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Nominations open for 2019 Indigenous Business Leadership Award

Recognition goes to forestry entrepreneur that supports Indigenous employment
The 2019 Indigenous Business Leadership Award will recognize a forestry entrepreneur that support Indigenous employment. (File photo)

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Indigenous Business Leadership Award.

The $5,000 award, presented as a partnership between the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), recognizes and celebrates Indigenous entrepreneurs for their success in a forestry business that supports Indigenous employment.

“CCAB is proud to recognize the enormous accomplishments and economic potential of Indigenous businesses in the forest sector,” said J.P. Gladu, president and CEO of CCAB, in a Jan. 31 news release.

“Our organization aims to showcase the leadership and contributions of outstanding Indigenous business in Canada and the forest sector is a major contributor to the health and vitality of our Indigenous communities.”

Businesses eligible for the award exemplify leadership, environmental and safety performance, and product quality, demonstrating a long-term commitment to the Indigenous community.

“Indigenous communities have played an important role in Canada’s forest products sector for decades, and we are always looking for ways to recognize excellence and encourage collaboration," said Derek Nighbor, president and CEO of FPAC, in the release.

Nominations are due March 31, 2019, and winners will be recognized and celebrated during FPAC’s annual award ceremony on May 9 in Vancouver.

To apply, click here.