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  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Aboriginal Banking
    The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Aboriginal Banking is dedicated to supporting the establishment and expansion of Aboriginal-owned businesses through financing and tailored advisory services. They are looking to provide financing solutions (long-term financing, venture capital, subordinate financing) and advisory services to First Nation, Metis and Inuit entrepreneurs, and community-owned businesses.
  • 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.
  • QM Environmental
    QM Environmental, National ABM Partner, is a full-service environmental contractor searching for mutually beneficial business opportunities with First Nation communities. Training and employment is a primary objective of the QMLP Aboriginal Inclusion and Capacity Building Strategy including environmental remediation, demolition and emergency response.
  • 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.
  • Henvey Inlet First Nation
    The Henvey Inlet, French and Pickerel Rivers were all used in the past for fishing, hunting, trade, and logging.  Of course the first settlers of this area were Ojibway.  Before the Robinson-Huron treaties the Ojibway lived in a various locations around this diverse and beautiful land, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Prairies.
  • 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.
  • Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association (OFNEDA)
    Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association (OFNEDA) is a membership-based, not-for-profit incorporation that represents 133 Economic Development Officers/Practitioners in Ontario. OFNEDA is looking to build partnerships and grow its membership in order to continue showcasing the positive economic development success stories from across the country.  
  • 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.
  • Nipissing First Nation
    Nipissing First Nation (NFN) is a progressive First Nation community adjacent to Highway 17, East of Sudbury. Their territory measures about 60,000 acres. They are looking to meet with manufacturing/production companies that could potentially occupy Nipissing's Bineshii Business Park and create jobs for their young skilled workforce.
  • Pinchin
    Pinchin is a private Canadian company staffed with offices from St. John’s to Victoria. They offer environmental health and safety consulting across Canada and are looking to create meaningful partnerships with First Nations, and to bring sound environmental engineering, consulting and science into the communities
  • HIAH Corporation (M'Chigeeng First Nation)
    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.
    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.
  • First Nations Power Authority
    First Nations Power Authority of Saskatchewan (FNPA) works for our members to facilitate the development of Saskatchewan First Nations led renewable power projects and promote First Nations participation in procurement opportunities with SaskPower. FNPA is a not-for profit organization headquartered in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and is unique in its mission to engage and include First Nations in the province’s power industry. Currently FNPA, and more importantly Saskatchewan First Nations, are poised to become an important component of SaskPower’s plan to have 50% renewables by 2030. Our members share a commitment to sustainability through social, economic and environmental values. With a portfolio of environmentally preferred power generation projects and strong growth prospects, our Industry Members are positioned to partner with Saskatchewan First Nations to generate stable, long-term cash flows for the benefit of First Nations communities, the Province, and the environment.
  • Beardy's & Okemasis First Nation
    Beardy’s & Okemasis is located in the heart of Saskatchewan, in the central location between two historical sites (Fort Carlton and Batoche). Looking forward to develop economic opportunities for our First Nation and network to build opportunities and to expand our overall capacity.
  • Clarence Campeau Development Fund - ABM Co-Host
    The Clarence Campeau Development Fund (CCDF) was established by The Métis Society of Saskatchewan Inc to provide financial assistance where currently there is a void for Métis clients. They would like to create awareness of programs available to Metis Entrepreneurs, including their Business Plan Program, Loan Equity Program and Community Business Development Program.
  • McDougall Energy, National ABM Partner
    McDougall Energy, National ABM Partner, is one of the largest gasoline-retailing and commercial networks in Canada and an ABM National Partner. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in creating a partnerships with an Esso retailer, On the Run Franchisee and Key to the Highway Dealer.
  • 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.
  • Urban Systems
    Urban Systems is a professional consulting firm committed to supporting vibrant communities. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested on gaining consultation on economic development, land use, public-private partnerships, climate change, clean energy and clean drinking water.
  • Horizon North, National ABM Partner
    Horizon North, National ABM Partner, is a leader in industrial, commercial and residential modular manufacturing. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in turnkey solutions can provide temporary, permanent, and "open camps", as well as hotels, health centers, resort property, luxury homes, affordable housing for high-density areas and remote communities and individual residences.
  • 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.
  • Ermineskin Resources Development Ltd.
    Ermineskin Resources Development Ltd. (ERD) is a 100% First Nation owned company that specializes in oil and gas construction and maintenance that is run and operated in our First Nation. Their division, called Ermineskin Industrial Relations, is made up of a team consisting of ERD, Consultation, Tribal Relationships with other First Nations, Community Economic Development, and Training through our ASSETS division. They also have MOU's and JV's with various partners that are Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities who are interested in diversification and mutual growth.
  • Namgis First Nation
    Cormorant Island lies in the Broughton Straight between the mainland of British Columbia and the northeast tip of Vancouver Island. The island has two primary political jurisdictions, ‘Namgis First Nation and the Village of Alert Bay. Of the 400 hectares on the island, about 249 hectares is ‘Namgis First Nation land, 173 hectares is the Village of Alert Bay, 5 hectares is Whe-la-la-U (an area set aside for all Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations), and there are two small areas that are administered by the Regional District of Mount Waddington.
  • Schendel Mechanical Contracting Ltd.
    Schendel Mechanical Contracting Ltd. is a family-owned business committed to building quality Mechanical and Plumbing Systems with professionalism, integrity and quality workmanship. They have past experience in working in remote locations with Aboriginal communities to provide top level mechanical contracting services and are looking to develop relationships and contracting opportunities in the region.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Penticton Indian Band Development Corp. - ABM Co-Host
    Penticton Indian Band Development Corp. is the business arm of the Penticton Indian Band, with deeply rooted values in the traditional qualities of our community and provide meaningful employment opportunities for our people. They currently oversee three limited partnerships: Westhills Aggregate LP, Coyote Cruises LP, Sn’pink’tn Forestry LP and are looking to diversify their economy with more opportunities.
  • 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.
