Private Business

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.

Promise & Prosperity: The 2020 Ontario Aboriginal Business Survey

Promise and Prosperity (2020): The Ontario Aboriginal Business Survey

The latest in a series of National and Provincial studies investigating Indigenous business characteristics.

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): The Aboriginal Business Survey

Part of a series of National and Provincial studies investigating Indigenous business characteristics.

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.

Promise and Prosperity (2014): Ontario Aboriginal Business Survey

Part of a series of National and Provincial studies investigating Indigenous business characteristics.

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.