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  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) Aboriginal Banking
    Business Development Bank of Canada is a financial institution wholly owned by the Government of Canada. BDC plays a leadership role in delivering financial and consulting services to Canadian small and medium-sized businesses. BDC's  Goal is to connect with Indigenous communities and entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business who have a need for financing or advisory services.
  • Garden River First Nation
    Garden River First Nation is located just east of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and has existing businesses and partnerships in the gaming, construction, and aggregate industries. They are exploring the development of the new Highway 17 corridor with considerations for the development of an industrial park, truck stop/restaurant/gas station/convenience store, hotel and conference centre, trails and other tourism opportunities. GRFN strive to develop partnerships and relationships with key stakeholders to promote capacity development.
  • Kwakiutl First Nation - ABM Supporter
    Kwakiutl Band is looking to meet and network with partners who may be interested in developing projects/partnerships in the Port Hardy area. They are looking for partners that support their intent to protect the land, water air and environment.
  • Quatsino First Nation Economic Development Corporation
    Quatsino First Nation, Co-hosts for the ABM Vancouver Island, is looking connect with companies in the energy and mining, electrical production, forestry and security industry. A successful outcome would be to have supply of services and finance options for our hydro-project going forward.
  • 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
  • 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 LLP
    MNP's Aboriginal Services team offers a full suite of accounting, tax and consulting services to help Aboriginal communities succeed. They are interested in supporting the development of partnerships and collaborations between Aboriginal communities, businesses and individuals who are interested in customized training solutions, hands-on training sessions, and leadership training programs.
  • Hazelwood
    Hazelwood consists of a group of companies based out of Nanaimo British Columbia. Our various businesses have us operating throughout North America, and we have most recently opened a satellite office in Kitimat BC. We are looking to continue to build on existing relationships and also start new business relationships and partnerships with other organizations at this event. We believe strongly in developing the business economy in British Columbia which in turn will generate employment opportunities and know that this can only be accomplished by us all working together. We are hoping that these relationships will lead to new projects, investments and start-ups that we can be a part of.
  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business - ABM Partner
    The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business is a national member-based non-profit organization dedicated to the full promotion of Aboriginal people in Canada's economy. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal entrepreneurs to collaborate in ways that might help them expand and improve their businesses. They also hope to connect with mainstream companies looking to improve their Aboriginal relations strategies.
  • Clarence Campeau Development Fund - ABM Partner
    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.
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    McDougall Energy - ABM Partner
    McDougall Energy is one of the largest gasoline-retailing and commercial networks in Canada and an ABM National Partner. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in creating partnerships with an Esso retailer, Pump and branded convenience store partners.
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    The Update Company, ABM Partner
    The Update Company (TUC) is a full-service digital marketing agency providing website development, lead generation and search engine optimization services that help our clients get the results they need to achieve success. We have a strong track record supporting tourism, destination marketing and economic development, particularly with Indigenous businesses and organizations.
  • Jouta Performance Group
    At the Jouta Performance Group, we provide HR Consulting that ensures your organization develops the people, policies and practices needed to improve productivity and services to members.  We specialize in outsourced Human Resources (HR) services, strategy and support. In place of an in-house HR department, or to complement your existing HR team – we help our clients build practical, appropriate and cost saving HR infrastructure. We offer both full-service and project-based solutions.
  • Kent-Macpherson
    Kent-Macpherson is recognized as one of Western Canada's leading authorities in independent real estate valuation, consulting and advisory services. They are looking to create and build deeper partnerships with First Nations communities, based on their unmatched land planning and development expertise.
  • RecTec Industries Inc.
    RecTec Industries Inc. has been building relationships throughout the province of BC by distributing BC's most innovative park and recreation equipment. They are looking to build partnerships with health-oriented Indigenous communities who value the health of their members and understand the powerful benefits of a strong and healthy community.
  • Indigenous Community for Leadership and Development
    The Indigenous Community for Leadership and Development (ICLD) works with Indigenous Communities to develop and deliver personalized training that is developed with respect for the wisdom within each community. As an Indigenous-owned company, our mission is to facilitate learning and skills growth that supports your economic development goals. We amplify your existing strengths with the networks and tools needed for your vision of success.
  • Government of Saskatchewan - ABM Partner
    The Ministry of the Economy advances economic growth to generate wealth and opportunity in Saskatchewan. The Ministry enhances economic growth and competitiveness by attracting investment and removing barriers to growth; regulates responsible resource development by facilitating resource exploration and development within an effective regulatory framework; and supports a robust labour market by developing, attracting and retaining a skilled labour force. They are looking to maximize opportunities for First Nations and Metis businesses and communities in Saskatchewan.
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    Songhees First Nation - ABM Partner and Co-Host
    Songhees First Nation is a Coast Salish Community adjacent to the City of Victoria on Vancouver Island. Their current economic development activities include land leases, off reserve land holdings, industrial marine construction company, gift shop, cultural tours of the Songhees Islands and convention/meeting centre.
  • Horizon North Logistics Inc.
