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CCAB is back in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore for our two final events of 2023! Join us October 18 – 19 for the Indigenous Women in Leadership Forum (IWIL) & Evening Reception, and West Coast Business Forum & Award Dinner. The Business Forum is now SOLD OUT, but tickets are available for IWL & Evening Reception and the Award Dinner.

IWIL  begins with morning networking opportunities during Coffee Connection and the Indigenous Marketplace, where you can connect with other attendees while exploring unique and hand-crafted goods from local Indigenous artisans. Our first mainstage panel, 7 Women, 7 Minutes, 7 Stories, features some remarkable Indigenous women sharing their inspiring journeys. After lunch, we honour the 2023 IWIL recipient, Bayside Corporation CEO, Rose Paul from Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation. Gain valuable insights and practical tips on how to make the most of networking opportunities and finish the afternoon with a panel on breaking through financial barriers. In the evening, we gather in The Grand Foyer for a reception featuring Indigenous foods, specialty drinks, and live entertainment with Beatrice Love and DJ Kookum to keep the celebration going.

The West Coast Business Forum kicks off with coffee and networking, opening entertainment, mainstage panels, and breakout sessions that focus on vital topics for a thriving Indigenous economy. That evening, join us for CCAB’s Award Dinner, a celebration of Indigenous excellence, starting with a pre-dinner cocktail networking reception. The night promises to be inspiring, filled with success stories, and entertainment by Beatrice Love. We also have the privilege of honouring Chief Dr. Robert Joseph, OBC, OC, the recipient of the 2023 Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations, along with our Progressive Aboriginal Relations™ (PAR) recipients.

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CCAB’s West Coast Business Forum on Thursday, October 6, focuses on what we do best – connecting people and businesses! Whether it be to innovate, learn, engage in discussions, pursue partnerships, make connections, or celebrate successes, our business forums provide concrete strategies to move your business forward.

Start the day with the Coffee Connection Networking Reception and shopping at the Indigenous Marketplace. Take ReconciliACTION during our morning fireside chat on the National Indigenous Economic Strategy. Attend workshops, roundtables, and panel discussions providing smart strategies, evolving ideas, and positive steps towards the journey to economic prosperity. Celebrate with us as we honour the 2022 recipient of the Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Relations, Dr. Marie Delorme.


*Additional Networking Opportunities to add to your registration

Pre-conference social sponsored by Parkland


Join us the evening before the forum on Wednesday, October 5 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm for an evening social sponsored by Parkland at TAPshack! Just a 10-minute walk from the hotel, this event is an excellent opportunity to network with sponsors, speakers, fellow attendees, and CCAB Board and staff. The $45 registration fee includes hors d’oeuvres and two drink tickets. Reconnect with old friends and make new connections in a casual setting. Event is complimentary for sponsors, patrons, and partners. Register early as there is limited capacity for this networking event.


Thank you to our Sponsors

Forum Sponsor

Award Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

Forum Mainstage Panel

Networking Cocktail Reception

Contributing Sponsors

Pre-event Social Sponsor

Session Sponsors

Indigenous Marketplace

Coffee Connection

Community Sponsors