TORONTO, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Four forward-thinking companies—
Scotiabank, Higgins Executive Search, Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., and
Manitoba Lotteries Corporation —are being awarded Canada's only
recognition of performance and success in building positive relations
with Aboriginal businesses, people, and communities. These companies
are being certified at the PAR Gold level by the Canadian Council for
Aboriginal Business' (CCAB) Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR)
program for significant commitment, progress, and outcomes through
Clint Davis, CCAB President and CEO said: "Strong, measurable and ongoing commitments by PAR certified
companies create opportunities for a growing and skilled Aboriginal
workforce. Nurturing real and dynamic relationships with Aboriginal
people and communities is not only socially responsible, it makes smart
business sense." Davis noted that recent enhancements to the PAR
program can accommodate and support the diversity of companies that can
link the achievement of business objectives to strong working
relationships with Aboriginal communities.
PAR companies establish effective strategies to maximize involvement in
the Aboriginal market and through the PAR comprehensive self-assessment
exercise, assess their performance. The results and findings are
externally verified and submitted to an independent PAR jury for
designation of PAR certification at the Bronze, Silver, or Gold Level.
Gold certified companies exhibit long-standing leadership and
sustainability in Aboriginal relations.
The achievements of the four leading Canadian corporate citizens will be
recognized at CCAB's 9th Annual Gala Celebration in Vancouver on September 29th. The event's keynote speaker is The Right Honourable Paul Martin who
will be presented with the inaugural Award for Excellence in Aboriginal
Relations at the gala.
ABOUT CCAB: The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) was founded in
1984 by a small group of visionary business and community leaders. CCAB
is committed to the full participation of Aboriginal people in Canada's
economy. A national non-profit organization, CCAB offers knowledge,
resources, and programs to both mainstream and Aboriginal owned
companies that foster economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and
businesses across Canada.
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