    Horizon North, is a leader in industrial, commercial and residential modular manufacturing. They are looking to connect with Aboriginal communities interested in turnkey solutions and 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.
  • Namgis Economic Development Corporation
    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. At this ABM, Namgis is looking, among other opportunities, for support to revitalize a waterfront hotel property with needs ranging from feasibility to management.
  • 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 Indigenous communities in the establishment and management of self-owned utilities.
  • Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation - ABM Partner
    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.
  • AOS Partners
    At AOS Partners we create custom database systems that empower our clients to do what they do best and set themselves apart from their competition. We’ve been developing custom software since 1995. We keep growing and changing with the speed of technology.
  • Malahat Nation
    Malahat Nation is a marine-based Nation with a strong tradition of Canoes. The Nation has a number of strong, successful and profitable business relationships with local business and industry. They are looking to connect with businesses, project leads and investors in working with Malahat, and building our overall network of contacts across a variety of industry sectors.
  • Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) - ABM Partner (Canada)
    ITBC offers Indigenous tourism operators in BC experience development workshops, front line staff training and co-operative marketing program. They are looking to connect with businesses interested in using Indigenous Tourism as an economic vehicle and to increase number of market/export ready operators in BC.
  • TIPI-IMI Partners
    TIPI/IMI Insurance Partnership is a brokerage company specializing in Employee Benefits Plans for First Nation, Inuit and Metis employers. They are 100% Aboriginally-owned with all offices operating on reserve and looking to connect with Nations interested in their services. Their slogan: We Know Aboriginal People, We Are Aboriginal People.
  • Neskonlith Indian Band
    The Neskonlith Indian Band is a First Nations community located south central part of BC. The Neskonlith Indian Band consists of three reserve land bases, each of these land base consists of a combination of community infrastructure facilities that are critical to the overall socio-economic health and wellbeing of the community.  Neskonlith owns a corporation called Sk’atsin Resources LTD and has recently formed a Limited Partnership with Infracon called Sk’atsin Infracon Site Services LP. Our mission at Neskonlith Sk’atsin Resources Ltd, is to move forward as caretakers of Secwepemc lands and resources to improve the health and wealth of Neskonlith Indian Band families for the next 7 generations, using a community-driven and Nation-based approach.
  • Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council
    Naut'sa Mawt Tribal Council is a non-profit society that provides advisory services to its eleven member First Nation communities including: Halalt First Nation, Homalco First Nation, Klahoose First Nation, Malahat Nation, Snaw-naw-as First Nation, Snuneymuxw First Nation, Stzuminus First Nation, Tla'amin First Nation, Tsawwassen, Tseil-wau-tuth First Nation, and Tsouke Nation.  Naut'sa mawt Tribal Counci founded the Naut'sa mawt Resources Group (NRG) in 1997 after the Government of Canada announced its Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Businesses. They are pursuing opportunities to offer value-added products and services to private and public sectors across Canada. Our Business Matching Goals are to network and see what is out there for our Nation's that are unable to attend and spread the word about our magazine.
  • Native Education College
    Native Education College is located in Vancouver, BC and known for preparing Aboriginal learners to pursue higher education which is a key component to economic development. They are currently partnered with Musqueam/Squamish/Tsleil-Waututh Nations, Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Center Society and Aboriginal Mother's Center Education. They are seeking collaboration opportunities with Aboriginal communities and businesses.
  • 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.
  • Compass Group Canada/ESS Support Services (Canada)
    ESS Support Services is the Canadian market leader in remote full-service hospitality management. ESS is Gold certified in the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program. Our Aboriginal Joint Venture program reflects our commitment to developing true partnerships with local communities in the regions where we do business. In addition to sharing in the profits flowing from local operations, local communities benefit from our preferred Aboriginal hiring and supplier policies.  
  • Sagamok Anishnawbek - 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.
  • Micmacs of Gesgapegiag - ABM Supporter
    Micmacs of Gesgapegiag's main reason for wanting to attend is to network. They would like to make connections that will allow them to initiate priorities they have determined according to their Strategic Plan.
  • Township of Langley - Co-Host
    The Township of Langley,  considered to be the epicenter of BC's Lower Mainland, wants to leverage partnerships to attract new opportunities.
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    Yorkton Tribal Council - ABM Partner
    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.
  • 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.
  • Tsalalh Development Corporation
    Tsalalh Development Corporation would like to network, exchange information to see if there is a potential fit to discuss more and meet again. Learn from others. We are always looking for new partnerships and opportunities. The Seton Lake Band provides general services to our members. We are an Internet Service Provider , and through our Tsa'lalh Development Corporation, we offer; hotel accommodations and meeting facilities, RV parking,Security, Traffic Control, First Aid , Environmental and Heritage Monitoring, Landscaping, General Construction through a partnership with IVL contracting, Heavy Equipment services,Janitorial and Silvicultural services.
