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Gala Award Dinner

Join us in celebration

Forward Summit and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business invite you to join us for an evening of networking, conversations, entertainment and celebration as we honour the corporate recipient of the 2020 Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Award.

Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Lead Sponsor and
Exclusive Award Sponsor
  • Celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of Aboriginal Business in Canada.
  • Make valuable connections and learn how to grow the Canadian economy through the strength of Indigenous communities and business. Indigenous people contribute over $30 billion to Canada’s GDP and it is estimated this will increase to $100 billion by 2024.
  • Network with Aboriginal business leaders and start working with the fastest-growing demographic in the country.
  • Enjoy performances by some of the biggest names in Indigenous entertainment.

Evening Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor

Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) Award

Nominate a company that deserves to be recognized for their outstanding business achievements.

It takes vision, tenacity, and courage to support community economic development, and the Recipients of the AEDC Award have these qualities in spades. Responsible for wealth creation, rising levels of employment, and business development in Aboriginal communities, the recipients of this award increase the prosperity and sustainable economic development of entire communities.


The award is open to all Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations (AEDC) in Canada. The corporations will have demonstrated effective economic leadership, skill and innovation. While special acts or other one-time achievements will be considered, this award will place special emphasis on effective and sustained efforts worthy of recognition. This justification will serve as the principal basis for the selection of the award recipient.

Nomination deadline: February 12, 2020. 

AEDC Award Presentation: April 28th at the CCAB Gala Award Dinner.

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