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  • Acadia First Nation
    Acadia First Nation is an economically strategic, innovative and partnership-focused Nation based in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Composed of five Mi'kmaw First Nation reserves, Acadia First Nation is striving towards unity with a land base of no geographical boundaries. Their current businesses include a right-based harvest fisheries company, licensed gaming operations, and a saw mill.
  • 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.
  • 1 Nation Distribution
    1 Nation Distribution is Indigenous owned and operated and is a unique business and distribution model managed by First Nations business leaders to promote healthy, regional economies. They look for products created by the First Nations community for commercial sale, that meet all industry standards, and offer it through the 1 Nation Distribution website and channels. The company has full access to all products and services provided by its “Strategic Partners", such as GRAND & TOY. They mainly distribute goods to the hotel, Casino and Lodge supply chain. They are the proud official distributor of Spirit Bear Coffee.  
  • 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.
  • Mississauga First Nation
    Mississauga First Nation, 2016 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.
  • 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 Services and Procurement Canada
    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.
  • Quatsino First Nation - ABM 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Band - ABM 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.
  • HIAH Corporation
    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.
  • Barkley Project Group Ltd
    Barkley Project Group Ltd. is a project management consulting firm specializing in renewable energy development. Our firm provides technical and management services to assist communities and developers in navigating the complex processes of clean energy project development. We provide the experienced management capacity needed to succeed in renewable energy project development.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MNP LLP
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beardy's & Okemasis Cree Nation
    Situated near the town of Duck Lake, and in between the cities of Prince Albert (Gateway to the North), and Saskatoon, the community has 2 schools (Elementary & High school), an accredited Health Clinic, a Federal Minimum Security Healing Lodge, an Hockey Arena-home of the AAA Blackhawks, Youth Centre/CFS, Elders Centre, and Recreation Centre, Fire Hall, Water Treatment plant, Community Garden, Administration Offices and 326 homes. Current and potential Business and partnerships either with signed MOA's, agreements in place, or in the processes: Blackhawks Convenience/Esso Gas, Camp Tawow (candle Lake) Cabin Rentals, Two Lakes - Horizon North, Camps, Catering & House Keeping, Lynco Eagle, Site Services, Tundra, Well Boring/Environmental, Innergex, Yotin (Wind Power) There are many other items that are constantly being brought forward as business' approach one or more of the council members throughout the year - listed above are some of the primary projects currently being pursued or are active.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Vancouver Island Economic Alliance - ABM 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Government of Saskatchewan
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cowessess First Nation
    Cowessess First Nation is located in the south-east Sask, Cowessess has a strip Mall, 2 Cowessess Gas & Grocery Stores, a Beautiful 18 Hole Golf Course (nestled in the Qu'appelle valley), Wind Energy Project. We believe in creating economic development opportunities in Commercial, Industrial and Residential areas; such as our Lake shore development and developing our Urban Lands in and around Yorkton, Regina and Saskatoon.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • InGreen Systems Corp
    InGreen Systems Corp in a construction company based out of Calgary, Alberta. Our goal is to provide affordable and eco friendly homes
  • 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.
  • Ecora Engineering & Resources Group
    Ecora Engineering & Resources Group is an engineering, natural resource and environmental consulting company. Their team has a healthy balance of local experts, academics, and senior professionals that work closely with operational staff to deliver the highest quality products. They are looking to leverage strong First Nation relationships built through Ecora Resource Group into opportunities that will last for generations to come.
  • Enerpro Systems Corp.
    Enerpro is North America’s only provider of full-service, intelligent, energy management programs for new construction and infrastructure upgrades in retrofitted buildings, since 1996. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities in the establishment and management of self-owned utilities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Star Blanket Cree Nation was part of the 27 First Nations that signed the Saskatchewan Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Framework agreement on September 22, 1992 and the Band specific agreement on May 7, 1993. In addition land has been purchased in the Village of Lebret and the Town of Fort Qu'Appelle. Star Blanket is also in the process of purchasing 32.6 acres of land in the City of Regina, where the First Nations University of Canada is presently located. Star Blanket leases out most of the TLE lands and reserve land to area farmers for pasture and grain farming. Part of the urban land in Fort Qu'Appelle is managed by the Star Blanket Dev. Co, with the major tenant being Peace Hills Trust. Wapiimoostoosis (WhiteCalf) reserve that is adjacent to the village of Lebret is residential and commercial. The lakefront land has the potential to be developed into a toursim/recreational area, while maintaining the cultural and historical aspects of the property. The exsisting buildings are the gym, which is primarily used as a bingo hall and rented out for events such as weddings, gatherings and community events. The arena at the present is underutilized and a plan needs to be developed to look at other uses. A large building that was used as a dorm for hockey players when the First Nation owned the Lebret Eagles junior "A" hockey team and lately for the Healing Centre, has the potential to be used for other purposes. Our exsisting business is a partnership with CanElson Drilling in the 50/50 ownership of a drilling rig that operates mainly in the southeastern part of Sask/Man. A partnership with the First Nations Universiity of Canada and Extreme Value Pizza to run the food & convenience store at the university, this gives us a small rental income and we will be signing another 3 year lease this year. Opportunities we are presently looking at; Partnership with Little Black Bear First Nation is sand & gravel Saskatoon Orchard Development of the White Calf Lake Lands Funeral Home Offer to purchase exsisting business in Fort Qu'Appelle STRAD Energy Services Other opportunities to joint venture & partner.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • ? 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nekaneet First Nation
    Nekaneet First Nation has a variety of business ventures in place and many others in the planning stages including the Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge. They are currently looking for partnerships in presenting safety training in pipeline industry, as well as tourism. They are also looking to connect with other experienced Nations who successfully mined on their own lands.
  • Piapot First Nation
    Piapot First Nation is a pro-active community working toward a prosperous future. Their current economic development activities include agriculture, a water treatment plant, gas bar, as well as a Cree Land Mini-Mart Ltd (band owned urban business) and a laundromat (individual band member owned). They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in joint ventures and partnerships built on respect, trust, integrity and community commitment.
  • Standing Buffalo First Nation
    Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation is located 6 miles West of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan and currently still operate under the Indian Act. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in joint ventures and partnerships for the purpose of diversification.
  • TIPI/IMI Insurance Partnership
    TIPI/IMI Insurance Partnership is a brokerage company specializing in Employee Benefits Plans for First Nation, Inuit and Metis employers. They are 100% Aboriginally-owned with all offices operating on reserve and looking to connect with Nations interested in their services. Their slogan: We Know Aboriginal People, We Are Aboriginal People.
  • Sturgeon Lake Developments Ltd.
    Sturgeon Lake Developments Ltd. is located approximately 50 km northwest of Prince Albert. Their current economic development activities include real estate, construction, manufacturing and agriculture. Strategic areas of focus when considering investments and partnerships are real estate, construction and mining. Additional information include the extensive resource of gravel available on the First Nation which is an area of economic focus and Sturgeon Lake First Nation is a Treaty Land Entitlement First Nation with the advantage of purchasing lands in Saskatchewan and converting to reserve status translating to potential land development opportunities. They are looking to develop and create potential partnerships and potential investments in these strategic areas of focus.
  • Shxw'owhamel First Nation
    Shxw'owhamel First Nation follows the Si:yam government system, giving all families in the community equal representation on the Council. Their current economic development activities include: Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline; Zella Holdings; CP/CN Railway; Debris Catch; a Five Mile Fishery; and initiatives around land codes, new water main and new housing. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in joint ventures and partnerships in these areas.