  • Gwaii Engineering
    Gwaii Engineering is a Civil and Environmental Engineering and Development Services Consultant that is majority owned and operated by Aboriginal People. We are a client focused firm and strive for solutions that fit our clients' needs. We understand that our services ultimately serve community and building strong relationships will help us understand the variables that go into creating the best results.
  • Vancouver Island Construction Association
    As the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA), we serve our construction community: the institutional, commercial, industrial, civil, and multi-residential construction sectors on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, and other coastal areas of British Columbia. VICA members come from all areas of our construction community from owners, architects, and engineers to consultants and contractors. We're made up of a diverse group of individuals — women, men, young, and old — that bring unique skills and experience to the workforce. Together, we contribute to the dynamic construction industry in BC!
  • Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation
    SXD Limited Partnership was created between the SXDC Ltd., and Stswecem'c Xgat'tem First Nation to seek out and develop business opportunities. Stswecem'c Xgat'tem is open to partnerships with like minded partners, which would support the development of our workforce, and create new ones. Any successful business should continue to strengthen its workforce at all times. another outcome would be to learn what economic development and business project opportunities there are in BC. In order to operate successful businesses we must continue to learn about the business climate in B.C, raise awareness for projects and opportunities. Stswecem'c Xgat'tem is see's community awareness as being important to achieving a profitable business and decreasing any roadblocks.
  • Total Support Solutions
    Total Support Solutions wants to find Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations that are looking to partner with an Indigenous focused IT firm.
  • Land Forest People Consulting Ltd.
    Land Forest People Consulting Ltd. operates in the field of resource stewardship as defined by the gifts possessed by each client community, including land, forests, and other natural resources.Emphasizing relationships, together we develop tools such as land use plans and environmental management plans with which communities foster social, cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability. Land Forest People's goal for the ABM is to meet communities, clients, and cooperators who also believe that successful business development is only one of the required components of a sustainable community. Economic success is ensured through integrated planning for land, health, culture, and the environment.
  • Indigenous Insight
    I am a member of the Tla'amin Nation; served as my community's Chief Councillor (2002-2004); and served on Council for eight years. In my tenure as Chief Councillor, I became a primary architect in a historic document called the Community Accord and signed by City of Powell River and then Sliammon First Nation. This document was re-affirmed in June 2018. This intergovernmental work was recognized on a regional, provincial and national level. Other advisory services areas include: - Indigenous relations and cultural awareness training (hard-copy, and online formats available); - Leadership development - Economic and small business development
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Growcer Modular Food Solutions
    The Growcer manufactures modular plug-and-play hydroponic systems to enable food production in remote communities and operations. We specialize in building systems for Arctic and highly remote regions where food costs are significant and traditional food sources are unfeasible, though our systems are also financially & operationally viable in urban settings where food costs vary drastically with seasonality.
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    Mighty Oaks feat. Cedar Box - ABM Partner
    Mighty Oaks offers a variety of software solutions address e-commerce, logistics, scheduling, facility operations and regulatory compliance.
  • Hakai Energy Solutions Inc
    Renewable energy integration consultation, design and installation in grid connected and remote locations.  Hakai Energy Solutions helps individuals, businesses and communities reduce their reliance on diesel or grid operators through advanced integration technologies and techniques.
  • Colliers Project Leaders
    We understand how to deliver  infrastructure. Colliers Project Leaders is Canada’s largest Project Management/Owners Representative firm. We are founded on a single powerful idea: a dedicated project leader working on your behalf to provide certainty of success. We know that trust is earned and not given. We listen. We consult. We are humble. We don’t presume to understand the challenges of Indigenous communities, but we invest the time to understand and work with the community to develop plans to address them. We understand that trust, transparency, culture, and traditions are significant. We understand how to navigate bureaucratic funding and approval regimes. We understand that owners and funders need to be on the same page. Clean drinking water, schools, clinics, and access to safe housing; these are all important to communities. And as we said, we understand how to deliver this infrastructure.
  • VisionQuest Advisors Inc
    VisionQuest Advisors is a consulting group based in British Columbia that specializes in project management, developing business plans, financing strategies, marketing plans and funding proposals for Canada's First Nations. Our extensive experience working with our clients in often challenging and remote locations provides us with unique perspective and capabilities.
  • Scotiabank
    Reach your financial goals with a range of products and services designed for your unique needs.
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    Tla'amin Management Services
    Tla'amin Management Services would like to network and build capacity for various projects.
  • DGW Law Corporation
    Consistently recognized as leading lawyers in Aboriginal Law, we provide a wide range of business, economic devt, negotiation and litigation services to Indigenous clients across the continent. DGW is led by three Directors, one Senior Counsel, four associates and a full legal support team. The firm leads the Canadian Lawyers Readers Survey of Top 5 Aboriginal Law Boutiques.
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    Inland Group
    Inland is the dynamic leader in a competitive heavy-duty truck and equipment marketplace. For 70 years, our customers have relied on us for all their product and service needs. With more than 30 dealerships around North America, Inland is one of the oldest and largest Kenworth dealers in the world and we are the premier provider of heavy equipment in Western Canada.
