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  • 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.
  • Aksis – Aboriginal Business & Professional Association
    Aksis is an Edmonton based, non-profit organization aimed at increasing business opportunities for their members: Aboriginal businesses and professionals in Edmonton. They coordinate networking and learning opportunities aimed at supporting and growing their memberships business. They're looking forward to connecting to Aboriginal businesses in an effort to promote and raise the profile of their products and services throughout Edmonton and Alberta.
  • BDO Canada, National ABM Partner
    BDO Canada, National ABM 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.
  • 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.
  • Business Link Indigenous Services
    Business Link is Alberta’s entrepreneurial hub. They are a non-profit organization that helps people start their own businesses by providing the tools to make entrepreneurs’ business idea a reality, and connecting them with the most relevant small business resources. Business Link offers one-on-one support to Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities across Alberta, from startup to expansion. Their team is primarily looking for networking and relationship building opportunities with leaders in Aboriginal business communities.
  • 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.
  • Clearline Safety Management
    Clearline Safety Management delivers safety services that improve safety performance and provides advanced competency management solutions so that organizations can improve safety performance, safety results, and safety culture which leadd to decreased incident frequency and severity and people going home safely to their family and friends. We are specifically looking to connect with companies and communities that need to facilitate safety and training.
  • Compass Group
    Compass Group are the country’s leading foodservice and support services company, with over 30,000 associates working throughout the country and managed revenues of $1.9 billion in 2015. Employing 500,000 associates worldwide, our parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £17.1 billion as at September 30, 2014. They are looking to connect with any community impacted by a resource development projects to discuss a Business Joint Venture to service the resource development project.
  • Dene Tha' First Nation
    Dene Tha’ First Nation economic activities include a gas station/food store; other stores (hardware, crafts, fur purchasing); a laundromat; a post office; a bottle depot; snack and coffee shop; Dene Tha’ Construction; and natural gas distribution. Member-owned businesses provide taxi service, home building and electrical services, and small engine repair.The Dene Tha’ (or People Common to the Territory, or Common Peoples) are divided into three separate communities located in Northwest Alberta – Bushe River, Meander River, and Chateh (formerly known as Assumption). Through Economic Strategic Planning, they plan to build upon existing businesses and ventures for sustainability and prosperity.
  • Enoch Cree Nation, ABM Co-hosts
    The Enoch Cree Nation (ECN) is situated in a unique and prominent geographical location, with a storied history of successful business ventures and continues to expand on current economic initiatives. Their current economic development activities include two gas bar and convenience stores, and the pride of the ECN being the River Cree Resort and Casino which is 100% owned by the ECN. Not resting on past success, the ECN continues to develop with Phase I of the River Cree Crossing currently under construction consisting of a 25,000 square foot office building and a 6,500 square foot Gas bar and convenience store including a 12 bay car wash and single drive through wash. Phase II planning has commenced with anticipated construction commencing in the spring of 2017. They are interested in connecting with companies and communities interested in diversifying into these areas.
  • 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.
  • ESW
    ITnorth/ESW employs a team of 100 plus dedicated IT professionals who work together to implement client-centric solutions that align technology with business goals. Their approach to service means you gain access to a team of technical resources, account managers, consultants, IT specialists and product specialists who can immediately address your IT issues. They're looking to extend & strengthen their relationships within the Aboriginal business community, and use their experience to deliver the same great technology solutions to others with similar needs.
  • First Nation Software Solutions Inc.
    First Nation Software Solutions Inc is a small 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 system that integrates accounting, communications, case management, document management and human resource management into one program. FNSSI is looking to connect and build visibility for their First Nations Management System.
  • FleishmanHillard, National ABM Partner
    FleishmanHillard, National ABM 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.
  • Heartland Timber Homes
    Heartland Timber Homes has developed a patented manufacturing and assembly system that dramatically reduces the cost and time of building timber-frame homes. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in equipment and training package to manufacture superior housing using local timber and local labor. They also have license agreement opportunities and provide on-going support for sustainable manufacturing enterprises, as well as job creation in forest harvesting, milling, and manufacturing, construction.
  • Horizon North, National ABM 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.
  • Horse Lake First Nation IRC
    Horse Lake First Nation is located near Hythe, Alberta and is a party to Treaty #8. Horse Lake First Nation is linguistically and culturally a part of the Danezaa or Beavers and has two reserves: Horse Lake 152B and Clear Hills 152C with a total land base of 3,099.1 hectares. Horse Lake First Nation IRC operates as a standalone entity of Horse Lake First Nation. Horse Lake First Nation IRC's role is the protection of HLFN's lands and treaty rights by ensuring all potential impacts to the exercise of rights are avoided, mitigated and/or accommodated. Their overall goals for participation with ABM are to meet with other First Nations and industry participants with similar aspirations in forming true partnerships.
  • McDougall Energy, National ABM Partner
    McDougall Energy, National ABM Partner, 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.
  • Onion Lake Cree Nation
    Located 50 km north of Lloydminster, SK/AB, Onion Lake is situated on the border of Sask. and Alberta. Onion Lake Cree Nation has 80 business owners/entrepreneurs with 22 fluid haulers and 55 business owners in different business sectors; 95% are on reserve and 5% have businesses off the reserve. They are looking forward to obtaining more information on areas of financing and/or grant programs for First Nations peoples.
  • Parkland Fuel Corp.
    Parkland Fuel Corp is the largest independent fuel marketer in Canada with over 1100 sites in Canada. 500 of those sites are in Western Canada, representing companies such as ESSO, Chevron, FasGas Plus and Race Trac retail sites and now OTR in Western Canada. They are lookign to connect with communities to create First Nations sites to create their own brand or convert to existing brands, with the ability to a site with all aspects of opening a gas station with a successful convenience store and full offering to maximize its potential.
  • 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.
  • PlayWorks & ParkWorks
    PlayWorks and ParkWorks design playgrounds, water spray parks and skateboard parks, as well as providing site furnishings, picnic shelters, bridges, bleachers, sports goals, fitness equip. and signage. We are local representatives for a variety of national and international manufacturers of playground equipment and park amenities. They are looking to connect with communities interested in early stages of planning, design, cost estimating, grant applications, as well as the supply and installation of equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Resource Management International Inc.
    Resource Management International is a Saskatchewan-based civil engineering consulting firm offering full project management services for civil, structural and environmental engineering projects. They are looking to connect with communities and companies interested in services including preliminary site assessments from the design phases to construction management and quality control. Detailed designs and drawings along with contractual items of the project are included and the company has a diverse staff that offers 35 years of experience in their fields of expertise.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Urban Systems
    Urban Systems is a professional consulting firm committed to supporting vibrant communities. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested on gaining consultation on economic development, land use, public-private partnerships, climate change, clean energy and clean drinking water.