MONTREAL, Que.– CN has been recognized as a Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) Committed company by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) in recognition of its enhanced partnerships with Aboriginal communities.
Established in 2001, CCAB’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations certification signals to Aboriginal communities that designated companies are good business partners, great places to work, and committed to the prosperity of Aboriginal Communities.
“We are very pleased to have earned the PAR Committed designation and remain dedicated to developing respectful and mutually-beneficial relationships with all Aboriginal people,” said Olivier Chouc, vice-president of law at CN. “We look forward to continuing our work with the Aboriginal business community as we expand our relationships. That includes identifying and fostering business opportunities with Aboriginal chambers of commerce, entrepreneurs and businesses across Canada.”
CN operates within or adjacent to nearly 200 reserves of more than 110 First Nations and Métis territories.
“The changing relationship between Canada’s corporate leaders and Aboriginal businesses continues to strengthen as we welcome CN as our newest PAR Committed member,” said JP Gladu, president & CEO of CCAB. “CN, as a business operating across Canada, is truly moving toward addressing the new economic reconciliation that is supporting an Aboriginal business renaissance in Canada today. We applaud CN and look forward to sharing their commitment with all Canadians.”