connections to Southern Saskatchewan. It is accessible by air year round, by boat in the summer and by an ice road in winter that connects it with Stony Rapids. Their current economic development activities include an airstrip and terminal, band business office complex, fire hall, arena, nursing station and nursing staff residency, and a youth and wellness centre. They are looking to connect with companies in the construction, education and training and gaming industry.
  • Four Horse Developments Ltd.
    Four Horse Developments Ltd. is the business arm of Sakimay First Nations. Their current economic development activities include approximately 1000 acres of land for commercial and light industrial development. They are looking to connect with companies interested in partnerships and joint-ventures associated with those strategic properties.
  • Global Affairs Canada
    The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) is part of Global Affairs Canada. Created in 1894, the TCS has a network of trade commissioners across Canada and in more than 160 cities worldwide. They assist qualified companies that have researched their target markets to enter or expand their international presence or to attract foreign direct investment. Services include on-the-ground intelligence, qualified contacts, partnership opportunities and practical advice on foreign markets. As a Government of Canada department, there is no charge for services provided.
  • GMG Consulting Services Inc.
    GMG Consulting Services Inc. works with Aboriginal communities and organizations that want to build their internal capacity. They operates solely in the area of aboriginal capacity building, training, economic development, negotiations, and industry/First Nation/government engagement and relations. Thye are looking to work with communities interested in building financial, social and health independence through community development, effective negotiations, planning and capacity building.
  • Government of Saskatchewan, Ministry of Economics (Co-Hosts)
    The Ministry of the Economy advances economic growth to generate wealth and opportunity in Saskatchewan. The Ministry enhances economic growth and competitiveness by attracting investment and removing barriers to growth; regulates responsible resource development by facilitating resource exploration and development within an effective regulatory framework; and supports a robust labour market by developing, attracting and retaining a skilled labour force. They are looking to maximize opportunities for First Nations and Metis businesses and communities in Saskatchewan.
  • Green Arrow Corp. Akamihk
    Green Arrow Corp. Canada’s first Aboriginal renewable energy corporation. Owned by Montana First Nation, they are looking to form strategic partnerships with First Nation Communities to promote, enable and grow community-based green energy systems by identifying and assessing the feasibility of clean renewal energy projects on their reserve lands.
  • Greyback Construction Ltd.
    Greyback Construction Ltd. is a leader in Construction Management with over 25 years of experience managing projects of varying sizes and complexity, offering services in Construction Management and General Contracting with emphasis on concrete speciality and design/build projects. They are currently in partnership with the Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation to develop Skaha Hills, a 500-acre mixed-use residential community of 600 homes with protected lands surrounding the community. Proposed amenities include golf, beachfront access, hiking trails, pools and sports courts. Greyback is also proud to have been a part of Nk'Mip Cellars, North America's first Aboriginal owned and operated winery, part of the Osoyoos Indian Band's long-term plan. They are looking to make meaningful connections with communities interested in their services.
  • Guardian Capital
    Guardian Capital is an independent, institutional investment firm managing over $18.1 billion in assets. They offer investment management expertise in equity, fixed-income and real-estate management to First Nations, charitable organizations, mutual funds and high net worth individuals.
  • Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Band (ABM Vancouver Island Co-host)
    Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw is a strong Nation, with a rich history and bright future. They currently have a number of fishing licenses, a forest tenure and are developing a tourism project that is tentatively scheduled for phase 1 delivery. They are looking to connect with companies that will help them diversify into those areas.
  • Hazelwood Group of Companies
    The Hazelwood Group of companies is a privately owned, Nanaimo based organization made up of several different companies. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in diverse heavy civil construction projects, including run-of-river hydro developments, bridge installations, road construction, water & sewer main installations, as well as a variety of industrial, commercial and residential construction developments and stone exploration.
  • Horizon North, ABM National Partner
    Horizon North (National ABM Partner) is a leader in industrial, commercial and residential modular manufacturing. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in turnkey solutions can provide temporary, permanent, and "open camps", as well as hotels, health centers, resort property, luxury homes, affordable housing for high-density areas and remote communities and individual residences.
  • Houle Electric
    Houle Electric provides electrical contracting services to small enterprises and large projects for industry and institutions. They are looking to build new relationships and develop mutually beneficial business and employment opportunities with Aboriginal communities in British Columbia, including employing and mentoring local workers from the surrounding communities with the necessary skill sets, along with utilizing locally owned and operated Aboriginal businesses.
  • HUB International
    HUB International has the longest running First Nations Program in Canada over 40+ years. They specialize in and would like to connect with First Nation Communities, Economic Development Corporations, Aboriginal Businesses and non-profit organizations manage risk and insurance placement.
  • Huu-ay-aht First Nation
    Huu-ay-aht First Nation is a self-governing, modern treaty Nation whose lands are located in the Barclay Sound region on the west coast of Vancouver Island. They are interested in creating partnerships with companies they can develop a sound, sustainable and diverse economy that provides jobs and revenue for the Nation while preserving the traditional principals.
  • IndGenesis Environmental
    IndGenesis Environmental is a professional environmental services firm tailored to providing strategic community-based research and natural resource management. They are looking to connect with vibrant Aboriginal communities that have needs in land use planning, community engagement, drinking water systems, environmental management, strategic policy design, geospatial mapping and protection of natural resources.
  • Indigenous Community for Leadership and Development
    Indigenous Community for Leadership and Development (ICLD) is a joint venture between Naut’sa mawt Resources Group and Com-Tech Learning Solutions. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in support towards the development of community resources and self-governance.
  • InGreen Systems Corp
    InGreen Systems Corp. aims to develop and manufacture the highest-performing Structural Insulated Panels in the industry. Fabricated pre-cut panels offers clients and customers a plethora of advantages including faster instillation, efficient use of material and elimination of on-site panel waste. They are looking to develop business and project partnerships, and learn about opportunities in the Aboriginal market.
  • Integral Ecology Group (IEG)
    Integral Ecology Group (IEG) is a consultancy with offices based in western Canada, Ontario and the southwestern United States. They specialize in providing objective support for Cultural Knowledge and Rights Studies (cultural impact assessments, traditional use studies, ethnoecology research) and are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities in a collaborative and effective manner.
  • Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School
    Interior Heavy Equipment Operator School has been providing industry-recognized training for students to attain the skills and knowledge required to successfully gain and maintain employment as heavy equipment operators. They are looking to create meaningful connections with Aboriginal communities interested in training/refreshing/additional skills and assisting industry in filling the positions they need filled.
  • Inukshuk Excavating
    Inukshuk Excavating is a new 100% Aboriginal=owned company. Thier first machine on the ground is a Komatsu PC210LC and their team has 25 years experience specializing in housing developments and environmental clean-up. They are also a member of the Sto:lo Business Association and have been involved in projects with First Nations communities, Fortis BC, Park Lane and Morning Star Homes, and multiple projects with Quantum Murray. They are looking to establish new projects with communities and companies.
  • Ironclad Logistics Group
    Ironclad Logistics Group is a 100% Aboriginal-owned company. They currently operate in South Western BC and Vancouver Island, Washington, Oregon and are pursuing specific business opportunities in Northern BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in distributing fuel via strategic locations.
  • Island Timberlands
    Island Timberlands is a private timberlands business focused on the sustainable management of high-quality timber and other forest products from coastal British Columbia. They are looking to sharing knowledge with Aboriginal businesses and connect with potential timber purchase opportunities, workforce building and more.
  • IVL Contracting Ltd.
    IVL Contracting Ltd. is an Aboriginally-owned contracting company that specializes in general contracting, industrial, commercial and residential, concrete, site selection, planning and budgeting, bid to specifications, construction/project management and pre-construction services, specializing in concrete. They have done extensive work with Seton Lake Indian Band, and are looking to connect with other Aboriginal communities interested in their services.
  • Jouta Performance Group Inc.
    Jouta Performance Group Inc. are an outsourced Human Resources specialists. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in the placing day-to-day HR practices and policies that nurture an organization’s culture, protect them against legislative threats and drive their productivity. They also assist large companies merging together; small start-ups taking their first HR steps; and companies growing.
  • Kent-Macpherson
    Kent-Macpherson is recognized as one of Western Canada's leading authorities in independent real estate valuation, consulting and advisory services. They are looking to create and build deeper partnerships with First Nations communities, based on their unmatched land planning and development expertise.
  • KFN Enterprises LP
    KFN Enterprises LP. (KFNE) is the business development arm of Kwikwetlem First Nation, managed at arm's length from the Kwikwetlem Community and Council. Amongst its most integral business lines are: project management, land development, commercial and light industrial property management, venture capital financing and the promotion of its partnerships and businesses. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in creating joint ventures and partnerships to create opportunities for Kwikwetlem for the purpose of self-sufficiency, wealth creation and economic growth.
  • Knight Archer Insurance
    Knight Archer Insurance was established in Saskatchewan in June 1981 to provide comprehensive and affordable insurance programs tailored to meet client’s individual needs. With over 14 locations in Regina, they are now the largest independently owned brokerage in Saskatchewan with the ability to communicate with their clientele in over 23 languages. They are looking to create a potential partnership with communities interested in training their members on risk, governance and insurance specific to the complexities of Aboriginal Bands, Tribal Councils and their business development entities. After successful training, Knight Archer Insurance would become the procurement arm of the band on the risk and insurance side of the house, developing the best program possible for your insurance and “shop” that program for the best value. Additionally, their roster of First Nation communities and clientele would be available including: SIGA (auto), Muskowekwan, Standing Buffalo, Kawacatoose, First Nations Power Authority, Four Horse Development, Cowessess, Cote’, Muscowpetung, Keeseekoose, Meadow Lake Tribal Council, File Hills Qu’Appelle Development Corp., James Smith, Whitecap (part of), Sakimay (part of) and Sliver Sage Housing.
  • Knucewentwecw Development Corporation
    Knucewentwecw Development Corporation is a member of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council. Their current ventures and economic development activities include Painted Rock Aggregates & Contracting LLP and a Big Sky Husky Station. They are looking to find opportunities in the area of agriculture and bio-tech, energy and mining and manufacturing.
  • KPMG
    KPMG is a full service professional services firm that offers a broad range of assurance, taxation and advisory services. KPMG has an extensive aboriginal client base to which KPMG has brought its expansive services and has advised on such matters as structuring aboriginal businesses, advising on respect of treaty and specific land claim negotiations. They are looking to connect with Aborginal communities interested in financial and governance consulting, business planning and due diligence, performance monitoring, risk management, health care planning and more.
  • Kwakiutl First Nation (ABM Vancouver Island Co-host)
    Kwakiutl First Nation, Co-host of ABM Vancouver Island, is looking to meet and network with partners who may be interested in developing projects/partnerships in the Port Hardy area. They are looking for partners that support their intent to protect the land, water air and environment.
  • Kwikwetlem First Nation
    Kwikwetlem First Nation is an active community with two reserves, they are proactive when it comes to economical development on their traditonal territory and is thus involved in all large public sector projects on its lands. Their current economic development activities include building administration and membership residences and a large development site at the crossroads of the major transportation routes to and from Vancouver (KFN IR2). KFN IR2 is the Nation's top project. The development site is professionally operated as a fill site presently, but it is nearing appropriate elevation and development as a 120 acre commercial/light industrial property is impending. They are looking to connect with companies interested in moving these projects forward.
  • Ladacor
    Ladacor is a leading turn-key design-builder of permanent modular building based in Calgary, AB. Looking to create partnerships with Aboriginal communities, groups or businesses to introduce innovative modular buildings technology and related opportunities.
  • Laxgalts'ap Village Government
    Laxgalts'ap Village Government a Nisga’a community under the Nisga’a Nation laws. They are looking to develop robust and mutually beneficial relationships in tourism, real estate, land development, leasing and more.
  • Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band
    Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band's most recent economic development activities include a completed business plan for a RV Park and Campground and a feasibility study for a U-Store-It facility. They are also finalizing a partnership with Lakehead Helicopter Company and are planning an expansion of the golf course to include 9 Executive Holes. They are in the design phase for a 60 unit band member sub-division and are continuing to work toward being successful in creating a highway across the back to Sun Peaks. Longer=term plans include to create a 20-room boutique hotel beside Quaaout. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in joint ventures and partnerships in these areas.