  • Okanagan Nation Alliance - BRIDGES
    The goal of the BRIDGES program is to create an innovative and culturally grounded process for Okanagan youth ages 15-30 for successfully finding meaning and place within themselves and their community, preparing them to enter into employment or training opportunities. Each of the participants goes through a program that includes three youth camps, skills training, and cultural education. Creative community methodologies and the PYE framework serve as a foundational pathway for participants to connect with self, family, and community. Connection with the land is key also as participants learn the cycles, foods, medicines, and many of the insights of Syilx culture. They are interested in connecting with companies and communities to create potential partnerships and joint ventures that understand the interconnectedness of our tmuxlaxw, our relatives, and the Food Chiefs, much like the youth do.
  • Enoch Cree Nation, ABM Co-hosts
    The Enoch Cree Nation (ECN) is situated in a unique and prominent geographical location, with a storied history of successful business ventures and continues to expand on current economic initiatives. Their current economic development activities include two gas bar and convenience stores, and the pride of the ECN being the River Cree Resort and Casino which is 100% owned by the ECN. Not resting on past success, the ECN continues to develop with Phase I of the River Cree Crossing currently under construction consisting of a 25,000 square foot office building and a 6,500 square foot Gas bar and convenience store including a 12 bay car wash and single drive through wash. Phase II planning has commenced with anticipated construction commencing in the spring of 2017. They are interested in connecting with companies and communities interested in diversifying into these areas.
  • Petro-Canada
    Petro-Canada is interested in building mutually beneficial, positive, long-term relationships. This is the primary focus when we explore new partnerships with Nations who want to own and operate their own independent Petro-Canada. We have over 20 Petro-Canada retail stations which are Aboriginally-owned and operated in Western Canada. We are looking to develop additional partnerships where a branded Petro-Canada is a strategic fit for both the First Nation community and Petro-Canada. They are interested connecting with communities interested in developing a Petro-Canada branded gas station on reserve or urban reserve land.
  • 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.
  • Neskonlith Indian Band
    The Neskonlith Indian Band is a First Nations community located south central part of BC. The Neskonlith Indian Band consists of three reserve land bases, which are located adjacent the Village of Chase and City Salmon Arm, British Columbia; About Neskonlith Indian Band Neskonlith Indian reserve #1, is located approximately 6 KM’s west of Chase on the west side of the south Thompson River, the old Kamloops Highway runs through Neskonlith IR 1 and the land-base size is 1280.4 Hectares. Neskonlith Indian reserve #2, is located approximately 6 KM’s west of Chase on the east side of the south Thompson River, the Trans Canada Highway and CPR run through Neskonlith IR 2 and the land-base size is 989.3 Hectares. Neskonlith Indian reserve #3, is located on the western boundary of the city of Salmon Arm. At our IR # 3 Switsemalph community the city of Salmon Arm has grown to immediately adjacent our community. The land-base size of Switsemalph IR # 3 is 517 Hectares. Each of the land base consists of a combination of community infrastructure facilities that are critical to the overall socio-economic health and wellbeing of the community these facilities include community halls, administrative offices, daycare, Band operated schools, water treatment facilities etc. As well each land base has single family units and some multifamily attached units, which house families, single parents, and elders both on assisted living and in-home care. The administration delivers all the services of a local municipal type government however, in respect to service delivery the Band administration deals with a greater range of service delivery. Some examples of services that a municipal government would not deal with but the Neskonlith administration does deliver include management of natural resources, Band operated school programming, social services programming and the direct promotion of the economic growth of the community. Now as of November of 2009 the Chief and Council have decided to examine if management of our Neskonlith reserve lands is right path of future community self-determination and prosperity. The Neskonlith Band owned corporate organization is Sk’atsin Resources LTD which operates out of a Structurally Insulated Panel (SIPS) building directly adjacent the main Band office. The SIPS building was constructed through a Community Economic Diversification Initiative training program with the goal that meets the needs of First Nation's housing shortage.Our mission at Neskonlith Sk’atsin Resources Ltd, is to move forward as caretakers of Secwepemc lands and resources to improve the health and wealth of Neskonlith Indian Band families for the next 7 generations, using a community-driven and Nation-based approach. Agriculture is another area of recent economic activity, the Band is fortunate that our IR #2 reserve has 425 acres of prime agriculture that’s serviced by a recently re-built gravity fed irrigation system. Sk’atsin recently restored 266 acres of this land back into forage production. The long-term goal of this land is to eventually turn a large portion of the land into organic produce production. The Neskonlith Indian Band leadership is firm believers in land designation and has recently completed a 37 acres designation and is currently working on another. SEXQELTKEMC Enterprises Inc. To capitalize on new business opportunities, the Adams Lake, Neskonlith, and Splatsin Bands have formed the “Sexqeltkemc Limited Partnership”. We are acting as the general partner handling the day-to-day business operations. Sexqeltkemc Enterprises Inc. is a privately-held corporation and was registered in the province of BC on March 11, 2010. Currently, the SEI is actively involved in a wide variety of projects primarily in large-scale resource development.
  • Greyback Construction Ltd.
    Greyback Construction Ltd. is a leader in Construction Management with over 25 years of experience managing projects of varying sizes and complexity, offering services in Construction Management and General Contracting with emphasis on concrete speciality and design/build projects. They are currently in partnership with the Penticton Indian Band Development Corporation to develop Skaha Hills, a 500-acre mixed-use residential community of 600 homes with protected lands surrounding the community. Proposed amenities include golf, beachfront access, hiking trails, pools and sports courts. Greyback is also proud to have been a part of Nk'Mip Cellars, North America's first Aboriginal owned and operated winery, part of the Osoyoos Indian Band's long-term plan. They are looking to make meaningful connections with communities interested in their services.
  • BC Ministry Jobs, Trade & Technology
    The BC Ministry of Jobs, Trade & Technology pursues strategic opportunities to promote British Columbia internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business by delivering services that accelerate the province's exports, attract strategic investments including international offices, develop international partnerships, and increase awareness of B.C.’s competitive advantages, as well as negotiating and managing trade agreements and delivery of venture capital programs. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities interested in international trade, including exporter services and investment matching.
  • 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.
  • Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council
    Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council is a non-profit society that provides advisory services to its eleven member First Nation communities including: Halalt First Nation, Homalco First Nation, Klahoose First Nation, Malahat Nation, Snaw-naw-as First Nation, Snuneymuxw First Nation, Stzuminus First Nation, Tla'amin First Nation, Tsawwassen, Tseil-wau-tuth First Nation, and Tsouke Nation.  Naut'sa mawt Tribal Counci founded the Naut'sa mawt Resources Group (NRG) in 1997 after the Government of Canada announced its Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Businesses. They are pursuing opportunities to offer value-added products and services to private and public sectors across Canada.
  • Native Education College
    Native Education College is located in Vancouver, BC and known for preparing Aboriginal learners to pursue higher education which is a key component to economic development. They are currently partnered with Musqueam/Squamish/Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center Society and Aboriginal Mother's Center Education. They are seeking collaboration opportunities with Aboriginal communities and businesses.
  • Silver Beach Consulting Inc.
    Silver Beach Consulting Inc. specializes in grant writing, proposals, business plans, training, strategy and building capacity. They are looking to connect with First Nations communities and organizations to develop relationships and working partnerships. They are also looking to learn about their opportunities and challenges, and understand what needs they may have for support services and capacity development.
