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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 …

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CBI Solar Creates Sunny Relationships at ABM

When you’re a business looking for meaningful projects that create positive and lasting impact, you’re always open to new paths to success. For Mark Ruest, business development manager for Carbon Bite Innovations Solar (CBI Solar), that path was ABM Alberta. CBI Solar provides community-wide solutions for Indigenous groups, so when Mark heard about ABM’s Edmonton event, participating was an easy …

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ABM Expansion Assisted by the Trade Accelerator Program

We, the Raven Events team represented by Shannan Schimmelmann, Manager, Partnerships and International Business (left), and Katrin Harry, Managing Partner (right), attended the Trade Accelerator Program BC (TAPBC), offered by the World Trade Centre Vancouver in June and July.  The four days of focused attention to ABM’s expansion into the US were a very practical and valuable investment. TAPBC was beneficial …

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Economic Reconciliation and Civic Engagement Empowered at ABM

ABM is about economic reconciliation because it is what happens when Indigenous and non-Indigenous decision makers connect to create opportunities for business. Economic power and political engagement are coupled to achieve self-determination for any individual, but the importance of this interdependent relationship is amplified for Indigenous communities. Their presence at ABM does not only show that Elections Canada understands this, …

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Stop Clucking Around and Solve Your Chicken-Egg Dilemma

Like you, we at ABM are tired of that age-old chicken-egg dilemma when justifying attending a conference or tradeshow. Will the right people will be there? Is the program of speakers and workshops worthwhile? What about the payoff on investment? Is this the right basket for your eggs? As a result, you sit on the fence waiting for other chickens …

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Footprint Environmental and Wiidookaw Inc. joint venture allows firms to collaborate and innovate in new ways

Footprint Environmental, a corrective water technology company met Wiidookaw Inc., a First Nation project development and management services company at ABM East 2017 in Sudbury. That meeting initiated an opportunity to establish a partnership that would allow for them to expand their services without the costs associated with staff increases and overheads. “During meetings at our full days at ABM, …