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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.
  • Animikii Inc.
    Animikii Inc. is a 100% Indigenous-owned technology company, building custom software, web applications and websites. They work with leading Indigenous groups across North America to leverage technology for social, economic and cultural initiatives. They are looking to work with First Nation communities who are actively seeking an Aboriginal technology partner.
  • 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.
  • Aseninew
    Aseninew is an business and economic development agency geared to help solve community issues in a ecological economic way. They are currently invested in advertising, communications, construction, real estate/land development and leasing. They are interested in meeting with fisheries and Aquaculture companies, as well as electrical production that includes solar electric power generation.
  • 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.
  • Atlantic Water Treatment Technologies
    Atlantic Water Treatment Technologies offers water treatment, drinking water systems, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet services - serving all of Nova Scotia. They are looking for partnerships with Aboriginal communities, pursuing its mandate to provide water treatment services and products, industrially, commercially and residential.
  • Aurora Peace Energy Services Ltd.
    Aurora Peace Energy Services Ltd. is a sales and aboriginal relations company that works with the First Nations and resource service providers across Canada, and internationally in United States and South America. 100% aboriginal owned by a band member from West Moberly First Nations. They are looking to explore potential partnerships with first nations economic development groups.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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 Council for Aboriginal Business
    The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business is a national member-based non-profit organization dedicated to the full promotion of Aboriginal people in Canada's economy. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal entrepreneurs to collaborate in ways that might help them expand and improve their businesses. They also hope to connect with mainstream companies looking to improve their Aboriginal relations strategies.
  • 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
    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.
  • Carmix
    Carmix provides innovative concrete mixing and pumping equipment with a goal of revolutionizing the industry. They are looking to partner with communities or contractors of all sizes to provide units for sale, lease or can batch engineer concrete
  • 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.
    CESO-SACO is an international economic development organization with programs across Canada and in over 20 countries. They are looking to connect with Indigenous communities, organizations and individuals who believe in the power of sustainable economic development to affect social and economic change.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Community of Membertou (ABM Atlantic Co-hosts)
    Community of Membertou, Co-hosts of ABM Atlantic, is situated 3 kms from the heart of the city of Sydney, Nova Scotia, within its tribal district of Unama’ki (Cape Breton). Their current businesses include a geomatics solution company, an entertainment centre and more. They are looking to develop partnerships with companies as well as communities to access new markets and discover new business ideas in the are of land development, retail trade, and information and communications technology. They are also ISO 9001 compliant.
  • 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.
  • Delaware Nation Moravian of the Thames
    Delaware Nation Moravian of the Thames is a community approximately 3 hours west of Toronto. They currently operate a gas station and grocery store and are looking to connect with companies in the tourism industry. Training and employment initiatives are also a priority.
  • 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.
  • Dora Construction
    Dora Construction is a commercial construction company servicing the Atlantic region. They are looking to connect with First Nation communities who require building or development expertise, as well as to gain a better understanding of the decision-making process of First Nation communities.
  • 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.
  • Elections Canada
    Elections Canada is the independent, non-partisan agency responsible for conducting federal elections and referendums. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities to provide employment opportunities and learn how to better offer voter services.
  • Enerpro
    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.
  • ER Employment Consulting / Mission Driven Co.
    ER Employment Consulting / Mission Driven Co. are sistering companies specializing in Career Transition and Rehabilitation Services with 25 years of experience. They are looking to create partnerships with First Nation communities in which they can share their expertise in career/employment transition, recruitment and disability awareness in the workplace.
  • 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.
  • Eskasoni Corporate Services
    Eskasoni Corporate Services is the business arm of Eskasoni First Nation, the largest Mik Maq reserve situated east of Montreal. They are looking to generate employment, wealth and a capital base towards the achievement of the Community's economic self-reliance in the area of health care, as well as energy and mining.
  • 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.
  • Fisher River Economic Development
    Fisher River Economic Development is the business arm of Fisher River First Nation located 206 km North of Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are looking to start initial discussions with corporations regarding their current developments including a motel/VLT entertainment centre, pharmacy, fisheries-fertilizer, heavy equipment and procurement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Garden River First Nation (ABM East Co-hosts)
    Garden River First Nation, Co-host of ABM East, 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.
  • 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.
  • Great Lakes Power Transmission
    Great Lakes Power Transmission is an Ontario regulated electricity transmission business and consists of 15 transmission stations, including systems that crosses through three First Nations. They are looking to develop business relationships with aboriginal communities and business to help facilitate Great Lakes Power Transmission mandate to operate a safe, reliable, secure, cost-efficient and environmentally responsible operation of the transmission system.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Henvey Inlet First Nation/Shwemiikanaan Corporation
    Henvey Inlet First Nation/Shwemiikanaan Corporation is a construction company, in partnership with two neighboring Nations. They are looking to diversify by exploring opportunities for partnerships in the hospitality and food industry.