  • Valley Traffic Systems
    Valley Traffic Systems produces all regulatory and provincial standard road signs for British Columbia, Alberta & now Saskatchewan, as authorized by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. They provide complete traffic management services, from signage and equipment sales and rentals, to lane closure technicians and traffic control personnel to permit acquisition and traffic management plan development. They are looking to connect with communities and organizations to build mutually beneficial relationships and opportunities.
  • Parkland Fuel Corp.
    Parkland Fuel Corporation is the largest independent fuel marketer in Canada. With over 1100 sites in Canada, we operate in Eastern Canada under the ESSO, Pioneer, Ultramar, FasGas Plus and Race Trac retail fuel brands and the On The Run convenience brand.  We have many First Nations sites that we currently supply under these brands. We can help with all aspects of opening a gas station, convenience store, and complimentary offering to help maximize an existing or new to industry development’s potential.
  • 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.
  • Core Benefits Inc
    Core Benefits Inc. specializes in customized Employee Benefit Plans that meet the needs of employers and employees alike. Fair and equitable insurance programs should be a standard offering. With over 15 years of industry experience, Jenny Hart has helped thousands First Nation employee's coordinate benefit plans to get the best coverage available, without sacrificing their Treaty Rights. I'd love to meet with you and talk more about your organization and how I can help!
  • 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.
  • Resource Management International Inc.
    Resource Management International is a Saskatchewan-based civil engineering consulting firm offering full project management services for civil, structural and environmental engineering projects. They are looking to connect with communities and companies interested in services including preliminary site assessments from the design phases to construction management and quality control. Detailed designs and drawings along with contractual items of the project are included and the company has a diverse staff that offers 35 years of experience in their fields of expertise.
  • PlayWorks & ParkWorks
    PlayWorks and ParkWorks design playgrounds, water spray parks and skateboard parks, as well as providing site furnishings, picnic shelters, bridges, bleachers, sports goals, fitness equip. and signage. We are local representatives for a variety of national and international manufacturers of playground equipment and park amenities. They are looking to connect with communities interested in early stages of planning, design, cost estimating, grant applications, as well as the supply and installation of equipment.
  • The Mosaic Company
    The Mosaic Company is the world's leading integrated producer and marketer of concentrated phosphate and potash, participating in every aspect of crop nutrition development. They have over 2,200 employees in Saskatchewan. Their current business development activities include the mining of phosphate rock from nearly 200,000 acres of Mosaic-owned land in Central Florida, and potash from four mines in North America, primarily in Saskatchewan. Our products are processed into crop nutrients, and then shipped via rail, barge and ocean-going vessel to our customers in the major agricultural centers of the world. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal companies and communities interested in partnereships and joint-ventures in these areas.
  • Compass Group Canada/ESS Support Services
    ESS Support Services is the Canadian market leader in remote full-service hospitality management. ESS provides foodservice, housekeeping, janitorial, recreation, maintenance & related support assistance to clients, wherever their location, no matter how extreme the environment. Services extend to all regions of Canada and include such facilities as drill camps, pipeline camps, oil and gas installations, mining camps, construction camps, permanent facilities, forestry camps, and military situations. ESS is Gold certified in the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program. Our Aboriginal Joint Venture program reflects our commitment to developing true partnerships with local communities in the regions where we do business. In addition to sharing in the profits flowing from local operations, local communities benefit from our preferred Aboriginal hiring and supplier policies.
  • 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.
  • ADK Holdings Ltd.
    Located in Fort Liard, NT., ADK Holdings Ltd. is the economic development corporation for the Acho Dene Koe First Nation and has subsidiaries and joint ventures involved in highways maintenance, oil field civil construction, real estate, remote site camps & catering, aviation, bulk and retail fuel distribution, heavy hauling and heavy lift. Subsidiaries of ADK Holdings are Beaver Enterprises LP, Acho Camps & Catering LP, Liard Fuel Centre LP, Acho Real Estate LP. They are looking to diversify their economic development by building positive, long-term relationships with organizations interested in either joint ventures or business ownership investment.
  • 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.
  • Wahnapitae First Nation - ABM Co-Host
    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.
  • 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.
  • Morris Interactive
    Morris Interactive is a boutique consulting firm, based in Saskatoon, SK with satellite offices located in Edmonton, AB, Quebec, QC, and Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Originally founded as a speakers bureau in 1995, the firm brought in Mathew Cey as a partner in 2003 to drive the growth of the business and Taylor Ireland as a partner in 2014 to further those growth plans. Since 2003, they have evolved into a dynamic business consulting firm with an impressive client list that includes BHP Billiton, Cervus Equipment, Bayer Inc, Monsanto, the Whitecap Dakota First Nation, Primco Dene Group and a range of small and medium sized business, agricultural dealers, government and healthcare organizations, financial services firms, and over 100 Indigenous organizations. We provide First Nations and Metis organizations and businesses with relevant, customized solutions that are designed to enable their Chief and Council, Management and Staff to develop capacity personally and organizationally. Morris Interactive has worked collaboratively over 100 First Nations and Metis clients on the following projects: - Leadership, Team Building and Management Training - Strategic Planning - Governance, Finance, HR and Housing Policy and Training - HR Consulting - Organizational Assessments - Health Evaluation, Community Health Plan and Program Evaluation - Retreats - Conflict Resolution - Chief & Council Training - Business Development, Ec Dev and Project Management
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fisher Powerline Construction Ltd.
    Fisher Powerline Construction Ltd. is a Canadian, Aboriginally owned company headquartered in Fort McMurray, Alberta and operating nationally with regional offices located in Edmonton, Thunder Bay.They provide a full suite of power line and industrial electrical construction/maintenance services. With a highly skilled, experienced, motivated workforce and an extensive fleet of equipment, FPC is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of their Industrial and Utility clients. They are looking to create new strategic construction and/or maintenance opportunities with utility or industrial clients as an aboriginal supplier.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rokstad Power
    Rokstad Power is powerline construction company. It is important for Rokstad to further establish and expand relationships with First Nations across Canada and the United States as powerline construction and maintenance activities will transit the traditional territories of local First Nations. Rokstad seeks opportunities for business partnerships, employment opportunities or find other ways to work cooperatively.
  • 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. Their goal is to develop relationships with Aboriginal communities to provide opportunity for job recruitment, and are ready to support the training and education that may be required to reach this goal.
  • TD Commercial Banking - Indigenous Banking
    Providing financial solutions to First Nation Communities, Economic Development Corporations and Businesses.
  • Indigetech Software Inc
    Indigetech is 100% First Nation owned and operated specializing in software and I.T solutions for First Nations.  We currently have a patented First Nations employment software specifically design to job match and track education and safety tickets for Fist Nation members.
  • Eclipse Business Consulting Inc
    Eclipse HR Solutions We are a People Potential Company. We find our business partners partners elite talent. We help that talent unleash their potential. We have access to dedicated and motivated people who need a good fit with an amazing organization. Our mission is to match brilliant people with amazing organizations and help that talent release their potential. Recruitment - Eclipse HR can link your company to the wealth of skilled and talented workers who want to be more engaged in the Canadian workforce. If you need talent Eclipse has the talent. We can find people for entry level positions through Management positions. Training - With Eclipse Training, companies get brilliant and inspired training that changes behavior and drives new organizational results. You will feel the energy of our company on our first phone call, and you’ll be inspired and excited by the prospects of your ROI in training by the end of our first meeting. With 150 Training Programs our recruitment and training programs that meet the needs of the Aboriginal market.  
