TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Carillion Canada Inc. ("Carillion") is pleased to become a Patron Sponsor of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB) – a member organization dedicated to promoting the full participation of Aboriginal communities in the Canadian economy.
"Our ambition is to be the trusted partner for Aboriginal businesses and communities across Canada," says Carillion President and CEO Simon Buttery. "This Patron sponsorship confirms our commitment to continued collaboration with the CCAB, and to developing long-term working relationships that deliver positive economic, social and environmental outcomes."
Carillion Canada joined CCAB in 2012, and has since established an Aboriginal Relations Advisory Board and Steering Committee, consisting of business leaders, cross-functional team members, and external advisors. Carillion Canada is also a proud partner of Bouchier, one of Canada's leading Aboriginal businesses. Bouchier delivers integrated site support services across Alberta's oil sands, and attracted a significant minority investment from Carillion Canada in 2012.
"The focus of our Aboriginal Relations Steering Committee is to further develop opportunities that enable us to make meaningful contributions with Aboriginal communities where we live and work, while we strive to achieve Gold status accreditation in CCAB's Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program," says Simon.
"The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business is honoured to welcome Carillion to our distinguished group of Patron Members. Carillion's global expertise and local delivery offers a valuable business acumen that will be highly beneficial to Aboriginal communities across Canada," says CCAB President and CEO JP Gladu. "We're thrilled to work with Carillion and explore the possibilities that lie ahead in strengthening the relationship between Aboriginal businesses and Corporate Canada."
About Carillion Canada
Carillion is one of Canada's leading integrated support services companies, with extensive construction capabilities, a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and a sector-leading ability to deliver sustainable solutions. We employ approximately 2,500 people in Canada and 40,000 worldwide, with established businesses in the United Kingdom, the Middle East and the Caribbean. We have an annual revenue of more than $1 billion in Canada and nearly $7.5 billion globally. For further information on Carillion Canada, visit our website at www.carillion.ca.
About the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) was founded in 1984 by a small group of visionary business and community leaders led by Murray Koffler. 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. For more information on PAR, please visit www.CCAB.com.
SOURCE: The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
For further information: Meline Beach, Communications Manager, Carillion Canada Inc., (905) 532-5443, [email protected]; Chris Allicock, Amberlight Productions Inc., 416-694-3131 (O), 416-319-8003 (C), [email protected]