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Indigenous Education Award Reception and Job Fair

Monday, November 20, 2023, 6pm-8pm
Canad Inns Polo Park, Ambassador Ballroom
1405 St Matthews Avenue

About the Event

Please join the Business Council of Manitoba for our annual Indigenous Education Awards Reception and Job Fair on November 20, 2023 at the Canad Inns Polo Park from 6 pm-8 pm.

This event is a chance for Indigenous students to come together and acknowledge their accomplishments at a reception celebration with notable guest speakers, refreshments, and appetizers.

After the reception, we will begin the job fair where students will have the opportunity to network with potential employers. Over 35 employers from various industries in Manitoba will be looking to hire and provide work placement opportunities for Indigenous students. This job fair is a chance for students to connect with an employer or get hired on the spot!

Special Guest Speaker — The Honourable Premier Wab Kinew

We are thrilled to announce The Honourable Premier Wab Kinew will be attending our event to speak to us about the importance of education and work placement opportunities.

Premier Kinew is the newly elected 25th Premier of Manitoba and the first First Nations Premier of a Province in Canada.

Prior to his career in politics, Premier Kinew held positions in education as the University of Winnipeg’s first Director of Indigenous Inclusion and Associate Vice-President for Indigenous Relations.

Photo Credit/Wab Kinew Instagram @wabber

Exclusive Headshot Lounge by RBC

Don’t miss the chance to get a professional headshot taken at our RBC-hosted headshot lounge, conveniently located near the check-in tables. Available from 5:30-6:20 PM before the reception and from 7:00-9:00 PM afterwards, it’s a perfect opportunity to add a professional touch to your portfolio.

About our Programs

Indigenous Education Awards (IEA)

The Business Council of Manitoba’s Indigenous Education Awards (IEA) program was established in 2001 in partnership and funded by the federal and provincial governments, The Winnipeg Foundation, and Business Council of Manitoba (BCM) members.

The award provides Indigenous students attending one or more of the 12 accredited institutions in Manitoba with $3,000 to finance their tuition, academic costs, or alleviate other financial burdens throughout the academic year.

The IEA program has supported over 1500 Indigenous students in Manitoba pursuing post-secondary education to date. The program has distributed $8 million in the form of 2900 awards.

Please click here to learn more about the IEA program and apply for 2024!

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)

In 2022, the BCM established a program expansion to address the gap between post-secondary education and employment opportunities by implementing the Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) program.

The BCM is comprised of almost 100 of Manitoba’s leading businesses in over ten diverse industries. The WIL program aims to use the BCM membership network to connect IEA recipients and other Indigenous post-secondary students with access to work placements at BCM member businesses. The goal being to increase access to employment programs for Indigenous students in different levels of preparedness, industries, and fields of study — while providing a safe and valuable work experience opportunity.


As the largest credit union in Manitoba, Access Credit Union is committed to innovation and continued strength in its financials, communities, and people. With over $12 billion in assets, serving over 203,000 members, and with 60 branches spread across Manitoba, we continue to be a financial institution that puts its members and clients first.

One of Manitoba’s Top Employers for nine years in a row and one of Canada’s best employers for recent graduates, we are a group of like-minded employees who volunteer more than 8,000 hours each year and donate annually to support our communities.

Our engaged, highly competent staff are inspired to achieve their personal best while reflecting our purpose, priorities, and values. Our friendly and talented employees make our credit union what it is, and our members benefit from their best efforts.


Architecture49 boasts a history spanning over half a century of profoundly significant contributions to cities and communities across Canada and beyond. Our people share a depth of experience in designing award winning, high-profile projects around the globe. Together, we create inspiring spaces that elevate the health, social vitality and sustainability of our communities.

We believe that our communities are enriched by a broader, more enlivened collaboration between clients, builders, architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and urban planners. We believe in the strength of a multi-disciplinary view and in the ability to shape urban infrastructure to Canadian principals of honesty, diversity, practicality and regionalism.

