Forward Summit brings together Indigenous leaders and
senior Industry decision-makers from across Canada to participate
in an important conversation about workforce and
economic development.
How can Indigenous Peoples gain better access to the
resources needed to develop healthy and work-ready communities?

How can Industry better identify opportunities to
engage with a willing, yet underutilized Indigenous workforce?
Roundtable discussions and workshop topics include:
  • Attracting and retaining Indigenous workers.
  • Building successful economic partnerships between Indigenous
    communities and non-Indigenous companies.
  • Creating equal opportunity to employment and training.
  • Indigepreneurship, financing, and planning.
  • Market access.
  • Establishing joint ventures.
  • Aboriginal Awareness Training.
Every action taken together at Forward Summit will work towards
Recommendation #92 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s “Calls to Action”:
“Reconciliation must inspire Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples to transform Canadian society so that our children
and grandchildren can live together in dignity, peace, and prosperity on these lands we now share.”

This ground-breaking, Indigenous-led event takes place in a welcoming environment where momentous roundtable discussions, workshops, and an exchange of knowledge can occur.

Experienced, knowledgeable, and dynamic speakers will lead crucial discussions such as how to attract and retain Indigenous workers and build successful economic partnerships between Indigenous communities and non-Indigenous companies. Read More

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