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Information session 2: Procurement and networking opportunities for Indigenous businesses in the National Capital Region

Information session 2: Procurement and networking opportunities for Indigenous businesses in the National Capital Region

Published -
February 2, 2023
Date of event


10:00 am to 5:00 pm




Type of Event



Event Location


Event Address

120 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau QC J8X 2K1

Procurement Assistance Canada invites you to an event on Thursday, January 19, 2023, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) in a hybrid format. Join us online or in-person at the Native Women’s Association of Canada’s Social, Economic, and Cultural Innovation Centre at 120 Promenade du Portage in Gatineau, Quebec.

Event line-up

Check out the lists below for more information on what we have to offer. Or if you're ready to sign-up, go to Register for this event

The following will take place both online and in-person:

  • From 10:00 am to 10:55 am – Opening remarks, Land Acknowledgment, Elder’s remarks and a success story from an Indigenous business
  • From 11:10 am to 12:00 pm – Upcoming Opportunities in Construction and Property
  • From 11:10 am to 12:00 pm – Navigating low dollar value procurement
  • From 12:50 pm to 1:05 pm – Remarks from Mark Dokis of the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA)
  • From 1:05 pm to 1:30 pm – Upcoming Opportunities in Information Technology and Professional Services
  • From 1:30 pm to 2:25 pm – Upcoming Opportunities in Communications (Including Translation and Interpretation)
  • From 2:40 pm to 3:00 pm – Elder's remarks

The following will take place in-person only:

  • All day – a drop-in business networking fair (Government procurement and Innovation advisors, Skills development, Mentoring and Financing specialists)
  • All day – A walk-in help desk  for multiple Government of Canada systems, including the Indigenous Business Directory, SAP Ariba, and more 
  • From 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm – Engagement with the Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy Team (TIPS) 

A light lunch and beverages will also be provided.

Register for this event 

Registration is now closed. If you have questions about this past event, please send an email to

This event is a follow-up of session 1 in December 2022, which provided an overview of federal procurement for Indigenous businesses.  Learn more about session 1.

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