  • Homalco First Nation
    The Homalco First Nation is a First Nations government located in Bute Inlet near the upper Sunshine Coast of BC, Canada. The Nation hopes to provide integrated resource management for our core area of Bute Inlet by managing the land within our traditional territory in a respectful way that provides for sustainable growth of all resources.
  • Cree8iv Collaboration Inc.
    We creatively collaborate with individuals and organizations to bring programs and services to remote Indigenous communities in Canada. Our first program is the DEVA Online Training Pilot, which was launched successfully in June 2019. The course practicum will be completed before Christmas 2019 and our Indigenous students or DEVAs (Digital Executive Virtual Assistants) will be offered employment by Virtual eAdmin, a digital training and temporary staffing agency under the Cree8iv umbrella, focused on servicing Indigenous organizations and communities remotely. Our 20-week online course on digital literacy and administrative support teaches the latest digital tools and administrative skills to get a student working in 20 weeks. This course will help eliminate barriers to employment by providing alternative employment options.
  • Esquimalt Nation - ABM Partner and Co-Host
    The Esquimalt Nation is a small urban nation located within the traditional territories now contained in the Capital Regional District (CRD), and its Members are descendants of the Lekwungen People. Unlike larger, non-urban nations, with extensive land bases and abundant natural resources, the Esquimalt Nation has very limited land, water and resources, with a reserve area of approximately 18 ha (44 acres).
  • South Island Prosperity Project (SIPP)
    Our mission is to facilitate and promote the development of a strong, diversified economy on South Vancouver Island, creating a more collaborative region and a vibrant place to work.
  • Best Buy Homes
    Best Buy Housing offers a solution for affordable housing to suit the community needs. Housing for the elderly, single and families. Best Buy's goals are to supply housing that people can be proud of and a home that creates a healthy viable life. A home that creates a safe place for women, children and men!
  • Distribution Canada Inc
    dci is a national organization of retailers and wholesalers that fosters collaborative selling relationships between its shareholders, manufacturers, and key stakeholders selling food in the Canadian market. We are best at providing a structured and effective organization to retail, wholesale members and suppliers wanting to share funding and relevant solutions generating additional sales and profits.
  • First Nations Bank of Canada
    First Nations Bank of Canada (the "Bank") is a Canadian chartered bank primarily focused on providing financial services to the Indigenous marketplace in Canada. First Nations Bank of Canada is over 80% Indigenous owned and controlled. The Bank offers Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, corporations and governments a full range of personal and business banking services including loans, mortgages, investments (registered and non-registered), transaction accounts and cash management. The Bank is looking to establish new banking and networking relationships at ABM.
  • TBT Engineering
    TBT Engineering is a full-service multidisciplinary Civil, Structural, Electrical, Mechanical, Geotechnical, Transportation, Material Testing, Environmental, and Industrial Engineering consulting firm with a strong focus on expertise, efficiency and ensuring client satisfaction. Our team is fully committed to completing your project on schedule and within budget.
  • Levert Group
    Levert Group, comprised of its personnel resources, is the largest industrial recruitment and staffing firm in Northern Ontario with offices in Sudbury and Timmins as well as Rouyn-Noranda (QC), St. John’s (NL), and Halifax (NS). Our commitment to safety and quality assurance drives our extensive recruitment and training processes so we can provide skilled, prescreened, industry-ready personnel, executive recruitment, and staffing to the mining, oil and gas, marine and industrial sectors.
  • Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation - ABM Partner
    Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) manages the economic interests of the Six Nations Community both on and off reserve. Profits generated by SNGRDC are invested into the Six Nations Community for the collective benefit of all members. We are committed to ensuring that our cultural and community values guide our pathway to economic development. SNGRDC’s Guiding Principles are reflective of these values and create the foundation for all business decisions.
  • Simpliphi Power
    SimpliPhi Power designs and manufactures safe, non-toxic lithium ferro phosphate (LFP) batteries providing clean, reliable and sustainable energy storage solutions. In addition to designing and manufacturing batteries and energy storage solutions, SimpliPhi provides support throughout the entire project life cycle including - but not limited to: concept design and feasibility, sales and applications engineering, shipping and procurement, administrative support, technical support and training, and battery end-of-life strategy for reuse and recycling.
  • Delaware Nation at Moraviantown
    We are the Lenape (Lunaapeew) People of the Delaware Nation at Moraviantown. Our community is found on the southern shores of the Thames River, near the small town of Thamesville, approximately 3 hours west of Toronto. There are approximately 550 residents who live in our community, however our total membership is well over 1,000.
  • IPM (Integrated Project Management Inc.)
    IPM Integrated Project Management Inc. is a seasoned Consulting firm with strong business acumen. All services are customized to help the organization reach its goals. IPM believes that our customers' needs and goals are of the utmost importance. We are committed to meeting those needs and helping them reaching those goals. IPM goals are to identify opportunities that will allow us to provide our professional services while providing a framework for potential new project managers to gain some experience.
  • AFD Petroleum Ltd.
