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organizations, government


Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
CCAB builds bridges between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, businesses, and communities through diverse programming, providing tools, training, network building, major business awards, and national events.

    Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification program

Indigenous Works
formerly the Aboriginal Human Resource Council, Indigenous Works has a mandate to build prosperous partnerships between corporations and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities that advance and benchmark workplace inclusion efforts, and help companies become employers-of-choice for Indigenous people, and companies-of-choice for Indigenous businesses and communities.
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NACCA  National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association
a network of over 50 Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) dedicated to stimulating economic growth for all Indigenous people in Canada

First Nations Major Projects Coalition
a national 90+ Indigenous nation collective working towards the enhancement of the economic well-being of its members

IBD (Indigenous Business Directory) (Government of Canada)
 The IBD company directory can be searched by keyword, company name, province, NAICS code, business activity, number of employees, sales, market interest, etc.

ITAC (Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada)

 a national Indigenous organization involved in community economic development (CED).

federal government departments:

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Indigenous Services Canada

related guides


An Overview of the Indigenous Economy in Canada
Bank of Canada  October 2023

National Indigenous Economic Strategy
A coalition of more than 25 National Indigenous Organizations unveiled a new National Indigenous Economic Strategy (NIES), the first such strategy to be built and designed exclusively by Indigenous leaders, institutions, and organizations from across Canada. The strategy has four strategic pathways, People, Lands, Infrastructure and Finance, with 107 Calls to Economic Prosperity to guide Canadian society toward a more equitable and prosperous future.  June 2022

Conference Board of Canada
Indigenous & Northern Communities Research