Procurement from Indigenous-owned businesses is an important driver of economic reconciliation and development for Indigenous communities. An increased focus on Indigenous procurement, will not only help drive Indigenous economic empowerment, but the overall prosperity of our country as well. This growth will help lead to true economic reconciliation, where Indigenous peoples will no longer be managing poverty, but managing wealth.
The conversation we all need to have:
Deloitte is pleased to host a virtual dialogue, alongside the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), about this important topic. There is a pressing need to not only understand WHY corporate Canada must focus on Indigenous procurement, but also HOW to effectively build relationships with Indigenous suppliers.
CCAB’s Supply Change program is leading the charge:
Suncor is CCAB’s inaugural Aboriginal Procurement Champion and has achieved the gold standard in including Indigenous vendors within their supply chain. They will share their journey from the beginning stages to the present, including their challenges and successes. Deloitte is one of Supply Change’s newest Champions–hear why this firm joined CCAB’s Supply Change initiative and what steps they are taking to champion Indigenous procurement. In addition, we will be joined by two Indigenous entrepreneurs who have been successful in entering the supply chains of corporate Canada: Carvel Electric and Des Nedhe Group of Companies
This webinar will be conducted in English, but you will also have an option to follow along with a live French translation.