Below is a list of upcoming events that relate to Indigenous Economic Development, as well as organizations that host these types of events.  Please note they are listed for convenience, may not be open to the general public and are not necessarily endorsed by NACCA.

We are in the process of updating this Events page to make it more informative and easier to use.  If you have an event that you feel would be relevant to Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada, please send details to

Conference - April 16-17, 2019 - Toronto ON
Creating Successful Indigenous Engagements and Partnerships with the Retail Industry and Retail Businesses


This Discussion Forum will provide information, invite dialogue and explore strategies by which retail businesses and the retail industry can be encouraged to develop successful engagements and partnerships with Indigenous people and communities. The purpose of the dialogue is to explore ways to create the relationships and conditions needed for successful Indigenous employment and workforce development, business and social development. Join us along with 100 other invited guests from industry and Indigenous organizations as we share information and exchange ideas and strategies to work together.

More info:  Invite

NACCA Indigenous Economic Prosperity Forum - February 2019 - Gatineau QC

This year's theme was Access to Capital - Unlocking Community Potential.  Our sincere thanks to all those who participated and helped make our inaugural Forum a huge success.

We'd like to recognize and thank our sponsors for this event:

We also wish to recognize and thank the Government of Canada (ISC & ISED) for their financial contribution.

Visit the Forum page here.

Vision Quest Conference & Trade Show - May 14-16, 2019 - Winnipeg MB

Promoting Indigenous Business, Community and Business Development. Visit their website at

NACCA AGM - September 2019 - Vancouver BC

Specific dates and more details as they become available.


  • NationTalk is Canada's Premier Aboriginal newswire, employment, event and tender service. NationTalk has been the voice for Indigenous employment, event, tender and media opportunities since 2005.

Business Development Bank of Canada

  • The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the non-Indigenous version of NACCA.  They help create and develop strong Canadian businesses through financing, advisory services and capital, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.  They have a subsidiary called BDC Capital, which is similar to NACCA's planned Indigenous Growth Fund.

FuturPreneur Canada

  • FuturPreneur is a community of entrepreneurs and experts, sharing practical advice, business tips and lessons learned.

AFOA Canada

  • AFOA Canada offers a wide range of professional development opportunities through online learning, publications and workshops.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

  • The CCAB's mission is to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and Canadian Business.  Throughout the year, the CCAB hosts multiple events at various locations and dates.

Startup Canada

  • Join StartUp Canada for their weekly online programs and learning webinars, explore special events live across Canada, and secure your seat for their upcoming Signature events.

Aboriginal Business Match

  • Aboriginal Business Match is a two-and-a-half day networking event that connects a national network of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal decision makers to create opportunities for businesses, training, and employment.

Canadian Business Events Calendar

  • This website contains a list of events and training opportunities offered for Canadian business leaders throughout Canada.

Aboriginal Conferences & Events

  • This highly specialized portal is fully-dedicated to assisting individuals interested in locating and attending conferences and events of specific interest to Canada's Aboriginal Peoples.

Entrepreneurial Development Conference and Expo (EDCE)

  • The Entrepreneurial Development Conference & Expo is an educational event which draws a roadmap to success for small business owners and managers.  Currently offered in four Canadian cities for 2018.
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