  • Williams Lake Indian Band
    Williams Lake Indian Band is a progressive community that recognizes the need for sustainable long-term economic development. Their current economic development activities include WLIB/Lake Excavating Construction Joint Venture, Borland Creek Logging, Sugar Cane Petroleum Products (Chief Will-yum Gas Bar), Coyote Rock Golf Course and the Chief Will-Yum Campsite. They are looking to connect with investors and partners in the areas of real estate development or leasing, agriculture, mining and forestry to further the build-out of their lands along the Highway 97 corridor.
  • 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.
  • Pasqua First Nation
    Pasqua First Nation is a Saulteaux/Cree First Nation located 60km northeast of Regina and 15 km west of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan. Their current economic development activities include a camp supply partnership with PTI Group for the K+S Potash Project in Bethune, SK. They have also partnered with Athabasca Basin Security and submitted a contract provide security services for the same K+S project. They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in joint ventures or partnerships for the purpose of diversification.
  • 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.
  • Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band
    The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band has a unique vision and drive in its economic development. The creation of Quaaout Lodge, Talking Rock Golf and Le7ka Spa has helped promote Secwepemc culture, and allowed the Little Shuswap to develop world class accommodation and leisure activities. The Band has not only led the way in tourism within the Shuswap, it has also led the way in economic development. The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band goes every step of the way to dispel the stereotype of what an Indian Reserve looks like, or any perceived lifestyle of reserve living.
  • 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 - ABM Co-Host
    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-Host
    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, features a mix of agricultural and residential land and also teaching children from the community and surrounding areas for 33 years, fostering the values of self-worth & self-preservation through the cultural connection within our children's family traditions, elder teachings and community involvement.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ballad Consulting Group
    Ballad Consulting Group (BCG) is a consulting company located in Edmonton, Alberta and also has an additional office located in Whitecourt, Alberta. We currently work with a variety of Indigenous communities throughout Alberta wherein we assist the community with their economic development goals.
  • 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. Our overall goals for participation at ABM 2018 are: 1) to meet First Nations representatives and introduce our company and our services 2) to share information on current and upcoming resource projects in the regions of Canada with First Nation 's with thier traditional territories. 3) to provide an overview of our Joint Venture program to interested participants and form Joint Venture Partnerships. 4) Sign new Aboriginal Joint Venture Partners  
  • Fishing Lake First Nation
    Fishing Lake First Nation is located near Wadena in the Southern part of Saskatchewan. It covers 3,652 hectares of land and presently has 1,739 registered band members, 490 live on reserve, 64 live on other reserves and 1,185 live off reserve. Fishing Lake is looking to obtain as much information as possible to improve their community by creating revenue, expanding their construction field, utilizing and expanding our equipment, and investing in mining and oil drilling.
  • Aksis – Aboriginal Business & Professional Association, ABM Co-Host
    Aksis is an Edmonton based, non-profit organization aimed at increasing business opportunities for their members: Aboriginal businesses and professionals in Edmonton. They coordinate networking and learning opportunities aimed at supporting and growing their memberships business. They're looking forward to connecting to Aboriginal businesses in an effort to promote and raise the profile of their products and services throughout Edmonton and Alberta.
  • Indian Resource Council
    IRC was founded in 1987 by Chiefs representing the oil and gas producing First Nations, following the recommendation of a task force that was established to study the role of the Crown in the management of First Nations oil and natural gas resources. An expanded and restructured Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC) was established at the same time. The work and activities of the IRC are guided by the mandates that were approved and adopted at previous AGM’s in 1993 and 1995. These mandates, which are currently being revamped, are as follows: To support First Nations in their efforts to attain greater management and control of their oil and natural gas resources; To complement initiatives by individual First Nations to gain economic self reliance and to ensure the preservation of the Crown Trust obligations under Treaties with First Nations; To coordinate the promotion of initiatives with Federal and provincial governments, with industry and with other groups associated with oil, natural gas and related activities to enhance economic benefits realized by the First Nations from resource development; To encourage a greater development and utilization of First Nations human resources in oil, natural gas and related activities; To transform IOGC into a First Nations institution, working in partnership with the IOGC co-management Board. To this end work towards the establishment of an oil and gas business centre, and a First Nations oil and gas institution in the long term.
  • 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.
  • Whitefish Lake First Nation #128
    WFLN is located 220 km northeast of Edmonton , Alberta, in the region of cold lake /llb/conklin ab. WFLN is a proactive community who was in business for over 50 years in Industrial Dry Cleaning and Industrial Garment Manufacturing, further, it has several Service Drilling Rigs , Type 1 Firetack Crews,. WFLN boasts of its skilled labor workforce with approximately 120 skilled laborers , 30 apprentices and over 150 trained laborers. Additionaly, WFLN continues to develop and engage in new partners , with a win-win approach attitude.
  • Driftpile Cree Nation
    Driftpile is a Cree speaking community located in Treaty 8 Alberta Territory and on approximately 15,000 acres on the south shores of Lesser Slave Lake. It is accessible by primary Highway 2 and rail. Driftpile is located 52 kms east of High Prairie and 76 kms west of Slave Lake. Driftpile is approximately 320 kms NW of Edmonton, AB. There is another small business centre approximately 26 kms east.  
  • 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.
  • Fishing Lake Metis Settlement
    Fishing Lake Métis Settlement (in Cree, Packechawanis) is one of the original twelve colonies of the Métis people in Alberta, and one of the eight that now remain. Fishing Lake is located in Northeast Alberta on the eastern shores of Frog Lake. As an independent, self-governing community their connections to one another and the outside world are incredibly important. FLMS is involved in transportation, trucking, warehousing, as well as energy (Oil and Gas). They are looking to connect with companies and communities interested in potential joint ventures and partnership opportunities, with a focus on construction, education and training.