  • Kineepik Development Corporation
    Kineepik Metis Local #9, which owns KDC, represents the rights bearing Metis community of Pinehouse. KML is a signator to the 2012 Collaboration Agreement with Cameco and Areva. KML is also a signator to a Memorandum of Understanding with Denison Mines. Through with these agreements, Metis people in Pinehouse gain education and training, apprenticeships and employment. In addition, KML is a partner with the Northern Village of Pinehouse which owns and operates Pinehouse Business North. PBN is a stand-alone civil and construction contractor in Saskatchewan. At the local level, KML owns and operates CFNK Radio which promotes 100% language & culture and has online listeners from across Canada. Lastly, KML owns and operates the Recovery Lake Program which aims to empower community members to be fully productive members of Pinehouse.
  • Prairie People Métis Economic Development Corp.
    Prairie People Metis Economic Development Corporation (PPMEDC) is economic development affiliate of Central Urban Metis Federation Inc. (CUMFI). Our goal is to obtain operational self sufficiency for CUMFI and its array of social programs, services and housing offered to the Metis community. Our main business development geographic boundaries are all of south-central Saskatchewan encompassing our traditional land use area. This however does not exclude ventures outside of this area. PPMEDC is actively seeking opportunities that fulfill our goal of self sufficiency and self determination. We are open to discussing and assessing all potential ventures that assist us in meeting our targets.
  • Vancouver Island Powerline Ltd
    VIP opened its doors s in 1993 in Victoria and has since expanded to coverage across Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast and the Gulf Islands.  With over 20 years’ experience in live line distribution, pole line construction and repair, we provide service to BC Hydro and other clients, including the Dzawada’enuxw FN, Butchart Gardens, Department of National Defense and Telus.
  • Beauval Development Inc
    Beauval, Saskatchewan is a northern village located in Northern Saskatchewan. Highway 165 goes through the community. Highway 918 three kilometers east leads north to Patuanak. Eight kilometers east is the hamlet of Lac La Plonge on Lac La Plonge. Eight kilometers west where Highway 165 joins Highway 155 is Beauval Forks. The Beauval Airport along with several businesses are located there. Beauval has a population of over 900 people. The main employer is the mine sites. We have a Northern store and a confectionery in town. We also have 1 large grocery store at the Beauval forks as well as a hotel and bar. Beauval is centrally located and can be a regional hub for business. Beauval Development Inc. (BDI) owns and operates a Water Bottling business (located a the commercial junction) called Blueberry Hills Water. The business was acquired from a local entrepreneur in 2014 and has been run by BDI since. Beauval Development also runs a take-out kitchen and catering service called BDI Kitchen. Operated out of the newly constructed Community Gymnasium Complex - the kitchen has found some mild success in providing food services for the community and would like to expand into a full sit-down operation in the near future located near our beautiful and scenic Beaver River.
  • Buffalo Narrows Economic Development Corporation
    Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan is located in the northwest part of Saskatchewan, 425 km’s northwest of Prince Albert and 249 km’s north of Meadow Lake. It has a population of approximately 1400, the majority of whom are aboriginal and proud to call Buffalo Narrows home. Many of the people are traditional land user’s (ie) hunting, fishing, trapping etc. Buffalo Narrows borders Churchill Lake and Little Peter Pond Lake and has easy access to Big Peter Pond Lake. There are many islands, bays, rivers and streams which are very accessible all year round. There is also an abundance of wildlife, fish and many different species of birds. Buffalo Narrows has a lot to offer and is a great recreational community all year round including fishing, hunting, boating, swimming, camping, sightseeing, touring, snowmobiling, skiing etc.
  • Sakitawak Development Corporation
    Ile-a-la-Crosse is a northern village, with a population of 1,353, located in the boreal forest of northwest Saskatchewan. Situated on a peninsula on the western shore of Lac Ile-a-la-Crosse it is accessed by Highway 908 off of Highway 155. It is located within the Northern Saskatchewan Administration District and incorporated as a northern village regulated by The Northern Municipalities Act. This historic Métis village is rich with history and is the second oldest community in Saskatchewan. Sakitawak Development currently owns a number of business ventures within the community, as well as being a partner in a locally owned company.
  • Yorkton Tribal Council - ABM Co-Host
    Yorkton Tribal Council (YTC) is located in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Their business center is mainly Yorkton and surrounding areas. YTC has 6-member nations that they actively serve and support. As a Tribal Council, YTC gets involved in economic and social projects. They would like to meet with potential investors and partners and increase their network.
  • La Loche Economic Development
    The La Loche Economic Development Corporation (LLEDC) is the economic development arm for the Northern Village of La Loche . We are actively seeking business opportunities that encourage healthy, prosperous development within our community. We strive to showcase our cultural identity, build capacity, and create opportunities for our residents to reach their potential. The Northern Village of La Loche is located approximately 347 km north of Meadow Lake and has over 2,611 residents. The village has a large available workforce that is in close proximity to an abundance of resources, such as forests, minerals, metals, oil, and gas. LLEDC and the community have also identified a need for a variety of services including: health services, transitional housing, taxi services, and satellite banking services. We look forward to meeting all prospective partners and discussing potential ventures that will boost economic development for our community and residents.
  • Cote First Nation (See Profiles 1 & 2)
    The Cote First Nation owns and operates the following: Duck Mountain Resorts Inc. - This operation includes a hotel, restaurant, lounge, meeting rooms, pool, condominiums, cabins, beachfront store and marina Cote Market Developments - Full line grocery store and gas bar Cote Oil and Gas - Own and operate four separate Oil and Gas projects with a total investment over eight million dollars Cote Heavy Equipment - Road construction, sand and gravel and excavation operation. Equipment consists of gravel trucks, trackhoe, front end loader, backhoe, grader, skidsteer and bulldozer
  • Northern Green Lake Village
    The community currently has a small contingent of operating businesses. There is a small number of outfitter and guides for hunting and fishing, a privately owned lodge and campground, a gas and grocery store as well as the Village-owned farm operations. We feature 40 full service pull through RV sites (30 AMP). Water, sewer and electricity at your site. An additional 17 electrified sites (15 AMP) also available. there is a convenience store, and two boat launches. Water fill and sewer dump are available on site. Each site has large fire pit and picnic table.
  • Novo Solar Solutions Inc.
    Novo Solar Solutions is a Metro Vancouver based company that specializes in solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy efficient products that enable you to harness the sun’s power and use it comfortably within your home and business.  With over 25 years of industry experience behind us and 85 years of combined construction trade experience, we use our knowledge base and the best equipment available to provide quality energy solutions. We believe that innovation and technology are the drivers for positive change. We’re determined to utilize these advancements and have influence in what matters, to secure a bright future for generations to come. As a BC owned and operated business we know success isn’t just measured by a profit-loss statement. We’re here to better our communities and take some of the strain off of our environment, ensuring long term progress can be maintained with minimal harm.    
  • Mahigan Research & Development Inc.
    Owned by Tamara Goddard of the Saulteau First Nation, Mahigan Research and Development Inc. specializes in Business Strategy Development, First Nations and Industry partnerships, organizational and community development. Mahigan has extensive experience working with First Nations and Aboriginal communities, businesses, governments and Aboriginal non-profits across BC and Canada. Mahigan believes research and collaborative development is an integral tool to create economic stability and support community wellness and healing.
