Funding Support, Sponsorship & Corporate Members

ISC

Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) works collaboratively with partners to improve access to high quality services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Our vision is to support and empower Indigenous peoples to independently deliver services and address the socio-economic conditions in their communities.

Royal Bank of Canada Aboriginal Banking

Contact: Curtis Campbell, Vice President, Aboriginal Banking | Commercial Financial Services

RBC Aboriginal Banking Shield

RBC has a long history of building relationships with First Nations, Métis and Inuit governments, organizations, businesses, communities and individuals. RBC provides tailored and innovative solutions to a full range of financial services, as well as support for community and social development, employment and training, and procurement opportunities with RBC.

BMO Aboriginal Banking

Contact: Stephen Fay, Senior Banking Manager & Doug Bourque, BC Banking Manager

Bank of Montreal

BMO Bank of Montreal created the Aboriginal Banking Unit in 1992 to contribute to the economic self-sufficiency of Aboriginal communities, businesses and individuals across Canada. BMO has committed to provide Aboriginal communities with employment opportunities and improved access to financial products and services. BMO Bank of Montreal recognizes that the ability to contribute to the self-sufficiency of Aboriginal communities is linked to the development of effective relationships with those communities. To foster these relationships, BMO is working with Aboriginal communities in a spirit of partnership.

First Nations Financial Management Board

Contact: Sara Neuert, Director Relationships, Market Development and Intervention

First Nations Financial Management Board develops and publishes Financial Performance and Financial Management System Standards for First Nations. The FNFMB is an Aboriginal institution that provides a suite of financial management tools and services to First Nations governments seeking to strengthen their fiscal stewardship and accountability regime and develop necessary capacity to meet their expanding fiscal and financial management requirements.

Hub International

Contact: Richard TrudeauCommercial Account Executive
Hub International

Specializing in helping First Nation Communities and Development Corporations in managing their insurance placement. Local service is a key difference between the “All Nations” program and competitors offerings. Local means, we have the people in place in or around your community ready to help – ready to serve.
HUB professionals have considerable resources – knowledge, technology and market relationships to provide coverage and services tailored to the needs of each First Nation community including a Risk Services Division. The Risk Services Division uses a 5 step approach as this helps to build a framework to implement effective, long range solutions that creates the best results for clients.

AOS Applied Office Solutions

Contact: Michele Hansen, AOS First Nations Information Management
AOS

Streamline your First Nation operations with consulting and software solutions from AOS Partners. To grow your First Nation you need to manage a huge amount of information. The office needs to access membership information, a skills inventory, HR information — and have it be all up to date and reliable. When you have great systems in place, all departments benefit and your First Nation can push forward on the growth agenda. With clean data, your reporting process is simplified, and you can easily meet INAC reporting requirements.

Mandell Pinder

Contact: Janelle Dwyer, Partner

A small firm able to deliver professional integrated services to First Nations governments. The firm’s growth reflects an increasing diversity of expertise and skill, including: Aboriginal institution-building; social, business and economic development; employment; environmental assessments; and legal and governance structures to reconcile Aboriginal and Crown interests. Madell Pinder assists First Nations in developing innovative approaches to impact benefit agreements, negotiated models for reconciliation and shared decision-making and frameworks for the implementation of Indigenous laws and legal orders.

Aboriginal Housing Management Association

Contact: Lloyd Taghavi, Chief Financial Officer

Comprised of 41 Members across the province, AHMA represents over 5000 families living off- reserve in British Columbia. Formed in the early 1990’s they are the direct partner with Provincial Government and were created for Indigenous by Indigenous communities. AHMA leverages the collective impact of their membership to provide safe and secure housing for Urban, Rural, and Northern Indigenous Peoples in the Province of British Columbia.

 BDO

Contact: Scott Simpson, Marketing Manager

From accounting and auditing to economic development and operational optimization, BDO draws on deep experience helping clients resolve a range of complicated issues. Across Canada, their Indigenous Services Practice has an in-depth understanding of community-specific issues. BDO brings a deep understanding of how Indigenous communities operate, and can formulate and implement the unique and effective strategies to meet their needs.

BDO’s partner-led practice group provides a comprehensive, integrated suite of services to help our Indigenous clients evolve through strategic, actionable plans – no matter what growth phase they’re in.

Miller & Titerle & Co.

MT+Co are a collaborative group of experienced business lawyers, negotiators and communicators. They draw on corporate-commercial legal expertise, deep experience in Indigenous law and strategic thinking to help First Nations communities develop prosperity in a manner consistent with community values.

ATCO


ATCO is comprised of a diverse array of businesses that touch the lives of millions around the world. They have always taken their responsibilities very seriously, whether to the communities they serve, employees’ and customers’ safety, or the global environment within which they operate. Their commitment is to conduct business in a manner that reflects their values: integrity, transparency, entrepreneurship, perseverance, accountability, collaboration and caring.

The Answer Co.

The Answer Company has worked with over 600 companies from across North America, this has allowed them to harness a wide base of technical and application expertise. Their Sage and Acumatica ERP experience allow them to offer superb customer service and to confidently answer your questions right from the start.

AON

Aon is the first and only major broker to make a long-term commitment to Indigenous Canada. Their goal is to provide more accurate risk evaluation, access to insurance at lower cost, and superior service. For more than 30 years Aon has been providing insurance and risk management solutions specifically designed to meet the unique needs of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. Aon has worked exclusively with Indigenous communities to develop customized products, in particular our recognized NationsPLUS™ program

Crowe Mackay LLP

Crowe MacKay has been working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities for over 40 years. They know operating a community can be overwhelming – that’s why their extensive accounting and bookkeeping knowledge is vital to your success. Crowe Mackay has built a reputation for excellence by providing customized, value-added advice specific to your community’s financial needs. The comprehensive, on-target accounting services for Aboriginal communities in Canada they offer is a direct result of their specialized knowledge of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.

From basic accounting services, Aboriginal financial auditing, budgeting, dealing with the Canada Revenue Agency, understanding tax law and accounting law as they apply to Aboriginal communities and in-depth financial advisory services, the Crowe MacKay accounting professionals will meet your expectations and further your growth as a community.

Deloitte

Deloitte Indigenous was founded in 1990 to enable Indigenous leaders, communities, and organizations with access to comprehensive professional services. Their goal is to support business and financial success for Indigenous communities and their members. Deloitte believes the most important component of any client relationship is to listen to their clients, knowing that each one has a different set of priorities. Deloitte has invested extensive time and resources to gain an understanding of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit culture, issues, business practices, and concerns.