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In its third year, and after a postponed 2021 event, NACCA and the Aboriginal Financial Institutions we represent are excited to reconnect with partners and Indigenous economic stakeholders for 2022’s Indigenous Prosperity Forum. We invite all First Nations, Inuit, Métis, and our partners to join us for an event we hope will help kick off the National Capital Region’s return to gathering and provide an opportunity to start healing and recovering, together.
This year’s theme is “reConnecting – Investing in the Return to Indigenous Prosperity” and includes discussions around the increased barriers Indigenous entrepreneurs have been experiencing, will continue to experience, and how we can continue to break down even more of them through innovative solutions that allow Indigenous entrepreneurs and economies to thrive.
If you plan on staying at the Hilton Lac-Leamy where the Forum is being hosted, book your hotel room using our discounted rate by either calling 1-866-488-7888 and requesting the group code ‘AIY’ or online using the following links:
Sponsoring our Forum and participating in our trade show as an exhibitor come with a host of benefits such as promoting your brand and message before, during and after the event, physically on-site and virtually on our virtual event platform.
These are also wonderful vehicles for promoting your brand and values, and an opportunity to share and strengthen your efforts towards reconciliation.To learn more about sponsorship and the benefits that come with it, check out our IPF 2022 SPONSORSHIP FLYER.
We are very pleased to announce that 2022’s forum will be co-hosted by NACCA’s own André Jetté and Pow Wow Pitch’s Sunshine Tenasco.
André Jetté is a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation (Neyaashiinigmiing). He worked for the federal government from 1980 to 1995 before joining the private sector as an IT consultant. In 2003 he co-founded an office furniture company, serving as its President and owner for over a decade. In the spring of 2015, he returned to the IT industry by joining NACCA as our IM/IT & Facilities Manager.
Sunshine Tenasco is a First Nations mommy of four funny kids from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, a social entrepreneur, and an author who believes that business is an exciting place where people can create positive change. She launched Her Braids in 2015, and is also the CEO of Pow Wow Pitch, which supports Indigenous entrepreneurs in several ways, including providing a platform to showcase their talents. Sunshine hopes to help cultivate the culture of entrepreneurship in Indigenous communities.
Who Should Attend?
Stakeholders and partners in the Indigenous economy and economic reconciliation from across our nations, including First Nation, Inuit, Métis, and non-Indigenous:
- Financial and Investment Institutions and Intermediary Representatives
- Prospective Entrepreneurs and Established Business-Owners
- Community and Government Representatives
- Economic and Business Development Professionals
For more details about this year’s programming, check out our IPF 2022 MARKETING FLYER
How To Attend:
In-Person at Hilton Lac-Leamy, Gatineau, QC
Our organizing team is hopeful that COVID-19 cases will continue their downward trend, allowing our attendees to gather physically and safely. We also recognize that some prospective participants may feel uncomfortable regardless of the current COVID-19 situation and the responding health and safety measures we will have in place. That is why this year, we are pleased to offer in-person and virtual attendance options for our respected and valued guests from across our nations. This arrangement will also allow us to fully transition our programming to our virtual platform if conditions are not suitable for an in-person gathering.
Virtually on our Virtual Event Platform
Our virtual conferencing platform will provide an attendee experience that closely mirrors our in-person programming with the ability to stream all of the Forum’s content and participate in live chats and Q&As; to visit our online sponsor and exhibitor booths; and directly connect with speakers and other attendees before, during, and after the live programming.
Trade Show Exhibitors
Corporate and public-sector organizations will be displaying a wide range of products and services. Certain sponsorship packages include an exhibitor space at no charge or at a discounted rate.
Physical exhibitors will also receive a free virtual exhibition space.
FREE – For Indigenous businesses registered in NACCA’s Business Directory (contact your AFI
for registration details)
Physical Booth On-Site
$1,250 – Physical exhibitors will also be provided with a virtual booth on our virtual event platform
$250 – Special rate for Indigenous arts and crafts vendors