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Recent Reports

The Indigenous Business COVID-19 Response Taskforce reveals findings of their recent Indigenous Business Survey. The results highlight the unique impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indigenous businesses, current barriers to accessing government relive programs, and capabilities of these businesses to supply PPE to the federal government.

Technology disruption has the potential to support or hinder the future of Indigenous work in this country, given that 33.8% of Indigenous workers across Canada are currently concentrated in industries with a higher risk of automation.

CCAB and Indspire undertake a research collaboration to shed light on important findings related to Indigenous students in the workplace today and enable employers, business leaders, and post-secondary institutions to better understand how to meet the needs of new generations of Indigenous youth.

In partnership with the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), the CCAB releases its latest report on Indigenous women entrepreneurs. This research uses a gender perspective to explore the profile of women-owned Indigenous businesses over the past 10 years – approaching topics such as innovation, export and use of traditional knowledge.


Indigenous entrepreneurs are making headway in global markets. Read CCAB’s research on Indigenous exporting.


Indigenous businesses have the capacity to support supply chains across all industries. CCAB research investigates corporate and federal Indigenous procurement practices and their impact on Indigenous business.


CCAB research looks at Indigenous capacity, success, and challenges in industry-specific reports.


Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations play a major role in driving Indigenous economic advancement – CCAB regularly reports on their progress and goals.


Through national survey reports on Indigenous businesses, and partnerships with other organizations CCAB has provided regular reports on Indigenous private businesses.


CCAB has researched relationships between economic development and community development through qualitative and quantitative measures.


In response to today’s rapidly changing economy, CCAB research explores how Indigenous businesses are adapting and innovating in the new economy and what skills are needed in the future.