Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) recently announced that nominations are open for the 2019 Indigenous Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates Indigenous entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, environmental and safety performance, and product quality. The recipient must also demonstrate a strong, long-term commitment to the Indigenous community, particularly in supporting Indigenous employment.
Canada’s forest sector is one of the largest employers of Indigenous workers in Canada, with 1,400 Indigenous-owned businesses, and about 12,500 Indigenous employees.
Nominations are due March 31, 2019. Winners will be recognized and celebrated during FPAC’s annual award ceremony on May 9th, in Vancouver