  • Cayoose Creek Indian Band
    Located in the beautiful interior of BC near Lillooet BC, Cayoose Creek Indian Band is the heart of the St'at'imc Nation, with an additional office presence in downtown Vancouver. They are actively seeking business opportunities and partnerships, with the band's youth playing a vital role in driving the future development of Cayoose Creek Indian Band. They are looking to meet with other like minded businesses in the clean energy sector, lending institutions, construction and engineering firms, and cultural tourism adventure companies.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Christina River Enterprises
    Christina River Enterprises (CRE) is wholly owned by Fort McMurray #468 First Nation located in the Wood Buffalo Region. Since 1987, CRE has been a leader in providing quality services including: construction & site services, custodial & distribution services, and transportation services. They are looking for business development opportunities as they pertain to their core businesses, partners and members who belong to our Business Association.
  • Sumas First Nation
    The Sumas First Nation (Halkomelem: Sema:th) is a band government of the Sto:lo people and are a member government of the Sto:lo Nation tribal council. Rich in culture and history Sumas First Nation takes pride in working on behalf of its members to ensure a self sustainable and prosperous future through economic development, health, education, culture, lands, and environmental preservation.
  • 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.
  • Spirit Staffing & Consulting
    Spirit Staffing is an award-winning team that has been solving each client’s needs with a tailored approach to workforce planning. Fast Labour Solutions is a subsidiary of Spirit Staffing, opened in 2000, focusing on providing Safety Training to the community and supporting industrial clients. With 13 different instructed classes and over 350 online courses, Fast Labour Solutions is poised to equip people with the skills they need to be successful. They are looking to meet other like-minded organizations that are looking to train their community or workforce, hire indigenous staff, or work with Aboriginal communities.
  • EDS 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.
  • CBI Solar
    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.
  • Naheyawin
    Naheyawin is a 100% Indigenous-owned design and engagement agency with clients such as the University of Alberta, Canadian Pacific Railway, and the World Trade Centre. Naheyawin specialize in working with businesses and organizations who wish to more effectively reach their Indigenous audiences, and do so by assisting with communications strategies, branding, website development, video production, and social media marketing in order to enable authentic relationship building and nurturing at scale. They are looking to create connections with businesses, organizations, and communities that would find value in leveraging technology to achieve their goals.
  • Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation
    Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation is a proud and progressive Algonquin community. Pikwakanagan is situated on the shores of the Bonnechere River and Golden Lake in Renfrew County, Ontario. Located off of Highway 60, the community is 1 ½ hours west of Ottawa and 1 ½ hours south of Algonquin Park. They are looking to identify and pursue economic development, business opportunities, and employment and training initiatives.
  • First Nations Finance Authority
    The First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) helps First Nations governments finance major capital projects, infrastructure and economic/social development. The FNFA is a non-profit statutory institution created under the First Nations Fiscal Management Act. It is 100% owned and governed by its First Nation member communities. It is modelled after the Municipal Finance Authority of British Columbia and pools the borrowing requests of First Nations to receive low-rate and long term financing on the bond market. They are looking to meet with all and any First Nations governments who wish to obtain more info with no obligations or commitments.
  • Yellowhead Tribal Council
    Established in 1977, Yellowhead Tribal Council facilitates vital programs and services for its four member Nations: Alexander, Alexis Nakota Sioux, O'Chiese and Sunchild.
  • Township of Langley
    The Township of Langley,  considered to be the epicenter of BC's Lower Mainland, wants to leverage partnerships to attract new opportunities.
  • Pioneer Construction
    Pioneer Construction is looking for joint venture opportunities with Aboriginal communities.
  • Wikwemikong Tourism
    Wikwemikong Tourism was formed as department within the Wikwemikong Development Commission to initiate programming that was focused on capturing an equitable share of the tourism industry on Manitoulin Island. They would like to provide a foundation for sustainable tourism development through the creation of core support infrastructure, marketing/branding and the delivery of quality market ready services.
  • 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.
  • Strategies North
    Advise, Develop,  Manage. We are a consulting firm that offers business advisory, program, proposal and business development as well as organizational management services. Our clients include First Nations communities, non profits and small businesses. We have extensive experience in assisting with partnerships, negotiations and Benefit Agreements from both a proponent and First Nation perspective.
  • Walpole Island First Nation
    Providing social, cultural, and economic opportunities and empowering our people and resources. Objectives: Communication, governance, self sufficiency, cultural identity and community healing.
  • Cheam First Nation
    Cheam is at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley, with close access to both the north and south side of the Fraser River. First nation with an Economic Development Corporation in partnership with K and L Construction Company. At present in a Joint Venture performing work on a BC Hydro ILM Project. Gravel Operations serving the Eastern Fraser Valley.
  • Ethier Sand and Gravel
    For 50+ years, Ethier Sand & Gravel has provided tailored aggregate solutions with a personal touch to our valued customers. We specialize in providing efficient and profit-enhancing flux sand for mines, and landscaping solutions to contractors. Operating areas and have business interest in Aggregates, Sand and Gravel, Crushing, Construction, Equipment, Field Beds and Contaminated Soil.
  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kahkewistahaw First Nation
    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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dwelltech Industries Ltd
    Dwelltech Q-Kits “building opportunity with healthy homes” Dwelltech Q-kits building packages provide the well-being and dependability of healthy, durable and energy efficient homes. Also, giving the whole community opportunity for youth skills training and quality on reserve employment opportunities. What does Dwelltech offer? We offer Opportunity. Our vehicle for delivering opportunity is a healthy home The immediate benefits are shelter but with sustained effort the cumulative benefits of our Opportunity is fulfilment of needs and eventual self realisation for everyone involved with Dwelltech. Our Q-kits inherent features like practical sq.ft size, functional design layouts, energy efficiency, healthy indoor air quality systems and wellbeing inducing shape joined with its collaborative distribution and build methods create a healthy environment for growth, prosperity and the pursuit of happiness.
  • Total Support Solutions
    Total Support Solutions provides remote and onsite IT training and support for businesses, not for profits, governmental and aboriginal stakeholders throughout B.C. Their goal is to partner with First Nation governments and economic development corporations to provide training and employment for members in Information Technology.