From coast to coast, we navigate a broad spectrum of urban and rural contexts. Some cities enjoy a wealth of heritage properties, and benefit from a mindful approach to blending contemporary glass with two-hundred-year-old stonework. Other regions experience extreme weather that requires local expertise to craft gathering places which are built to withstand those conditions with longevity and relevance. Architecture49 responds to the unique character of the various regions, while maintaining a consistent vision of collaboration, quality, and creative design.

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ACU is a financial co-operative with over $6 billion in assets. We offer a full suite of personal and commercial banking products and services, and a team of financial and wealth advisors to help our members succeed. We have seventeen branch locations in Winnipeg, two northern branches in Thompson and Gillam, and we’re owned collectively by over 140,000 Manitobans who use our services today.
Money doing more is the guiding statement that represents the way we do business, and conveys our ongoing commitment to the economic, social and environmental health of our communities. Over the last 80 years, we have helped our member-owners achieve their dreams, and we’d like to help you achieve yours.

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B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd. is a fully diversified distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, waterworks, lighting and electrical products to the construction industry and retail home improvement market in Western Canada, operating from 32 distribution warehouses and showrooms in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

The company has operated under the following trade names:

  • B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd.
  • B.A. Express
  • Robinson Lighting and Bath Centre
  • Robinson Bath Centre
  • B.A. Robinson Electrical
  • Elegant Bath Gallery
  • Sescolite


Bockstael Construction is a fourth-generation company and one of Manitoba’s largest regional general contractors. What distinguishes us is our commitment to creating Clients for Life – we look beyond the delivery of the immediate project to develop a mutually-beneficial relationship for years to come. We are founded on family values of trust, reliability, and integrity; and fueled by an unwavering commitment to exceptional client service and innovation.

Bockstael Construction was founded in Manitoba in 1912 and has continued to grow and operate within the province. We have found continued success in a stable and growing economy, as we build across all sectors and industries.

Bockstael Construction offers Construction Management, Design Build, General Contracting, Concrete Formwork


Winnipeg and Manitoba’s largest network of automotive retailers, Birchwood Automotive Group is proud to have served the community as a recognized leader in the automotive sector and supporter of the United Way and other non-profit organizations for over 55-years.

Birchwood currently has 24 dealerships that carry 22 automotive brands and provide vehicle servicing, as well as 3 Collision repair facilities, 4 Birchwood Credit stores, and our special restoration facility.

Over 1,200 people work for the Birchwood Automotive Group, across Southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Our service technicians are manufacturer certified, and all employees undergo rigorous training to uphold our quality standards.

Birchwood has been recognized multiple times by Aon Hewitt and other research bodies as a top employer in Canada.

Founded and deeply rooted in MB with solid leadership base and central to Canada, with easy access to USA. Bison Transport is a privately held, professionally managed transportation company established in 1969.

Bison is a leading asset-based freight solutions provider with a network of terminals throughout North America. With its fleet of over 2,100 tractors and 6,000 trailers, Bison delivers transportation services to its customers throughout Canada and the United States. One of the largest carriers in Canada today, Bison Transport serves Canada and 48 nearby states.

As a high-service, dependable and value-creating supply-chain partner, Bison Transport offers full truckload service, full-service logistics, dedicated fleet operations, yard management, and warehousing and distribution.

Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $974 billion as of July 31, 2020, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

Calm Air is a vital transportation link for people living and doing business in the northern part of Central Canada. In addition to providing daily scheduled passenger flights, it makes cargo shipments to large and small centres across the region, and also offers on-demand charter services to governments, businesses and community groups. Its fleet of aircraft is specifically configured for reliable service in the Canadian Arctic, including freight-dedicated aircraft capable of moving bulk goods, materials, equipment and fuel wherever they’re needed.

Canad Inns is Manitoba’s largest Hospitality Provider, one of Manitoba’s Top Employers, one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for two decades, winner of the Manitoba Hotel Association Impact Award, and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Outstanding Large Business Award.

