Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy: dialogue with Indigenous partners

How we are engaging with Indigenous partners on the co-development of a Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy.

Current status: Open

The dialogue sessions started in Fall 2022.

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In August 2021, the Government of Canada recommitted to renewing and strengthening its economic relationship with Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities by providing increased economic opportunities to First Nations, Inuit and Métis businesses through the federal procurement process.

As a result of past engagement with Indigenous partners, the Government of Canada implemented a mandatory requirement for federal departments and agencies to ensure that a minimum of 5% of the total value of contracts are held by Indigenous businesses. This requirement includes public reporting and is being phased in over 3 years, beginning in 2022-2023, with full implementation expected in 2024 to 2025.

In addition, preliminary changes to the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Businesses (PSIB, formerly known as the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business) were introduced including:

Funding was also announced to:


The goal of this engagement is to:


The Government of Canada is seeking the views of the following parties :

Additional parties can express interest.

How to participate

ISC is organizing dialogue sessions across the country for 2023-2024. Additional information on how to participate will be provided once it is available.

When and where

Dialogue sessions will be held in-person when possible. A virtual alternative may be offered if an in-person format is not possible. Dates of upcoming meetings will be posted as they are confirmed.

What we heard

A summary of the dialogue sessions will be made available following their completion.

Contact us

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