    AFD Petroleum hopes to meet key decision makers from within the Indigenous Communities of BC.  We'd like to gain a better understanding of current and future opportunities, engage as partners of Indigenous Communities in upcoming projects, employee recruitment connections and also gain general exposure of our services.  We are also looking forward to the networking opportunities with other companies that desire our services.
  • Beecher Bay (Sc'ianew) First Nation - ABM Supporter
    We are building a village here in is Spirit Bay. We also need to bring services to that village. We are planning a TownCentre. It will include a Grocery Store, restaurant, coffee stop, gas station, administration centre.
  • Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
    GVHA was incorporated as a not-for-profit society in February 2002, and began operating its four port facilities, divested from Transport Canada, in April 2002. Acting as an advocate for the harbour, GVHA is working to improve its function as a working harbour, and a marine transportation centre with a strong focus on tourism.
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    Burns Lake Native Development Corporation - ABM Supporter
    A successful outcome and business matching goals are to meet potential investors and possibly other development corporations that are similar to ours, to share best practices. Burns Lake Native Development Corporation is owned by the six First Nations in the Lakes District. They are; Burns Lake Band, Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Lake Babine Nation, Nee Tahi Buhn Band, Skin Tyee Nation and Wet'suwet'en First Nation. The corporation holds a 10% interest in Hampton Affiliates sawmill Babine Forest Products, on behalf of the six First Nations. The forest industry is what most of our economy is based on.
  • Associated Grocers
    We are the Largest Grocery Wholesale company in western Canada service Independent Grocery Retailers for over 92 years. We service over 600 stores in BC, Alberta and Sask.
  • Federated Co-op
    Federated Co-op provides central marketing, operational support, category management and supply chain support for Co-op Food, Convenience, Pharmacy and Liquor Stores in Western Canada
  • Superior Propane
    Superior Propane
    Propane is what we do. Our coast-to-coast-to-coast delivery network ensures that you have a reliable energy supply for your home or business.We have 350 locations spread across all provinces and territories in Canada, and our number of offices continues to grow across the United States. With over 65 years delivering solutions to communities and companies, we continue to grow and deliver propane in a safe and cost-effective manner.
  • EVOLVsolar
    EVOLVsolar is looking to create relationships with communities in Western and Northwestern Canada that are looking to lower their carbon footprint and energy costs. A successful outcome at ABM would mean partnering with communities that share our values and are interested in clean power.
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    Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc
    Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc is a progressive community committed to attaining self-sufficiency and independence through education and economic development. Our business matching goals would be to connect with meaningful potential partnerships and to highlight our partners to connect with opportunities within our traditional territory and to showcase the rich and welcoming culture of The Tk‘emlúpsemc.
  • Onotinikew Business Group
    Onotinikew Business Group is an incorporated entity located in Vancouver BC. The focus of the business is to provide solutions to Aboriginal Development Corporations and their Administration and Council by approaching them with process improvements in their organizations so that they are better aligned for reporting via business intelligence. This will be provided with a focus on using technology to deliver a streamlined and connected business process flow.
  • Stellat'en First Nation
    A Successful participation in the ABM would mean the development of mutually beneficial partnerships that leverage the strengths of the Stellat'en community with those of trust worthy partners and joint venture partnerships that generate local employment, help to develop local capacity, and/or present an opportunity for equity and revenue.
  • Pacheedaht First Nation
    With operations in industries from forestry to tourism, we are already diversified but we are open for business and would love to connect with you!
  • 50th Parallel Public Relations Inc.
    We are a boutique public relations agency providing creative and strategic communications services to our clients. We specialize in providing communications and community engagement services to First Nations, municipalities, businesses of all sizes and not for profits. Our area of expertise is working with Nations in the BC Treaty Process.
  • Tyalta Industries Inc.
    Founded in 1995, Tyalta Industries is dedicated to bringing our customers the very best in not only aggregate equipment, but also transportation needs, parts and service. We are the exclusive dealer for McCloskey International in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
  • Signs of the Times Enterprises Inc
    Signs of the TImes has been involved in several special projects that highlight the culture and territory of First Nations in BC. Whether a community is looking to develop awareness of it's territories, it's businesses, it's culture and history, it's artists and more - we develop and deliver these projects in collaboration with your team.
  • Global Fuels
    We offer Esso and Mobil branded fuels and unbranded fuels to independent dealers across Canada.  We operate across Canada in the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.
  • Our Childrens Medicine
    Our Children's Medicine is a social enterprise that bridges the gaps between Indigenous job seekers, Canadian businesses and non-profit agencies to eliminate barriers to employment. Using innovative tech solutions including HigherMe, an assessment-based hiring platform, job seekers create an online profile that eliminates the resume and instead highlights skills, cultural, traditional and lived experiences.
  • Outreach Optometry
    We are a mobile Optometry service that provides fully comprehensive eye exams and glasses to communities that may not have direct or convenient access, as well as businesses which would benefit from having the convenience of on-site eye exams.