  • Lynx Creek Industrial & Hydrovac Ltd.
    Lynx Creek Industrial & Hydrovac Ltd. is backed by one of the BC Interior’s largest and most powerful fleet of hydrovac trucks, making it the smart choice for your excavation project. Utilizing high-pressure water jets and vacuums, their trucks can safely remove dirt and heavy debris – all without damaging underground utilities or causing excessive disruption to the work site. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in these services, as well as 24/7 emergency spill cleanups, directional drilling, and steamer truck services.
  • Malahat Nation
    Malahat Nation is a marine-based Nation with a strong tradition of Canoes. The Nation has a number of strong, successful and profitable business relationships with local business and industry. They are looking to connect with businesses, project leads and investors in working with Malahat, and building our overall network of contacts across a variety of industry sectors.
  • MasterBUILT Hotels
    MasterBUILT Hotels develops, builds, manages and invests in best-in-class hotels, directly partnering & investing alongside its project partners. They are looking to locate potential land for a hotel development in a strong lodging market, in partnership with a First Nation community. Additionally, they are looking to co-invest in viable hotel developments with First Nations that may not have land in financially conducive hotel markets but have equity to deploy for passive, limited partner, investment yield.
  • McDougall Energy, ABM National Partner
    McDougall Energy is one of the largest gasoline-retailing and commercial networks in Canada and an ABM National Partner. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in creating a partnerships with an Esso retailer, On the Run Franchisee and Key to the Highway Dealer.
  • McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.
    McElhanney is a Canadian consulting firm offering our clients integrated, cost-effective services based on professional ability and state-of-the-art technology. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in participating long-term sustainable and environmentally responsible projects.
  • Meadow Lake Tribal Council
    Meadow Lake Tribal Council consists of nine Meadow Lake First Nations (MLFN) including Birch Narrows Dene Nation, Buffalo River Dene Nation, Canoe Lake Cree Nation, Clearwater River Dene Nation, English River First Nation, Flying Dust First Nation, Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, Ministikwan Lake Cree Nation and Waterhen Lake First Nation. Their mission is to expand the ability of the MLFN communities so they can create, produce, and manage wealth through the development of business, training and employment opportunities for First Nations members.
  • Miller Titerle + Company LLP
    Miller Titerle + Company LLP is a law firm that focuses on First Nations economic development and responsible natural resource development. They are looking to connect with visionary community leaders seeking to build vibrant and sustainable economies by preparing economic development groups, supporting best-practice governance models, negotiating partnerships, establishing government-to-government relationships and protocols and protecting cultural property.
    MNP's Aboriginal Services team offers a full suite of accounting, tax and consulting services to help Aboriginal communities succeed. They are interested in supporting the development of partnerships and collaborations between Aboriginal communities, businesses and individuals who are interested in customized training solutions, hands-on training sessions, and leadership training programs.
  • Montreal Lake Business Ventures Limited Partnership
    Montreal Lake Business Ventures Limited Partnership is the business arm of Montreal Lake Cree Nation. They are looking to seek, assess, conduct due diligence and invest in new business opportunities, while also protecting assets that have been entrusted to MLBV by the Nation.
  • Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation
    Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation is comprised of Saulteaux, Cree and other Indians inhabiting the south and central plains of North-West Territories. Muscowpetung Saulteaux Business Developments (MSBD) was developed in June 2015 to oversee joint venture partnerships. They are looking to connect with both Nations and companies, to diversify their economic development activities.
  • Namgis First Nation / Atli Resource Corporation
    Atli Resource Corporation is a forestry company 100% owned by the Namgis First Nation in the northern area of Vancouver Island. Their business is to manage forestry licences and various forest resources to generate income, training and employment. They are looking to create partnerships with companies to create sustainable and diverse economies, jobs, training and revenue while preserving traditional values and principles.
  • Native Education College
    Native Education College is located in Vancouver, BC and known for preparing Aboriginal learners to pursue higher education which is a key component to economic development. They are currently partnered with Musqueam/Squamish/Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center Society and Aboriginal Mother's Center Education. They are seeking collaboration opportunities with Aboriginal communities and businesses.
  • Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council
    Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council is a non-profit society that provides advisory services to its eleven member First Nation communities including: Halalt First Nation, Homalco First Nation, Klahoose First Nation, Malahat Nation, Snaw-naw-as First Nation, Snuneymuxw First Nation, Stzuminus First Nation, Tla'amin First Nation, Tsawwassen, Tseil-wau-tuth First Nation, and Tsouke Nation.
  • Nazko First Nation
    Nazko First Nation is located West of Quesnel, BC. Their current economic development activities include Nazko Logging, Nazko Resource Management Ltd., Three Nations General Store and Lodgings and the Three Nations Resort and Adventure Tours. They are looking to connect with businesses and organizations with expertise in international and national tourism who are ager to promote outdoor adventure activities for all ages and physical capabilities and focused on long term economic benefits and sustainability. They are also interested in connnecting with businesses able to assist in developing and perhaps incubating small businesses in a local community during its entrepreneurial phase.
  • Nekaneet First Nation
    Nekaneet First Nation has a variety of business ventures in place and many others in the planning stages including the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge. They are currently looking for partnerships in presenting safety training in pipeline industry, as well as tourism. They are also looking to connect with other experienced Nations who successfully mined on their own lands.
  • Neskonlith Indian Band
    Neskonlith Indian Band's business arm is Sk’atsin Resources Ltd. whose mission is to move forward as caretakers of Secwepemc lands and resources to improve the health and wealth of Neskonlith Indian Band families for the next 7 generations using a community-driven and Nation-based approach. Sk’atsin Resources Ltd. currently operates out of a Structurally Insulated Panel (SIPS) building directly adjacent the main band office, constructed through a Community Economic Diversification Initiative training program with the goal that meets the needs of First Nation's housing shortage. Agriculture is another area of recent economic activity, IR #2 reserve has 425 acres of prime agriculture that’s serviced by a recently re-built gravity fed irrigation system. 266 acres of this land was recently restored back into forage production. The long-term goal of this land is to eventually turn a large portion of the land into organic produce production. The Neskonlith Indian Band leadership is firm believers in land designation and has recently completed a 37 acres designation and is currently working on another. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in join ventures or partnerships in these areas.