  • Indigenous Insight
    Indigenous & Stakeholder Relations - The importance of relationship building (who really benefits) - Developing an obvious competitive advantage - Why demonstrating leadership is courageous, difficult and rare - Issue identification and mitigation Cultural Orientation / Facilitation - Life in an Aboriginal community pre-contact (archaeological v. traditional use) - Who Aboriginal people are, challenges they have overcome - Residual effects of residential schools (i.e. forced learning of alien language, loss of language/culture) - Residual effects of Indian Act (i.e. band offices, status v. non-status Indians, - History of Indian Reserve system - The future for Indigenous communities Aboriginal Rights and Title (provincial consultation process) - Strength of claim modeling - Archaeological lobbying - Negotiation and meaningful consultation - Treaty negotiations v. rights & title Governance/Decision Making - Indian Act decision-making v. 2018 organizational structure - Political protocols, band office administration and obstacles - Community consultation and direct democracy Economic and Business Development - Business advisory & mentoring - Business plan development - Proposal writing
  • Black Diamond Group
    Black Diamond Group Limited is one of North America's fastest growing remote lodging, modular building and energy services companies. With its corporate head office located in Calgary, Black Diamond provides world-class services to a full spectrum of industries including oil and gas, mining, power, construction, engineering, military, government and education. Black Diamond Camps rents and sells remote workforce housing and provides associated services; Black Diamond Logistics provides turnkey lodging services, remote facility management and supply chain solutions; BOXX Modular specializes in renting and selling a broad range of modular work space solutions and Black Diamond Energy Services rents and sells a complement of oilfield equipment and services.
  • Delta Remediation
    Delta Remediation is a bioremediation company based in Acheson, Alberta. At DELTA, we pride ourselves on the people that run our field applications. We don’t just sell our products, we provide the equipment, products, and people as an inclusive service offering. Our team has a combined experience of over 100 years in earthworks, excavation, and oilfield. As champions for the environment, we are proud to offer responsible, safe, sustainable solutions, which eliminate hydrocarbon contamination from soil and water. DELTA can provide products and services to treat contaminated soil and water both in-situ and ex-situ through a variety of application methods. Our products and services have successfully eliminated hydrocarbons and chlorinated solvents in the following applications: Hydrocarbon spills and leaks on land, water and muskeg Oil and gas well sites Bulk fuel stations Underground storage tank leaks Dry cleaner sites Our naturally occurring microbial products were extracted from a once-contaminated site and isolated under controlled laboratory conditions to be able to culture them into such high concentrations that complete hydrocarbon remediation often occurs within weeks or months instead of years. Delta believes that working together with Canada's First Nations is the key to protecting and reclaiming the land and we genuinely acknowledge and emphasize the importance of proper ceremonies, protocols, and traditional knowledge when working on the land.
  • Sucker Creek Group of Companies
    The Sucker Creek First Nation is located on the southwestern shore of Lesser Slave Lake at Enilda, about 22 kilometers east of High Prairie, Alberta. The band has a registered population of 2,777 (2015) and almost 6,000 hectares of reserve land. Sucker Creek First Nation is a holistic, thriving and successful community operating under the principles of good governance and sustainability while meeting the needs of its membership and honoring the spirit and intent of Treaty 8.
  • Buffalo Lake Limited Partnership
    Buffalo Lake Development Corp. was incorporated April 4, 1986. The Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement Council initiated the registration of this corporation in order to take advantage of economic opportunities in and around the Settlement. Buffalo Lake Development Corp Board of Directors over-sees the management team. The General Manager is in charge of the day-to-day operations. The contractor is Buffalo Lake Limited Partnership. This company provides a variety of construction services within the oil & gas industry. The company has a contract to supply Wildland Fire Tack crews to Alberta Agriculture and Forestry. In addition we have a contract with Alberta Tourism Parks and Recreation to operate and manage a provincial campground; North Buck Lake Recreation Area. We contracted services for the Fortis Alberta Vegetation Management Program and provided services to various other customers. The company Health, Safety and Environmental program is approved by a certifying partner the Alberta Construction Safety Association. The company has a Certificate of Recognition (COR) and is a registered member with ISNetworld, Comply Works and recently Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association. The company has Master Service Agreements with Apache Canada and Ledcor Industrial Maintenance. Services provided include brushing and clearing pipeline right of ways. Lease construction and reclamation, Road building, site preparation, construction of parking areas, transportation of heavy equipment, hauling aggregates, and culverts. This company also provides Medic Services, Certified Security Personnel, experienced Field supervisors, Safety Officers, Project and Quality Assurance Management personnel, and a certified labor force consisting of fallers, buckers (chain saw operators) laborers and flaggers. The community of Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement is in the midst of major change. The community owned entities are striving to develop an economic development base. Buffalo Lake Development Corporation envisions this strategy to be a means of achieving economic self-reliance to ensure our people enjoy a comfortable standard of living while maintaining our customs and traditional values.
  • Frog Lake First Nations
    Frog Lake First Nations has FLERC and Frog Lake Travel Center. We are currently restructuring everything for the Economic Development & Lands department.
  • Big River First Nation
    We are a community that prioritizes on skills development for our membership. Partnering with Training Institutes to deliver programs that will assist our membership to obtain employment.
  • Shawanaga First Nation
    Shawanaga First Nation is located 30 km north of Parry Sound ON, along Highway 69. We currently have an existing gas station and convenience store that will be relocating to a new, modern, Highway Service Centre that will be opening in the near future. The HSC will provide service to the existing Hwy 69 as well as the proposed 4 laning of Hwy 400 through our territory. We would like to meet prospective partners/investors to work with.
  • ECO Canada
    ECO Canada is looking to build new connections with Indigenous businesses and offer beneficial services to develop a strong environmental workforce. Our BEAHR programs deliver environmental education and training to Indigenous communities across Canada and we would like to connect with participants interested in environmental protection and management. In addition, ECO Canada is interested in hearing from attendees and influencers regarding gaps in skill development and employment, and in sharing our labour market research and statistics on employment in the growing environmental sector. Our organization is particularly interested in how we can partner with Indigenous communities and organizations to provide learning and training opportunities, employment initiatives, and employment funding as it pertains to the environmental industry.
