13th Annual Vancouver Gala

Below are some photos from the 13th Annual Vancouver gala. The rest can be found on FacebookPhotography by Teresa Corsie. 

On September 24, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) hosted the 13th Annual Vancouver Gala celebrating and recognizing our Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certified companies. PAR is a certification program that confirms corporate performance in Aboriginal relations at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Committed level.This year’s certified companies are:


  • Alberta Pacific Forest Industries 
  • BC Housing
  • BC Hydro
  • IBM Canada
  • Shell Canada Energy
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd.


  • Bee-Clean Building Maintenance Inc.
  • Enbridge Pipelines Inc.
  • Nexen Energy
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • Roche Ltd. 


  • Britco LP
  • Carillion Canada
  • Domcor Health, Safety, & Security Inc.


  • Allteck Line Contractors Inc.
  • Austin Powder Ltd.
  • Brook McIlroy Inc. 
  • Cleantech Service Group
  • Hatch Ltd
  • H.J. O’Connell Construction Ltd.
  • Hudbay Minerals Inc.
  • Supermetal Structures Inc.
  • Valard Construction LP
  • Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd.
  • Silverpoint Media Inc.

We also honoured our 2015 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations, Willa Black, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs-Canada, Cisco. The Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations recognizes a Canadian who has contributed, through professional and voluntary commitments, to building bridges between Aboriginal people and Canadian society.

Recipient — 2015 Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations


Willa Black