March 20, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Understanding the Impacts of COVID-19 on Aboriginal business is first priority for CCAB’s newly named President & CEO Tabatha Bull
Toronto, ON – March 20, 2020 – Tabatha Bull is named new President & CEO of Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business as COVID-19 becomes a rapidly evolving global challenge.
Aware that the risk of the outbreak can be even greater to some Indigenous communities and businesses, Tabatha wasted no time and ensured her team’s focus was on a plan to better understand the negative impact of the coronavirus disease on the Indigenous economy and Aboriginal supply chains. Her team is working remotely to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease while increasing their efforts to assist CCAB members and Aboriginal businesses in need.
“I am honoured to be the next President & CEO of CCAB and to continue our efforts to help move the Indigenous economy forward,” said CCAB’s newly announced CEO, Tabatha Bull. “Clearly the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting everyone, including Aboriginal business, and the way we work with one another. CCAB remains committed to supporting Aboriginal business and we are reaching out to our members and Indigenous communities to understand the acute impacts of the pandemic on their businesses and to help through providing, developing and advocating for support programs.”
Tabatha is Anishinaabe and a proud member of Nipissing First Nation near North Bay, Ontario. Prior to joining the CCAB, Tabatha, an electrical engineer from the University of Waterloo, led the First Nations and Métis Relations team at the IESO, Ontario’s electricity system operator. As a member of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce board, Tabatha is committed to working with members to improve business competitiveness across all industry sectors. Read Tabatha’s full bio.
“Amid exceptional candidates, Tabatha Bull was the clear choice for CEO and already her leadership during this unprecedented time in global history is exactly the kind of strength and guidance that Aboriginal businesses and our members can rely on with confidence,” said Randy Moore, Co-Chair CCAB Board of Directors and Vice President, Bee-Clean Building Maintenance. “Tabatha’s passion and commitment to CCAB’s mission and vision are qualities of an outstanding leader and she has the drive and expertise to continue the momentum of this great organization despite the challenges we are all facing during the coronavirus pandemic.”
After close to 2 years as COO, Tabatha has already proven that her appointment will be a smooth transition and will ensure that CCAB continues to grow the Indigenous economy in continuing existing through innovative and collaborative initiatives.
About Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is committed to the full participation of Indigenous peoples in Canada’s economy. A national, non-partisan association, CCAB offers knowledge, resources and programs to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples and businesses across Canada.
For more information visit www.ccab.com.
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