  • Nicola Tribal Association
    Nicola Tribal Association is made up of 7 members bands including: Upper Nicola First Nation, Coldwater First Nation, Cook's Ferry First Nation, Nicomen First Nation, Nooaitch First Nation, Sxe'xn'x First Nation, Siska First Nation. They are looking for ways/partnerships/etc. to offer more business, training and employment for the purpose of self-determination and diversification.
  • North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society (NVIATS)
    North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society (NVIATS) is a one-stop centre for accessing a variety of employment related programs and services. They are looking to gain valuable contacts and connect with companies that are interested in NVIATS services.
  • Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation
    Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation strives to be the best Aboriginal Corporation dealing with financial, banking and business development services. NEDC will play a major role in helping Aboriginals and First Nation communities on Vancouver Island become healthy, wealthy and socio-economically independent by seizing all existing and emerging business opportunities and building on the new economy. They are looking to connect with communities on Vancouver Island interested in financing and business support.
  • Okanagan Nation Alliance - BRIDGES
    The goal of the BRIDGES program is to create an innovative and culturally grounded process for Okanagan youth ages 15-30 for successfully finding meaning and place within themselves and their community, preparing them to enter into employment or training opportunities. Each of the participants goes through a program that includes three youth camps, skills training, and cultural education. Creative community methodologies and the PYE framework serve as a foundational pathway for participants to connect with self, family, and community. Connection with the land is key also as participants learn the cycles, foods, medicines, and many of the insights of Syilx culture. They are interested in connecting with companies and communities to create potential partnerships and joint ventures that understand the interconnectedness of our tmuxlaxw, our relatives, and the Food Chiefs, much like the youth do.
  • Okanagan Office Systems
    Okanagan Office Systems is a 100% owned Aboriginal business, offering a full line of office stationery supplies and furniture. They have two divisions in Kelowna and Kamloops, BC, which are both certified Ricoh Office Equipment and Solutions Dealers. They are looking to connect with potential partners who are focused on the human side of productivity and the practical applications of digital innovation.
  • Okanese First Nation
    Okanese FN is a small community situated in the middle of File Hills in Treaty 4 Territory. Their current economic development activities include their radio station 95.3 CREEK FM, preliminary discussions with major potash companies, as well as sand and gravel capacity. They are looking to connect with companies and communities open to diversifying in these areas.
  • One Arrow First Nation
    One Arrow First Nation is a Cree First Nations located near the South Saskatchewan River. They currently own a gas station, general store, rodeo grounds, health clinic, skating rink, fire hall, band hall, water treatment plan and affordable housing. They are looking to connect with companies interested in potential partnerships.
  • Orca Sand & Gravel
    Orca Sand & Gravel is a supplier of high-quality sand and gravel concrete aggregates which exceeds all specification requirements for use in the United States, particularly in California, as well as in Canada. Orca Quarry is permitted to produce 6.6 million tons of sand and gravel per year and has a dedicated ship loading facility capable of rapidly loading ships and barges. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested economic development opportunities that have a strong considerations of the economic, social and environmental impacts.
  • Pacific Coastal Airlines
    Pacific Coastal Airlines has been connecting regularly scheduled flights and cargo service to more than 65 destinations in British Columbia for over 40 years. They are looking to strengthen existing relationships and develop new relationships with First Nations, and gain insight into current and future transportation needs of Aboriginal communities.
  • Pasqua First Nation
    Pasqua First Nation is a Saulteaux/Cree First Nation located 60km northeast of Regina and 15 km west of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. Their current economic development activities include a camp supply partnership with PTI Group for the K+S Potash Project in Bethune, SK. They have also partnered with Athabasca Basin Security and submitted a contract provide security services for the same K+S project. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in joint ventures or partnerships for the purpose of diversification.
  • Peepeekisis Development Corporation
    Peepeekisis Development Corporation is the business arm of Peepeekisis First Nation. Their current infrastructure includes a band office, arena, gymnasium, school, health clinic, and other maintenance facilities. They are looking to connect with companies and communities in the agriculture industries, with the hope of starting a butcher shop.
  • Penticton Indian Band Development Corp. (ABM Co-Host)
    Penticton Indian Band Development Corp. is the business arm of the Penticton Indian Band, with deeply rooted values in the traditional qualities of our community and provide meaningful employment opportunities for our people. They currently oversee three limited partnerships: Westhills Aggregate LP, Coyote Cruises LP, Sn’pink’tn Forestry LP and are looking to diversify their economy with more opportunities.
  • Petro-Canada
    Petro-Canada is interested in building mutually beneficial, positive, long-term relationships. This is the primary focus when we explore new partnerships with Nations who want to own and operate their own independent Petro-Canada. We have over 20 Petro-Canada retail stations which are Aboriginally-owned and operated in Western Canada. We are looking to develop additional partnerships where a branded Petro-Canada is a strategic fit for both the First Nation community and Petro-Canada. They are interested connecting with communities interested in developing a Petro-Canada branded gas station on reserve or urban reserve land.
  • PetroMaxx Construction
    PetroMaxx Construction is a national petroleum contractor specializing in the design and construction of gas stations as well as convenience and branded food partner stores. They are looking to partner with First Nation communities.
  • Piapot First Nation
    Piapot First Nation is a pro-active community working toward a prosperous future. Their current economic development activities include agriculture, a water treatment plant, gas bar, as well as a Cree Land Mini-Mart Ltd (band owned urban business) and a laundromat (individual band member owned). They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in joint ventures and partnerships built on respect, trust, integrity and community commitment.
  • Points Athabasca Contracting LP
    Points Athabasca Contracting LP is a general contractor specializing in industrial, commercial, infrastructure, earthwork mining, and institutional facility construction or maintenance. They are looking to connect with communities interested in establishing an Aboriginal partnership model that provides meaningful and sustainable participation of all stakeholders.
  • Priority Solutions
    Priority Solutions is a Saskatchewan based firm focused on collaborating with its clients to deliver sustainable results through highly focused consulting, coaching and training. Our aim is to build capacity, skills and positive behavioural change with the people and organizations that we work with, and work ourselves out of a job. They are looking to connect with both communities or businesses to form lasting relationships, regardless of whether a business opportunity arises.