  • 3twenty Modular
    3twenty Modular designs and manufactures modular buildings. We focus on custom design-build opportunities and have built and are interested in building classrooms, community centres, band offices, administration buildings, gas bars, commercial buildings, treatment centres, or any other building requirements you have. Our modular designs are high quality, cost effective, and quick to design, build and install.
  • Prairie Lily Economic Development Corporation
    Prairie Lily Economic Development Corporation (PLEDC) is based out of Prince Albert Saskatchewan and is the economic development arm of the Prince Albert Metis Women Association. In addition to being the Province's third largest city, Prince Albert also boasts Canada's largest per capita Metis population. Prince Albert's Metis have an extensive traditional territory with abundant natural resources including forests, water, diamonds, and other mineral resources. The City of Prince Albert acts as retail hub for the north central and Northern regions of the Province, and as such, also presents many opportunities for retail and service sector business development. PLEDC has experience in the areas of catering, facility management, commercial real estate development, and housing. Our corporation possesses a solid capital base and an eagerness to develop new business ventures in our area.
  • Newalta Corporation
    For Newalta, sustainability is the integration and alignment of three key elements we call the 3ES - environmental, economical and ethical. When we balance environmental stewardship, economical viability and alignment to regulatory and ethical practices we achieve a sustainable position in the oil and gas industry. Our Services include: waste processing, water management, midstream, drill site, solids management, environmental services, filtration & onsite solutions.
  • Halalt First Nation
    Our population is approximately 217 band members, with approximately 1/2 living on reserve. More than 1/2 our membership are under the age of 40.We are in the process of obtaining land designation that will set aside reserve lands for economic development use, securing a set aside area into perpetuity.We are currently involved in fisheries, forestry and agriculture carrying out our own businesses for the band and its membership.
  • Kahkewistahaw Economic Management Corporation
    Kahkewistahaw First Nation is located approximately 10 km's north of Broadview Saskatchewan and extends into the Qu'Appelle Valley. The FN owns property within the City of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, where developments include; a Home Inn and Suites Hotel, a Petro Canada Gas & Convenience Store and the Painted Hand Casino.  There is still land in Yorkton that can be developed. The current business entities that are in operation are: Mamawi Holding, which is the leasing company that leases the Yorkton property, Kahkewistahaw Gas & Convenience Store which is the Yorkton Petro Canada, Penipa Hotel, which is responsible for the Home Inn & Suites Hotel in Yorkton and finally the Kahkewistahaw Sand & Gravel LP, which operates the Sand & Gravel company on the main First Nation
  • Snuneymuxw First Nation
    Snuneymuxw First Nation is striving to create opportunities to fulfill our potential as individuals, families, and as a Nation.
  • Khowutzun Development Corporation
    The Khowutzun Development Corporation is actively searching for partners and investors who can either complement our current business practices or who can provide expertise in developing new markets and opportunities.
  • TLC Solutions
    TLC Solutions is a leading IT & Communications service provider that builds state-of-the-art Technologies such as Fiber Optics Networks and Hyper-V Servers for communities and businesses, currently working with 23 Indigenous communities across Western Canada.  TLC Solutions would like to build partnerships to build local capacity and help bring fiber optic networks to every Indigenous community.
  • South End Administration
    Located in the north eastern part of the province 454kms North of PA and 222 kms north of La Ronge. A successful outcome for attending ABM Prairies 2018 would be looking for partnerships/joint ventures in the mining industry. Specifically, equipment or modular housing for staff. Other areas of interest would include education and training opportunities in construction upon partnership/ joint ventures .
  • PIC Investment Group Inc
    PIC is a family office located in Saskatoon, SK. We own 8 operating companies in Canada and have equity investments in 19 other companies. We make equity investments and manage operating companies in order to enable entrepreneurs and leaders to achieve their aspirations of business success through hard work and dedication to excellence. We recently acquired Long Lake Insurance together with our partner, Athabasca Basin Development. We seek to provide a unique insurance offering to serve the specific needs of the Aboriginal market.
  • Buffalo River Dene Nation
    The Buffalo River Dene Nation is located about 84 kilometers northwest of Ile A La Crosse and is 8,259 hectares in size.  A good outcome for attending ABM Prairies would be to seek partnerships/joint ventures with various construction companies for future developments. We are also interested in expanding our business network and developing community employment and training opportunities.
  • Upper Similkameen Indian Band
  • The Key First Nation
    The Key Reserve is located in the southeastern section of Saskatchewan, approximately 15 kilometers south of Norquay and is 6,404.8 hectares in size. They are seeking exciting business opportunities, ventures, and partnerships especially in the area of property development.
  • Keeseekoose First Nation
    Keeseekoose First Nation is a Saulteaux First Nation reserve located in Kamsack, Saskatchewan and covers approximately 8,475 hectares. They are interested in exploring opportunities in sectors such as energy and mining, oil and gas, and wholesale trade.
  • Qualicum First Nation
    We are a fairly small reserve in the mid island region and we currently have a campground, fish processing plant as well as a daycare in our portfolio. We have just started many ventures on expanding all of them as well as trying to attain more housing for our growing families here. We have already begun planning in many of our current businesses to expand certain aspects of each one as well as more capital funding to expand our community hall for more health access and cultural education.
  • Community Power
    Community Power works alongside Indigenous communities to co-develop and implement custom energy and housing management solutions. Based in Vancouver, Community Power has carried out projects throughout BC, including many rural and remote communities. We support communities through energy and housing planning, energy use education, energy and housing assessments, building upgrades and retrofits, community asset management software, as well as energy monitoring and management solutions.
  • Query Customer Experience
    We believe that all of our products and services meet the needs of the Aboriginal market. We offering the following services: 1. Customer Experience (CX) as a Service Customer Experience is a journey that refers to the sum of all interactions and experiences customers have over the course of their relationship with your business. Customer Experience is the integral part of your operating machine that determines your success. We are here to help you gain a better understanding on integrated CX and elevate your CX game. 2. Strategic Advisory Leadership's clear vision of all working pieces ensures company growth and success. We streamline people and process, leveraging technology to support customer experience, and create direction within your organization. 3. Technology Consulting Technology has become vital in day-to-day interactions. It supports and nurtures the company and its customers. Identifying and leveraging the full functionality of the best tools, helps you gain traction towards your CX vision. Integrating innovative technology can enhance your internal and external communications. We leverage technology and introduce optimal ways to align people and processes with your CX objectives and find the right solution for your business. 4. Productivity Tools Productivity is our most valuable asset. The right productivity tools will enhance work environment and allow you to see the bigger picture. We connect you to a wide range of collaborative tools designed to streamline functions, create focus, enhance communications and inspire, creating a satisfying work environment and translating to superior CX.
  • Lytton First Nation
    We are looking forward to expanding our network and taking valuable information back to our community.
  • Seton Lake Band
    The Seton Lake Band provides general services to our members. We are an Internet Service Provider , and through our Tsa'lalh Development Corporation, we offer; hotel accommodations and meeting facilities, RV parking,Security, Traffic Control, First Aid , Environmental and Heritage Monitoring, Landscaping, General Construction through a partnership with IVL contracting, Heavy Equipment services,Janitorial and Silvicultural services. We are always looking for new partnerships and opportunities. We operate our school in cooperation with the local School District 74 (k-12) including a Headstart and pre school. We run in partnership with CN Rail, a light rail Shuttle vehicle service between Lillooet and Seton Portage.
