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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Forbes Bros
    Forbes Bros is the largest privately held power line construction group, nationally recognized for its capabilities, focused on building high voltage electrical systems across North America and the world. The company knows local engagement is key to project success and develops excellent relationships, including joint ventures and training initiatives with First Nations, Metis and Inuit organizations.
  • Garden River First Nation
    Garden River First Nation, is located just east of Sault Ste. Marie and has existing businesses and partnerships in the gaming, construction, and aggregate industries. They are exploring the development of the new Highway 17 corridor with considerations for the development of an industrial park, truck stop/restaurant/gas station/convenience store, hotel and conference centre, trails and other tourism opportunities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Waubetek Business Development Corporation
    Waubetek Business Development Corporation, the business arm of Waubetek First Nation, has the goal to strengthen the economies of the local First Nation, as well as the whole region of Ontario, through business and community development. They have many initiatives in various industries and would like to find the partners who will provide meaningful capacity building and employment for their membership.
  • Tervita
    Tervita is a leading environmental and energy services company that provides the energy industry with a comprehensive suite of services that include waste management, drilling and coring, well servicing and other environmental services that cover every stage of the production lifecycle, from development to reclamation. They are interested in connecting, partnering or working for First Nations interested in engaging in site remediation and contaminated site reclamation.
  • Nipissing First Nation
    Nipissing First Nation (NFN) is a progressive First Nation community adjacent to Highway 17, East of Sudbury. Their territory measures about 60,000 acres. They are looking to meet with manufacturing/production companies that could potentially occupy Nipissing's Bineshii Business Park and create jobs for their young skilled workforce.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Woodward & Company LLP, National ABM Partner
    Woodward & Company LLP, National ABM Partner, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Clarence Campeau Development Fund - ABM Co-Host
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Keystone Environmental Ltd.
    Keystone Environmental Ltd. is a leading environmental consultant with a dedication to client success, innovation, end-game focus and understanding of project objectives. They have been working with First Nations communities for over 15 years on projects that include Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA), Environmental Monitoring, Risk Assessment, and capacity building within the nations. They are looking to connect with communities who have a desire to progress a project through contamination due diligence or environmental / ecological impact assessment.
  • Laxgalts'ap Village Government
    Laxgalts'ap Village Government is a Nisga’a community under the Nisga’a Nation laws. They are looking to develop robust and mutually beneficial relationships in geothermal energy production, LNG, tourism, real estate, land development, leasing and more.
  • 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.
  • 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 looking to connect with Aboriginal communities in the establishment and management of self-owned utilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 eager 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.
  • FHQ Developments Ltd. - ABM Co-Host
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lheidli T'enneh First Nation, ABM Co-Host
    Lheidli T'enneh's current economic activities include timber harvesting, natural resource management, and government program delivery. They are actively pursuing opportunities to diversify. Their traditional territory stretches over 4.3 million hectares, from the impressive Rocky Mountains to the beautiful interior plateau, including the City of Prince George. They have several partnerships within various industries including environmental consulting, camp services, forestry, energy, safety and security, and logging. Their priority is to strengthen the Nation through education, training, and job opportunities to our community members by creating the right partnerships.
  • Liquid Capital, West Coast Financing Corp.
    Liquid Capital, West Coast Financing Corp. is a Vancouver Island-based commercial finance/trade finance company that helps businesses grow and succeed until they become bankable. They serve the needs of small, medium and emerging middle-market enterprises, while still delivering the resources and service capabilities of a much larger financial services company. This means they are able to provide services to unmatched client service that is uniquely local, reliable and scalable. They are looking to connect with clients that can grow their business with confidence, knowing Liquid Capital will be able to fund and service them at every stage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chawathil First Nation
    Chawathil First Nation is made up of 5 reserves located in Hope, BC. They are currently looking for economic development through their forestry business, tourism opportunities for their old village site, a small parcel of land for future development and a sandpit wanting to develop business. The Nation would like to prepare for land code development by encouraging landowners to utilize land for business development or residential development and other project ideas.
