We hope your families & communities enjoyed a safe, restful holiday.
Our New Year began under a second lockdown, and we know that many of our members are experiencing the stress of closures and adjustment to remote or online communications. If your business is needing support, be sure to look at the linked NADF video featuring Director Brian Davey to learn about what services and emergency funding may be available for your organization
Despite these troubles, we are beginning this year with a strong presence. We are working alongside the conservation through Reconciliation Partnership to host a series of webinars about Carbon offsets and Indigenous leadership in Conservation. Our first webinar was very successful, and miigwetch to the over 350 people who attended to learn more! We hope to see you all at the next webinars, which will be announced soon.
Director Steven McCoy is currently assisting the Ontario Chamber of Commerce as a member of the Vaccination Support Team, and you’ll find an update about this important work as well.
We at the ABPA will continue to advocate for our First Nations businesses and entrepreneurs in Northern Ontario, and we are confident that we will be able to emerge stronger together. We look forward to bringing our resources tand advocacy to our membership through online gatherings and events, so that we can maintain and grow our networks even during this time of difficulty. We look forward to virtually seeing you, and invite your to share your thoughts with us at abpa.live/strongertogether.