2016 Calgary Keynote and Reception





Aboriginal Connections

Keynote and Reception

November 23, 2016
Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre Street South East, Calgary, AB T2G 5P6

If you have any issues, please contact Gloria Truong.

Coat Check Sponsor




On November 23, 2016, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the Alberta Enterprise Group (AEG) hosted Aboriginal Connections Keynote and Reception in Calgary, Alberta.

Over 200 business leaders from across Western Canada attended the gathering to celebrate the achievements of Fort McKay First Nation’s Chief Jim Boucher.

Chief Boucher gave a compelling account of the history, present day and future of Fort McKay First Nation, one of Canada’s most enterprising Aboriginal communities.  He was introduced by Dr. Eric Newell, Chancellor Emeritus and Special Advisor to the Provost, University of Alberta, and recipient of the CCAB Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations in 2012.

Thank you to our Event Partner Alberta Enterprise Groups (AEG), our Coat Check Sponsor CPP and our Contributing Sponsor
BAMSS Contracting Inc.


Chief Jim Boucher, Fort McKay First Nation


Introduction by Dr. Eric Newell, Chancellor Emeritus and

Special Advisor to the Provost, University of Alberta

Registration information

Ticket Level
 Cost Tax Total
CCAB Aboriginal Business Members*: $73.50 $3.67 $77.17
CCAB Members: $84.00 $4.20 $88.20
AEG Members: $84.00 $4.20 $88.20
Non-Members: $94.50 $4.72 $99.22
Student**: $50.00 $2.50 $52.50

*Maximum two (2) tickets purchased at the Aboriginal Business Member rate, limited availability. Defined as Aboriginal Business owned and operated by 51% or more Aboriginal person(s). If you are unsure whether your company is registered as a member or not, please visit the CCAB Membership Directory for more information. 

**Must provide valid student ID


5:30pm Registration
6:30pm Introduction and Keynote Presentation
7:45pm Networking Reception
9:00pm Event to conclude

Sponsorship information

Get noticed, sponsor a CCAB event! Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Sponsorship of events is a main source of revenue for the CCAB which contributes to our day-to-day operations, enables us to continue to deliver quality programs, and provide platforms for discussion, knowledge sharing, understanding, and potential business opportunities between Canadian businesses and Aboriginal entrepreneur’s & communities.

JOIN US in our mission to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people and Canadian business.

Please contact Lynda Keith to learn more about sponsoring this event.