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Discover insights and perspectives that dive into the core of Indigenous-led dialogue and economic reconciliation. 


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LEARN & UNLEARN

Discover insights and perspectives that dive into the core of Indigenous-led dialogue and economic reconciliation. Whether you’re looking to deepen your knowledge, challenge your perceptions, or find ways to contribute to meaningful change, we have resources to help guide your journey. 

 

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How to be an ally toolkit

The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF) shares strategies for meaningful engagement, the pillars of effective allyship, and explores how you can contribute to a legacy of hope and healing. ' Download now to start making a difference.

Calgary Economic Development

Read the recommendations in the Indigenous Economic Contribution Study and consider how you can support and advance Economic Reconciliation in Calgary and beyond.

Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

Forward Summit is entirely dedicated to Call To Action #92, where the corporate sector in Canada is responsible for the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources.

Calgary Economic Development

Read the recommendations in the Indigenous Economic Contribution Study and consider how you can support and advance Economic Reconciliation in Calgary and beyond.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada

Read a summary of TRC: Honouring the truth, reconciling for the future.

Forward Connection Voices

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Get the latest news, case studies, how-to’s on Indigenous economic development and collaboration strategies. We focus on the latest in engagement and business strategies alike, so that you can learn in real-time how to propel opportunities forward. We feature our brightest contributors, speakers, and partners and we hope you’ll join the conversation. 

Forward Connection wants to hear from you!

We’re always looking to amplify the voices that are transforming the world of economic reconciliation, and if you’ve got something to contribute – we’d love to hear from you!

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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AEDC Celebrated at Forward Summit and CCAB Gala Award Dinner
27Nov

AEDC Celebrated at Forward Summit and CCAB Gala Award Dinner

Spring in Calgary now marks an important time for Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses to join in support of reconciliation and Indigenous wealth. In collaboration with Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, this year Forward Summit is the site for the annual Gala Awards Dinner that celebrates an outstanding corporation that has demonstrated effective leadership, skills, innovation …

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Introducing Billie Fortier to the Leadership Council
16Aug

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
10Jul

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
22May

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
24Apr

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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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,

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

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

Economic Reconciliation: A Five Point Foundation

During my six years serving as the President & CEO of CCAB, I have encountered many people across Canada who

Chief Bernice Martial of Cold Lake First Nations joins the Forward Summit Leadership Council

Forward Summit is pleased to share the news of Chief Martial’s participation in Forward Summit as a Leadership Council Member.

Forward Summit Co-Chair, JP Gladu on Indigenous Economies, Supply Chains, and Procurement

In our continued efforts to enhance and promote Economic Reconciliation, the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is excited to

Past Events

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