Thank you to the IBA sponsorship family 

A big thank you to the 2023-24 Indigenous Business Award (IBA) sponsors as we wrap up their year of commitment to the program and launch the 2024 Call for Nominations.

These organizations support the growth of Indigenous entrepreneurship throughout the province and recognize that what’s good for the province and Indigenous entrepreneurs is good for business as well. 

“Enbridge understands meaningful engagement and respective relationship are foundational to advancing reconciliation. We are committed to developing strategies, mechanisms and opportunities that support and nurture dialogue between Enbridge and Indigenous groups throughout the lifecycle of our projects and operations. As part of this engagement, Enbridge strives to facilitate positive and mutually beneficial financial impacts, opportunities and potential partnerships with Indigenous groups and businesses.” Enbridge, 2023 Bursary Sponsor 

For sponsors of the IBA program, reconciliation with Indigenous communities is important to advancing relationships and understanding. 

“We are committed to responsibly producing critical minerals, and we recognize that building strong relationships with Indigenous Peoples that help us understand each other’s perspectives and priorities is fundamental to our success. We are proud to partner with BC Achievement for Indigenous Business and Reconciliation Awards, where the excellence of Indigenous Peoples across BC is recognized, and their impactful stories are shared.” Teck, 2023 Presentation Sponsor 

These relationships are also beneficial in supporting the work that Indigenous businesses do and helping to grow their successes.  

“Reconciliation is a core value for Vancity, and we are committed to building authentic relationships with Indigenous communities that support their path to self-reliance, sustainability, and financial independence. Ensuring Indigenous businesses have equitable access to the capital and financial services they need, and recognizing the innovation and excellence that so many Indigenous business possess, are key to this commitment.” Vancity, 2023 Awardee Sponsor 

We are grateful for the ongoing support from all of our IBA supporters including our partnership with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, and generous sponsorship by; Enbridge, YVR, Teck, TD, Vancity, Aquilini, BC Hydro, BC Transit, CN, KPMG, New Relationship Trust, Ovintiv, Seaspan, Simpcw Resources Group, Port of Vancouver – Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, West Fraser, Dentons, FortisBC, Linde, Pacific Blue Cross, RBC, SFU Beedie School of Business, Shell, TELUS, and Trans Mountain. Thank you for recognizing the impact of Indigenous entrepreneurship in the province and for joining with BC Achievement to shine a light on business excellence! 

We look forward to working with you again for the 2024 Indigenous Business Award program.  

Sponsorship Opportunities can be found here.

Nominations remain open until May 31 at 5:00 PM.

Click here for the nomination form to #nominatenow.

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