Business Leadership Award
Each year, FPAC and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) jointly offer the Indigenous Business Leadership Award. The $5,000 award recognizes and celebrates Indigenous 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 2018 for the eighth year to Splatsin Development Corporation located near Enderby, British Columbia.
Previous recipients have been Chilcotin Plateau Enterprise Ltd. (CPE) owned by the Toosey Indian Band, Troy Young, GM of LTN Contracting Ltd.; 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.
Applications for the 2019 Business Leadership Award are now being accepted
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