Indigenous business has long been overlooked – many people are surprised to find out that there are over 50,000 Indigenous businesses in Canada alone. CCAB research provides in-depth analysis of this unique part of the economy. Through national surveys, qualitative interviews, and statistical analysis, CCAB helps to showcase the accomplishments of Indigenous businesses and identify barriers and opportunities for increased prosperity.
Report coming Fall 2023
The Early Stages of Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship in Ontario
The Early Stages of Women Entrepreneurship report was created in collaboration with the Diversity Institute (DI) and the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH). This research aims to understand Indigenous women’s business formation in Ontario by listening to the experiences of Indigenous women entrepreneurs to explore issues such as their motivations, support services accessed, financing, initial stumbling blocks, and many more.
Breaking Barriers: A decade of Indigenous women’s entrepreneurship in Canada
In partnership with the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), CCAB has released a new report: Breaking Barriers: A Decade of Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada. 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 Women Entrepreneurs: Preliminary Report
In partnership with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, CCAB has revisited its 2016 Promise and Prosperity report with a gendered lens – identifying similarities and differences between women- and men-owned businesses.
WEKH – State of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada
The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) released The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada: 2020, the first annual report. The report synthesizes government, academic, and expert research to highlight some of the structural barriers facing diverse women entrepreneurs in Canada.
Promise and Prosperity (2016): Qualitative Research on Aboriginal Businesses in Ontario
Part of a series of National and Provincial studies investigating Indigenous business characteristics. This installment takes a qualitative approach.
TD: Aboriginal Economic Prosperity
CCAB and TD Economics review the Indigenous market, updating forecasts from earlier reports.
TD: Estimating The Size of The Aboriginal Market in Canada
This 2011 partnership between TD Economics and CCAB reviews the Indigenous market, and forecasts billions in growth over the next 5 years.
Promise and Prosperity (2010): The Aboriginal Business Survey
The first in a series of National and Provincial studies investigating Indigenous business characteristics.