The Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce Business Procurement Workshop brings together leaders from government and Indigenous businesses to share best practices.
WINNIPEG, Jan. 22, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada works best when everybody participates in its economy, including the growing community of Indigenous businesses. The Government of Canada supports the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce (ACC) efforts to help accelerate the growth of Indigenous businesses in Manitoba through an enhanced understanding of federal procurement processes.
The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced $15,500 in funding to the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce to host a Business Procurement Workshop. Today, she discussed opportunities that can help foster and grow Indigenous small businesses.
Through its Business Procurement Workshop, the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce aims to connect members of the Indigenous business community with industry and government leaders to learn more about federal government procurement practices.
"Through our partnership with the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce, we are ensuring Indigenous entrepreneurs in Manitoba have the tools and resources they need to succeed in the competitive procurement ecosystem. Through this workshop, we will help create opportunities for Indigenous businesses to grow and thrive."
- The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada
"I am pleased to see the partnership between the Government of Canada and the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce. The Business Procurement Workshop will help indigenous-owned businesses take advantage of federal procurement opportunities that will help them scale and grow. ."
- The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
"Government of Canada support for this initiative by the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce, whose values are based on the seven sacred teaching of Love, Respect, Courage, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, and Truth, will assist Indigenous businesses to broaden their business interests and capacity.
- Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg Centre
"The Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce is very excited to be able to enhance procurement in our marketplace to our members and non-members. Western Economic Diversification Canada support is assisting us to make this event possible. We look forward to this ongoing partnership."
- Darrell Brown ICD.D, Chair, Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce
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SOURCE Western Economic Diversification Canada
For further information: Nathalie Leroux, Director Policy, Planning and External Relations, Western Economic Diversification Canada, 204-984-8472, firstname.lastname@example.org; Darrell Brown ICD.D, Chair, Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce, 204-949-0646, email@example.com