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2015 National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award Recipient Announced

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 20143985 Views



November 12, 2014

2015 National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award Recipient Announced 

Toronto, ON – The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and ESS Support Services Worldwide (a member of Compass Group Canada), are pleased to announce the 2015 recipient of the National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award: Kendal Netmaker owner of Neechie Gear Inc. from Sweetgrass First Nation, Saskatchewan.  The award recognizes an up-and-coming Aboriginal entrepreneur under the age of 35.

The CCAB would like to recognize and thank ESS, the founding and exclusive sponsor for the Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame and the National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award. Compass Group Canada and ESS Support Services Worldwide is the country’s leading food service and support services company providing  food and service excellence in sectors as diverse as business and industry, colleges and universities, healthcare and hospitals, sports, entertainment, leisure and cultural venues, remote camps, facilities management and vending.  Erin Meehan, President of ESS stated, “Kendal Netmaker is an inspiration born of hard work and the commitment to live and build his dream.”

2015 marks only the second year of this exciting new award.  JP Gladu CCAB President and CEO stated, “Kendal is the new face of Aboriginal business, it’s a young face reflecting our people and the optimism that his success represents to all Aboriginal Canadians young and old.” 

Information on the 2014 ABHF Youth Entrepreneur laureate can be viewed at 

The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business’ Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Award will be presented at the Seventeenth Annual Toronto Gala on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Event Inquiries:
For more information on the CCAB’s Seventeenth Annual Gala Dinner, please contact
Maya Kwasnycia                                                                                             
CCAB Director, Sponsorship & Events                                                                                               
(O) 416-961-8663 ext 224
(F) 416-961-3995

Media Contact:

Chris Allicock                                                                    
Amberlight Productions                                                                                                                                 
416-694-3131 (0)  416-694-2784 (F)

Who is Compass Group Canada?
Compass Group Canada is the country’s leading foodservice and support services company, with $1.8 billion in managed revenue in 2013 and over 26,000 associates across the country. Employing more than 500,000 associates worldwide with operations in around 50 countries, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC had revenues of £17.6 billion in the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013. For more information visit

About the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB):
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, founder of Shoppers Drug Mart and co-founder of the Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. CCAB is committed to the full participation of Aboriginal people in Canada’s economy. A national non-profit non-partisan association, CCAB offers knowledge, resources, and programs to both mainstream and Aboriginal owned companies that foster economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and businesses across Canada. For more information go to

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