September 21, 2020 - Earlier today, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), in partnership with Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), named Alain Paul with Granules LG Inc., of Mashteuiatsh, Québec as the recipient of the 2020 Indigenous Business Leadership Award.
The 2019 Indigenous Business Leadership Award celebrates Indigenous entrepreneurs in the forest products industry who exemplify business leadership through exceptional environmental and safety performance and the delivery of high-quality products and services. The recipient must also demonstrate a long-term commitment to the Indigenous community, particularly in supporting Indigenous employment.
“The forest products sector works in partnership with over 1,400 Indigenous-owned businesses. Indigenous business leaders are critical partners in advancing forest health and economic prosperity in our northern and rural forestry towns,,” said FPAC President and CEO Derek Nighbor. “The Indigenous Business Leadership Award provides FPAC and CCAB with the opportunity to highlight some of the great work being done in these communities and how Indigenous business leaders are driving environmental, economic, and social opportunities across our country,” he added.
“The heart of the forestry sector lies within Indigenous communities and businesses,” said Tabatha Bull, President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. “CCAB is once again proud to partner with FPAC and recognize the leadership and performance by a forest products business with a long-term commitment to the Indigenous community. Congratulations to Alain Paul and Granules LG Inc., an Indigenous green energy company that has created long-term jobs and sustainable prosperity for their community. They are most deserving of today’s recognition and serve as a positive role model to others.”
For further details about FPAC’s Awards of Excellence recipients, including photos and videos, please visit: www.forestryforthefuture.ca
FPAC provides a voice for Canada’s wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $73.6-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 12 per cent of Canada’s manufacturing GDP and is one of Canada’s largest employers operating in over 600 communities, providing 230,000 direct jobs, and over 600,000 indirect jobs across the country.
About Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is committed to the full participation of Indigenous peoples in Canada’s economy. A national, non-partisan association, with a mission to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities, and awareness. CCAB offers knowledge, resources and programs to its members to foster economic opportunities for Indigenous peoples and businesses across Canada. For more information visit www.ccab.com.