Call to Action # 92: Actions and Commitments

CCAB: Progressive Aboriginal Relations


September 6, 2022


CCAB: PAR Program

CCAB announces Canadian corporations to be recognized for achieving PAR certification

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business announces Canadian corporations to be recognized for achieving certification in Progressive Aboriginal Relations™ (PAR)

CCAB: Toronto, ON Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is proud to announce several prominent Canadian corporations to be recognized for achieving certification in Progressive Aboriginal Relations™ (PAR) during an award ceremony being held at the West Coast Business Forum Dinner, October 6th.

“We are encouraged every year by the growing list of companies who are committed to building positive relationships with Indigenous businesses and communities,” said CCAB’s President & CEO, Tabatha Bull. “Their dedication demonstrates a readiness to grow and create economic opportunities with Indigenous businesses. These corporations who have achieved certification have done so through a commitment to the process and a responsibility to continually improve and upgrade their certification level, which will be monitored and supported.”

Congratulations to the following PAR-certified members.

Gold Certification                                                                      

  • Sodexo Canada Energy and Resources

Silver Certification                                                                 

  • Deloitte Canada LLP
  • Triton Environmental Consultants
  • Hudbay Minerals Inc
  • ATCO Frontec Ltd
  • Forbes Bros Ltd

Bronze Certification  

  • Interfor East
  • Strad Canada Inc
  • Procon Mining & Tunneling Ltd   
  • Summit Site Services Inc
  • Remcam Projects LP
  • Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI)

PAR is a CCAB certification program that confirms corporate performance in Indigenous relations. The program supports participants’ efforts towards progressive improvement and commitment to prosperity in Indigenous communities and with Indigenous businesses. CCAB member companies build a framework that enables them to achieve certification in Indigenous relations at the bronze, silver, or gold level.  As a program that has built a reputation over 20 years, PAR is the premier corporate social responsibility program, providing a high level of assurance through an independent, third-party verification process of company reports on measurable outcomes and initiatives in four performance areas: Leadership Actions, Employment, Business Development, and Community Relationships. These verified reports are then reviewed by an independent jury of Indigenous business leaders who assign the final certification level.

About Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) 

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business is committed to the full participation of Indigenous peoples in Canada’s economy. A national, non-partisan association, with a mission to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities, and awareness. CCAB offers knowledge, resources, and programs to its members to foster economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples and businesses across Canada. For more information visit www.ccab.com

For media enquiries, contact:

James Tarrant

Sr. Associate, Communications

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

jtarrant@ccab.com | T: 416.961.8663 xtn 803

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