  • Kelly Lake Cree Nation
    Kelly Lake Cree Nation Economic Development Corporation This company manages the forestry, oil and gas businesses of the Kelly Lake Cree Nation. In addition, it provides pipeline construction support, cultural heritage surveys, environmental monitoring and government consultation who wish to operate within Asiniwachi Niyaw Territory. Calliou Earth Environmental Management Ltd CEEM provides land use planning services, traditional land use planning, environmental management consulting services, Environemental Monitor program and services, environmental reclamation services, archaeological and heritage research planning, protected areas and conservation planning, TLU database services, supporting Aboriginal forestry and environmental business, GIS and cultural based mapping services, and training in forestry and environmental related courses to clients in the oil, gas, mining, energy and forestry sectors. Contact: Linette Hodges linette.hodges@gmail.com CDN CONTROLS LTD. 51% Indigenous Owned Instrumentation, Electrical, Automation and Communication Instrumentation & Electrical Maintenance Construction Control Panels & Systems Project Management Automation Communications Combustion & Emissions Repair Shop Parts Store PERFECTED ENERGY SERVICES LTD. 50% Full Service Oilfield Rental Provider Laydown Invert Tanks Shacks an Oilfield Housing Generators and Light Towers Top of the Line Modern Equipment Fleet Unmatched Customer Service KLCN MOUNTAINVIEW SAFETY SERVICES LTD. Medic, Safety and Drug Testing Industrial Medic Services OH&S Testing Equipment Rentals Security Brushing, Clearing, Road and Lease Construction Construction Civil Earthworks & Road Maintenance Clearing & Hauling Site Prep and Reclamation Heavy Hauling and Transportation Pipeline Integrity Services Oilfield Clearing Bunching, skidding, processing & mulching
  • Boothroyd First Nation
    Boothroyd First Nation is interested in Joint Venture opportunities. Boothroyd Construction Inc. is also looking to for opportunities to expand our company.
  • Burns Lake Band
    Burns Lake Band wishes to expand on First Nation businesses in the area and bring in more multicultural tourism. Currently we own three businesses which are the Little Angels Daycare, The Keyoh Lodge Hotel and the Rainbow Gas Bar Convenience Store.
  • Scout Engineering & Consulting Ltd.
    Scout Engineering & Consulting Ltd. operates across Alberta and is quickly expanding to service Western Canada and the Territories. We are an Engineering Consulting Firm focused on First Nations Infrastructure and Advisory Services. Scout Engineering & Consulting Ltd. was established in 2017 to provide the services that First Nations need and were not being provided by existing government agencies, technical service providers, and consulting firms. We have completed projects for several Nations that are progressive and are helping those communities see improved service delivery outcomes. We specialize in Water, Wastewater, Roads, Asset Management and Advocating for increased federal funding, Emergency Recovery, and Drone Surveys among other services. We are exploring leading edge technologies to assist our community partners in resolving some of the biggest problems they face. Seeking to build relationships with First Nations, and private enterprises to provide high-impact engineering for their infrastructure projects.
  • Dalles Reserve - Ochiichagwe’Babigo’Ining Ojibway Nation
    Help needed to start a road construction company to complement tourism development plans and plans to start a logging road building company. Also interested in tourism developments.
  • Pays Plat First Nation
    Pays Plat First Nation is looking to network and generate good contacts and information that further develop and strengthen economic development for the Nation.
  • TTQ Economic Development Corporation (Douglas First Nation)
    Focuses to be the community that our members call home. We will create and maintain a healthy life-style-sufficiency,promotion of Ucwalmicwts and our culture. With infrastructure and recreation opportunity services, we will be self-governing, self-supporting, equal and united community. We will be the eyes, the ears and the voice for the present and the future to protect our children; more so, create a secure path for all other future generations to come.
  • Collège Boréal/Centre Louis-Riel
    Develop a Workforce working with Aboriginal Communities Develop Business and/or Project Partnerships Raise Awareness for Programs, Projects and Business Opportunities amongst Aboriginal Communities Expand Business Network Learn about Projects, Businesses and Opportunities Learn about Best Practices
  • CFWE Radio, ABM Media Partner
    CFWE Radio broadcasts from Edmonton. The CFWE Network has one of Alberta’s largest FM commercial radio footprints with a multirebroadcast system that reaches 85 communities and their surrounding areas. Our family is expanding! The transmitter has been installed and we've begun testing. CJWE 88.1 Calgary will feature the same great Country Variety and will super serve the languages and issues of the Treaty 7 area. We are looking to expand our network and meet with potential clients who want to use advertising to sell products, recruit employees, and much more.
  • Moose Cree First Nation
    Moose Factory is located approximately 850 kilometres north of Toronto. Our mission is to provide programs and services to the Moose Cree membership that enhances and promotes economic opportunities in our region. Our main areas of focus include business development support and advisory services, and the development of employment and training opportunities. We are interested in exploring opportunities in the Tourism sector.
  • Great Canadian Solar
    Great Canadian Solar is a premier Solar photovoltaic design, engineering, and installation company based in Edmonton, Alberta offering turn-key solutions for grid-tied solar photovoltaic projects. We also offer grid-tied solar battery backup solutions and off-grid solutions. We have installed some of the largest PV projects in Alberta and have installed PV systems for multiple first nations communities in Alberta. For first nations projects we have employed and trained local first nations members. Great Canadian Solar is ideally positioned to partner with first nations communities to take advantage of funding available under the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program as well as federal grants.
  • Navajo Nation
    The Navajo Nation is interested in exploring inter-tribal and cross-border trade, partnerships and business opportunities including export of goods and services into Canada.
