February 2, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LNG Canada and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business support Indigenous women entrepreneurs
Toronto, ON – February 2, 2021 – Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is pleased to announce new patron member, LNG Canada, as the sponsor for both the Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund and the 2021 Indigenous Women in Leadership Award.
LNG Canada represents one of the largest energy investments in the history of Canada. Under construction in Kitimat, B.C., on the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation, the LNG Canada liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility is delivering substantial economic benefits to Indigenous and local communities, businesses, the province, and the country. Once complete, the facility will deliver the lowest carbon intensive LNG in the world, helping to address global climate change.
In addition to LNG Canada’s commitment to keeping safety, economic, environmental, and community interests top of mind in their business model, CCAB’s President and CEO, Tabatha Bull, acknowledges their dedication to economic reconciliation and Indigenous women’s economic empowerment.
“Securing financing is one of the biggest challenges for Indigenous women entrepreneurs who often lack access to loans and financial institutions, property for collateral, and credit,” said Tabatha Bull, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. “We are thrilled that LNG Canada is taking meaningful steps to support Indigenous women entrepreneurs and help grow the Indigenous economy.”
CCAB Patrons are innovators who have made the commitment to bridge the gaps between Indigenous–owned businesses, Indigenous economic development corporations, and corporate Canada.
“At LNG Canada, we are committed to the economic empowerment of Indigenous communities and to providing Indigenous women entrepreneurs an equal seat at the table,” said Susannah Pierce, Director of Corporate Affairs, LNG Canada. “The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business does important work creating platforms, advocacy and research to support Indigenous businesses, so becoming a patron member is an obvious fit. We are proud to support Indigenous women through CCAB and these meaningful initiatives.”
Nominations for the 2021 Indigenous Women in Leadership Award are open until February 12th, 2021 and more information about the Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund will become available at ccab.com in the coming weeks.
About Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business:
CCAB is committed to the full participation of Indigenous peoples in Canada’s economy. As a national, non-partisan association, its mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities, and awareness. CCAB offers knowledge, resources, and programs to its members to cultivate economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples and businesses across Canada. For more information, visit www.ccab.com.
About LNG Canada:
The LNG Canada joint venture is building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada, which will initially consist of two LNG processing units referred to as “trains”. LNG Canada is a joint venture comprised of Royal Dutch Shell plc, through its affiliate Shell Canada Energy (40%); PETRONAS, through its wholly-owned entity, North Montney LNG Limited Partnership (25%); PetroChina Company Limited, through its subsidiary PetroChina Canada Ltd. (15%); Mitsubishi Corporation, through its subsidiary Diamond LNG Canada Partnership (15%); and Korea Gas Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kogas Canada LNG Ltd (5%). It is operated through LNG Canada Development Inc.
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