Indigenous Procurement: The Possibilities for Tomorrow

  • 10 December 2020
  • Author: Sari Maritzer
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Indigenous Procurement: The Possibilities for Tomorrow

As part of the Electricity Distributors Association’s 2020 Webinar Series, we partnered with our platinum sponsor and member Hydro One on a December 7 event. The panel discussion highlighted Hydro One’s early successes and challenges with Indigenous procurement, while examining the role such procurement plays in supporting economic recovery in Ontario.

Hydro One panelists discussed their commitment to continuing to be a trusted partner and to maintaining relationships with Indigenous communities. They also identified the many facets of Hydro One’s ongoing partnership with Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB), and the company’s efforts to offer robust procurement and business opportunities to some of the many remote Indigenous businesses.

In supporting economic opportunity in Indigenous communities, Hydro One has made it its mandate to secure contracts within those communities, building in part on the success of its annual Indigenous business fair and ongoing community initiatives.

This insightful panel discussion has shown how Hydro One has been pushing forward in offering ongoing support to and partnerships with Indigenous communities across Ontario. Please visit https://www.hydroone.com/about/indigenous-relations  for more information.



  • Rob Berardi, VP of Shared Services
  • Penny Favel, VP of Indigenous Relations
  • Luanne Whitecrow. Director, Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program, Canadian Council of Aboriginal People



Phil Goulais, Indigenous Facilitator Consultant

The EDA was pleased to partner with Hydro One on this event and would like to thank all the participants for sharing their experience and knowledge.

To find out more about upcoming EDA events, visit https://www.eda-on.ca/EVENTS