CCAB announces EDC as new patron member


Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business announces EDC as new patron member

Toronto, ON – May 19, 2020 – Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is pleased to announce Export Development Canada (EDC) as new patron member. EDC is a financially self-sufficient Crown corporation that provides insurance and financial services, bonding products, and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers.  

“We are so pleased to be collaborating with CCAB, an organization with a successful track record of increasing opportunities for Indigenous peoples,” says EDC’s president and CEO Mairead Lavery, who earlier this year appointed the organization’s first national lead for Indigenous exporters. “With over 50,000 companies operating across all sectors of the Canadian economy, Indigenous entrepreneurs represent a dynamic and innovative business community. These business owners are a key factor in Canada’s economic success, and with CCAB as a partner, EDC is much better positioned to facilitate their success through international opportunities.”

CCAB Patrons represent the innovators that have made the highest commitment to bridging gaps between Aboriginal businesses, Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations, and corporate Canada.

“We are delighted to welcome EDC as a patron member,” says Tabatha Bull, CCAB’s president and CEO. “We know that export and all procurement opportunities are going to be a key part of our economic recovery. EDC’s leadership providing relief for businesses across Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic has been crucial, and their expertise will continue to be crucial to our economic success in the months to come. We couldn’t be happier to have them as patrons.”


About Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is committed to the full participation of Indigenous peoples in Canada’s economy. A national, non-partisan association, CCAB offers knowledge, resources and programs to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples and businesses across Canada.

For more information visit www.ccab.com.

About EDC

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world stage. As international risk experts, we equip Canadian companies with the tools they need – the trade knowledge, financing solutions, equity, insurance, and connections – to grow their business with confidence. Underlying all our support is a commitment to sustainable and responsible business. To help Canadian businesses facing extreme financial challenges brought on by the global response to COVID-19, the Government of Canada has expanded EDC’s domestic capabilities until December 31, 2021. This broader mandate will enable EDC to expand its support to companies focused domestically.

For media enquiries, contact:

Amanda Charles
Communications Associate
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
acharles@ccab.com | c: 647-289-2753