  • Eagle Lake First Nation (Ontario)
    The Eagle Lake First Nation is situated on the northeast shores of Eagle Lake and is located in the heart of the Canadian Shield in the boreal forests and lakes of Northwestern Ontario. Cultural activities are an important element of Eagle Lake society and in addition to the Pow-wows include Community Sweats, Sharing Circles, Arts & Crafts, Traditional Healing and Elders’ Activities.
  • Element Housing
    Element Housing, an Indigenous company, offers an innovative and easy to use software tool to help Housing personnel manage their properties and manage building projects.
  • Export Data
    Export Data, an Indigenous company, offers online skills and inventory database tools that are easy to use and will assist your community facilitate jobs and training.
  • Loon River First Nation
    Loon River First Nation has its own corporation and operates the following companies Loon River Cree Contractors, Loon River Trucking, Loon River Truckwash, Loon River Truckstop, Loon River Pipeline and Facilities and Loon River Oilfield Services.
  • Mistawasis First Nation
    Mistawasis First Nation always looking for new opportunities, partnerships, acquisitions, and business relations. In the past Mistawasis First Nation has utilized its land base for agriculture, fishing, hunting, fur trapping, silviculture, logging, herbs and craft materials.
  • Papaschase First Nation
    Papaschase Band #136 is regrouping after being scattered for so many years. The nation is looking to build strong relationships and network to build a brighter future for generations to come.
  • Josephine Kruger - Private Land Development Opportunity
    Penticton band member with 88 acres of prime locatee property looking for opportunities, investment, partnerships and services.
  • Cold Lake First Nation
    CLFN is an approximately 2500 member-strong community. 1500 of our members reside in the Cold Lake area. Our vibrant Nation operates a primary school on reserve, daycare and community health centre. Many members uphold traditional ways of living. Activities such as: Hunting, fishing, berry picking, collecting medicines and camping on the land are all honoured traditions. Equally impressive is CLFN’s Economic Development plan. We provide corporate structure and engagement of our people. We champion efforts to provide and sustain an excellent quality of life for our members, for years to come.
  • Ochapowace First Nation
    We are a team that provides our peoples of Ochapowace Nation with: high quality services a profitable economic base protection of our inherent rights and way of life guidance and fullfillment of our treaties
  • Sweetgrass First Nation
  • Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
    Our Culture As a community, we are proud of our Cree culture, language and heritage. We have many events during the year, as well as a cultural camp, to celebrate our roots and our culture. Our Land From the original reserve to agricultural and urban lands and pristine wilderness, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation lands cover a spectrum that is both diverse and useful. Our People Community members total about 1,848. While only 367 live on the reserve, the rest live throughout Saskatchewan and around the world. We have a proud history of achievement in sports, culture and, more recently, business. Our Business Through business development and partnerships, we strive to become economically self-sufficient and to provide resources for community programs and services that will enhance the lives and well-being of our members.
  • Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation
    Makwa Sahgaiehcan is a Cree First Nation band government in Loon Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada. Their reserve is northeast of Lloydminster. The English translation of Makwa Sahgaiehcan from Plains Cree language is "loon lake". It is also the administrative headquarters of the Eagles Lake band government.
  • Primco Dene Group of Companies
    Primco Dene is a wholly owned company of Cold Lake First Nations. Our group of companies encompass many services including Camp Catering, Janitorial, EMS and Security Services in Northeast Alberta. Our people are our greatest asset and the reason why Primco Dene is a model for First Nations business.
  • Kitasoo First Nation
    Our vision for our land and resources is based on the best definition of the term “sustainable”. To us this means that the wealth of forests, fish, wildlife and the complexity of all life will be here forever. It also means that we will be here forever. To remain here as Kitasoo and Xai’xais people, we need to protect and enhance our culture and protect our heritage. We also need to live in the modern world. We need jobs to sustain our families. We need revenue and economic development to sustain our community.
  • Design de Plume
    We’re an Indigenously owned, Sudbury-based, independent graphic design firm run by passionate, forward thinking designers. When we’re not working on projects and handling requests, you can usually find us out and about at local events and supporting community initiatives. We’re members of the Registered Graphic Designers, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, and the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce and we look forward to promoting economic development across Canada.
  • Tzeachten First Nation
    Tzeachten is an independent First Nation band located in Chilliwack, BC, towards the Vedder River. Our traditional name for Tzeachten is Chi'yaqtel, in the traditional language Halq'emeylem, which means 'the place of the fish weir'. We are home to over 500 members, with about 50% living on reserve. Tzeachten is apart of the Stó:lō Nation. Tzeachten lands include many economic development properties, including the Vedder Crossing Plaza, the Englewood development, the Tzeachten Sports Field, and the Tzeachten Community Hall.
  • Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation
    Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation is a forward looking, progressive First Nation located in north central Saskatchewan (72 km northwest of Prince Albert). Ahtahkakoop has a solid governance/administrative foundation on which to build sustainable economic developments through forging lasting and mutually beneficial business relationships.
  • Canoe Lake Cree First Nation
    Canoe Lake is situated in the mid boreal ecoregion, approximately 134 km north of Meadow Lake Saskathcewan. Canoe Lake is a first nation community and owns a Gas bar on one of our pieces of land 11km in the urban centre of Meadow Lake. There is also some forestry activities within the first nations ajecent to the home community. Currently looking for market for our Gravel.
  • A2Z Safety & Training LTD
    A2Z Safety & Training LTD (A2Z Safety) is located downtown Prince Albert in a public service building with a variety of other service agencies as neighbors. A2Z Safety currently offers more then 20 certified training courses with more being developed as needs arise in areas with classroom space open to the individual for a single participant or working with an organization or agency who register multiple participants. A2Z Safety works with all demographics but prides itself on the relationships built with Saskatchewan First Nations and Aboriginal Communities.
    NISH SCON is a small business located in Atikameksheng Anishsnawbek, which is located just outside of Sudbury, Ontario. NISH SCON is a prepackaged product of Scon/bannock and all you do is add water. NISH SCON is an Anishnawbek business providing unique and quality Aboriginal cuisine at the comfort of your own home.
