Indigenous Business Directory helps companies connect
- EFN Staff | September 07, 2020
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce (SCC) has launched an Indigenous Business Directory, as part of its Indigenous Engagement Charter.
The Indigenous Business Directory will ensure that more Indigenous-owned businesses can participate in the Saskatchewan supply chain and will facilitate increased engagement between members of the Chamber and Indigenous-owned businesses in the province.
“This is an important addition to the toolkit provided in the Indigenous Engagement Charter and we are excited to offer this service to Indigenous-owned businesses and those looking to engage with Indigenous-owned business,” Steve McLellan, CEO of the SCC said in a media release.
The Indigenous Engagement Charter was launched in January to help Indigenous and non-Indigenous companies to do business with each other.
“There is huge potential for industry in all sectors across our province to benefit from this directory. It’s time for business to work with Indigenous-owned businesses and create long-lasting, meaningful partnerships that will benefit all Saskatchewan residents,” said Nick Crighton, Director of Indigenous Engagement at the SCC.
“The goal is to connect industry with Indigenous-owned businesses, and in turn benefit the communities and families they serve.”
The directory focuses on businesses with at least 51 per cent Indigenous ownership and includes verified and non-verified businesses. Using the online portal, a company can set up a profile with its locations, services and contact details. Businesses in the directory have been contacted and encouraged to claim their profile and update all details. Adding verified Indigenous-owned businesses to the directory will open up the market and help business people make connections.
The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is encouraging all Saskatchewan businesses to use the Directory in their procurement and partnership plans. By doing so, businesses will gain quality suppliers and help the overall economy grow.
Find out more about the Indigenous Engagement Charter, its investors and signatories, and the Indigenous Business Directory on the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce website.