  • HIAH Corp.
    HIAH Corp. is the business arm of M'Chigeeng First Nation. Current economic development business initiatives include the Business Development Centre and Grocery Store, wind power (turbines) and solar projects both off and on reserve. They have also conducted two phases of community energy audit through the ACEP (Aboriginal Community Energy Plan) project and are looking to connect with companies interested in creating partnerships in these areas.
  • 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.
  • Horticulture Nova Scotia
    Horticulture Nova Scotia is a member-driven, non-profit, non-unionized agricultural commodity group representing the interests of Nova Scotia commercial vegetable, strawberry, raspberry, bramble, highbush blueberry and nursery stock producers associated with those crops. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities who are interested in developing horticulture projects, and promote the advancement of the horticultural industry and development of new markets.
  • 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.
  • Hydro One Networks Inc.
    Hydro One Networks Inc. is Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution company. They are looking to promote business and workforce development while increasing access to procurement opportunities for Aboriginal businesses.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Magnetawan First Nation
    Magnetawan First Nation is an Ojibwe First Nation reserve in Britt, Ontario. They are looking to expand and diversify their already existing businesses, which includes a gas station, highway expansion and more, and explore new business opportunities.
  • 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.
  • MBR Contracting
    MBR Contracting is an Aboriginal company located on the Batchewana reserve and is looking for clients and projects in the gas station/convenience store sector.
  • 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.
  • Membertou Corporation
    The Membertou Corporate Division is committed to creating and enhancing business relationships between the Membertou First Nation and the Canadian and international business community. They are looking to connect with businesses who are interested in developing potential partnerships and to build a workforce working with Aboriginal communities.
  • Membertou Economic Development
    The Membertou Corporate Division is committed to creating and enhancing business relationships between the Membertou First Nation and the Canadian and international business community. A major tool of Membertou's development process is the joint venture that can maximize required capital investment and expertise thereby increasing the velocity of business development.
  • MEMSKI Projects Inc.
    MEMSKI Projects Inc. is a strategic partnership between Membertou & Eskasoni First Nation. They provide exclusive access to the collective skills, labour and expertise of two Mi’kmaq communities with real experience on major projects. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in developing a strong Aboriginal work force.
  • 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.
  • Mississauga First Nation (ABM East Co-host)
    Mississauga First Nation, Co-host of ABM East, is located directly west of Blind River, Ontario and influence over 40,000 acres of land. They are aiming to attract corporate partners for development purposes in sectors such as grocery store franchising, forestry, mining, hydro, business parks and Casino and gaming.
    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.
  • Morningstar Hospitality Services Inc.
    Morningstar Hospitality Services Inc. is an Aboriginally-owned food and facility management company located on the Chippewas of Rama First Nation. The company attends ABM to create new business opportunities, further brand awareness and form new relationships with suppliers.
  • MTY Food Group Inc.
    MTY Food Group Inc. is one of the largest franchises in Canada's restaurant industry. The company is looking for new business development opportunities and to become the food service solution for exciting new petroleum developments across Canada.
  • 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.
  • N-Sci Technologies Inc.
    N-Sci Technologies Inc. is an energy industry focused company providing a broad range of professional engineering and technical services to electric utilities, generators and large consumers throughout North America. They are looking to connect with First Nation Communities who value renewable energy and designing innovative solutions to complex energy situations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nipissing First Nation
    Nipissing First Nation is located in northeastern Ontario, Canada. They are looking to meet with manufacturing/production companies as they have industrial park, as well as job creation opportunities for its
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association (OFNEDA)
    Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association (OFNEDA) is a membership-based, not-for-profit incorporation that represents 133 Economic Development Officers/Practitioners in Ontario. OFNEDA is looking to build partnerships and grow its membership in order to continue showcasing the positive economic development success stories from across the country.
  • 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.
  • Pabineau First Nation
    Pabineau First Nation is a small Mi’gmag community situated approximately 8 kilometres south of the City of Bathurst, New Brunswick. They are looking to create social and economic strength by partnering with companies who can advance their plans to build a new reservoir and water treatment plant, a new community health centre, power line management, an industrial park and more.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pinchin
    Pinchin is a private Canadian company staffed with offices from St. John’s to Victoria. They offer environmental health and safety consulting across Canada and are looking to create meaningful partnerships with First Nations, and to bring sound environmental engineering, consulting and science into the communities
  • PLATO Testing
    PLATO Testing provides outsourced software testing solutions to clients throughout North America, with a focus on projects that would have previously been sent offshore.They are seeking strategic partnerships with Aboriginal communities to provide meaningful training and employment and grow software leaders within Indigenous communities and urban centres.
