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Aboriginal Business Day Workshop & 11th Annual TABA Awards Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EDT) Toronto, ON | Gladstone Hotel

Aboriginal Business Day Workshop & 11th Annual TABA Awards

Toronto Aboriginal Business Association

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Aboriginal Business Day Workshop & 11th Annual TABA...

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TABA AGENDA (6 PM TO 8 PM)  -  click here

Gladstone Hotel - 1214 Queen Street West


Aboriginal Business Day, Wed, March 13, 2013



9:00 a.m.         Registration

9:30 a.m.         MC, Opening/Purpose of Day

9:45 a.m.         Introductory Exercise:  Five (5) Minute Long Table

Similar to speed dating, participants rotate every five minutes, meeting fellow entrepreneurs and exchanging information about their enterprises.  The purpose is to break the ice and network.

10:45 a.m.      Break

11:00 a.m.       WORKSHOP #1: Business Resources (Jason Li, Enterprise Toronto) & Sources of Non-Traditional Financing for Aboriginal Entrepreneur (Canadian Youth Business Foundation, ACCESS Community Capital Fund Micro-Loan & Business Development Bank of Canada).

12:00 p.m.      Lunch & Networking

1:00 p.m.         WORKSHOP #2: Dealing with Banks for Small Business, Harry Willmot, RBC, National Manager, Aboriginal Markets. 

1:30 p.m.         Micro Lending, Sally Wilkie, Rise Asset Development

1:45 p.m.         WORKSHOP #3: Social Media 101: Power Prospecting to Grow Your Business,                                     Dev Basu, CEO, Powered by Search

 2:30 p.m.        Break

2:45 p.m.         WORKSHOP #4: Accessing CCAB's Mentorship Program, Luanne Whitecrow, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

3:15 p.m.         WORKSHOP #5: How Small Businesses Can Access Opportunities from the 2015 Pan Am Games,  Jim Mylet, Procurement, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.

3:30 p.m.         Small Group Exercise

Participants will communicate on the kind of supports they need to be successful as entrepreneurs.  These needs in turn will be communicated to Aboriginal Business Resource Centre, Enterprise Toronto and RBC.

4:00 p.m.         Participants share results

4:30 p.m.         MC, Wrap Up/Adjournment of Aboriginal Business Day Events

5:00 p.m.         Transition of space to TABA Awards format

6:00 p.m.         TABA Awards (see separate agenda)



 CONTACT INFO:  Michael Waddell, MBDC  /




2012 Award Winners (from left to right)

David Shilling - Aboriginal Businessman of the Year - MAAIINGAN Productions

Michelle Germain - Aboriginal Businesswoman of the Year - Shopgirls

Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Minister, Ontario Aboriginal Affairs - Guest Speaker


Miziwe Biik Development Corporation presents

11th Annual Toronto Aboriginal Business Association Awards

Wed, March 13, 2013


            6:00 – 6:30 pm            Arrival, Networking, Refreshments

                                                Music provided by the Metis Fiddle Quartet


            6:30 – 7:00 pm            Opening Ceremonies 


                                                Welcome Song, Gabriel Gaudet


                                                Andre Morriseau, Master of Ceremonies, Welcoming Remarks

                                                and Introduction of Traditional Teacher Oliver Dick


                                                Opening Prayer, Oliver Dick


                                                MC, Introductions

Hon. Glen Murray, Minister, Ontario Transportation & Infrastructure

Nancy Martin, President, Miziwe Biik Development Corporation


            7:00 — 7:30 p.m.        Aboriginal Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

                                                Businesswoman of the Year, TBA

                                                Businessman of the Year, TBA

   Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year, TBA

   Young Male Entrepreneur of the Year, TBA

Master of Ceremonies closes 2013 Aboriginal Entrepreneur of Year Awards Ceremonies

Closing Song, Gabriel Gaudet


            7:30 – 8:00 pm            Networking
                                               Music provided by the Metis Fiddle Quartet


 CONTACT INFO: Michael Waddell, MBDC /




Have questions about Aboriginal Business Day Workshop & 11th Annual TABA Awards? Contact Toronto Aboriginal Business Association

When & Where

Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M6J 1J6

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

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