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Case Study for Success: How One Municipality Integrates Economic Reconciliation into its Community Planning

In 2017 we officially partnered with the Township of Langley and the Kwantlen First Nation to produce ABM Indigenous: Lower Mainland at the Langley Events Centre. The partnership has yielded amazing results and relationships that have strengthened our bond and created success for their members and our delegates. The Township was established on the unceded territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, …

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A Picture-Perfect Business Proposition

Creating Visual Identities and Public Art Installations from an Indigenous Perspective Photo: The unveiling of the stɑl̓əw̓ mural installed in the Township of Langley’s Fraser River Presentation Theatre as a Canada 150 Legacy Project. For Pictographic’s Peter Arkell, his work is never work. It’s art. He and his team give businesses a visual personality and an engaging brand, with a …

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Seeding Solutions to Software Challenges

Photo: Elder Matias, President & CEO of Mighty Oaks, chats with ABM’s Maynard Harry Mighty Oaks’ CedarBox Provides Modern Solutions to a Complicated Process “CedarBox is an invaluable resource that we use daily, I couldn’t imagine doing my job without it.”    That’s a glowing testimony from customer Rosie Child of the Kitasoo/Xai’xais Nation in Klemtu BC, and music to the ears of the Mighty …

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ITBC: Our Partner in Success

Photo: Takaya Tours, a member of Indigenous Tourism BC Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) is our co-host for the 2019 ABM Indigenous: West in Penticton. We’ve partnered with them for four years now and were identified as one of the ways the organization can help foster their members’ economic growth in their 2017-2022 strategic plan “Pulling Together.” As a non-profit, stakeholder-based …

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Blueprint for Success

A True Story of Economic Reconciliation Photo – Dave Formosa, Mayor of Powell River, with Qwastånayå (L. Maynard Harry), former Chief Councillor of the Sliammon First Nation (courtesy of the City of Powell River) “The problems of our Aboriginal neighbours are daunting and complex. Our role in their creation and the benefit derived, direct or indirect, makes even talking about …

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How to Advance Economic Reconciliation through Business Partnership Agreements

April 10, 2019 / DGW Barristers & Soliciters / Stacey Jessiman de Nanteuil, Senior Counsel We’re pleased to share some insightful information from Stacey Jessiman de Nanteuil, Senior Counsel for DGW Law. They help Indigenous communities and their business partners negotiate agreements that advance economic reconciliation. We’re sharing her advice on drafting partnership agreements that help prevent expensive disputes. What …

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A New Relationship For Indigenous Success

CCAB Booth at ABM Indigenous: Prairies ABM’s New Partner Promotes Shared Prosperity What do the words ‘shared prosperity’ mean to you? For us at Advanced Business Match, they mean creating economic opportunities for all Canadians that benefit our businesses, our families and our communities without leaving anyone out in the cold. They mean bringing people together with common goals for …

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Fresh Solutions to a Cold Crisis

Imagine walking away from a grocery store having spent $100 to feed a family of four one meal. Then imagine that was your only choice. This is a fact of life for people who live in Northern Canada. Another fact: there are 292 highly remote communities across our nation who are food insecure, and, even more disturbing, seven out of 10 …

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Opening the Door to Female-Powered Success

ABM offers free registrations to female-powered Indigenous entrepreneurs Indigenous women are becoming major players on our national economic stage. Statistics Canada tells us Indigenous women are the youngest and fastest growing segment of the population, and more and more are pursuing post-secondary education as mature students to create better lives for their children and families. They are the only major …