  • Milestone Environmental Contracting Inc.
    We want to: 1) Increase awareness as to what we do as an environmental contractor; 2) Gain insight, advice, and share lessons learned, in providing most value to our clients, communities and partners in the projects we undertake; 3) Identify opportunities where we can work collaboratively with Indigenous communities and businesses to provide environmental solutions that are added win-win scenarios; 4) Explore opportunities to work in meaningful and value-added partnerships that build mutual capacity.
  • Lucky Man Cree Nation
    Lucky Man Cree Nation is near the North Battleford Saskatchewan region. Band members are more settled in this area. Our interests are also in the Lloydminster area. Right now, as our band is small and just starting to venture out, Hope to meet with organizations that will push forward Dry cleaning and Laundry services, possible Gas station ideas.
  • Saa’men Economic Development LP
    Saa’men Economic Development LP would like introductions and meetings with like-minded, determined, entrepreneurial people/organizations/communities with the desire and ability to move forward with business opportunities in the short and long term.
  • Indigenous Experience Ontario
    Indigenous Experience Ontario is being developed by Integra Design Studio. This new website will act as an Indigenous Experience marketing hub to lure visitors. We are looking to gain partnerships and advertising partners to market unique Indigenous experiences on our beautifully designed website – We want to drive awareness and help build tourism for Indigenous Communities and businesses in Ontario.
  • GDLS-C (General Dynamics Land Systems - Canada)
    GDLS attends to: - determine suppliers/distributors that could assist in sourcing current products; and - find suppliers promoting new innovative products.
  • Spatial Technologies
    Our mission is to be the first choice supplier of top quality measurement solutions and service to the geomatics, construction, engineering, BIM, machine control and UAV mapping community. We want to be considered your partner and not just a supplier. Our goal is to develop a reputation of mutual respect, trust and integrity with our business partners, suppliers, and employees, while providing the tools to enhance our clients business. We will accomplish these goals through our dedication to customer service.
  • Indigeno Travel International
    Indigeno Travel is a business with an economic and a social mission: to create meaningful careers for Indigenous People, send much-needed revenue to Indigenous communities and to provide savings for its Indigenous and non-Indigenous customers. We are Canada’s leading edge Indigenous-owned national travel agency.
  • Animikii Indigenous Technology
    Animikii is a digital agency that works respectfully and collaboratively with Impact-focused organizations to drive social innovation through technology. We are looking to develop opportunities with Indigenous-focused organizations in the areas of business development, investment and social impact through technology.
  • Southern First Nations Secretariat
    SFNS is currently implementing a strategic plan based on the findings of our Regional Economic Leakage Study. Based on this work, we would like to pursue regional business opportunities with the goal of reducing the economic leakage outside of our region. Important to this work is training for our members and the creation of sustainable employment.
  • Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
    Network with potential clients. Provide awareness of our Resort services, Conference Centre, Accommodation and Spa. Connect with companies looking to book a meeting, conference, corporate retreat, and event.
  • Cascadia Bioenergy Ltd
    We are a new renewable energy business producing and selling a biomass energy product. We intend to source secondary forest biomass in British Columbia, process it into an energy product and sell the product into a variety of markets including overseas. A successful outcome for us will be to have introduced several new companies/communities into our network and had positive initial discussions.
  • Big Venture Sales
    We manufacture natural well being and health food products. We also do contract manufacturing, white/private label options as well.
  • Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
    The Government of Canada spent over $25 billion last year on various goods and services. 85% of the contracts were awarded to small and medium-sized enterprises. The Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) initiative aims to increase federal contracting opportunities and to gain access to the overall federal procurement process for Indigenous businesses. We provide information, counseling and training services to SMEs that want to do business with the government.
  • St'at'imc Eco Resources
    Expand our horizons and understand what potential there is to grow our business. Main focus on training and capacity building plus profit sharing.
  • Cedar Valley Community Living
    Working together to design and deliver child and family services solutions that best suit your Nation and community needs. Working together to incorporate counselling and assessments, to gain information so that we can incorporate both global and traditional healing modalities to heal and help children and youth both in care and in the community.
  • Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce
    The Greater Victoria Chamber is working hard to be representative of all businesses and business owners in the region in order to ensure that we are the region’s most diverse and influential business association.
  • Tourism Vancouver Island
    Tourism Vancouver Island hopes to, expand network, build relationships, learn about tourism sector projects and  facilitate partnerships and collaborations within the industry.
  • Carbon Safety Solutions
    Carbon Safety Solutions help clients to assess and improve the health, wellness and safety of their employees and the environment they work in and influence. We work with your team to review your current practices, standards and procedures and identify benchmarks, and areas of improvement, to help adapt your existing system, and components to meet a variety of identified needs.
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    Looking to secure long term tenants for on reserve development.
  • Strategic Natural Resource Consultants Inc.
    Strategic is looking to explore new relationships and pursue new business opportunities to expand our portfolio.
  • Power Clean
    Power Clean provides full cleaning, building maintenance, equipment and repairs facility, and other specialized services in Victoria BC and hopes to increase networking opportunities as a company.
