We are pleased to partner with forward-thinking, success-driven organizations dedicated to supporting and creating economic development opportunities for our network.

Compass Group Canada are a leading food service and support services company. They impact the lives of millions of people across Canada each year by serving delicious, nutritious meals and by providing cleaning and maintenance services in a variety of key markets including education, healthcare, business and industry, sports and leisure, and defense, offshore and remote sites.

Funded by the City of Edmonton, Aksis is a membership driven, not-for-profit organization that serves as a central meeting point for the Indigenous business and professional community to connect, collaborate and create mutually beneficial projects and partnerships.

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business fosters relationships between Indigenous businesses and partnerships between Indigenous entrepreneurs and Canada’s institutional enterprises. They provide tools, training and network building as well as producing major business awards and national events as part of their mission to increase Indigenous business opportunities in Canada’s economy.

The Clarence Campeau Development Fund is one of the most successful Métis financial institutions in Canada. They identify market opportunities and provide Saskatchewan Métis entrepreneurs with innovative financing and skill development solutions.

Eclipse Human Resources Solutions has helped over 450 organizations create and manage positive employee relations and performance over the past two decades. Their goal is to educate and inspire teams to produce at the highest levels, providing staffing, compliance programs and training.

FHQ Developments is a limited partnership of File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQTC), representing over 15,000 First Nation citizens and 435,000 acres of reserve lands in Treaty 4 territory. They focus on developing profitable business ventures and economic development opportunities to advance employment and livelihoods for their communities and citizens.

The Government of Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Energy and Resources, Immigration and Career Training and Trade & Export Development promotes and develops the province’s competitive advantages and investment opportunities in key sectors of their economy: Agriculture and Agri-value, Energy, Forestry, Life Sciences and Biomass, Manufacturing, and Minerals.

Indigenous Tourism BC is a non-profit, stakeholder-based organization of tourism experience providers whose focus is growing and promoting a sustainable, culturally rich Indigenous tourism industry. Its training, information resources, networking opportunities and co-operative marketing programs make it a valuable resource for its members.

The Kwantlen First Nation Traditional Territory extends from Richmond and New Westminster to Surrey, Langley, Mission and Stave Lake. They are committed to practicing environmental sustainability to preserve their natural resources. Their economic development arm, Seyem’ Qwantlen Business Group, manages the growing business activities related to lands, resources, and economic development, and is a limited partnership of Kwantlen First Nation.

McDougall Energy is a third generation, family-owned business whose high-quality products, programs and superior service include bulk fuel and on-site fueling, lubricants and specialty fluids, card-lock, fleet cars and heating solutions. They also facilitate the licensing of Esso dealerships.

Mighty Oaks connects people, places and supply chains with custom technology. Their suite of services includes e-commerce solutions for grocers, parcel pick-up lockers and their specialized software CedarBox, a secure web-based application for promoting collaboration and managing consultation, heritage, fieldwork, GIS and council data to support First Nation communities’ governance and economic development.

The Navajo Nation encompasses the states of Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. Their governance protects and supports the Chapter communities within their lands, providing resources for economic growth, including the Annual Navajo Nation Economic Summit, held each Spring in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Economic Development Regina is the lead agency for economic development and destination marketing for the Greater Regina Area. Their mandate is to support industry growth and diversification through retention, development and attraction of industry and tourism. They find innovative ways to promote sustainable growth while addressing the challenges associated with it.

The Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation is owned by the 74 First Nations of Saskatchewan and was one of the first Indigenous financial institutions in Canada to offer developmental lending to First Nation businesses in the province. They provide business lending solutions and business consulting services and administer lending programs and services for their member communities.

The Update Company is a full-service digital marketing agency based in Cumberland BC, on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Using their expertise in web design, lead generation and SEO services, they drive online traffic, goal conversions and product sales for their clients.

The Township of Langley is a thriving, business-friendly community in Metro Vancouver’s Fraser Valley. Its economic development team promote and develop access to their bustling transportation network, skilled labour force, and some of the region’s most affordable housing and business rates — including competitive tax rates.

Woodward & Company LLP works exclusively for First Nations governments and organizations in their quest for justice. Their specialties include Aboriginal title, treaty rights, taxation, Indigenous law, business and economic development, land code, employment and human rights law and impact benefits agreements.

Yorkton Tribal Council represents 6 First Nations in Treaty 4 territory: Key, Keeseekoose, Cote, Sakimay, Kahkewistahaw and Ocean Man. Their purpose is to support their members in the quest for self-sufficiency, including sourcing and managing economic development opportunities.

Would you like to become a Partner too? Connect with Katrin Harry, Managing Partner, Raven Events at katrin@ravenvents.ca or 1-604-483-6421 to discuss our 2019 partnership program.