Canad Inns Destination Centres feature the finest in accommodations, food and beverage, entertainment, banquet and conference facilities and so much.

Their Mission is to provide their valued guests with the Best Service and the Best Value in the Hospitality Industry. 

Canad Inns operates seven destination centres in Winnipeg, one in Portage la Prairie, one in Brandon, and one in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Canad Inns is also the owner and operator of the Radisson Winnipeg Downtown, Tavern United Bell MTS Place, Garbonzo’s Sports Pub Polo Park, The Metropolitan Entertainment Centre, three Canad Centre commercial properties and Canad Place (formerly known as the Somerset Building).

Canad Inns is Manitoba Owned, Manitoba Grown, Manitoba PROUD.

Founded in 1847, The Canada Life Assurance Company (Canada Life) was Canada’s first domestic life insurance company. Today, the company operates in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Germany, and in Ireland through Irish Life. As a diversified international financial services company, Canada Life offers a wide range of insurance and wealth management products for individuals, families, and businesses. The company also provides reinsurance products and operates primarily in the U.S., Barbados, Bermuda and Ireland.

In January 2020, Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life became one company – Canada Life and proudly serves over 12 million Canadians.

Whether handling policy claims, growing and protecting clients’ retirement and investment savings, providing workplace mental health support for all employers, or helping build stronger communities by investing in community projects, Canada Life is committed to putting the customer first in all that we do.

Cypher Environmental Ltd. is a leading global provider of environmental solutions for dust control and road stabilization. With ESG (Environmental Social Governance) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) principles at the core of every decision we make, we proudly boast the tag line, “Always do what’s right.”


A beloved landmark, the Fort Garry Hotel & Spa is a modern mix of contemporary style and old world elegance. This historic hotel gives off a vibe from another era, while featuring all the modern amenities that today’s travelers seek.

The Fort Garry Hotel, built in 1913 by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, is designated a National Historic Site of Canada, and features chateau-style architecture. The monogrammed, brass doorknobs, wide hallways and 10-foot high guestroom ceilings are features of the past that remain in the present at Fort Garry.

Renowned for its food and extraordinary ability to cater small meetings, grand galas and everything in between, the Fort Garry has been, and continues to be a gathering place in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. The Fort Garry Hotel provides it all – beautiful rooms, intimate dining opportunities, exceptional catering services, wellness retreats and a world class spa. It continues to be Winnipeg’s ‘Grand Dame” hotel and a favorite for business travelers, weekends away, weddings and corporate events.


Established in 1907. Friesens helps others share their best story with the world through the power of print. The company is 100% employee-owned and is made up of four businesses that serve book publishers, self-publishers, school yearbook programs, and consumer brand packaging. The company employs 600 people, most of whom work in Altona, MB (pop. 4,200) or at FriesenPress in Victoria, BC. The company’s secret to success has been enabling great people to do greater things through a relentless investment in technology.


Frontiers North Adventures’ guiding foundation is our unwavering passion for Canada’s North – the extraordinary wildlife, wide-open landscapes, remarkable people and their customs.

Frontiers North Adventures, a certified B Corporation®, is an internationally recognized leader in authentic and sustainable adventures in Canada’s North. Family-owned and operated since 1987, we host guests primarily in and around the subarctic community of Churchill, Manitoba to dine beneath the northern lights, sing alongside beluga whales and lock eyes with wild polar bears. Our unique itineraries and programs are designed to deliver meaningful experiences to small groups of guests with specific interests in wildlife, photography and experiential adventure travel. We are also the official Conservation Journey® and Tundra Buggy® people.

We at Frontiers North consider ourselves stewards of the resources made available to us, and conduct our business in a safe and sustainable manner. Wide-open landscapes, incredible wildlife and warm-hearted people of the North leave their mark on all who travel with us, and it is our desire to provide each of our guests a deeper appreciation for the beauty and wonder of Canada’s North. Since day-one we have built our business on the principle of working closely with the communities we visit, for their benefit as well as that of our guests, employees and the ecosystems in which we operate—and we passionately share those values with our guests.

