Presentation on theme: "PROGRAMS & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Métis Nation British Columbia Economic Development Roundtable March 13, 2015."— Presentation transcript:
PROGRAMS & STRATEGIC INITIATIVES Métis Nation British Columbia Economic Development Roundtable March 13, 2015
Executive Summary 2 CCAB Overview Programs and Strategic Initiatives Department Overview Programs Overview (PAR, CAB, ABMP, and TFAB)Certified Aboriginal Business Program (CAB) Overview Questions or Comments
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) 3 CCAB is a national member-based organization. Our members include: Aboriginal businesses, Aboriginal community owned economic development corporations, and companies operating in Canada. We are non-profit, charitable, non-partisan and receive no core government funding. The mission of CCAB is to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and Canadian Business.
Department Overview 4 Objective: To deliver high quality programming that facilitates Aboriginal business growth through tools, resources, procurement, mentorship and networking, as well as the provision of lifelong learning for youth, entrepreneurs, and Canadian business leaders. Programs include: 1.Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR); 2.Certified Aboriginal Business (CAB); 3.Aboriginal Business Mentorship (ABMP); and 4.(Development) Tools and Financing Options for Aboriginal Business (TFAB).
Programs Overview 5 Programs include: 1.Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR): a certification program that recognizes improving Aboriginal Relations amongst Canadian companies. 2.Certified Aboriginal Business (CAB): a program that certifies Aboriginal businesses at 51% or more and ensures that they are easily identified by industry, government, and other organizations.
Programs Overview (continued) 6 Programs include: 3.Aboriginal Business Mentorship (ABMP): an initiative that offers Aboriginal entrepreneurs planning or implementing business growth and development strategies, a connection to expertise, support and guidance from seasoned business professionals. 4.Development: Tools and Financing Options for Aboriginal Business (TFAB): a centralized, online service to connect Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses to service providers who would be able to assist them in finding business tools to support their ventures (e.g., management training, procurement, strategy design, etc.) and/or financial capital.
Certified Aboriginal Business Program Overview 7 Background: Launch In 2013, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) launched the Certified Aboriginal Business (CAB) program. The key objective of the CAB program is to certify Aboriginal businesses that are 51% or more owned and controlled by Aboriginal peoples. Businesses that are certified are added to the CAB directory found on CCAB’s website. Currently under re-development
Certified Aboriginal Business Program Overview (Continued) 8 There are three elements to the CAB program that include: Certification System; Online Directory; and Procurement System.
Certified Aboriginal Business Program 13 Re-Development Findings (so far): 1.Certification System Verification of proof of ancestry document Percentage of ownership 2.Online Directory Competition and number of current directories. 3.Procurement Tool Determining scale, sector, and approach of tool.
Questions or Comments 14 Jarret Leaman Director, Programs and Strategic Initiatives Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business T: 416-961-8663 ext. 223 email@example.com