The Toronto Hot Topic Series event in Toronto “Northern people driving the northern economy” was held on November 20, 2014 at the Sheraton Centre hotel. Delegates had an opportunity to learn about the role of Aboriginal people in the north, the relationships with governments and the leadership of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) forming new pathways to prosperity. This was an opportunity to learn how business shapes the northern landscape and the integral role the local and regional Inuit people play.
The Nunatsiavut Group of Companies (NGC) is a business arm of the Nunatsiavut Government. Reporting to the Labrador Inuit Capital Strategy Trust, NGC’s mission is to create wealth in trust for Nunatsiavut beneficiaries by owning profitable, sustainable businesses. This panel will discussed the following:
- What is driving the people to re-think their approach to business?
- What do the Inuit look for in a business and business partners?
- How are the next chapters of their business history being defined?
Our panel included Terry Audla, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Tom Paddon, President and CEO, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation, and James Thorbourne, President and CEO, Nunatsiavut Group of Companies. Our moderator is Clint Davis, Vice President Aboriginal Banking, TD Bank Group.
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) would like to thank all of our event attendees and our sponsors for their generosity and support:
Lead Sponsor: TD Bank Group
Sponsor: Carillion Canada Inc.
Contributors: Scotiabank and Steelcraft Inc.
Photography was provided by John Paille Photography.