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Leveraging the Indigenous Procurement Advantage


Québec City


May 27, 2024

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Please join us for a panel discussion to learn from individuals that have played a leading role in advancing Indigenous procurement in Canada. Indigenous businesses contribute almost $50 billion annually to the Canadian economy and this contribution is expected to grow substantially in the coming years, as governments and companies look to significantly increase Indigenous participation in their supply chains.

This discussion will highlight the evolving state and potential of Indigenous procurement, policies and legal frameworks supporting Indigenous procurement, lessons learned from successes and setbacks, and how companies, Indigenous businesses, and governments can best position themselves to leverage this significant opportunity. 


  • Jim Boucher, President and Founder of Saa Dene Group of Companies and Former Chief of the Fort McKay First Nation
  • Mark Little, CEO of Jotson Inc. and former President & CEO at Suncor Energy
  • JP Gladu, Founder and Principal of Mokwateh
  • Moderated by Bryn Gray, Partner, McCarthy Tétrault.
Note: This presentation will take place in our Toronto office and will be given in English only. For those who cannot join us in person, please select the webinar option during the registration process. All instructions and information on how to access the webinar will be forwarded a few days before the event.

This program qualifies for up to 1 hour of CPD credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario.

Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: This program contains up to 1 hour of content. For more information regarding the declaration and recognition of educational activities, please contact the Barreau du Québec.

For questions about this event or to request an invitation, please contact [email protected]

Toronto – In person
4:30 p.m. – Registration 
5:15 p.m. – Panel Discussion
6:15 p.m. – Reception 

5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. (ET)
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (MT)
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (PT)

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