TFAB Aboriginal Business Networking Event – Toronto

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Join our TFAB program’s 7th Aboriginal Business Networking Event taking place ahead of our 20th Annual Toronto Gala. TFAB (Tools and Financing for Aboriginal Business) Networking Events provide valuable networking opportunities between a variety of corporations and Aboriginal businesses.  This event will feature a special keynote address from Alicia Dubois, Market Vice-President, Indigenous Markets and Co-Vice-Chair of CCAB’s Board of Directors. This TFAB Networking Event is scheduled ahead of the Toronto Gala to ensure a diverse range of industries are represented. Each TFAB Networking event has provided attendees with valuable contacts and connections.


This event is free for CCAB members and ticket holders of CCAB’s 20th Annual Toronto Gala. Separate registration required for TFAB event attendance.

Beverages and canapes included with registration.

TFAB Aboriginal Business Networking Events are held in a variety of locations across Canada to:

  • Create a space for Aboriginal entrepreneurs to connect with likeminded peers
  • Provide Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses with the opportunity to grow their professional networks and profile through connecting with CCAB corporate members and other organizations committed to Aboriginal business
  • Provide opportunities to learn more about what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur from special guest speakers.

Agenda – January 31st, 2018

2:30 pm Registration begins (refreshments upon arrival)
2:45 pm Opening remarks
2:55 pm Keynote address by Alicia Dubois
3:25 pm Closing remarks
3:30 pm Networking reception begins
4:30 pm Event to conclude

Registration Information

Ticket Level Cost  
CCAB Members and Toronto Gala Ticket Holders: Free
Non-Members  $15.00  GST inclusive


Beanfield Centre Toronto
Lounge B – Second Floor
105 Princes’ Blvd
Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3

Thank you to our event sponsor and TFAB Operations Business Function Partner.

Alicia Dubois Headshot

Alicia Dubois

Market Vice-President, Indigenous Markets, CIBC

CCAB Board of Directors, Co-Vice-Chair


Alicia is a proud Indigenous woman who was born in Sudbury, Ontario and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Alicia earned a B.Sc., with Distinction, from the University of Lethbridge and had her first of three children while doing so. Afterward, Alicia and her then three year old daughter moved to Toronto where Alicia earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto before returning to Calgary to begin her legal career at Alberta Justice. Alicia and her family returned to Toronto in 2012.

In April, 2016, Alicia joined CIBC as Market Vice President, Indigenous Markets, before which she was the head of Aboriginal banking at Scotiabank. Prior to her career in Indigenous banking, Alicia practiced law in Toronto at Native Child and Family Services of Toronto and Scotiabank.

Prior to returning to Toronto, Alicia served as a Board member for a not-for-profit organization and was Compliance Counsel at ENMAX Corporation in Calgary. While at ENMAX, she represented the corporation (and in effect, Canada) on an Antarctic expedition that focused on the environmental and economic benefits of alternative energy solutions. In this capacity, Alicia worked with international energy executives and NGO environmentalists, and presented to Alberta audiences on alternative energy solutions. As a result of her work, Alicia was named a delegate of the Canadian Electricity Association and attended the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.