  • United Rentals
    From commercial construction to industrial operations and public projects, we are proud to provide the equipment, tools and solutions our customers need to build the future.
  • Hiawatha's Catering
    Hiawatha’s Catering is an affordable catering service, and is your answer to quality well balanced meals conveniently delivered to your event. We’re the perfect wedding caterer and first choice for elegant gala events to backyard barbecues. Hiawatha’s has it all for weddings, company banquets, business meetings, open house, holiday celebrations, and all other catering services, Hiawatha’s Catering is your one stop shop for your catering needs.
  • Integra Design
    Integra Design Studio Inc. is an award-winning graphic and web design & development company, providing big picture integrated design, brand creation & management, marketing strategy and web-marketing solutions for a wide range of businesses. Integra Design is looking to expand their network.
  • ATB
    At ATB Financial, we’re committed to supporting the success of Alberta entrepreneurs. We have dedicated experts, innovative solutions and an unparalleled understanding of Alberta business. Whether you’re starting a business, expanding it to new markets, or tackling your next entrepreneurial challenge, we’re here to help. Invested in your growth and success, we take the time to understand the complexities of your organization to bring industry specific banking solutions, allowing us to be the smart and inventive partner you need to amplify your business.
  • CLAC
    CLAC (Christian Labour Association of Canada) is a union representing workers in a variety of sectors across Canada.
  • ES Williams IT Consulting
    ES Williams provides strategic business and IT consulting services, core infrastructure, IT operational support, and collaborative cloud-based technology solutions that help align your business and IT around common goals to increase company performance.
  • Métis Nation of Alberta
    The Métis Nation of Alberta works to provide culturally appropriate, self-directed health and wellness opportunities that address the physical, emotional, mental and social requirements of Métis individuals, families and communities.
  • kenkéknem Industrail Inc.
    Kenkeknem Industrial is a 100% First Nations Controlled company that specializes in streamlining the subcontractor needs of Heavy Industrial and Commercial projects. Our project management team have an in-depth knowledge of the industry with over 30years experience in Construction Management. kenkéknem partners with innovative industry leading contractors to provide a range of solutions to the construction industry. Industrial Construction projects now have a single contact that will tackle a wide range of disciplines in a cost effective manner that also addresses the Aboriginal Inclusivity requirements of the project.
  • Heart Lake First Nation
    Heart Lake First Nation recognizes the value of working together with industry, and the advantage of creating training and employment opportunities for our members. One of the highlights of our economic development is Heart Lake First Nations Construction Ltd. which is 100% First Nation owned company and held in trust by the Chief on behalf of and for the benefit of the members of Heart Lake First Nation. We continue to successfully complete many projects and expand this company and build our capacity.
  • Major Projects Group Canada Inc.
    MPG is a Metis organization that currently offers comprehensive, multi-disciplinary Consulting Services in the areas of construction management, project controls, material management, quality management, recruitment, training, estimating and constructability, work face planning, as well as software sourcing, development and implementation on all multidiscipline projects including small to large capital projects as well as shutdown work for emergency or scheduled maintenance for major construction clients within the Petrochemical, Mining and Wood Forest Product Industries.
  • Webequie First Nation
    Webequie is a growing Ojibway community located on the northern peninsula of Eastwood Island on Winisk Lake, north of the city of Thunder Bay. The 850+ community members originate from all over Northwestern Ontario, and enjoy a life that embraces traditional cultural practices.
  • Constance Lake First Nation
    Constance Lake First Nation (CLFN), a progressive and rapidly growing community of 1,470 Members of Ojibway and Cree ancestry with approximately 820 living on reserve. We are located on the scenic shores of Constance Lake near Hearst, Ontario and are readily accessible by way of Highway 11. We are a progressive and active community that encourages, supports and promotes local business development, job creation and economic development as keys to our success.
  • Stantec
    At Stantec, our business objective is to maintain our position as a top tier global design and delivery firm. Our local strength, knowledge, and relationships, coupled with our world-class expertise, have allowed us to go anywhere to meet our clients’ needs in more creative and personalized ways.
  • Cheslatta Carrier Nation
    The Cheslatta Carrier Nation is a proven and reliable business partner with years of experience and substantial contacts with BC, Canadian and International Business and Government Businesses - Chief Louie Paddle Company.
  • Halfway River First Nation
    Halfway River First Nation is located in northeast BC in the heart of oil and gas developments. Halfway River First Nation has created strategic partnerships combining experience, expertise and resources to create an innovative group of companies. This alliance of companies is represented by the Halfway River Group.
  • Bonaparte Indian Band
    Bonaparte Indian Band, also known as the Bonaparte First Nation, is a member band of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) people. The band is separated into nine (9) sections, and has a membership of about 900.
  • P’egp’íg’lha Development Corporation
    We are the P’egp’íg’lha of the St’át’imc Nation. The Creator placed us here and that connection to our land can never be broken. The traditional ways, values and laws of our ancestors are held in the St’át’imc language and are written on the land. Our Elders have passed them down in the stories to the children and grandchildren since the beginning. We are committed to working together to build our community in a good way that is based on the teachings of our ancestors.
  • Indigenous Works
    Indigenous Works is governed by a Board of Directors with private sector, Indigenous economic development corporations and independent directors. We do not receive core government funding – our Indigenous non-profit business is supported by companies/organizations that access memberships, services and products to improve performance and partnership results. We leverage public and private sector funding to advance research and special projects to advance our common mandate.
  • Denendeh Food Services
    Denendeh Food Srvices is a 100% Canadian, Aboriginally owned supplier of food and related products to camp caterers, in the mining, oil and gas, and energy sectors throughout northern and western Canada. We can demonstrate the capacity, expertise, and competitive pricing required to handle the food requirements of any site.
  • Transport Training Centres of Canada
    Transport Training Centres of Canada is a career college, that offers truck driver training and heavy equipment operator training at various locations in Ontario and Eastern Canada.
  • Challenger Geomatcis Ltd.
