An indigenous-owned business is a business that is owned and operated by Indigenous people. Indigenous people are those who are native to a particular region or country and who often have a unique cultural and historical connection to that place. Indigenous-owned businesses are important for several reasons.
First and foremost, indigenous-owned businesses provide economic opportunities for Indigenous people, who may face barriers to economic success due to systemic discrimination and other factors. By owning and operating their businesses, Indigenous people can create jobs for themselves and their communities, generate wealth, and gain financial independence.
Secondly, indigenous-owned businesses can help to preserve and promote Indigenous cultures and traditions. Many indigenous-owned businesses incorporate Indigenous art, crafts, and other cultural elements into their products or services, providing a platform for Indigenous people to share their culture with the world.
Thirdly, indigenous-owned businesses can help to support the local economy and community. By sourcing materials and services locally and hiring and training local workers, indigenous-owned businesses can help stimulate economic growth and development in their communities.
Overall, indigenous-owned businesses are an important part of the economy and can significantly benefit Indigenous people and their communities.
Dominion Diving is proud to have and hold CAMSC Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council certification.
CAMSC offers national certification, giving Aboriginal and minority-owned suppliers access to the leading Canadian network of organizations committed to diverse and inclusive supply chains.
Business opportunities span all sectors – from component manufacturing to food packaging, advertising to technology services, and everything in between. CAMSC Corporate Members spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually with our competitive and innovative Certified Suppliers, and opportunities continue to grow!
The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) facilitates the growth of Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses by connecting them to procurement opportunities with companies and governments committed to a diverse and inclusive supply chain.
Founded in 2004, CAMSC is a not-for-profit organization that certifies and prepares diverse suppliers to engage and respond to corporate and government buyers successfully. At the same time, we help large organizations develop and enhance their inclusive procurement processes and connect them to certified suppliers.
By 2031, one in three Canadians will be Aboriginal or a visible minority, and their economic success is essential to a thriving Canadian economy. Minorities and Aboriginal Peoples are entrepreneurial, buying and starting businesses at significantly higher rates than the Canadian average. CAMSC connects buyers and suppliers so that organizations benefit from innovative solutions, cost savings, improved employee retention, local job creation, brand loyalty, and increased revenues that result from a diverse and inclusive supply chain.