DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR INDIGENOUS BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD

OTTAWA, June 15, 2011 /CNW/ - The Forest Products  Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) today announced that those wishing to nominate a First Nations entrepreneur for the joint FPAC-AFN Business Leadership Award will have an extra week to do so. The deadline is now Monday June 27th.

The award recognizes and celebrates First Nations entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, exceptional environmental and safety performance and the delivery of high-quality products and services. The recipient must also demonstrate a strong,  long-term commitment to the Indigenous community, particularly in supporting Indigenous employment.

There are now approximately 1,400 Aboriginal owned businesses in Canada, and about 17,000 Aboriginal people working in the sector, making the forest products industry the largest employer for First Nations workers.

The award will be presented on July 14 at the AFN General Assembly in Moncton, New Brunswick.

To obtain an application, please visit www.fpac.ca/publications/AFN_award%20brochure_2011.pdf or www.fpac.ca/index.php/en/collaboration

FPAC provides a voice for Canada's wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $57-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 2% of Canada's GDP and is one of Canada's largest employers operating in hundreds of communities and providing 240,000 direct jobs across the country. 

SOURCE FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

For further information:

Monica Bailey
Director, Marketing Communications
Forest Products Association of Canada
T: 613.563.1441 xt 323
E: Monica.Bailey@fpac.ca

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