About the Award
CCAB and ESS Support Services Worldwide, a division of Compass Group Canada, are proud to present the Aboriginal Business Lifetime Achievement Award.
The award honours Indigenous business leaders who have built full and rich careers. It pays tribute to outstanding Indigenous businesspeople across the country who are well-advanced in their careers and have built a legacy that serves as an example of excellence. CCAB encourages nominations from all First Nations (Status and Non-Status), Métis and Inuit business professionals.
BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCE
Nominees have a history of excellence in the conduct of their business. Their careers, both in their corporate life and in the community, reflect entrepreneurial and leadership skills, vision, determination, and perseverance. Laureates of the Aboriginal Business Lifetime Achievement award are distinguished Indigenous businesspeople who are well advanced in their successful careers.
CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY
Nominees are known for their contributions to the development of their community. Setting an example for others to follow can be as important as holding a formal leadership position. Nominees enjoy broad community support because of the impact of their business activities. They are catalysts for change in their community.
COMMITMENT TO BUILDING CAPACITY
Nominees have contributed to the expansion of knowledge and capacity. Embracing new technologies while remaining committed to traditional ways is an important part of sustainable development. Nominees have the vision to challenge accepted wisdom and move beyond it, and the commitment to give their employees meaningful training and education opportunities.
Nominees have contributed in a substantive way to the economic well-being of their community. Their results are identifiable and measurable, and could include economic development, employment opportunities, sustained business growth, starting and maintaining new ventures, and creating options for the future.
The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented in Toronto on February 24, 2022.
*Candidates are deemed ineligible if they have an existing formal relationship with CCAB (e.g. Board of Directors, CCAB Staff member, Corporate Sponsor, etc.)