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Associate, Events & Awards

Associate, Events & Awards

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is a national Indigenous, non-partisan association. Our mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities, and awareness.

The Associate, Events & Awards is responsible for supporting the Events and Awards team with the administration and execution of CCAB’s events and award related activities.

Key Responsibilities

Supporting the day-to-day technical, administrative, and logistical operations of CCAB events and awards, with a focus on maintaining the online event registration system and awards portal. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to online event registration system, database management, event website updates and onsite event support.

Event Administration and Logistics:

  • Maintain and update event calendars, critical paths, work back schedules.
  • Maintain and update online registration system, answer inquiries regarding event registration.
  • Support attendees, sponsors, CCAB members with any registration issues
  • Track registrations and ticket sales and supply regular reports.
  • Coordinate with the finance department on any invoice requests and follow up where needed.
  • Monitor events and awards emails to ensure timely responses.
  • Ensure all vendor invoices have correct information and are submitted to the finance coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Input data, update contacts and ticket sales with CRM system (M-power)
  • Support Events and Finance with maintaining the budget input of expenses.
  • Work with events team to execute onsite event registration.
  • Work with events team on coordinating volunteers onsite
  • Coordinate with events team to schedule monthly Coffee Connection webinars.

Awards Administration and Logistics:

  • Assist with Award nomination processes through the Awards portal.
  • Research and promotion of award nominations and submission deadlines
  • Track all nominations on the awards portal and follow up with nominators to ensure correct completion of nomination.
  • Schedule and assist with jury meetings.
  • Assist Director with award video scheduling, interviews, travel.


  • Mail and ship items when required.
  • Support Marketing and Communications team as needed.
  • Assist other departments with Events/Launches/Webinars
  • Miscellaneous event-related duties as assigned for continuous improvement of marketing strategies and implementation.

Skills & Work Experience

  • College or Event Program Diploma and/or experience in Events or related discipline.
  • Tech-savvy with the ability and interest to learn and use new technologies efficiently and quickly.
  • Strong technical computer skills to manage the online registration process.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.
  • Familiar with MPower, Hootsuite, WordPress, Wufoo, Webex
  • Must be well-organized with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments, meet deadlines, work independently, and follow through to resolve day-to-day administrative matters.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to adapt to new assignments and apply best practices to refine and improve work processes and procedures.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Willingness to travel (minimal travel required), work a hybrid model (home & Toronto office)

 Considered an Asset

  • Familiarity with Indigenous business and relations
  • Working in a member-based organization
  • Bilingual (English and French)

How to apply:

Submit your resume and cover letter to hr@ccab.com  via email, with Associate Events & Awards in the subject line. No phone calls or agencies.

We would like to thank all applicants for applying for this position, however you will only be contacted if your candidacy is being considered. CCAB is committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment and selection process. If you are invited to attend an interview and require an accommodation, please advise us in advance of our meeting.

We encourage applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit candidates and all other qualified candidates.

For more information about Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, visit: www.ccab.com