CCAB builds bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, businesses, and communities through diverse programming, providing tools, training, network building, major business awards, and national events.
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.
CCAB commissions and publishes regular reports to serve its members and enhance their ability to do business wisely. By staying current and continuously expanding shared findings and understanding, CCAB supports its membership in approaching the business landscape in an informed manner.
CCAB hosts regular events throughout the year to inform, connect, and support our membership.
Our sponsors make our work possible! Thanks to their contributions, CCAB continues to deliver quality programs, provide platforms for knowledge sharing, and foster potential business opportunities between Canadian business and Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities. Become a sponsor and join the new economic landscape that is Indigenous business.
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business is governed by a national, voluntary Board of Directors representing CCAB patrons, Indigenous business members, and other senior industry leaders. CCAB is administered by a small, dynamic team in Toronto, Ontario.
CCAB is able to achieve all of its goals because of our passionate and committed team.