It’s these relationships with people on the land that makes the difference between a cool vacation and an authentic and intimate adventure. We consider it a privilege to share this awe-inspiring land with visitors from around the World and we strive to create authentic experiences that our guests will remember as the trip of a lifetime.


The Indigenous Student Recruitment Initiative at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) offers meaningful and rewarding employment to university, college and high school students. AAFC provides students with the opportunity to work in a supportive team environment, to gain essential knowledge and skills, and to promote diversity and inclusion.

We develop and produce complex, integrated products that bring value to our customers. We serve the civil aerospace and defence markets as well as industrial power applications of aerospace engine technology.

At Magellan we seek to balance our participation in each sector and within our customer base to manage market risk. We also invest in the early stages of new programs to ensure long-term participation.

Magellan Aerospace is a substantial strategic supplier of complex, engineered products and services for the largest aerospace companies on the globe. We are committed to finding, nurturing and supporting strategic relationships.

Alignment and automation are key success factors in our growth and development. With each project we integrate the capabilities of our global resources delivering the value of the whole company to our customers.


During a record-setting snowstorm on the cold Canadian Prairies, two sets of brothers stranded in a basement decide to make a little history of their own by starting a company called Mondetta in Winnipeg, Manitoba. At that time, circa 1986, communications were advancing and the world was “shrinking” and almost in an instant we became citizens of a global village. To reflect the changes we were witnessing, we coined the name ‘Mondetta’ meaning ‘small world’.


NFI is a leading independent

With over 8,000 team members in ten countries, NFI is a leading global bus manufacturer of mass mobility solutions headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell), natural gas, electric hybrid, and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports its installed base of over 105,000 buses and motor coaches around the world.

We exist to move people and to enable the future of mobility with innovative and sustainable solutions.  Our Mission is to design and deliver exceptional transportation solutions that are safe, accessible, efficient, and reliable.  We seek long-term success through industry-leading transportation solutions and commit to continuous investment in our people and processes to optimize, defend, diversify and grow our business. Our products, services and our company are built to rely on.


North West is multi-billion dollar retailer serving rural and developing regions of North America, the Caribbean and the south Pacific. North West’s vision is to help people live better by offering a superior range of everyday products and services ranging from food, apparel, home and outdoor products as well as health, financial, transportation and other core lifestyle services. North West’s customer base is over 80% BIPOC and our operations are within areas most affected by climate change, making social responsibility a business sustainability imperative that we are proud to be leaders in.  


Okimaw understands the needs of our people and have the utmost respect for the communities we serve. Our training is meant to add value, not replace the Nation’s ways.  Our proven techniques and tools help to ensure that the transfer of knowledge and skills build your organizations so that complex projects are handled with less stress and less conflict.

Okimaw specializes in community well-being through helping clients be more effective with their planning, governance and management, especially their management of people and how they collectively make organizations more effective. 

Okimaw strives to combine traditional nation values with a modern approach to community planning and HR challenges. Using experience combined with best practices for learning, and customized solutions, the company appreciates and understands the various challenges that are faced running the affairs of the nation. They have experienced these challenges firsthand.

  • Founded in Canada in 2019
  • Collective experience of 100 Nations served throughout Turtle Island (North America).


Doing business to business, person to person. Payworks is a leading expert in the field of total workforce management solutions, providing cloud-based Payroll, Human Resources, Employee Time and Absence Management to businesses across Canada. We’re a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, having held the Best Managed distinction every year since 2012, and were designated one of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers for 2021.


Based on our history and recent acquisitions, we are uniquely positioned to provide leadership in the lottery industry by providing innovative thinking and exciting, revenue-generating games and services to our customers.

Our team of talented lottery specialists is dedicated to delivering on three key dimensions for success: outstanding games that excite loyal players and attract new ones, retail excellence through effective in-store strategies and retail network expansion, and digital innovation that cultivates a true omnichannel experience. 

