Another First for Aboriginals in Canada

Rob Campbell named Partner at MNP LLP

CALGARY, June 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Coming from a northern Manitoba First Nation and growing up all across Canada, from Inuvik to Ottawa, Rob Campbell had many dreams but none involved working with an accounting firm.

Today, as National Director of Aboriginal Services for MNP LLP, Campbell sees becoming the first Status-Indian in Canada to be appointed Partner to a leading national tax, accounting and business consulting firm as a collective milestone. 

"I feel valued by MNP and honoured to be recognized for my contributions," Campbell said. "Being appointed Partner is a reflection of the commitment MNP has with me and with the Aboriginal community as a whole."

The fifth-largest accounting firm in Canada, MNP has invested more time and resources into understanding Aboriginal needs than any other firm in the country. MNP represents more than 250 First Nations, Metis and Inuit's communities across the country and over 800 clients, and has a clear understanding of the broad range of conditions that often exist exclusively within this environment.

"In the five years Rob has been with MNP, he has demonstrated an incredible dedication to recognizing, empowering and celebrating the unique cultures and traditions within First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities across Canada. Rob's thorough understanding of the varying opportunities and challenges many Aboriginal individuals, businesses and communities face, has helped us as a firm strengthen our commitment to enable communities not only to thrive, but fully realize all that can be achieved," Clayton Norris, MNP Vice President Aboriginal Services, said.

Campbell brings to his role with MNP more than 25 years of experience in community, economic and business development, focusing on public sector, corporate and private enterprises. He is a trusted leader, known for his integrity, professionalism, kind humour and strong relationship-building expertise.

Campbell counts his father, George Campbell, as being the strongest influence in his life. Starting as a trapper in northern Manitoba, George rose to leadership positions in organizations, business and institution. He showed his son how hard work, an open mind and respect can lead to success – for individuals and communities.

"As many Aboriginal people aspire to all kinds of positions in life, we are all making that little contribution that collectively moves our people forward," Campbell said. "As we evolve in these roles and become decision makers, and leaders in all walks of life, it enhances our people and society in general."

MNP provides a wide base of services to the Aboriginal community, ranging from audits to bookkeeping to advisory services, with focuses on governments, organizational development, economic growth and resource development.

About MNP

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm to Canada's Aboriginal communities. We have invested more time and resources into understanding Aboriginal needs than any other firm. With more than 250 Aboriginal clients and 70 Aboriginal team members, MNP has developed a diverse suite of services designed to preserve our clients' traditions and position them for success. For more information, visit


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For further information: Rob Campbell, MNP National Director Aboriginal Services, T: 204.775.453, E:; Clayton Norris, CAFM, MBA, CPA, CMA, MNP Vice President Aboriginal Services, T: 403.263.3385, E:


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