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The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and National Youth Entrepreneur Award deadlines for nominations extended to Nov. 4th, 2016

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 2016987 Views

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The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and National Youth Entrepreneur Award deadlines for nominations extended to Nov. 4th, 2016

Toronto, ON – 10- 04- 2016 The Canadian Council for Aboriginal business is extending the nominations deadline for the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and the National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award to November 4th, 2016.

Each year CCAB celebrates Aboriginal business accomplishment across the country. CCAB delivers awards that facilitate the growth of Aboriginal business, connect Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal business, and ensure life-long learning for Aboriginal entrepreneurs, and other Canadian business leaders. These efforts recognize the central role that Aboriginal businesses and communities hold in the future of Canada

  • Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF): Lifetime Achievement Award – an award to an outstanding Aboriginal business person who demonstrates a lifetime of accomplishments through business leadership and a commitment to their communities. Download the 2017 ABHF Lifetime Achievement Award nomination form HERE. Nomination Deadline November 4, 2016.
  • Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF): National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award – an award that recognizes an up-and-coming Aboriginal entrepreneur between the ages of 19 and 35. This reward comes with a cash prize of 10,000 dollars. Youth self-nominate by producing a 00:60 m/s video telling us why they should receive this award, they then download it for our viewing. Nomination Deadline November 4, 2016.

Celebrating Aboriginal business success from a lifetime of commitment to the excitement of young Aboriginal entrepreneurs is a message we want to convey to all Canadians as we do our part to fulfill recommendation 92 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations. We believe in economic reconciliation that will level the playing field and build sustainable prosperity for our people.

Key Messages

  • Economic disempowerment lies at the root of many of the broader social challenges faced by Aboriginal peoples today
  • Celebrating our business success helps change the conversation from negative to positive
  • Fixing this economic disparity is a vital part of a sustainable solution, and requires innovative solutions to address the overarching obstacles to economic growth
  • With economic equality, indigenous people have the potential to unlock hundreds of billions of dollars for the Canadian economy
  • Indigenous Canadians are re-establishing themselves as full-fledged partners in economic development through entrepreneurship, partnerships, and as the fasting growing demographic in Canada

For more information, please contact:

Andre Morriseau
Director, Awards & Stakeholder Relations

647.970.7661
amorriseau@ccab.com

About CCAB

CCAB is committed to the full participation of Aboriginal peoples in Canada’s economy. A national non-profit, non-partisan association, CCAB offers knowledge, resources, and programs to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Aboriginal peoples and businesses across Canada.

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