Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

August 23, 2016 09:00 ET

Government of Canada Supports World Indigenous Business Forum

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2016) - Western Economic Diversification Canada

Indigenous Canadians are taking their place on the world stage as they invite an international audience to the heart of Canada, promoting business development and increasing awareness of Indigenous Canadian communities. The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced funding of $57,000 to support the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute (ILDI) in delivering the 2016 World Indigenous Business Forum (WIBF) in Saskatoon.

Up to 1,000 delegates at this year's WIBF will make important connections that aim towards enhancing economic, employment and training opportunities for Indigenous peoples. Attendees will also learn more about regional and national Indigenous Canadian cultures, and will join with local citizens at the Saskatchewan World Indigenous Festival of the Arts, a showcase of local and international Indigenous talent.

Quotes

"Indigenous Canadians represent the fastest-growing segment of the Canadian population and are an important part of Canada's economic prosperity. The Government of Canada is committed to investing in opportunities for Indigenous people to help secure a better quality of life for their communities and build a stronger, more unified and prosperous Canada."

  • The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada

"The World Indigenous Business Forum 2016 is an opportunity for leaders and entrepreneurs to connect and share business experiences, ideas and initiatives. Delegates will engage with other Senior Executives, Directors and Managers from global sectors"

  • Barb Hambleton, Vice-President, Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc. and Director, World Indigenous Business Forum.

Additional Links

World Indigenous Business Forum

Indigenous Leadership Development Institute

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Contact Information

  • Rhonda Shymko
    A/Director, Policy, Planning and External Relations
    Western Economic Diversification Canada
    306-716-1901
    rhonda.shymko@canada.ca

    Barb Hambleton
    Vice-President
    Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc.
    204-940-1700
    barbhambleton@ildii.ca

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