PAC Supports Indigenous Businesses

PAC Supports Indigenous Businesses

Did you know that Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) provides support to Indigenous businesses interested in participating in federal contracting opportunities? Helping Indigenous business sell to the Government of Canada is a key priority, and PAC assists and guides businesses through the federal procurement process. We offer webinars, workshops, and personalized one-on-one consultations, as well as self-serve reference tools

For example, PAC Ontario Region was pleased to participate in the 11th Annual First Nations Economic Advancement Summit in Orillia hosted by the Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association. It was a fantastic event that gave delegates, exhibitors and sponsors an opportunity to connect in person.

In partnership with the Whitefish River First Nation, the Anishinabek Nation, and other federal government partners, PAC Ontario Region also hosted a virtual Diversity Expo – Indigenous Edition in September. The event was held to raise awareness about federal contracting opportunities, with the aim of increasing Indigenous participation. The topics of discussion included doing business with the Government of Canada, the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB), as well as other small business support programs and services offered by the Government of Canada and Indigenous community organizations.

On January 18th, 2023, PAC Ontario Region held its first Indigenous Business Information Session. The free online event was designed to support Indigenous businesses by providing information on doing business with the federal government and registering with the Indigenous Business Directory, while highlighting contracting opportunities in the region from Public Services and Procurement Canada, Canadian Coast Guard and Defence Construction Canada.

PAC Ontario Region also looks forward to participating in the upcoming Prosperity Northwest Conference in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on February 15th, 2023

If you would like support in pursuing federal contracting opportunities, or if your organization would be interested in partnering with us, Procurement Assistance Canada has offices across the country! Learn more at or feel free to email or call us (1-800-811-1148) if you have any questions. To reach the Ontario Region office, call 1-800-668-5378.

For a list of Procurement Assistance Canada events in all regions, see our national calendar.

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