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Vancouver, September 23, 2009 —The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and the Industry Council for Aboriginal Business (ICAB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) outlining opportunities for collaboration.“The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business is proud to sign this MOU,” says CCAB Co-Chair Paul Summers. “By exploring ways to work together, we hope to complement the exceptional work of ICAB here in BC.”
The CCAB-ICAB MOU calls for greater communication and dialogue through annual meetings of the two Boards and requires the organizations to look at working together in such areas as research, program development and events.
“ICAB and CCAB want to improve the lives of Aboriginal people through business,” says ICAB President Marlane Christensen. “I believe that this MOU enables us to move forward to achieve this goal.”
ABOUT THE CANADIAN COUNCIL FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS (www.ccab.com)
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) was founded in 1984 by a small group of visionary business and community leaders led by Murray Koffler. CCAB is committed to the full participation of Aboriginal people in Canada’s economy. A national non-profit organization, CCAB offers knowledge, resources, and programs to both mainstream and Aboriginal owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and businesses across Canada.
ABOUT THE IDUSTRY COUNCIL FOR ABORIGINAL BUSINESS
The Industry Council for Aboriginal Business (ICAB) is a non-profit organization with the vision of a vibrant British Columbia economy where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people prosper together. To this end ICAB facilitates programs furthering dialogue and relationship-building essential to economic development in Aboriginal communities in British Columbia. In doing so ICAB brings Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal leaders together to create opportunities for business.
For more information, please contact:
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Industry Council for Aboriginal Business
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