  • Okanagan Indian Band
    The Okanagan Indian is located just outside Vernon, BC with 1,862 members, of which about half live on reserve. We have a total of 6 reserves encompassing over 11,000 hectares in various municipalities like Kelowna, Vernon, and the District of Lake Country. Our community facilities include a Band office, a community hall, restaurant, campsites, trailer parks, marina, grocery stores, daycare, gas station, church, fire hall, medical centre and an elders centre. Our Sr. staff have extensive experience with AANDC's leasing and designation process and hope to hold several designation referendums over the next 5 years to support economic activity on our various reserves. We are anxious to receive proposals from proponents wishing to develop reserve land for various projects including: luxury waterfront real estate developments, commercial/industrial ventures, and smaller more grass roots community driven initiatives as well. We look forward to meeting all attendees and hopefully collaborating on new ventures.
  • Whispering Pines - Clinton Indian Band
    The Whispering Pines / Clinton Indian Band is located 35km north of Kamloops, on Westsyde Road. The Band was formerly known as the Clinton Band. The WP/CIB are known as the Pelltiq't People and are part of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council.
  • Penner Oil
    Penner Oil's  head office is located in Winnipeg at 29 Mountain View Rd. They are in the wholesale fuel business supplying petroleum products to retailers, contractors, farmers, First Nation communities including Winter Roads. They would like to partner with First Nations who want to establish retail gasoline outlets in their communities by financing the petroleum equipment that is required. First Nation fuel business is Penner Oil's main focus.
  • Gwaii Engineering
    Gwaii Engineering is a Civil and Environmental Engineering consulting firm that is majority owned and operated by Aboriginal People. Their experience covers feasibility studies and planning, infrastructure and land development design, water and waste water treatment solutions, detailed site investigations (stage 1 & 2), hydro-geology and water supply/disposal, and more. They want to partner with communities to build capacity and help with projects that will have a positive impact on their members for generations to come.
  • EFC Business Services Inc
    EFC provides customized business plans, marketing plans, feasibility studies, and expansion plans. They have successfully written over 250 plans securing over $100 million in funds and financing for Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities throughout Western Canada. EFC would like to offer their customized economic development and business planning services and to form alliances with like-minded professionals.
  • LandSea Camp Services
    To most people ‘accommodation’ means a place to live. We do that. We build and operate floating and land based workforce housing in remote areas. At LandSea, we go way beyond basic provision of food and shelter, so that on-site workers remain healthy, at their most productive and feel human. The result is practical, value-based comfort, livability and food people are excited to eat - combined, they elevate all standards of health, safety, and expectation. LandSea - Creating good places for people to live. Anywhere.
  • Grace Energy Solar & Wind Products
    Marketing & installing utility grade solar projects in Western Canada. Currently have six projects under construction in Saskatchewan. We provide training & employment for aboriginal as well as non-aboriginal. We also have a Wind Turbine dealership. Small turbines from 50 kW t 250kW. We will be moving into the Manitoba market early in 2018. All our projects are EPC. Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Commissioning. Our goal for 2018 is to double our business volume & workforce. Our products & services are available to aboriginal & non aboriginal. We offer training in equipment operation as well as classroom training for solar installers.
  • K'atl'Odeeche First Nation
    K'atl'Odeeche First Nation covers 52 sq miles and is located on the south shore of the Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories. They are looking for an operation and training partner to develop a 26,262 bird egg production barn. They are also looking to become service providers for a local mine, in areas such as camp and catering.
  • GardaWorld
    GardaWorld is an international company that provides security services, both physical and mobile, in 20 major cities across Canada. They provide industrial security to many mining and oil & gas businesses. GardaWorld is looking to increase the number of training and employment partnerships they have with Aboriginal communities in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
  • Cowichan Tribes
    Cowichan Tribes is the largest First Nation band in BC, with close to 5,000 members. They are an economic driver in the Cowichan Valley Region, employing more than 700 people. They aim to explore opportunities for joint ventures and to attract foreign investors.
  • Jandel Homes Ltd.
    Jandel Homes is one of Western Canada's largest modular home retailers. Currently we have large sales centres in Grande Prairie and Acheson, Alberta. We deliver homes and commercial structures all across the prairies [Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba], British Columbia and the Territories. In 2017 we opened our first community development, Meadows of Morinville. Jandel Homes has over 40 years of experience in the factory built industry, making us one of Western Canada's foremost experts on modular construction. Since our establishment in 1974, Jandel Homes has been widely recognized as a dedicated and respected business working for the betterment of the modular housing industry and we have won numerous awards for our work. Jandel Homes is family owned and operated, and today, we are in our second generation of family ownership, with a third generation currently in management positions. We believe that operating as a family owned business has allowed us to maintain continuity, a familiar face and personalized service, while we continue to grow.
  • Red Rock Indian Band
    The Red Rock Indian Band (RRIB) is an Ojibwe First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. We have just celebrated the opening of the Professional Business Complex on July 24,2015. The 12000 sq. ft. two-story building has a total of 33 office spaces. The first level consists of 15 office spaces, a reception area, an elevator, and a kitchen. The second level consists of 18 office spaces, a double office and a boardroom. The Red Rock Indian Band would like to grow our network and build partnerships with organizations and other First Nation communities.
  • Superior Strategies
    Superior Strategies is a 100% First Nation owned business that offers quality management consulting and training services. We specialize in the delivery of successful project management, human resource, business, and economic development solutions. Our versatility in delivering the services our customers have come to count on include client specific & value added Occupational Health & Safety Management Systems and Business Support. We partner and customize programs to meet our clients needs. Our company name reflects our unique capabilities in strategically building (developing improved trust and business relationships) between Aboriginal peoples and the government, industry and corporate sectors to successfully develop new business ventures. We strive to serve a variety of different sectors operating in Northern Ontario. Our clients include corporations, government, business, not-for-profit entities and First Nations/Aboriginal organizations. We are a locally based Business, committed to providing integrated strategies, practical solutions and measurable results. Our main office is located at Red Rock Indian Band and have a training center located in Thunder Bay.
  • La Loche Metis Local #39 Corp.
    La Loche is a Metis Community with about 3500 plus population incl. people from south that work in community, teachers, Dr. and nurses etc. approx. 15 plus business locally and contractors and opportunities exist with mining exploration happening in our local areas.
  • PINTER & Associates Ltd.
    PINTER & Associates Ltd. is a full service environmental, municipal/infrastructure, geotechnical, waste management engineering and safety consultant with offices in Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Our staff of professionals have a vast array of experience in the many facets of these disciplines and we specialize in providing assessment, investigation, design, consulting, and project management services in these fields. PINTER's team of engineering professionals is led by Lawrence Pinter, P.Eng. Mr. Pinter has over thirty years of experience in the field of geoenvironmental engineering consulting. He has been working and consulting in the geoenvironmental sector since 1987. Our clients include private corporations, individuals, government agencies, First Nations Communities, Business Development Corporations, Tribal Councils ,and Indigenous Owned Enterprises. We have over 19 years of experience working with First Nations and in northern communities on environmental, safety, water, and wastewater projects. Our current breadth of services is focused in Western Canada.
  • Penelakut Tribe
    Penelakut Tribe is located on the South East Coast of Vancouver Island. They have four different reserve locations: Penelakut Island, Tent Island, a portion of Galiano Island, and Tsussie Road, which is located in Chemainus, BC. They have a seafood company and would like to explore opportunities to further their operation in the aquaculture industry. Some of the industries they would like to explore for future business development are construction, energy and mining, and tourism.
  • Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen
    Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen  is one of 34 Community Futures organizations in BC. Their region includes the South Okanagan and Similkameen, from Summerland south through Osoyoos, and west through Princeton.  They would like to connect with local First Nation businesses, with the goal of supporting entrepreneurs by offering training and loans to start or grow their business.
  • SaskPower
    SaskPower was established in 1929 and is Saskatchewan’s leading electricity supplier. They are committed to supporting economic growth and improving the quality of life for the people of Saskatchewan. They have infrastructure projects all over the province and support local Aboriginal participation. SaskPower would like to connect with Aboriginal businesses to learn about their companies and their capacity, and to highlight SaskPower's Aboriginal Procurement program.
  • Xplornet Communications Inc.
    Xplornet Commercial Services (formerly YourLink) provides connectivity and custom network solutions to remote SMB and enterprise-level clients throughout Western Canada, while leveraging an extensive network presence across Canada. Specializing in building communications infrastructure, Xplornet Commercial Services helps companies sustain, manage and connect their rural assets successfully. With a focus on customers in oil and gas, agriculture, transportation, energy services, mining, utilities, manufacturing and government, our team provides scalable, custom wireless solutions to the most difficult to serve locations. Businesses turn to Xplornet Commercial Services for a variety of services, including: Custom solutions Dedicated Internet Remote network solutions Field support Tower construction Dedicated network operations Contact our team today to see how we can help you build your business, streamline processes, extend your network reach, increase revenue potential and reduce total costs.
  • White Buffalo Botanicals
    White Buffalo Botanicals is a First Nations Company, being first to market with Traditional Medicines which include CBD & THC Tinctures. Five years in with this emerging market thier current products, White Buffalo CBD & THC Tinctures, are already being sold in a number of Provinices in Canada. They would like to engage in meaningful dialogue so that there is a true understanding of where the Cannabis industry is going and how First Nations communities will be left behind in this emerging commodity if they do not engage in the commercialization of this traditional medicine.
  • Vancouver Island Construction Association
    As the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA), we serve our construction community: the institutional, commercial, industrial, civil, and multi-residential construction sectors on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and other coastal areas of British Columbia. VICA members come from all areas of our construction community from owners, architects, and engineers to consultants and contractors. We're made up of a diverse group of individuals — women, men, young, and old — that bring unique skills and experience to the workforce. Together, we contribute to the dynamic construction industry in BC!
  • Team Proficiency
    Located in Regina, SK, Team Proficiency is a Management Consulting firm specialising in Strategic Planning and Project Management. Our management consulting professionals provide clients with valuable advice on strategy and change management requirements, as well as business process transformation to help them improve their organisational efficiency and to achieve their key business objectives. Visit our website at www.teamproficiency.com
  • Ehattesaht First Nation
    Ehattesaht First Nation is located in Zeballos, on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island.  They are involved in logging, own some shares in hydro projects, and are currently working on the development of an oyster farm. They are kick starting their economic development process and are looking for opportunities.
  • Stswecem'c Xgat'tem
    Stswecem'c Xgat'tem (Canoe Creek Indian Band)  is located within 1.5 hours of Williams Lake, 100 mile House and Clinton B.C. They are currently involved in or in process of developing businesses in alternative energy, agriculture, tourism, mining partnerships and forestry. They are open to partnerships that would support the development of their workforce.
  • Civeo
    Civeo is an International company that has a long history of building sustainable relationships with Indigenous communities in Canada. They are committed to developing employment and training opportunities, supporting local business, engaging community investment and respecting cultural and environmental rights. Their partnerships enhance community capacity and bring opportunities to Indigenous Nations. Many of the resource industries they serve operate in close proximity to Indigenous communities and their traditional territories. As a responsible corporate citizen and neighbor, they work proactively to identify opportunities where meaningful and tangible benefits can flow back to the community. They would like to enhance and develop thier Indigenous relationships & partnerships throughout Western Canada.
  • OneLeaf Cannabis Corp.
    OneLeaf Holdings Corp. (“OneLeaf”) is a Saskatchewan corporation based in Regina and established to aggressively pursue cannabis production and sales opportunities in the Province of Saskatchewan . Through its wholly owned subsidiary, OneLeaf Cannabis Corp., OneLeaf anticipates it will become a licensed producer of cannabis in the summer or fall of 2018, and the first licensed producer located in the City of Regina and surrounding area. OneLeaf is currently at the review stage of Health Canada’s new streamlined ACMPR licensing process; upon completion of it state-of -the-art 44,000 sq. ft. production facility, OneLeaf anticipates producing an estimated 6,400 kilograms of dried cannabis flower and products for the medical and future recreational markets.
  • Corporate Traveller
    Corporate Traveller is a premier Travel Management Company with operations across all of Canada. They specialize in managing entire travel programs of different companies/communities to help achieve further savings and bring additional perks to their travellers. They have worked closely with various Aboriginal organizations and have found success in customizing travel programs to fit the individual needs of each community and working with them to achieve their goals. Corporate Traveller would like to establish connections and relationships that will help them to learn how to offer support and effectively do business within the Aboriginal space.
  • Lite Access Technologies
    Lite Access Technologies is a world leader of Micro-duct and fibre optic deployment technologies that provides total, integrated solutions. They would like to work with communities that want high speed broadband connectivity (Fiber to the Premise) via a fiber optic network.
  • Ahous Business Corporation
    In 2012, the Ahousaht Nation under the leadership of the Hawiih (Hereditary Chiefs) created the Maaqutusiis Hahoulthee Stewardship Society to manage economic development and lands within the hahoulthee (traditional territory), which include lands and islands in and around Tofino on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The Ahous Business Corporation is the delivery agent for economic development. Priority projects include land development, cultural tourism, and a fuel station. They would like to establish new business relationships with potential partners and investors for tourism and land development interests.
  • Nak'azdli Whut'en
    Nak'azdli Whut'en is located within the beautiful Nak'azdli Whut'en territory, 100 miles northwest of Prince George located in the central interior. Some of thier ongoing projects include a bioenergy plant, LNG pipelines, forestry, mining and exploration. They hoping to gain new business contacts, learn about other business and establish new partnerships or working relationships.
  • Wallace Murray & Associates
    Wallace Murray & Associates is a boutique training, coaching and consulting firm that combines modern, proven best-practices with the wisdom of old-world knowledge keepers, for the main purpose of developing human, organizational and business potential. Working with Chief and Band councils, we act as sounding boards, strategic partners, full Joint Venture partners, or as Project Facilitators. We work with you as Helpers. A successful outcome for us is for Chiefs, band decision makers, and key consultants, to know that the next step is for all of us to meet together to decide what we will do together.
  • Infinity Development Corporation
    The Infinity Development Corporation (IDC) is an arms length Métis economic development corporation that is currently owned by seven Métis locals within the Eastern Region II, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (ERII), including: Tisdale, Hudson Bay, Archerwill, Carrot River, Melfort, Nipawin, and Sturgis. We strive to provide business opportunities to Métis residents within our region through joint ventures and partnership agreements. In the past we have provided economic opportunities to our residents by partnering with established and reputable companies such as, FHQ Developments LTD and DOMCOR. IDC is actively seeking opportunities that will enhance the lives of the Métis people by creating economic development opportunities that will enable the Eastern Region II, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (ERII) to be a self-determining and sustainable community.
