Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) positions Indigenous business at the focal point for strengthening Indigenous communities, promoting progressive and prosperous relationships, and growing a new economy based on mutual respect and shared prosperity.
CCAB provides an array of business development offerings, including certification for Aboriginal-owned businesses (CAB) and companies with Progressive Aboriginal Relations™ (PAR). Tools and Financing for Aboriginal Business (TFAB) connects Indigenous entrepreneurs with tools, training and networks to strengthen and scale their businesses.
A thriving membership is central to CCAB's mandate. By building relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses and communities, CCAB helps to foster an equitable and sustainable economy across Canada.
Indigenous businesses and communities hold a central role in the future of Canada. CCAB gives awards that facilitate the growth of Indigenous business, connects Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses, and ensures life-long learning for Indigenous entrepreneurs, and other Canadian business leaders. Celebrating Indigenous business success from the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) Lifetime Achievement Award and the Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award is key to informing all Canadians that change is happening. The Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Award celebrates strengthening prosperity and opportunity, while the Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations recognizes the work of any individual in Canada who has made a contribution towards enhancing relationships between Indigenous people and Canadian society.