Industry and Inclusion Analysis

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

This supply chain analysis reviewed all goods and services purchased by the Federal government, comparing the total government spend to the capacity of Indigenous businesses to supply. The research, conducted in partnership with Big River Analytics, demonstrated that Indigenous businesses could provide 24% of all Federal spend in a given year, without compromising on price, timelines or quality. Based on this research, the Federal government committed to a 5% target of Federal spend on Indigenous businesses. The 5% target corresponds to the percentage of Indigenous peoples in Canada and represents a $1 billion commitment.


• Completed over 1000 interviews with Indigenous businesses from every sector, province and territory in Canada
• Laid out clear, data driven, assessments of Indigenous economy
• Served as the baseline data for Federal and provincial policy on the Aboriginal economy, as well as academic research and corporate strategy