  • Economic Development Regina Inc. - ABM Co-Host
    Economic Development Regina Inc. is the lead economic development agency for the Greater Regina Area. It provides leadership to the community with specific accountability by ensuring the Greater Regina Area offers a vibrant and diversified economy for investors, is a positive destination experience for visitors and offers a high quality of life for residents. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities to understand their objectives for off-reserve investment and business development, as well as create opportunities for business in the Greater Regina Area.
  • GRC Camp Services
    GRC Camp Services is an emerging leader in top quality camp development and management, offering turnkey service for companies requiring lodging support across Western Canada. Their current business development projects include a bid in NE BC, the Coastal Gas Pipe Link project and also the Trans Mountain Expansion Project which will support pipeline and LNG work. Partnerships also include security and waste treatment companies. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal companies providing trucking and communities that can benefit from the construction of these workforce camps.
  • 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.
  • Compass Group
    Compass Group is the country’s leading foodservice and support services company. From offices, schools and universities, hospitals and senior living communities, sports and cultural venues, to remote mining camps and offshore drilling platforms, the company prides itself on having the right offer for their customers all the time. They are looking to discuss a business joint venture with any community impacted by resource development projects.
  • Valard Construction LP
    Valard Construction LP offers engineering, construction, finance and maintenance of energy projects and power transmission facilities; specializing in solar, hydro and wind power; fiber optics, sub-station design and construction and all related transmission and distribution infrastructure. They are looking forward to the opportunity to meet new potential partners and communicate and work together in the development of clean energy projects.
  • Kwantlen First Nation
    Kwantlen First Nation, ABM Host,  is a progressive community that has seen rapid growth in the areas of cultural resurgence and economic development including the opening of a new Cultural Center, a renewed focus on learning Halkomelem, and the annual First Salmon Ceremony. Kwantlen is in the process of transitioning into the First Nations Land Management Act, which will give Kwantlen the ability to opt out of 34 lands-related sections of the Indian Act and write their own laws pertaining to the management of their reserve lands. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in new partnership opportunities.
  • Sq'ewlets
    Sq'ewlets is a small, thriving community with two reserves. Their current economic development activities include the Squawkum Park Campground, which is open yearly from May to September, as well as Squawkum Creek Construction and Sqawkum Creek Electric, which provide local employment and partnerships with local companies in their respective industries. They are also partnering with Stsailes to develop opportunities in the fishing industry. They are actively pursuing opportunities to support a family eco-tourism destination and land development to assist in the development of a self-sustaining economy. They are currently conducting studies to identifying potential development sites and potential uses.
  • Urban Arts Architecture
    Urban Arts Architecture: building community by providing architectural services to First Nations interested in developing community facilities.  UAA's work in providing architectural services is focused in communities throughout British Columbia and the Yukon, but they have worked with clients as far away as Ontario. The expression of the particular regional and cultural contexts unique to each project area is fundamental to their design philosophy.They have experience in the following project areas: • health centres, schools, daycares, libraries, resource centres, community halls & kitchens,• recreational & multi-use facilities, offices,• theatres,• and arts and culture spaces. They're looking to connect with First Nations interested in developing community facilities.
  • Yunesit'in Government (Stone First Nation)
    Located 114 km West of Williams Lake, the Stone First Nation, or Yunesit'in First Nation, is a member the Tsilhqot'in Tribal Council, whose territory is the Chilcotin District in the western Central Interior region of the Canadian province of British Columbia. As part of the Tsilhqot'in National Government, Yunesit'in acts in concert with its fellow Tsilhqot'in member communities to create sustainable economic developments, manage forestry and fisheries, and evaluate mining, oil, and gas propositions in Tsilhqot'in Territory. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in potential joint ventures and partnership opportunities within the Agriculture and Bio-Tech & Tourism sectors.
  • Domco Group of Canada LTD.
    Domco Group of Canada is one of the most trusted and well respected remote sites service providers in Canada. Fully Canadian and independently owned, Domco Group of Canada has been in operation since 1945. They offer integrated remote site solutions, including a nutritious and well planned menu cycle, long-term relationship building, and deep Canadian roots in remote locations with First Nations communities. They are looking to develop long-term business partnerships, specifically within the mining sector.