  • Nations Cannabis
    We are seeking the final $9 million to complete the building of our facility. We are looking for investors who understand the Indigenous lens upon which we view and guide our decisions and project. We are looking to partner on micro-growing facilities, retail stores and other related ancillary businesses.
  • Save on Foods
    Grocery Retailer - servicing Fresh, Center of Store, General Merchandising, Ethnic and Local.
  • Scout Talent
    Our goals for participation are to meet as many community members who are involved in recruitment for their communities and hopefully be able to discuss their current processes around recruitment, provide some advice and maybe partner with communities who are in need of help to fill their more challenging roles.
  • Hum Consulting
    My goal for participation is to learn about the key pain points that organizations face around internal and external engagement and their dream outcomes for those processes so that I may develop tools that honour my gifts in engagement and best serve these organizations and their communities. I am also looking to identify a partner or partners that would be willing to join together to co-create solutions to these complex challenges. A successful outcome would be leaving with 5-6 authentic connections that lead to real business development opportunities.
  • Canwest Mechanical
    CanWest Mechanical Inc. and its subsidiary Co-Gen Mechanical Services Ltd. provide the following services: - General contracting - Industrial construction - Mechanical contracting (HVAC and plumbing) - Pipe spool fabrication - Sheet metal fabrication Canwest wants to expand our network and meet with First Nations on Vancouver Island that would be willing to enter into mutually beneficial partnerships and joint ventures on future construction projects that would provide training and employment opportunities.
  • Native Women's Association of Canada
    The Entrepreneur Navigation Program (ENP) is a venture developed by the Native Women’s Association of Canada designed to build the skills of Indigenous women entering the sphere of Business, Management and Entrepreneurship. ENP offers workshops, mentoring, navigation, training & coaching. This ongoing program offers several ways in which NWAC will engage and support budding Indigenous entrepreneurs including dedicated Entrepreneur Navigators and Mentors as well as through networking events and relevant workshops throughout the year.
  • Batavia Ventures Inc. (The New Nut)
    We are a distribution company with exclusive right to East Forest Kenari Nuts and some of Indonesia's other kept secrets, such as coffee, Salts and Cacao nibs. We want to connect with high street grocery and and organic-focused retailer partners looking for unique and differentiated products.
  • Pauquachin First Nation
    Pauquachin First Nation offers many health and wellness programs but are looking to increase business portfolio to generate revenue into our community.
  • Island Independent Buying Group
    We are the wholesale distributor arm for the Country Grocer chain on Vancouver Island. We attend to find additional products / services to offer to our customers.
  • Export Navigator with Community Futures of the Central Interior First Nations
    Export Navigator is jointly funded by the federal and provincial governments to help businesses access markets outside of British Columbia.  Community Futures of Central Interior First Nations is an Aboriginal Financial Institution (AFI) that provides business and lending services to Indigenous entrepreneurs.  Export Navigator contracts with Community Futures of Central Interior First Nations. Export Navigator will share information with community leaders, economic development corporations and business owners how this free service benefits Indigenous-owned businesses by enabling access to markets outside the region, bolstering prosperity.
  • Regroove Solutions
    We are looking to establish business relationships with First Nations, non-profits, or small to medium businesses with 20 – 300 staff located within our time zone, preferably in Victoria or on Vancouver Island. Ideally, they are enthusiastic about moving their technology to the cloud or are already in the cloud and are actively seeking consulting on ways to take advantage of their cloud-based tools to run their organization efficiently with modern technology tools. A successful outcome would be at least one business connection that results in a business service relationship.
  • Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada Ltd.
    Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited is a full service vegetation management company.
  • C. Boehringer & Associates
    C. Boehringer & Associates is a supplier of project management, environmental management, construction and safety management for civil construction, electric connectivity (interconnections), utility undergrounding and water system improvements, marine installations (boat ramps, wharfs, docks, breakwaters and booms, boat basin dredging) park upgrades (hiking and biking trails, picnic areas, camp sites, parking areas). Experience in supplying business process project management for safety and organizational realignment projects including confined space, silica and asbestos management.
  • Slegg Building Materials
    Slegg has been on the job site or helping out around the house since 1947. For 71 years, Slegg has worked to become your first stop for all your building needs. Whether you are a contractor working on a large-scale project, or a DIY weekend warrior, we’ve got you covered. With multiple locations across Vancouver Island, we are proud of our roots and we know the hard work and dedication that goes into every one of our customers’ projects.
  • MasterBuilt Hotels
    To develop partnerships with the Vancouver Island Community. To share information on our Microtel Inn & Suites products and the amenities that we offer travelers. Also to meet with prospective investors looking for hotel development opportunities.
  • KERR WOOD LEIDAL Consulting Engineers
    KWL has been providing industry-leading water resources, stormwater, sanitary and water engineering services to the municipal infrastructure and resource development fields since 1975. From feasibility studies to master planning, computer modelling, detailed design, construction services, and project management, you can trust the KWL team to work collaboratively and excel beyond any individual's best effort. Our team delivers results that are innovative, practical, and sustainable. With over 35 years of engineering excellence, our track record speaks for itself.
