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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 …

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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, …