  • Manning Elliott LLP
    Manning Elliott LLP is a full service accounting firm specializing in audit, tax and consulting services. They provide consulting, audit and assurance services to Bands, Tribal Councils, associations, not-for-profit organizations, and privately held businesses. They are experts in Public Sector accounting and assurance standards and take pride in providing exceptional service for a fair fee. They are looking for new long-term relationships to assist First Nations, businesses and not-for profits prosper with innovative advice.
  • Sasuchan Development Corporation
    Located in Prince George BC, Sasuchan Development Corporation is the economic arm of the Takla Lake First Nation. The development corporation is at the concept and start-up phase of business development in forestry, mining services, road maintenance and remote camps. Their long term strategy is to add tourism, guiding, and log home construction once the core businesses are up and running with long term sustainable contracts. They are looking to connect with successful businesses in a variety of sectors to further develop their best practices and networks.
  • Donovan & Company
    Donovan & Co are a full service Aboriginal law firm that works exclusively on the Aboriginal side. Based in Vancouver, B.C., with an additional office in Squamish, B.C., the practice focuses on establishing Aboriginal rights, including title; as well as establishing Nation prosperity through business development and corporate structuring. Donovan & Co represents approximately 50 First Nations, primarily in B.C. They are looking to connect with as many Nations as possible, answer any and all questions they may have about the assertion of Aboriginal rights, including title, and how to best leverage those rights into corporate opportunity to help their Nation down the road to prosperity.
  • Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery
    Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery began propagating native species for use in reclamation, remediation, and restoration of disturbed sites in North East BC in 2014. Their first season saw over 200,000 plugs sold to various clients and resulted in employment for 5 local First Nation members. Their goal is to provide quality products to industry to enable them to mitigate the impacts of their business on the environment and local communities.Twin Sisters Native Plants Nursery strives to provide meaningful employment and training opportunities to the members of their two partners, Saulteau First Nations and West Moberly First Nations. They are looking to expand their clientele and to educate regarding our capacity and our products.
  • Wildstone Construction & Engineering Ltd.
    Wildstone Construction & Engineering Ltd. is a diversified construction and engineering group of companies, with multiple offices in Western and Northern Canada.  Voted in 2015 and 2016 as one of Canada's "50 Best Managed Companies", Wildstone Construction & Engineering Ltd. is an infrastructure specialist with experience in water, wastewater, LNG, oil/gas, mining, power generation (including diesel, biomass, solar, hydro and wind), critical infrastructure (schools, hospitals, health centres, mixed use facilities, multi-residential), pre-engineered buildings, abatement, wood grinding and landfill construction and operations. They are looking to increase their contact network and discuss partnership opportunities to develop and deliver infrastructure projects.
  • Wahnapitae First Nation
    Wahnapitae First Nation is an Ojibway First Nation band government in Ontario, who primarily reside on the Wahnapitae Indian Reserve No. 11 on the northwestern shore of Lake Wanapitei. The community is surrounded by mining (nickel exploration/mining, and gold exploration activity), forestry (pine and spruce harvesting) and tourist operations. The community is looking to strengthen their existing network, establish attractions that feed the local economic infrastructure and promote Aboriginal culture and awareness.
  • Sagamok Anishnawbek - ABM Co-host
    Sagamok Anishnawbek is a First Nation community situated at the mouth of the North Channel on Lake Huron. Located six kilometres south of the town of Massey, which is approximately halfway between the cities of Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie on the highway 17 corridor. Their community vision includes the development of a strong local economy – Sagamok Development Corporation was incorporated as a non-profit corporation that is responsible for community development. Sagamok Anishnawbek has also established a for-profit corporation which addresses proposed partnerships. They are interested in meeting with potential business partners in all areas.
  • Enterprise Truck Rental
    Enterprise Truck Rental are proud to provide truck rentals to their customers with the same high level of service for which Enterprise has become known. They currently work with numerous First Nations, helping implement transparent travel and fleet plans throughout British Columbia. They are looking to make executive level connections with First Nations companies and communities looking to exploit their expertise in fleet management and travel rental programs.