  • Probyn Log
    Probyn Log is a forestry company specializing timber management, log marketing, financing and custom cutting. They have the ability to incorporate First Nations values into forest management through unique approaches developed by staff with experience in developing respectful relationships with First Nation communities. They are looking to connect with First Nation communities in a manner that involves the First Nation community in every aspect of the forestry projects.
  • Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC)
    Within Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) was created in 2005 to advocate on behalf of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in federal procurement. This government agency is mandated to increase SME participation and understanding of the Federal Government procurement process, which is an $18 billion market.
  • QM Environmental (National ABM Partner)
    QM Environmental, National ABM Partner, is a full-service environmental contractor searching for mutually beneficial business opportunities with First Nation communities. Training and employment is a primary objective of the QMLP Aboriginal Inclusion and Capacity Building Strategy including environmental remediation, demolition and emergency response.
  • Quaaout Lodge & Spa
    Quaaout Lodge & Spa is a resort equipped with a conference centre, golf course and spa and is 100% owned by the Little Shuswap Lake Indian band. They are located in Chase, BC which is part of the Shuswap Lakes region and are looking to create partnerships within the tourism and hospitality industry.
  • Quatsino First Nation (ABM Vancouver Island Co-host)
    Quatsino First Nation, Co-hosts for the ABM Vancouver Island, is looking connect with companies in the energy and mining, electrical production, forestry and security industry. A successful outcome would be to have supply of services and finance options for our hydro-project going forward.
  • RBC Royal Bank
    RBC Royal Bank is a financial services leader in Canada with an interest in promoting First Nations interests and forges relationships based on understanding, trust and respect. They are looking to working closely with Aboriginal communities to address issues and opportunities that have importance not only to Aboriginal peoples, but to all Canadians. These include access to banking and capital, community and social development, employment.
  • Reclaim Asphalt
    Reclaim Asphalt provides economical and environmentally friendly asphalt paving options, and are capable of opening small business opportunity in communities. They are looking to connect with Nations interested in making inroads, repairing infrastructure, training youth and under-employed members in a new trade, and providing the opportunity to set up an independent business.
  • Reconciliation Canada
    Reconciliation Canada is an Indigenous-led organization that catalyzes meaningful relationships through values-based dialogue, leadership and action. They offer reconciliation and facilitation services tailored for Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous organizations. Reconciliation Dialogue Workshops create a safe place to engage all peoples in Canada in dialogue that increases understanding of our shared history, and explores the meaning of reconciliation and our respective role to play. Workshops are modeled on an Indigenous circle process that creates a supportive and safe environment for meaningful dialogue and relationship building to occur. They are looking to connect participants explore pathways to reconciliation and develop community- based and community-driven reconciliation action plans.
  • RecTec Industries Inc.
    RecTec Industries Inc. has been building relationships throughout the province of BC by distributing BC's most innovative park and recreation equipment. They are looking to build partnerships with health-oriented Aboriginal communities who value the health of their members and understand the powerful benefits of a strong and healthy community.
  • Red Earth First Nation
    Red Earth First Nation is a geographically distant community determined to thrive. They have medical transport and other taxi services, the Lionel Head Memorial Store, confectionery and gas bar, two on-reserve elementary schools and one post-secondary education program to prepare young people for a variety of careers, a community hall and youth centre. Their current economic development goals include the completion of the electrical work and septic systems work that was delayed by floods this year. They are also looking to a Recreation Director who will organize programming, and recruiting students to help with activities and events.
  • Regional District of Mt. Waddington (ABM Co-Host)
    Regional District of Mt. Waddington (ABM Co-Host) is directly involved in the promotion of business opportunities in the area. Healthy and vibrant businesses are essential for supporting a viable community and ensuring that such communities are sustainable. They are looking to connect with businesses and planners for Aboriginal communities and help develop partnerships for projects and initiatives.
  • Riata Partners
    Riata Partners are an applied management consulting firm working with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations in both BC and Alberta. Their consultants have practical working knowledge in the discipline of strategy, finance, and ongoing operations for the industrial and hospitality/tourism industries. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities and companies interested in the hospitality/tourism industries.
  • Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is a global leader in asset management and disposition, and the world's largest industrial auctioneer. Ritchie Bros. is trusted worldwide because we make buying and selling easy, efficient, fair, and transparent. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities to gain a greater understanding of how they can play a role in positively impact, work hand-in-hand, and strengthen and form partnerships with those interested in the purchasing and dispersing of equipment.
  • ROK Software
    ROK Software provides powerful websites and custom web applications for organizations and businesses to help raise profile and gain efficiency and effectiveness. The exact nature of the solution depends upon the problem you are trying to solve. Their services cover a broad range of industries, from government to research facility to medical to forestry to day care and beyond. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities and companies interested in their services.
  • Saint Mary's First Nation
    Saint Mary's First Nation is comprised of two reserves located on the Saint John River in Nova Scotia. They would like to gain knowledge of possible opportunities in the area of agriculture and biotech, construction, land development, gaming and more.
  • Salish Sea Sentinel
    The Salish Sea Sentinel is a monthly First Nations magazine, by the Naut'sa mawt Tribal Council, that shares the news and stories from the people of the Salish Sea. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in advertising and/or receiving the magazine in bulk quantities.
  • Sarens
    Sarens is the recognized worldwide leader and reference in heavy lifting and engineered transport. With state of the art equipment and value engineering, they are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in creative and intelligent solutions to today's heavy lifting and engineered transport challenges.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation (ABM Co-Host)
    Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation (SIEF) offers commercial and agriculture lending and business consulting services to First Nations businesses in Saskatchewan. They are looking to create economic development contacts with the First Nations of Saskatchewan to deliver Business and/or Entrepreneurial training and workshops.
  • Schendel Mechanical Contracting Ltd.
    Schendel Mechanical Contracting Ltd. is a family-owned business committed to building quality Mechanical and Plumbing Systems with professionalism, integrity and quality workmanship. They have past experience in working in remote locations with Aboriginal communities to provide top level mechanical contracting services and are looking to develop relationships and contracting opportunities in the region.
