Indigenous Business Award
Nominations Open: June 1 – June 30

Photo: Leigh Joseph – Skwálwen Botanicals

It’s time to #nominatenowBC for the 2021 Indigenous Business Award (IBA) program. The award program creates space for Indigenous entrepreneurs to share their dreams, their hard lessons and give a new definition to what success means in their world.  

The IBA program identifies and recognizes Indigenous entrepreneurs in BC, serving as a catalyst for progress and opportunity. The program allows for collaborative and strategic partnerships to thrive giving voice to Indigenous entrepreneurship while modelling success.  

Indigenous businesses are a driving force in the economy of this province and deserve to be recognized for their effort, skill and courage. Be part of it and share these stories of building resilience in business excellence by nominating worthy Indigenous businesses for the 2021 program. 

If you are an Indigenous business or if you know an individual or business that demonstrates excellence in their entrepreneurial skills and leadership, nominate them for a 2021 Indigenous Business Award.  

Categories are:  
Young Entrepreneur of the Year  
Business of the Year
Business Partnership of the Year

“It is crucial to acknowledge excellence, and increase Indigenous representation, in the business and entrepreneurship space. Representation matters. The more Indigenous businesses that are successful, the more inspiration there will be for up and coming Indigenous entrepreneurs to pursue their entrepreneurial path. The more stories of resilience, strength and innovation that are shared from Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs the more we as a society shift the narratives of trauma and deficit that are often at the forefront of news stories amid ongoing anti-Indigenous racism that exists in our country.”

Leigh Joseph, Skwálwen Botanticals, 2020 IBA Awardee

Support Indigenous Business in our communities and inspire achievement throughout BC. Be part of it!  

Nominate now at now until June 30th.  

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