  • 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.
  • Port of Sydney
    The Port of Sydney manages a cruise/event terminal and a dock, with over 70 cruise ships at the port each season. They currently enjoy an active partnership with 2 First Nation communities would like to make connections with companies interested in exporting raw materials from their dock, in cold storage and imports. Resulting opportunities could include a partnership or revenues for dock and berth usage.
  • 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.
  • Ram Environmental Response Ltd.
    Ram Environmental Response Ltd. is designed to respond to numerous classes of dangerous goods and high hazard situations, as well as respond to both land and inland water spills. They are looking to expand their response capabilities throughout BC and the Yukon. By training an Aboriginal response team to a higher response level and utilizing local knowledge in spill response they aim to enhance response capabilities and minimize impact to the environment.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation (ABM East Co-host)
    Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation, Co-hosts for ABM East, is an independent, non-profit and community leader that generates sustainable employment, wealth and growth for Sault Ste. Marie.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sipekne'Katik First Nation
    Sipekne'Katik First Nation is a vibrant, growing, and close-knit community of 2,588 band members. They are specifically looking to connect with a hospitality partner to develop a hotel operation.
  • 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.
  • SNC-Lavalin
    SNC-Lavalin is a client-focused engineering and construction partner of choice delivering sustainable projects throughout Canada including the Maritime Region on a variety of oil and gas, infrastructure, mining, electricity (including hydro, nuclear, renewables and transmission) and environmental services projects. They are looking to partner with an Aboriginal community to develop an Aboriginal workforce.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • T and T Promotional Products
    T and T Promotional Products is a promotional product consultancy with over 40 years combined experience. They are looking to connect with First Nation communities interested in marketing programs, expertise in the latest trends and newest products, or adding creativity, innovation and imagination to the promotion of their Nation.
  • 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.
  • TD Commercial Banking - Indigenous Banking
    TD Bank is a financial services organization that provides financial services and solutions to personal and business clients across Canada and around the world. They are looking to provide financial solutions and advice to a number of First Nation communities and businesses.
  • 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.
  • The Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia
    The Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia represents and is the advocate for people involved in the aquaculture industry in the province, with  The industry accounts for approximately 200 aquaculture businesses across the province. They are looking to expand their business network and build partnerships with First Nation communities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tourism Nova Scotia
    Tourism Nova Scotia is a private sector-led provincial crown corporation and is looking to connect with any and all communities in Nova Scotia who are currently working on Aboriginal Tourism product and experience development and marketing.
  • 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 (Douglas First Nation)
    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.
  • Tulloch Geomatics Inc.
    Tulloch Geomatics Inc. is a multi-disciplinary engineering firm dedicated to fostering long-term partnerships built on mutual respect & outstanding performance. They are looking to connect with First Nation communities, specifically in the Ring of Fire and the Algonquin Land Claim, and to explore the possibilities of partnerships with any other communities requiring survey services.
  • Tungasuvvingat Inuit
    Tungasuvvingat Inuit is an Inuit-specific, provincial service provider that provides social support, cultural activities, counselling and crisis intervention as a one-stop resource centre to meet the rapidly growing, complex and evolving needs of Inuit in Ontario. The organization is looking to engage in conversation with potential partners to explore business development opportunities or potential service provider relationships that will further the mission of theorganization and/or bolster its ability to operate its business.
  • 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.
  • Ulnooweg Development Group
    Ulnooweg has been providing loans and business services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Atlantic Canada since 1986. With representatives in New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador and Nova Scotia, we offer convenient, personalized service to our clients to help them succeed. They are looking to connect with entrepreneurs interested in access to capital and triple bottom line impacts (economic, environmental and social) for Atlantic Aboriginal communities in order for them to optimize participation in the local, regional and national economy – now and into the future.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • White Lake Resource Corporation (WRLC)
    White Lake Resource Corporation (WRLC) is the business arm of White Lake First Nation, looking to explore and diversify new business opportunities that also add value to their already existing business lines. WRLC focuses on capacity building for community members and partnership development that will result in the creation of successful joint ventures, business and contract opportunities and employment opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Wikwemikong Development Commission
    Wikwemikong Development Commission is the business arm of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve. They are looking to foster and advance the interests of the band members of the through the promotion and generation of a diversified economic base in order to increase the wealth, opportunity, quality of life.
  • 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.
  • 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.