  • Shoal Lake Cree Nation
    Shoal Lake Cree Nation is located in Saskatchewan. Their current projects include an Ecotourism Certificate Training Program, traditional hand mapping projects and a service station. They are looking to creat partnerships with those that align with the priorities of the Shoal Lake Cree Nation is to generate community prosperity and to create employment opportunities.
  • Shxw'owhamel First Nation
    Shxw'owhamel First Nation follows the Si:yam government system, giving all families in the community equal representation on the Council. Their current economic development activities include: Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline; Zella Holdings; CP/CN Railway; Debris Catch; a Five Mile Fishery; and initiatives around land codes, new water main and new housing. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in joint ventures and partnerships in these areas.
  • Sibola Mountain Falling Ltd.
    Sibola Mountain Falling Ltd. provides timber falling services for many projects including pipeline RoW’s, Run of the River projects, seismic line clearing, conventional timber falling, right of way falling, heli falling, including heli select harvest all over BC and Alberta. They are looking to develop relationships with Aboriginal communities which lead to potential partnerships and to also then create training programs to develop and employ First Nations Fallers with Sibola.
  • Sii Tax Development Corp. / New Aiyansh Gas Bar & Convenience Store
    The Sii Tax Development Corp. is the business development arm of the Gitlaxt'aamiks Village Government, which is part of Nisga'a Nation. The Nisga'a Nation has several mining companies operating on their territory and Sii Tax Development Corporation is strategically partnering with companies to be able to bid on projects from these mining companies. Gitzyon Contracting runs a gas bar and convenience store in New Aiyansh, the largest out of the 4 Nisga'a Villages. The New Aiyansh Housing Society manages 32 rental units in the community. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in these areas of economic development.
  • Silver Beach Consulting Inc.
    Silver Beach Consulting Inc. specializes in grant writing, proposals, business plans, training, strategy and building capacity. They are looking to connect with First Nations communities and organizations to develop relationships and working partnerships. They are also looking to learn about their opportunities and challenges, and understand what needs they may have for support services and capacity development.
  • SITE Energy Services
    SITE Energy Services is an energy and resource-based construction contractor working in Western Canada and the USA. They are looking to create Aboriginal partnerships in heavy civil earthworks, piling, pipeline, mechanical construction as well as survey, seismic drilling, clearing, mulching, grubbing, environmental reclamation and remediation.
  • Skin Tyee Nation
    Skin Tyee Nation is a rural and remote community with inland ferry access. Their current economic development activities include the Energy, Mine, Oil and Gas sector but they are looking for opportunities to diversify. They are actively looking for investors and companies to help in developing a resort project on reserve.
  • Skwah First Nation
    Skwah First Nation is a vibrant community with a variety of private and public enterprises such as the famous Greg Moore Raceway which holds Kart racing on weekends throughout the year, weather permitting. The Nation also features a mix of agricultural and residential land - it is not uncommon to see someone riding horseback through the community. Chilliwack Landing Preschool has been teaching children from the community and surrounding areas for 33 years, fostering the values of self-worth & self-preservation, cultural connection, family traditions, elder teachings and community involvement. Another great source of pride is the River Spirit Canoe Club, where members compete and win regularly throughout BC and the northwestern states. Skwah First Nation also encompasses other lands: Skwahli which is situated across the slough - 118.50 ha, Skwahla which sits at the base of Little Mountain - 11.70 ha, and Schelowat which is agricultural land out in Rosedale - 85.2 ha, Skwah FN also shares the administration of the Grass Indian Reserve #5 - 64.80 ha, Pekw’Xe:yles - 10.30 ha, and Skumalasph IR#16 - 468.40 ha. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in opportunities for diversification and self-determination.
  • Songhees First Nation
    Songhees First Nation is a Coast Salish Community adjacent to the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Their current economic development activities include land leases, off reserve land holdings, industrial marine construction company, gift shop, cultural tours of the Songhees Islands and convention/meeting centre. They are looking to connect with solar power generation, tourism, retail trade, security and more.
  • Spirit Bear Coffee
    Spirit Bear Coffee is an Aboriginal coffee company, supplying all aspects of the coffee industry from hotels and casinos to coffee house and offices. 5% of gross revenue is returned to the preservation of the Great Bear Rain Forest. They currently offer a full-service coffee program for the following industries: resorts, hotels and spas; camps and offices; coffee houses; restaurants and catering; and food and beverage distributors.
  • Splatsin Development Corporation
    Splatsin Development Corporation is the business arm of Splatsin Indian Band, providing wealth to through creating and operating profitable businesses, enhancing skills and capacity development, facilitating business development, and generating income and job opportunities. They are actively seeking opportunities in various sectors within the traditional territory including mining, agriculture, independent power production, energy, forestry, environmental services, construction and tourism.
  • Sq'ewlets First Nation
    Sq'ewlets First Nation or Scowlitz First Nation is actively pursuing opportunities including a family eco-tourism destination, land development to assist in a self-sustaining economy and identifying potential development sites and potential uses. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in these developments.
  • Square One
    Square One provides entrepreneurs and small business owners with resources, market research and pathfinding to help them start or grow their business in Saskatchewan. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested with the resources and services available through Square One to start or expand their business in Saskatchewan.
  • Standing Buffalo First Nation
    Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation is located 6 miles West of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan and currently still operate under the Indian Act. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in joint ventures and partnerships for the purpose of diversification.
  • Star Blanket Cree Nation, Red Dog Holdings Ltd.
    The traditional territory of the Star Blanket Cree Nation extends to the original Treaty Four boundaries. There are two reserves that are primarily used for residential purposes. Their current economic development activities include a 50% business partnership with CanElson Drilling and an Extreme Value Pizza and the food & convenience store at the First Nations University of Canada. They are looking to connect with companies that will allow them to diversify.
  • Strategic Natural Resource Consultants
    Strategic Natural Resource Consultants is a diversified, inter-disciplinary resource management consulting and contracting firm. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities who are interested in high-quality professional and technical services in specialized forestry development and resource management services.
  • Sturgeon Lake Developments Ltd.
