Promise and Prosperity: The 2020 Ontario Aboriginal Business Survey
Published: October 19, 2020
The 2020 Ontario Aboriginal Business Survey (2020 ABS), conducted in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Affairs (IAO), is the latest in CCAB’s on-going research series focused on small and medium-sized enterprises. Impressive gains are being made in the areas of Indigenous entrepreneurship and individual economic achievement. Although Indigenous businesses have seen unprecedented growth and success in recent years, many face significant historical and institutional barriers to business development, growth and expansion. Understanding the barriers and opportunities on a national and provincial level will be key for the Government of Ontario, the Government of Canada and other leading institutions to ensure continued positive momentum for the Indigenous economy. The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) has worked to address a major data gap in the profile of Indigenous business owners in Ontario by developing a comprehensive picture of their experiences and what is needed for future growth and success.