May 25, 2023 | 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (EST)
Please join us for an afternoon of networking along with a fireside chat featuring CCAB’s 2022 Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Award recipient Cree Regional Economic Enterprises Company Inc. (CREECO). Robert Auclair, Business Development Officer with CREECO will discuss how CREECO’s companies contribute to the development of employment, training and revenue for the Nation. Learn about CREECO’s latest project, a $100M, 26-storey tower on Robert Bourassa Boulevard in Montreal. Stephane Cote, President of Major Projects Division, Cogir, CREECO’s partner on the project will also participate in the discussion.
Master of Ceremonies
Philip Ducharme, VP Entrepreneurship & Procurement, CCAB
Philip Ducharme is currently the Vice President of Entrepreneurship & Procurement at Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. In his role, he is responsible for leading Supply Change™, CCAB’s Aboriginal Procurement Strategy and the Tools & Financing for Aboriginal Business (TFAB) program.
In the last 25 years, Philip has held several senior roles with various Indigenous organizations across Canada in a variety of sectors including business, health, education, employment and awards and recognition. Philip currently participates as a member of the Supplier Stakeholder Network, Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario region as well as being a member of the Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) Indigenous advisory council.
Philip graduated from the University of Regina in Business Administration.
Philip Ducharme is a proud Métis with all eight of his Great-Grandparents attached to Métis Scrip applications and is a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation.
Agenda – May 25, 2023
|4 p.m.||Registration begins (refreshments upon arrival)|
|4:15 p.m.||Welcome and Opening Remarks
|4:30 p.m.||Fireside Chat Featuring:
|5 p.m.||Networking Resumes|
|7 p.m.||Event Closes|
|Complimentary Registration to ALL||FREE|