    Sturgeon Lake Developments Ltd. is located approximately 50 km northwest of Prince Albert. Their current economic development activities include real estate, construction, manufacturing and agriculture. Strategic areas of focus when considering investments and partnerships are real estate, construction and mining. Additional information include the extensive resource of gravel available on the First Nation which is an area of economic focus and Sturgeon Lake First Nation is a Treaty Land Entitlement First Nation with the advantage of purchasing lands in Saskatchewan and converting to reserve status translating to potential land development opportunities. They are looking to develop and create potential partnerships and potential investments in these strategic areas of focus.
  • Surespan Group of Companies
    Surespan is a vertically integrated group of companies offering world-class service and supply to the heavy civil construction, energy and industrial sectors of Canada’s economy. They are actively seeking partnership opportunities with Aboriginal communities to develop and co-deliver projects while building and strengthening relationships with local clients, businesses and communities.
  • TD Commercial Banking
    TD Commercial Banking provides business solutions to organizations of all sizes. They are looking to earn the right to work with communities to help them achieve their goals. TD is able to create support ywith a dedicated relationship manager in the community's region who will take the time to understand both the community and business and then work to customize the products and services that best meet their needs.
  • The Update Company
    The Update Company offers comprehensive online marketing services as well as training to help organizations build capacity and autonomy. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities who are developing their own enterprises and are looking for expertise in the promotion and marketing of their ventures.
  • TIPI/IMI Insurance Partnership
    TIPI/IMI Insurance Partnership is a brokerage company specializing in Employee Benefits Plans for First Nation, Inuit and Metis employers. They are 100% Aboriginally-owned with all offices operating on reserve and looking to connect with Nations interested in their services. Their slogan: We Know Aboriginal People, We Are Aboriginal People.
  • Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations
    Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation is part of Nuu-chah-nulth and located on west Vancouver Island. The Nation's primary economic activities are tourism, micro-hydro, and fishing. Their current partnerships include Canoe Creek Hydro Limited Partnership, Haa-ak-Suuk Creek Limited Partnership and TFN Seafoods Limited Partnership. The Nation is currently exploring future economic development activities resort, fisheries, timber products and renewable energy.
  • Tla'amin Management Services LP
    Tla'amin Management Services LP is the business arm of Tla'amin First Nation, which has returned to self-governancy as of April 5, 2016. The Nation is looking to engage in protocol agreements, joint planning, and other initiatives with neighbouring jurisdictions in order to strengthen relationships and allow for cooperation and collaboration on projects and initiatives aimed at bolstering economic growth within the region.
  • Tlatlasikwala First Nation
    Tlatlasikwala First Nation is a sustainable and proactive Nation located on Vancouver Island. While forestry is the dominant land use, the Nation currently has Impact Benefit Agreements with a wind farm company and a fin-fish aquaculture company and would be interested in additional renewable energy development. They are looking to connect with investors, contractors potential joint ventures, regional transportation companies and neighbouring Nations.
  • Toosey Indian Band
    Toosey Indian Band is situated on a beautiful scenic plot of land with rolling grasslands and large Douglas fir timber along the perimeter and within. Their current economic development activities include Chilcotin Plateau Enterprise Ltd., commercial woodshop and portable sawmill, health and administration building, gas bar, outdoor hockey rink and a old district elementary school. They are looking to enhance the business at the school, as well as tourism, clean energy, and agriculture opportunities.
  • Toquaht Nation
    The Toquaht Nation is a self-governing Treaty Nation of the Maa-nulth First Nations (MFN) Final Agreement, giving them the authority to determine land-use planning and zoning, including sub-division approval, on our land base. Their current economic development projects include developing their kayak launch and campground, a run-of-the-river hydro project and a land-based salmon aquaculture. They are looking to connect with potential partners interested in these areas of development.
  • Touchwood Agency Tribal Council
    Touchwood Agency Tribal Council (TATC) was formed in 1999. The Chiefs that make up the TATC are responsible for all areas of the tribal council including: hiring, monitoring executive, policy development, budgeting strategic matters pertaining the administration, operation and direction of the TATC. They are looking to connect with companies interested in trucking, civil engineering, concrete and general contracting.
  • Tseshaht First Nation
    Tseshaht First Nation t translates as “the people of Ts’ishaa", a place on what is known today as Benson Island, one of the Broken Group Islands in Barkley Sound. They are one of the 14 Nations that make up the Nuu-chah-nulth [Nootka] people of western Vancouver Island. Tseshaht First Nation owns and manages five forest companies and three Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). All of the businesses are managed through Tseshaht Forestry Corporation. The Tseshaht Market is the last Full-Service Gas Station between Port Alberni & the West Coast communities of Ucluelet & Tofino. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in developing these areas through joint venture and partnerships.
  • Tsilhqot'in National Government
    The Tsilhqot'in National Government (TNG) is seeking business opportunities within its traditional territory so long as the business is environmentally and culturally sustainable. They are interested in business development opportunities in agriculture and bio-tech, electrical production, renewable energy, fisheries and aquaculture and tourism.
  • TTQ Economic Development Corporation
    TTQ Economic Development Corporation is the business arm of Douglas First Nation. Their current economic development activities include a small gas station, sawmill operation and land which is occupied by a logging camp, and a log sort tenure.
  • U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Global Markets
    The U.S. Commercial Service (Global Markets) is the U.S. Department of Commerce's trade promotion and investment attraction arm. They have offices at numerous U.S. Consulates across Canada, including Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, as well as the Embassy in Ottawa, altogether providing national coverage. U.S. Commercial Service fosters opportunities between American Indian and Alaska Native-owned firms in the U.S. and Indigenous Businesses in Canada and overall trade and investment. They are seeking to promote meaningful bilateral trade relations and specialize in helping Canadians to find qualified U.S. suppliers, and conversely, can assist Canadians in investing in new or existing ventures in the U.S. They will also be recruiting American firms to attend the ABM series of events.
  • Ucluelet First Nation
    Ucluelet First Nation is a self-governing, modern treaty Nation located on the Pacific Rim of Vancouver Island. They have fee simple ownership of our treaty settlement lands and also own the rights to subsurface resources. Their economic development corporation, YFN Holdings LP, holds a portfolio of showcase businesses, including an oceanfront resort, two gift shops, a surf shop and cafe, and a 35 room motel in Ucluelet. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in exciting and lucrative opportunities abound in tourism, residential development, forestry and fisheries in a world class location.