  • Pictographic Creative
    Pictographic Creative is a new Aboriginal-owned digital outdoor media company serving the Lower Mainland that specializes in helping First Nations organizations and businesses with their branding and identity needs. They are looking to expand their client base, focusing on opportunities to provide their services to other First Nations organizations in need of marketing services, including logo and web design.
  • City of Greater Sudbury - ABM Co-Host
    Offering a unique mix of urban amenities and natural surroundings, Greater Sudbury is a thriving landscape. The city has a flourishing and diversified economy that contributes much more than ore to the global economy. Sudbury’s business-friendly environment is as dynamic as it is diverse. While they are a leader in mining and mining supply services, their economic base has evolved into a regional centre with an international focus. Greater Sudbury is committed to developing locally and marketing globally.
  • Atikameksheng Anishnawbek - ABM Co-Host
    Atikameksheng Anishnawbek are descendents of the Ojibway, Algonquin and Odawa Nations. The First Nation is located approximately 19 km West of the Greater City of Sudbury. The current land base is 43,747 acres, much of it being deciduous and coniferous forests, surrounded by eight lakes, with eighteen lakes within its boundaries. The are looking to further their community through strong economic partnerships and employment and training opportunities.
  • Sumas First Nation
    Located at 2788 Sumas Mountain Rd in the Upper Fraser Valley region, at the community of Kilgard aka Upper Sumas, part of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, the Sumas First Nation (Halkomelem: Sema:th) is a band government of the Sto:lo people and are a member government of the Sto:lo Nation tribal council. Rich in culture and history, Sumas First Nation takes pride in working on behalf of its members to ensure a self sustainable and prosperous future through economic development, health, education, culture, lands, and environmental preservation. They are looking to share knowledge, experiences and best practices, as well as well as formulate new relationships that may lead to the development of strategic partnerships.
  • Inlailawatash Limited Partnership
    Inlailawatash Limited Partnership offers comprehensive tree and vegetation management services in residential, park and urban forestry settings, as well as within utility corridors. Their success over the past decade stems from their modern, collaborative approach steeped in the knowledge of First-Nations traditions. It is also guided by their strong sense of place, their deep connection to nature, and their collective determination to do what’s right. They are looking to establish new contacts and strengthen existing relationships with future clients.
  • Yekooche First Nation
    Yekooche First Nation is a progressive Nation located in the heart of British Columbia, currently exploring various partnerships with the local community for resource development in the areas of forestry and mining. They are looking to find innovative companies to work alongside an ambitious First Nation community to create mutually rewarding partnerships and increase Yekooche First Nation capacity and opportunity.
  • ICEIS Safety
    ICEIS Safety is a 100% Aboriginal owned business, providing consulting and recruitment in remote locations and connecting Community members with over 1200 companies in the Alberta oil sands. They offer over 100 safety training courses (online and in-class) that are CCPC and Indigenous Canada accredited. They are looking to introduce their unique training programs to First Nations throughout British Columbia and Alberta.
  • Sodexo Canada
    Sodexo Canada designs, manages and delivers on-site services that contribute to improving the quality of life of individuals and communities in remote regions across Canada. From catering to housekeeping, from transportation to road maintenance, and from building operations to managing and organizing leisure and recreation activities, Sodexo Canada promotes a healthy and comfortable lifestyle for the camp workers, and helps to deliver tangible benefits to the local Aboriginal communities in which they operate. They are looking to develop partnerships and relationships with Aboriginal communities in order to expand our remote site business across Canada.
  • Munnings Law
    Munnings Law is a law firm based on Anishnabe values of: wisdom; love; respect; bravery; honesty; humility; and truth. These values are also known as the seven grandfathers, and create a culture based on striving to be a good person. The main areas of practice for Munnings Law are First Nations, business, and societies; Indigenous Business – Seven Generation Thinking. They are looking to meet with First Nations, Businesses and communities to provide information on services and create relationships that may result in future clients.