  • Sustainable Planet Solutions
    Sustainable Planet Solutions can help small communities to achieve their waste diversion, recycling objectives and taking care of Mother Earth. We are delivering total waste recovery and recycling solutions for all types of solid waste recycling options for all types of waste from Municipal Solid Waste via Leaf & Yard Waste and Food & Kitchen to biosolids and manure. Our small scale organics processing solutions are based on portable Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Composting units. Our containerized systems will have the same investment demand as larger enclosed organics processing facilities. Our overall goal is to meet the First Nations of the Prairies to present, inventory and develop or build on recycling and recovery solutions to save Mother Earth.
  • North West Communities Management Company
    The North West Communities Management Company is a for-profit corporation wholly owned by North West Communties Wood Products (NWCMCo.) Ltd and was formed to advance progress in a wide range of potential local and regional economic development, business interests, and training in north west Saskatchewan, from Green Lake and north to La Loche. They will assist in shaping policy and the foundations for successful economic and business development for the primary indigenous region. They would like to get involved in the renewable and non-renewable resources sectors. These sectors may include areas such tourism, wild rice cultivation, commercial fishing, non-timber forest products.
  • Ocean Man First Nation
    The Ocean Man Reserve is located near Stoughton Saskatchewan. This reserve is 4,128.4 hectares in size.
  • Flying Dust First Nation
    The Flying Dust First Nation is located on the northeast side of the City of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. The band has a current membership of 1500 people with 700 living on the reserve. The area is home to some of the most fertile farmland in northern Saskatchewan. The City of Meadow Lake is an important service centre to the north western part of the province and provides many services and conveniences to that region. The NorSask Sawmill, Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp Industry and Meadow Lake OSB Ltd Partnership, all located just outside the reserve, provide many employment opportunities for the people of the area. The Flying Dust First Nation is one of the nine First Nations that are members of the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC). The people are descendants of the Algonquian linguistic group that has Cree as their native language. The First Nation is governed by a chief and council who are elected every two years. The council has adopted a portfolio and committee system to deal with the everyday functions that arise in the operation of a modern-day First Nation. Every year the chief and council set goals and objectives for the band. The chief and council then work cooperatively with their members toward achieving these goals and objectives. The chief and council are also responsible for setting budgets and making or adopting policies and regulations that provide direction for band employees. The Flying Dust First Nation currently consists of seven parcels of land totalling 7764.32 hectares (19,185.64 acres). Under the current Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) structure, the band is entitled to purchase an additional 7469.197 hectares (18, 441.56 acres) of land. To date, Flying Dust has purchased 6259.99 hectares (15, 468.44 acres). The band is in the process of securing their full TLE. Many facilities exist on the reserve for the mutual benefit of all band members. Most of the buildings are modern structures and are heated with natural gas. The facilities enable programs and services to be delivered to the members of the band. These programs and services are designed to meet the needs of the band membership and to empower them to reach their full potential as First Nations People of Canada. Education is very important to the band's members. The Kopahawakenum School offers a complete, modern educational program from kindergarten to grade four. Students from grades five to twelve attend school in Meadow Lake. The band makes funds available to cover tuition, books and a living allowance to those students who seek to further their education off reserve. As the education level improves, the people of the Flying Dust First Nation continue to develop skills that enable them to secure higher levels of employment in today's society. With the band being located close to Meadow Lake, a number of employment opportunities exist that are not available to bands in more northern areas of the province. The location also makes it easier for investment opportunities and the band is actively pursuing these opportunities through their economic development department. General Description Location The Flying Dust First Nation is situated in northwestern Saskatchewan approximately three hundred kilometres northwest of Saskatoon. The First Nation is located on Highway 55 on the northeast side of the City of Meadow Lake and is within the Meadow Lake Rural Municipality 588. Saskatoon and Prince Albert are the closest airports offering scheduled flight service. The current population of the Flying Dust First Nation is 1500 registered band members. 750 band members reside on the reserve and 750 are at locations off the reserve. The land of the Flying Dust First Nation is separated into seven reserves. The main reserve, Flying Dust 105, is located on the northeastern border of the City of Meadow Lake and is accessible via Highway 55. It has an area of 3718 hectares (9186 acres). Flying Dust 105A consists of 259 hectares (640 acres) located 19 kilometres southwest of Meadow Lake on Highway 304. Flying Dust 105B consists of 97.8 hectares (242 acres). Flying Dust 105C consists of .160 hectares (.395 acres). Flying Dust 105D consists of 2471 hectares (6107 acres). Flying Dust 105E consists of 437 hectares (1079 acres). Flying Dust 105F consists of 928 hectares (2293 acres). Most of the homes and administration offices of the Flying Dust First Nation are located on Flying Dust First Nation 105.
  • Yale First Nation
    Yale First Nation (YFN) is located at the mouth of the Fraser Canyon, approximately 250 km northeast of Vancouver. The community has reserve lands along the Fraser River near the town of Hope, BC. YFN is involved in food, social, and ceremonial fisheries as well as economic opportunity fisheries. YFN is also involved in Forestry, construction, tourism, and utility rights-of-way maintenance.  YFN would like to network and share experiences with different companies in different sectors throughout BC with an emphasis on First Nations opportunities.
  • Metric Modular
    Metric Modular, formerly known as Britco Construction, focuses on finding innovative solutions to complex construction challenges by leveraging the advantages of modular building technology, resulting in shortened project timelines, increased quality control and an increased return on investment for customers. The overall goal for Metric Modular is 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.
  • Northisle Copper and Gold Inc.
    Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. owns mineral titles located north of Holburg Inlet from west of the now closed Island Copper Mine to the recently built wind farm complex. They have carried out exploratory drilling and engineering studies over the last 6 years and recently completed it's initial economic assessment of the two known deposits. They continue to advance the project through additional engineering and economic studies with the goal of eventually building a mining project. Northisle Copper and Gold Inc. would like to raise awareness of opportunities with respect to contracting , service providing and employment.
  • Gorman Bros. Lumber/Pole Div. Ltd
    Gorman Bros. Pole Div wants to develop transparent, sustainable, and value added partnerships with First Nations Groups through Single Stem Helicopter Operation.
  • We Wai Kai Nation
    The We Wai Kai Nation/Cape Mudge Band current population is approximately 1100 Citizens, about 1/2 live on reserve (split between Cape Mudge Village and Quinsam Reserve), and the other 1/2 live off reserve. The Nation has 5 designated reserve lands covering 685 hectares (1693 acres), they are named/numbered as follows: Village Bay - IR#7 - located on the east side of Quadra Island, is 4.11 hectares and is uninhabited. Open Bay -  IR#8 - located in the east side of Quadra Island is 5.0 hectares and is uninhabited. Drew Harbour - IR#9 - located on the east side of Quadra Island is 96.9 hectares and is home the We Wai Kai Campground, the We Wai Kai Nation Seafood Corporation and the Ravin Raven. Cape Mudge IR#10 - located on the south-western portion of Quadra Island. This is the largest of the 5 reserves at 458 hectares and is home to about 40% of the Nation on reserve housing, the We Wai Kai Nation Administration office, the Cape Mudge Boatworks, Tsa-Kwa-Luten Lodge, the Nuyumbalees Cultural Centre, a pre-school and daycare facilities. Quinsam IR#12 - located within the city limits of Campbell River, occupying about 121 hectares and is home to 60% of the Nations houses, the Quinsam Liquor Store, Lees Famous Chicken and Ribs, Quinsam Shell Gas Station, the We Wai Kai Nation Administration Office, Headstart Program, and the Quinsam Hall/Centre.