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Introducing Billie Fortier to the Leadership Council

Join us in welcoming Billie Fortier as one of the new voices of the Forward Summit Leadership Council. Having Billie join the Forward Summit Leadership Council with her wealth of knowledge and experience creates opportunities for new perspectives on Indigenous economics from a legal standpoint. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ry6i1tHWCw In this video from her panel at Forward Summit, …

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Forward Summit Releases Forward Together Research Report in Collaboration with Canada West Foundation

Forward Summit Releases Forward Together Research Report in Collaboration with Canada West Foundation CALGARY June 26, 2019 – As Indigenous communities continue to make significant gains in economic independence, there are opportunities to advance new partnerships, discover opportunities for change and support relationships with industry leaders, according to a new report released by the Canada …

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Forward Summit Announces Major Partnership

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business partners with the Indigenous-led Forward Summit to support and amplify the voices of Aboriginal business and community prosperity in Canada. Following the success of Forward Summit, which brought together over 500 Indigenous and industry thought-leaders, community leaders and business owners, the organizing team is excited to announce a major partnership …

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Forward Summit Highlights

The inaugural Forward Summit took place from February 26-28, 2019 at the Calgary Telus Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Forward Summit brought together over 500 delegates, 32 exhibitors, and organizations representing 40+ Indigenous communities from across Canada. Indigenous and industry though-leaders joined this initiative to share experiences and ideas to further the goal of …

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Indigenous students and alumni across Alberta explore career opportunities at Indigenous Students Career Day

  Forward Summit partners with Lynx Indigenous Career Connection to present Indigenous Students Career Day taking place on February 27th at Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. While hundreds of Indigenous and industry leaders from across Canada meet at the convention centre for Forward Summit, a few rooms over, Indigenous students and alumni from across Alberta will …

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How has your organization embraced Indigenous inclusion?

Are you conscious of the current Indigenous workforce landscape? What steps can you take to integrate Indigenous talent into your labor pool? Once you start hiring Indigenous employees, are you creating an inclusive environment and fostering the proper corporate culture? There are many questions that organizations across Canada need to ask in order to create …

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The Indigenous led Forward Summit releases conference program highlights

Energy, Workforce, Capacity Building, Procurement and Cannabis Economies are among the top panels, roundtables and workshops November 26, 2018 (Calgary, AB). As 2018 winds down, Forward Summit is heating up introducing key partners and speakers to its three-day event. Hosted at Calgary TELUS Convention Centre from February 26 – 28, Forward Summit is a professional …

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First Nations Major Project Coalition to support $300 million First Nation led project

The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) continues to bridge a major industry gap by providing the proper capacity for it’s growing Indigenous members to deliver on major projects throughout Canada. Highlighted by their newest video, The Time is Now, the Major Projects Coalition demonstrates the ability to equip First Nations with access to tools and …

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A Message From Premier Notley

On behalf of the Government of Alberta, welcome to the Forward Summit, an innovative conference for Indigenous leaders and the business community.

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