    Commitment to Indigenous Relations Challenger Geomatics Ltd. (Challenger) is one of the most diverse geomatics companies in Canada. We are diverse in the geomatics services we offer and the locations we’ve worked, but our diversity also extends to our multicultural workplace. We are proud to continually strive for ethnic diversity and gender equality throughout the company, and of our past, present and future commitment to working and partnering with Indigenous Peoples.
  • KRT
    KRT was founded in 1954. The company’s beginnings centered on the petroleum industry, servicing fuel stations mainly for the major petroleum companies. The company expanded into waste management and environmental services in 1964 necessitating the need for a licensed transfer site.
  • Tourism Langley
    Tourism Langley is a Destination Management Organization (D.M.O.), and not-for-profit society, governed by an independent Board of Directors who is mandated to deliver effective marketing strategies that will generate increased visitation, extended stays, more revenues and increased daily expenditures for businesses in the Township of Langley.
  • Fraser Valley Office Systems
    Fraser Valley Office Systems is the newest addition to the Tle Nax T'awei Group of companies and one of 3 Ricoh Office Equipment and Solutions Dealers. The other Ricoh dealerships represent the Interior of BC and are located in Kamloops and Kelowna. We bring nearly 40 years of experience in the office equipment industry providing service and support to customers from the Alberta border throughout the Interior of BC and the Lower Mainland.
  • Dufour Waste Disposal Inc.
    Safe. Smart. Reliable. Established in 1964 in Kapuskasing, Dufour Waste Disposal Inc. has evolved a great deal over the last 50+ years. Dufour Waste Disposal is proud to partner in joint ventures with a number of Aboriginal/Indigenous companies across Northern Ontario.
  • Innovative Solutions Canada
    Innovative Solutions Canada is aimed squarely at innovators. By funding proposed solutions, the program is supporting the development of early-stage, pre-commercial innovations. The program is a core element of the Innovation and Skills Plan announced in Budget 2017 and the government's commitment to create better jobs and grow the middle class.
  • Millson Forestry Services
    We are driven by our great respect for the forests and our desire to learn more about the trees. Our operations include all aspects of forestry. We believe that a well planned approach to the life cycle of fibre management has no beginning and no end. All segments of the forest industry are equally important to properly maintain the never ending management of a growing and evolving forest.
  • First Logistics
    First Logistics, a division of Kimesskanemenow LP, is equally owned by the Attawapiskat, Fort Albany, Kashechewan and Moose Cree First Nations which are located on the western coast of James Bay. Kimesskanemenow was originally formed to offer services to its owner communities, and has expanded its mandate to offer assistance to First Nations communities who do not have the capacity or expertise to meet their goals.
  • Vector Construction
    The Vector Construction Group is a group of companies specializing in the restoration and protection of concrete structures worldwide. Vector's specialized restoration expertise has been developed from 50 years of working closely with owners, and consultants to investigate and develop rehabilitation strategies. Vector takes pride in offering technically advanced, cost effective solutions for structures subject to corrosion damage and has earned numerous awards and patents for product innovation.
  • KPS Systems
    KPS Systems works with communities from feasibility study, design and build, merchandise and train, audit and re-brand C-Store/ Gas Stations. KPS Systems has a track record of stream lining the process from planning to pumping, creating a system of on-line training for management.
  • Minaean SP Construction Corp.
    MSP is specialized in Light Gauge Steel Quik-Build Systems & modular building solutions, we also provide a variety of contracting services. Some of these services include EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction), construction management, as well as design-build in the residential, commercial, industrial, healthcare, and hospitality sectors.
  • Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement
  • Peerless Business Travel
    Peerless Business Travel is a Canadian owned and operated Boutique Travel Management Company, and we are focusing on the Canadian Aboriginal Communities. We have found great success in not only adding value to our partners Travel Programs but we have also believe in adopting the causes that are important to our clients. We believe that being an invested partner is far more advantageous and rewarding than being simply a supplier. WE GIVE BACK. We show loyalty and dedication to our clients that you rarely see in this, or any other industry.
  • Aplin & Martin Consultants Ltd.
    For 50 years, Aplin & Martin Consultants has successfully provided engineering design, construction and project management services for numerous land development and civil infrastructural renewal projects in the BC and across Canada. Aplin Martin has successfully performed these multifaceted services for first nations, federal departments, provincial ministries, local municipalities and private agencies.
  • NATS Nursery Ltd.
    Our company mission is to help restore natural habitats for future generations to enjoy. We specialize in growing native plants for habitat construction, restoration and reclamation projects. We are experts in our field with over 25 years growing experience and a modern propagation facility.
  • Metro Drilling
    We are a full service drilling company with a broad array of modern drilling equipment and expertise to meet any need, dedicated to excellence and customer satisfaction. Metro Drilling provides its clients with high quality professional service, timely scheduling and economical solutions in return for fair and reasonable fees. Our goal is to provide consistent, cost effective drilling for each individual project. We understand your needs, and place an emphasis in providing the right people and right equipment to get your job on-time and on-budget.
  • Sakatay Global
    Sakatay Global works with socially conscious organizations who believe in truth and reconciliation. We provide organizations with the tools to build their cultural confidence in order to cultivate vibrant and meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous colleagues, customers and partners.
  • BC Chamber of Commerce
    The BC Chamber of Commerce represents over 35,000 businesses throughout the province in every sector of the economy. We have 120 local chamber members.
  • Supreme Group of Companies
    Since the formation of our parent company in 1972, Supreme has become the largest privately owned steel construction company in Canada, delivering generations of trusted steel expertise throughout the country and into the United States. The legacy companies that form Supreme Group date back over 100 years to the early days of modern Canada. Our steel has been used in critical infrastructure projects, buildings, skyscrapers and major transportation arteries that have become the backbone of industry and commerce.
  • Almita Piling
    Almita's leadership team is dedicated to maintaining our position as North America's leading helical pile provider by continuing to advance helical pile technology and providing our clients with superior service from project conception to completion.