The 20th Annual Toronto Gala

Thank you for you interest in the 2018 Toronto Gala. We are sold out!

If you’d like to be placed on the waiting list, please email Gloria Truong.

The 20th Annual Toronto Gala will honour and celebrate the 2018 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame: Lifetime Achievement Inductee and the 5th National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur of the Year Award recipient. Both awards are founded and exclusively sponsored by ESS Support Services Worldwide, a division of Compass Group.

Congratulations to the 2018 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) award recipients!


2018 Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient,

Harry Flaherty, Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

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2018 Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award Recipient,

Jordan Jolicoeur, Métis, Stony Plain, Alberta

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Thank you to our sponsors

Lead Sponsor


Founder and Exclusive Award Sponsor

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Supporting Sponsor




5:30 pm Registration and networking reception – Pre-function C area
6:30 pm Gala dinner – Ballroom D
8:30 pm Entrepreneur of the Year Award Presentation
9:00pm Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation
9:30pm Closing remarks and event to conclude

Venue Address

Beanfield Centre

Ballroom D

105 Princes’ Boulevard

Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Registration Information

Ticket Level
CCAB Aboriginal Business Members*: $315.00
CCAB Members (Individual): $685.00
CCAB Members (Table of 10): $6,850.00
Non-Members (Individual): $775.00
Non-Members (Table of 10): $7,750.00

*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. 



The CCAB has reserved a number of rooms for Gala attendees at the Hilton Toronto.

Group rate is available until January 19, 2018. Book today!

For online reservations, click HERE

Sponsorship information

Events are one of the main sources of revenue for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. Sponsorship of events contribute to CCAB’s day-to-day operations. Sponsorship enables CCAB to continue to deliver quality programs, and provide platforms for discussion, knowledge sharing, understanding and potential business opportunities between Canadian businesses and Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities.

Why Sponsor CCAB Events

  • CCAB provides your company exposure to events that attract 100 – 400+ delegates per event;
  • CCAB events create networking opportunities with Aboriginal peoples and businesses across Canada; and
  • Support CCAB work that builds prosperity in Aboriginal communities.

Sponsorship opportunities can be found HERE. To further discuss sponsoring this event, please contact Lynda Keith.