  • United Healthcare Global Medical
    United Healthcare Global Medical is an international business working in 126 countries. They currently have five Aboriginal business partners and provide customizable health solutions for remote work sites and remote work populations, including mobile treatment centres, ambulances, advanced care medical staffing, medical equipment and supplies, drug & alcohol testing for industry employees, occupational health clinic support and staffing relief support. They are looking to establish formal partnerships to jointly access contracts for remote site medical work, medical staffing or consultancy opportunities with Aboriginal communities in BC, AB, SK, YT or NT.
  • Upper Nicola Development Corporation
    Upper Nicola Development Corporation is located 45 km east of Merritt and 90 km south of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. Their current economic development opportunities include ranching related activities, a joint venture forestry operation and are interested in finding opportunities in the the following industries: renewable energy, health care, forestry, education, etc.
  • Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (Co-host)
    Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) is the only non-government organization on Vancouver Island with a focus on the entire Island economy--all sectors, all locations, public and private. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal business leaders to better understand their initiatives, their goals, their needs, and their value propositions to understand opportunities and barriers and to help identify potential partnerships and solutions.
  • Vancouver Island University (VIU)
    Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a dynamic, internationally known university. As a culturally responsive post-secondary institution, Vancouver Island University is committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal communities of this region to improve their educational opportunities.
  • Village Design & Drafting
    Village Design & Drafting is a building design consulting service business that creates plans for building permit applications including residential, mall, commercial, and some industrial designs. They also have expertise in agricultural land use planning, registered with Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) and licensed to create plans anywhere in British Columbia. They are looking to connect with communities interested in the land development, real estate negotiation, and building science industries.
  • Wakayos Developments Ltd. (Little Black Bear's Band)
    Wakayos Developments Ltd. is the business development arm of Little Black Bear's Band, located in Southern Saskatchewan. Their current economic development activities a gas bar and convenience service, as well as Black Bear Orchards, an unincorporated entity of the Nation. They are looking to connect with communities and companies interested in joint ventures or partnerships that will assist in their diversification.
  • Waterhen Lake First Nation
    Waterhen Lake First Nation (WLFN) is a forest and lakeside Northern Saskatchewan community with access to hunting, fishing, and other harvesting opportunities. They are looking to connect with communities who are capable of retrofitting community infrastructure with solar, hydro project development feasibility and concept design and identifying possible alternative energy grant assistance.
  • Western Forest Products
    Western Forest Products is a major integrated softwood forest products company operating in the coastal region of British Columbia. They are looking to create transparent and long-term relationships with coastal First Nations through the shared interest in sustainably harvesting timber. This includes an increased share of profits, increased business and legal certainty in WFP’s operations, and increased capacity for First Nations to effectively manage the economic opportunities associated with sustainable forest practices in their territory.
  • Whitecap Development Corporation
    Whitecap Development Corporation is the business arm of Whitecap Dakota First Nation. Their current infrastructure includes the Dakota Dunes Resort, the Dakota Golf Link, a full-service hotel and a casino and entertainment facility. They are looking to connect with companies interested in join ventures and partnerships and can offer 1,000 acres of reserve land zoned for commercial development and 200 acres designated for the establishment of a commercial/light industrial business park.
  • Williams Lake Indian Band
    Williams Lake Indian Band is a progressive community that recognizes the need for sustainable long-term economic development. Their current economic development activities include WLIB/Lake Excavating Construction Joint Venture, Borland Creek Logging, Sugar Cane Petroleum Products (Chief Will-yum Gas Bar), Coyote Rock Golf Course and the Chief Will-Yum Campsite. They are looking to connect with investors and partners in the areas of real estate development or leasing, agriculture, mining and forestry to further the build-out of their lands along the Highway 97 corridor.
  • Wood Mountain First Nation
    Wood Mountain First Nation is a member of the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC). They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in joint ventures and partnerships for the purpose of diversification.
  • Woodward & Company LLP
    Woodward & Company LLP is a law firm working exclusively for First Nations. Known as the "rights and title" firm, they are hoping to make their experience in business law aware in the Aboriginal market. They are looking for partnerships who might be interested in negotiating impact benefit agreements, developing corporate structures, complex financing and secured transactions, all tax matters, and all aspects of on and off-reserve lands development, including governance issues.
  • Wuikinuxv Economic Development Corporation
    Wuikinuxv Territory is centred around Rivers Inlet and Oweekeno Lake on BC's Central Coast or the Great Bear Rainforest. The mandate of the Wuikinuxv Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO) is to create wealth and employment for the Nation and its members. WEDCO's primary business is in forestry. WEDCO is working on diversifying its businesses and is looking to connect with communities and companies who will assist them in this goal.
  • Xeni Gwet'in First Nation
    Xeni Gwet'in First Nation is one of six communities of the Chilcotin Nation. Their current economic development activities include community infrastructure operation & management, public road contracts, construction, retail store, laundry mat, gas station, and more. They are looking to connect with companies interested in airport improvement, road maintaining, dangerous tree removal, renewable energy, as well as comprehensive planning stage now (title land) involving public works, culture, language, health, wellness, housing, land & resource management, education, training and governance.
  • Xtended Hydraulics & Machine
    Xtended Hydraulics & Machine is a machine shop with full machine shop capabilities including custom machining, fabrication, engineering and design, industrial hard chrome plating and hydraulic cylinder rebuilding and manufacturing. They are looking to connect with the Aboriginal marketplace to show communities can operate with less downtime with superior products.
  • Xyntax
    Xyntax is an aboriginal owned, Canadian software manufacturer, offeriung a broad range of easy-to-use, integrated, financial management software solutions; all developed with, and for First Nations. They are looking to explore opportunities with other Aboriginal communities to discuss how they can help influence the direction of future Xyntax software applications.
  • YourLink
    YourLink is a internet service provider connecting rural residential and business subscribers across Saskatchewan & BC. They are looking to connect with communities who are interested in innovative wireless high-speed Internet solutions.