  • Ralmax - Salish Sea Industrial Services
    Ralmax Group of Companies is a diversified group of local industrial businesses focused in and around Victoria’s working harbor. The companies within the group include Ellice Recycle Ltd., Ralmax Contracting Ltd., United Engineering Ltd., Point Hope Maritime Ltd., Chew Excavating Ltd., Trio Ready-Mix Ltd. and Trio Landscape Supply Ltd. The Ralmax Group is also a partner in Salish Sea Industrial Services Ltd. with the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations.
  • N'Quatqua Band
    N'Quatqua has opportunties over the next 20+ years to get some direct contract work, whether its replacement poles, transmission lines, vegetation management, massive contracts with Lajoie Dam, Teraghi Dam - we have alot of opportunities coming N'Quatqua's way and we need to get ourselves partners. We honor and respect our lands and resources through a holistic approach. We are committed to a strong, loving, healthy and sustainable community that will have a consistent approach to education, culture and language and a self governance system that will allow us to grow and meet our needs.
  • NRG Staples
    NRG-Staples JV is a registered Aboriginal joint venture partnership between Naut’sa mawt Resources Group Inc. and Staples Canada Inc., born from the recognition of a demand for the provision of print services and office supplies to the government of Canada by an Aboriginal vender. This exciting joint venture, 51% owned by Naut’sa mawt combines Naut’sa mawt’s experience as an Aboriginal supplier of services to the Federal government with Staples experience and expertise in digital printing and office supplies together under one unique Aboriginal organization. Currently we are offering digital and business card print services as well as office supplies and office furniture to government, NGOs and private business.
  • La Fromagerie Champêtre Inc.
    La Fromagerie Champêtre Inc. is a cheese maker established in the province of Quebec, specialized in the production of cheddar cheese curds (made especially for poutine), commodity cheeses (such as canadian swiss) and speciality cheeses such as the award winners washed rinds: Le Bocké and Le Presqu'ile. The company also processes a full line of shreds, slices and cubes available in a variety of cheeses. Own by the Saguenay Lac-St-Jean Cooperative Nutrinor, La Fromagerie Champetre works closely with Fromagerie Perron, also a brand of Nutrinor. Fromagerie Perron specializes in aged cheddars from medium to 4 years old cheddars and offers a complete retail line.
  • KOOTENAY BAYOU SAUCES LTD
    Kootenay Bayou Sauces Ltd. makes small batch high quality intensely flavored Hot Sauces. All of our Sauces are made from real fresh produce, contains no Sugar, are Gluten Free, and have no preservatives. We are high on flavor and goodness and completely free of unhealthy ingredients.
  • RLR Lawyers
    Lawyers in the practice of Aboriginal Law at RLR have over 30 years of experience handling litigation and solicitor’s matters for Bands, Tribes and First Nation organizations and their members all across British Columbia.  At RLR , we are committed to providing legal advice and services that support First Nation governments, entities, organizations and individuals.  Our lawyers are mindful of the distinction between “Aboriginal law” and “Indigenous Law”and the fact that Indigenous People also maintain their own inherent Indigenous laws and legal traditions which are intimately connected to the land, customs, practices, and identity of each Indigenous Nation.
  • Canadian Recreation Solutions
    Our overall goals for participation in ABM is to make connections that develop into long term relationships. We also look forward to seeing clients we already have a relationship and growing it further. We look forward to learning more about each community and listening to their questions. We would also like to keep groups informed to new information that would benefit the children of their community. We are constantly researching and innovating new equipment that aids in the physical and cognitive development of children ages 2-12.
  • Lawson Engineering & Development Services Ltd
    At LEDS we provide complete civil engineering and consulting services for municipalities, private landowners, home builders, corporate entities and government agencies. Our staff specialize in predesign, detailed design and construction phases of municipal infrastructure and Land Development projects. Our staff have extensive experience in road planning and design, water supply and distribution, wastewater collection and stormwater management, as well as, all facets of tendering and contract administration. A successful outcome for LEDS would be to form working relationships with prospective clients and be considered when they are procuring engineering services.
  • Kwikwasut'inuxw First Nations
    The foundation of KHFN’s CCP is the long term vision the members have for their great Nations. Their vision for the Kwikwasutinxw Haxwa’mis Tribes is to build on the health and wellness of the people, communities, lands and resources for future generations. The unified members and communities of Gwa-yas-dums Village and Wakeman Sound work together to promote territorial sovereignty and community self-government by ensuring our culture, rights and values are respected and practiced throughout the traditional territory.
  • TerraPro Inc.
    TerraPro is one of the largest Access Mat Companies in Canada with locations throughout Canada. We sell, rent and handle logistics.  Access mats are the large timber mats used to protect the environment from heavy equipment used for pipeline work, transmission line work or any other civil works involving machinery.