Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Announces

2019 Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program Certified Companies

 

Toronto, ON – August 29, 2019 – Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) announced today the six prominent Canadian corporations who have achieved certification as Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Program Companies in 2019.

Since the program’s introduction in 2001, PAR remains the premier corporate social responsibility program in Canada with an emphasis on Aboriginal relations. To earn the designation, companies undergo an independent, third party verification and the final company level is determined by a jury of Aboriginal business people. Ultimately, PAR certification gives companies the tools they need to improve and build relationships with the communities they work with or want to work with and makes it easy for Indigenous communities to identify which companies would be good business partners.

 

2019 Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program Certified companies:

 

Gold-certified:

ATCO Structures and Logistics

Civeo Canada

Sodexo Energy & Resources Ltd.

Bronze-certified:

IPAC Services Corp.

Tolko Industries Ltd.

VIP Powerline Ltd.

 

“At CCAB, we are fortunate to be working with businesses that are leaders in Progressive Aboriginal Relations,” said JP Gladu, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. “These companies have put in the work to transform their relationships with Aboriginal businesses and communities and we look forward to celebrating that in Vancouver.”

 

On September 26, 2019 in Vancouver, these six companies will be honoured at the annual Vancouver Gala. The celebration will be hosted by former pop star and gifted speaker, Inez Point and will feature performances from Indigenous talent.

 

2019 Vancouver Gala

River Rock Casino, Richmond, BC

September 26, 2019

To learn more and purchase tickets, click here.

 

About the 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 Indigenous and non-Indigenous owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples and businesses across Canada. For more information visit ccab.com

 

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For more information, contact:

 

Amanda Charles

Communications Associate

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

647-289-2753

acharles@ccab.com