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
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
SOURCE FOREST PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
For further information:
Director, Marketing Communications
Forest Products Association of Canada
T: 613.563.1441 xt 323