Forest Products Association of Canada

Business Leadership Award

Each year, FPAC and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) jointly offer the Aboriginal Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates Aboriginal entrepreneurs for their success in a forest products business that exemplifies business leadership, exceptional environmental and safety performance and the delivery of high-quality products and services. The recipient must also demonstrate a strong, long-term commitment to the Indigenous community, particularly in supporting Indigenous employment.

This award was given in 2015 for the sixth year to LTN Contracting Ltd., the largest timber harvesting contractor in the Prince George area of British Columbia.

Previous recipients have been Chief David Walkem, the president of Stuwix Resources Joint Venture from the interior of British Columbia; Grace Esquega, the President of Niigaani Enterprises in Gull Bay, Ontario; Percy Guichon, the Chief of the Alexis Creek Indian Band; Tsi Del Del Enterprises of Chilanko Forks BC and Al Humphrys, the general manager of Duz Cho logging, owned by the McLeod Lake Indian Band.  The award nominees are judged against six criteria: business leadership, longevity, employment of Aboriginal peoples, safety and environmental performance, consistency of goods and services provided and commitment to the Aboriginal community.

Nominations for the 2016 Aboriginal Business Leadership Award are now open!


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