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2019 Vancouver Progressive Aboriginal Relations Luncheon

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The 2019 Progressive Aboriginal Relations Luncheon in Vancouver brings together companies that are interested in the Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program. Meet businesses that are committed to promoting and developing partnerships with and investing in Aboriginal businesses and communities and learn about how your company can become a PAR-committed company.

Moving Capital, Shifting Power

CCAB and the Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) recently partnered to identify opportunities for investment corporations to contribute to economic reconciliation in Canada. Their research findings revealed that the majority of firms are not currently integrating Indigenous targets into their policies, investment practices or decision-making in a way that would positively impact Indigenous Peoples and businesses. During the luncheon, join CCAB and SHARE for the launch of our “Moving Capital – Shifting Power” research and panel discussion on the importance of integrating Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) into Indigenous engagement and investment strategies for the finance industry.

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Speaker James Blackman

President/CEO and Co-Founder
Primco Dene Group of Companies

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Shannon Rohan, Chief Strategy Officer

Shareholder Association for Research and Education

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Speaker – Jean Paul (JP) Gladu

President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) based in Toronto

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Speaker – Randy Moore

Vice President, Strategic Development and Aboriginal Relations
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Max Skudra

Max Skudra, Director, Research and Government Relations

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

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Vickie Whitehead

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Samantha Morton, Project Manager

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

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SHARE and Coast Funds announce shareholder proxy voting guidelines advocating for the rights of Indigenous Peoples

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SHARE and Coast Funds today announced new shareholder proxy voting guidelines that advocate for the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Coast Funds is an Indigenous-led conservation finance organization created by First Nations, the governments of British Columbia and Canada, and private foundations as part of the 2006 Great Bear Rainforest agreements.

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A day to reflect on how reconciliation can be advanced by investors in Canada

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Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day, to recognize and celebrate the ongoing history, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to our nation and to the world. To provide some examples of how reconciliation is relevant for individuals and organizations in the investment and financial ecosystem, we offer some of the work SHARE is doing – in our programs as well as internally.

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Forward Summit – Economic Development Potential of Indigenous Trusts

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Join Rachel Forbes, SHARE’s Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative Coordinator at the Economic Development Potential of Indigenous Trusts panel of the Forward Summit in Calgary on February 26, 2019 from 11am to noon.

The Forward Summit is an Indigenous-led, multi-day conference dedicated to advancing economic partnerships, discovering opportunities for change and supporting national relationships between Canada’s industry leaders and Indigenous Communities.

Panel members:

  • Leith Cardinal, Manager of Onihcikiskowapowin Business Trust and Board Chair, NATOA
  • Vickie Whitehead, CPA, CGA, Director of Aboriginal Client Services, Deloitte
  • Rachel Forbes, RRII Coordinator, SHARE
  • Moderator: Max Skudra, Canadian Council on Aboriginal Business