  • Tl'azt'en Nation
    The Tl’azt’en Nation, or “people by the edge of the bay”, is a First Nations community situated in north-central British Columbia, Canada. Their language, Dakelh, is part of the Athapaskan language group. The population of Tl’azt’en Nation today is around 1750. Of these, approximately 600 live in one of the main communities of Tache, Binche and Dzitl’ainli, and K’uzche. Tache, the largest of the communities, is situated 65 km north of Fort St. James at the mouth of the Tache River on Stuart Lake. Binche is 25 km from Fort St. James and at the mouth of the Binche River which drains Binche Lake into Stuart Lake. Dzitl'ainli is on Leo Creek Road along side Trembleur Lake. K’uzche is on the Tache River. They are looking to seek out joint ventures and partnerships, in any kind of industry that would thrive in Central British Columbia.
  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation
    The Tsleil-Waututh Nation is a progressive First Nation, located along Dollarton Highway in North Vancouver, about 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver.  The  Nation is very economically progressive and owns several businesses, the most prominent work being in real estate development.
  • E.D.S. Pumps & Water Treatment Ltd.
    EDS Pumps & Water Treatment is a 55 year old company located in Langley, British Columbia that specializes in pump systems and water treatment for residential, commercial, communities and industrial applications. EDS designs and builds systems which are utilized throughout British Columbia, the Yukon and Alberta. They also build and ship containerized pump/water treatment systems for remote locations and emergency response plans internationally. They are looking to build relationships and business contacts with businesses and communities that can utilize our products and services.
  • Falcon Camp Services Inc. / Falcon Contracting Ltd.
    Falcon Camp Services Inc. and Falcon Contracting Ltd. are a 100% First Nations owned and operated group of companies based in Prince George, British Columbia that specialize in turn-key camp catering and heavy civil construction fields. As an integrated service provider, Falcon provides a diverse range of services to their industry clients. their hard-working team of professionals, combined with their ever expanding fleet of late model construction and camp equipment, enables them to efficiently manage and deliver turn-key service to resource projects in British Columbia and Alberta. They are looking to develop prosperous business and project partnerships with First Nations communities, creating a financially beneficial relationship for both parties.
  • Carbon Bite Innovations
    Carbon Bite Innovations (Solar) is a full service solar power installation company operating across Canada. As an accredited energy assessor with twenty years of experience in the energy industry, they are confident, reliable and attuned to individual client needs. They are looking to establish business relationships within the Aboriginal community and to educate businesses and communities on the benefits of solar power energy.
  • Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
    Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation is a proud and progressive Algonquin community. Pikwakanagan is situated on the shores of the Bonnechere River and Golden Lake in Renfrew County, Ontario. Located off of Highway 60, the community is 1 ½ hours west of Ottawa and 1 ½ hours south of Algonquin Park. They are looking to identify and pursue economic development, business opportunities, and employment and training initiatives.
  • First Nations Finance Authority
    The First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) helps First Nations governments finance major capital projects, infrastructure and economic/social development. The FNFA is a non-profit statutory institution created under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act. It is 100% owned and governed by its First Nation member communities. It is modelled after the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia and pools the borrowing requests of First Nations to receive low-rate and long term financing on the bond market. They are looking to meet with all and any First Nations governments who wish to obtain more info with no obligations or commitments.
  • Carrier Sekani Tribal Council
    Carrier Sekani Tribal Council (CSTC) provides political and technical support to eight First Nations who belong to the CSTC association. The combined population of CSTC’s member First Nations is over 5,000 people, with the combined territories of the CSTC member First Nations measuring approximately 78,700 sq. km. The Tribal Council is an advocate for, and frequently represents the interests of its member-nations. The Council also provides technical and professional services to its member-nations in the areas of fisheries, education, economic development, community and infrastructure planning, forestry, financial management, and negotiations.
  • Sheshewaning First Nation
    Sheshegwaning First Nation (SFN) is located on the northern shoreline of Manitoulin Island, approximately 112 kilometers west of Little Current.
