Certified Aboriginal Business (CAB)

For inquiries regarding CAB and/or membership, please contact:

Ken Montour
Director, Membership

416.961.8663 ext. 229

Certified Aboriginal Business Program (CAB)

CCAB’s CAB program certifies that Aboriginal Businesses are 51% or more owned and controlled by an Aboriginal person(s). CAB ensures that Aboriginal businesses are easily identified by industry, government and other organizations and certified businesses can promote themselves using the designated CAB logo.

Certified businesses will be identified as CAB in the member directory found on CCAB’s website and will have access to tender opportunities posted by CCAB corporate members. All Aboriginal businesses wishing to become certified must complete the Membership & CAB Application and provide supporting documentation listed below. After a thorough review of this documentation, CCAB confirms they are an Aboriginal business as defined by CCAB.

What’s required to become a Certified Aboriginal Business?

1. CCAB Membership
2. 51% or more Aboriginal ownership and control
3. Proof of Aboriginal heritage of owner(s), acceptable documents include:

  • Indian Status Card, or:
    Valid identification provided by the following:
  • Métis National Council Governing Membership
  • Inuit Beneficiary Card
  • Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) Affiliate Membership
  • Northwest Territories Land Claim Settlement Beneficiaries
  • Confirmed Alberta Métis Settlement Members
  • Northwest Territory Métis Nation Membership
  • Membership in a historic Métis community recognized as independent and rights-bearing by a provincial or Canadian federal government.

4. Applicants must also provide:

  • Proof of ownership and control documents listed (based on the Ownership Structure Type) on our online application form.

Have your organization become a Certified Aboriginal Business (CAB) by downloading the membership application below and complete pages two through five.

Download the membership application.


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