Alberta Business Awards

Indigenous Relations – Best Practice Award of Distinction


The Indigenous Relations – Best Practice Award of Distinction is given to a non-Indigenous business that demonstrates outstanding achievements in Indigenous relations, including economic development, employment and training, and Indigenous community support.

This award recognizes a non-Indigenous business that best links these pillars and is recognized by the Indigenous community as such. Applicants are encouraged to provide examples of best practices that illustrate ongoing commitment and continual improvement in this endeavor.

If you would like to nominate a business or organization please proceed to the nominate page.

Award applicants are not required to be a member of an Alberta Chamber of Commerce. 

Entry Deadline:

In order to be eligible, your submission must be received by the Alberta Chambers of Commerce office no later than TBD. Due to the number of entries received, entry packages cannot be returned. If unable to submit your application electronically, please submit a printed copy of this form and all other documents to the following:

2018 Alberta Business Awards of Distinction
c/o Alberta Chambers of Commerce
1808 – 10025 – 102A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2Z2

General Eligibility Requirements

To be a valid entry in the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction, your business must:

  • have operated in Alberta for a minimum of three years
  • be operating in Alberta and continue to do so at the time of the awards presentation
  • employ Albertans to produce goods and/or provide services
  • not have won in the same category in the past three years
  • not have anyone in your management, on your board, or in your employ serving on the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction judging committee for this category

Specific Eligibility Requirements

In addition to the General Eligibility, applicants must meet the following specific requirements.

  • Have incorporated the concepts of Indigenous relations, including economic development, employment and training, and community support into their operations and can demonstrate the value-added benefits
  • Have implemented the Best Practices in at least one Alberta community


To begin your application process, please provide concise details for each requirement as it relates to your organization in the space provided. All fields are required.

STEP TWO: The Alberta’s Best of Business Award of Distinction form is mandatory to apply for this award and must be completed.


Business Profile

Business Legal Name

Business Operating Name
(as you require it to appear in print)

Name of Owner(s) or CEO



Address (Head Office)

Address (Operating Office)



Number of Employees in Alberta

Date of Incorporation (if applicable) (DD/MM/YYYY)

Date Operations Commenced in Alberta (DD/MM/YYYY)

Product and/or Service Supplied

Submitter Profile

Submitter Name


Submitter Email

Submitter Phone

Submitter Fax

How did you hear of the Alberta Business Awards of Distinction

Submission Details

It is highly recommended that applicants submit a comprehensive document that addresses each of the components as outlined in this section. Please attach your proposal and any supporting documents to this application form.

Provide a brief description of your company’s operations, products and/or service(s), the community(s) in which you operate; the history of your company and how it has committed to effective Indigenous relations.

State your company’s commitment, activities, and results in:
• Indigenous economic development; Indigenous employment and training, and Indigenous community support

Recognition of the Indigenous Relations-Best Practices:
• Demonstrate how your company has implemented Indigenous relations in at least one Alberta community, and the results achieved for the company and the community.

If you are a non-profit entity, describe your applicable business activities, to be considered for this award.

List all First Nation, Metis and Inuit communities your business is affiliated with.

Provide any additional information that you think might help us evaluate your submission.

Alberta's Best of Business Award of Distinction

Finalists in all award categories are eligible for the Alberta's Best of Business Award of Distinction and must complete the form fields below with this specific category entry application to be eligible for the Award.

This prestigious award is presented to an Alberta business that:

  • is helping to build a better Alberta
  • demonstrates outstanding achievement and leadership
  • demonstrates ongoing, consistent involvement in community events and organizations locally and/or provincially.

The winner will be announced to media across the province and will be presented with a special award at the Gala.



How does your organization build a better Alberta? (For example, leading edge thinking, risk taking, entrepreneurial practices, environmental responsibility, global focus, fun, friendly attitude)

How does your organization demonstrate outstanding achievement and leadership in Alberta? (For example, describe your organization’s productivity, successful ventures, innovation, diversity, ethical practices)

Describe your organization’s ongoing and consistent involvement in community events and local and/or provincial organizations.

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