  • Township of Langley
    The Township of Langley,  considered to be the epicenter of BC's Lower Mainland, wants to leverage partnerships to attract new opportunities.
  • Pioneer Construction
    Pioneer Construction is looking for joint venture opportunities with Aboriginal communities.
  • Wikwemikong Development Commission
    Wikwemikong Development Commission attends ABM to foster and advance the interests of the band members of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve through the promotion and generation of a diversified economic base in order to increase the wealth, opportunity, quality of life.
  • EACOM Timber Corporation
    EACOM Timber Corporation is an Eastern Canadian wood products company committed to investing in strong assets, including healthy forests, advanced technology and talented people. They would like to develop business relationships with local Aboriginal communities and entrepreneurs and promote the the hiring of Aboriginal employees, and support training and education to reach this goal.
  • Nee Tahi Buhn Indian Band
    Nee Tahi Buhn is a community located 13.5 km off of Keefes Landing Road, South of Burns Lake, BC. They are a clan based nation and their business arm is comprised of a member from each clan. Their shared vision is to broaden their scope of thinking and visualizing, and to bring their goals to fruition.
  • Strategies North
    Strategies North is a results driven consulting firm that offers business advisory, program, proposal, and business development as well as organizational management services. They focus on the development of long-term strategies for Aboriginal Communities, Companies, and Organizations and would like to connect with Aboriginal Communities and businesses that share their vision of sustainable economic development.
  • Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation
    TACC provides high quality innovative lending, funding and support services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs in traditional Coast Salish territories.
  • Footprint Environmental Inc
    Providing innovative environmental remediation solutions for the regeneration of water and soil. Footprint Environmental Inc want to connect with communities that face challenges with contaminated water and soil as well as communities that may have resources that can be extracted.
  • Anishnabeg Outreach Employment & Training Inc.
    Anishnabeg Outreach Inc. extends employment, education, training and support to clients. They also offer employers training subsidy & incentives. Their catchment area is Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge and Wellington County. The goal of Anishnabeg Outreach is to achieve self-sustainability by generating revenue to cover operation expenses and better serve their growing clientele. They would like to create relationships and build partnerships with other like-minded organizations.    
    Canfor is a global forest company that has been around for 78 years and is one of the world’s largest producers of sustainable lumber, pulp and paper. They seek to achieve First Nations employment and partnerships and have a shared value in sustainable forest management.
  • BMT Aboriginal Insurance Brokers o/b BMT Insurance Brokers Limited
    Offering tailored insurance for First Nation communities and economic development projects.
  • Kasabonika First Nation
    Kasabonika Lake First Nation is located 448 km northeast of Sioux Lookout, Ontario and along the Asheweig River. We are a remote First Nation, accessible by air and by winter road. In Kasabonika Lake First Nation, we are continuously seeking ways to improve our quality of life while increasing our self-reliance in a new social and economic world.
  • Thorpe Mitchell Energy Group
    The Thorpe Mitchell Group was created when the opportunity to provide both a disruptive and transparent business model to First Nations communities seeking renewable energy solutions was realized.
  • International SOS
    International SOS is the global leader of health, medical, and emergency services at remote industrial sites. Intl. SOS and its Canadian subsidiary, Canadian Industrial Paramedics (CIP), is Canada's leading providers of clinical, EMS, Fire, and Rescue personnel for oil and gas, mining, hydroelectric, and construction sites. We are industry leaders in Aboriginal Joint Ventures and have partnered with some First Nations for over a decade bringing millions into the community, building capacity, and enriching the lives of community members through education, training, employment, revenue sharing, project sharing, and community involvement.
  • Grand River Insurance Brokers
    Grand River Insurance Brokers o/b BMT Insurance Brokers Limited is dedicated to providing insurance products that provide quality protection with value pricing
  • Wiidookaw Inc.
    Relationship Building and Knowledge Development.
  • Walpole Island First Nation
    Providing social, cultural, and economic opportunities and empowering our people and resources. Objectives: Communication, governance, self sufficiency, cultural identity and community healing.