Our company has been rooted in the print industry since 1907 and we have grown exponentially since our beginnings. Subsidiary companies and a joint venture partnership further strengthen our offerings in each of these dimensions. 

All of our products, marketing strategies, and related services are designed with the express goals of elevating our lottery clients and creating the ultimate player experience. Our retail-focused products feature industry-leading instant lottery and charitable games including patented and proprietary offerings as well as innovative tools and services for optimizing lottery operations. Additionally, our full suite of digital solutions includes world-class mobile application development, interactive games, player engagement platforms, iLottery systems and services, plus a variety of software solutions to help lotteries manage their operations.


Pollard Banknote Limited (CNW Group/Pollard Banknote Limited)

The Price Group comprises seven companies, operates 14 factories, seven in Canada and seven in the US. Manufactured products range from HVAC mechanical products to transit windows, aluminum extrusions and other industrial products.  The company’s workforce numbered approximately 3,000 employees in 2020, 50% in the US and 50% in Canada, with approximately 1,200 in Winnipeg, MB.

Price is a market leader in air distribution, critical controls, and noise control products.  Price also offers state-of-the-art computational fluid dynamics services that analyze how the HVAC system interacts with the indoor environment and the occupant. 

 The founding principles of Price have never changed – business integrity, first-class service, innovation and a commitment to people. After more than 70 years, Price remains a privately held family company with a deep heritage and commitment to innovation and service. Our long-standing vision, traditional values, and the Price way of doing business are the cornerstones of our leadership position in the non-residential air distribution industry.

Price Industries was founded in Winnipeg and remains loyal to Manitoba.  Price remains fully committed to Winnipeg as it is our home and an ideal market for world-class engineering and engineering technology talent.


RBC thrives on helping clients and communities prosper.  Our Regional Office, located in Winnipeg, serving Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nunavut, and Western Ontario recognizes that Manitoba is rich in entrepreneurs, innovation, and diverse talent.  Manitoba is the home to many sectors and industries contributing to a vibrant and dynamic economy.  What truly makes Manitoba an extraordinary place is the resilience of its people from Canada’s first peoples to the newcomers who now call this province home.  From sport to the arts to the collaborative business community, it is not a question of why are we headquartered here, it is a question of why, in a province like this, wouldn’t we be.    

Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 86,000+ employees who bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada’s biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 34 other countries.  Here in Manitoba, RBC brings RBC Insurance, RBC Dominion Securities, PH&N, Private Banking, Business Financial Services, and our expansive branch network to our clients and communities to provide a diverse portfolio of financial services and so much more beyond banking.  We are proud to support a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteerism.

A Canadian-headquartered bank with focus on high-quality growth markets in the Americas. We are a top-five universal bank in each of our core markets, and a top-15 wholesale bank in the U.S., delivering superior advice and services to help our customers get ahead


Established in 1937, Sparrow Hotels draw on more than 80 years of experience as one of Canadas most reputable hotel management companies. Employing more than 400 full and part-time staff in Winnipeg Sparrow has a proven track record in the management of luxury and upscale full and select-service hotels, as well as conference and institutional food service facilities, spas, and restaurants.  The company has provided hospitality consulting services to a wide variety of clients for over 25 years.

In 2015 Sparrow Hotels was named the Winnipeg Large Tourism Business of the Year by Tourism Winnipeg.


Founded in 2007 and proudly headquartered in Winnipeg, the Staffmax group of companies is comprised of 4 companies and 3 brands in Canada, USA, Australia and Europe. Staffmax is a leading provider of High-Quality Temporary Staffing, Full-Service Permanent Recruiting, Executive Search, Healthcare Staffing, EOR/PEO services (Employer of Record/Professional Employer Organization) and HR Services.

Staffmax Staffing & Recruiting is known for providing ready, reliable, & experienced employees across all roles and disciplines. Using advanced recruitment technologies, custom Apps, AI and a team of dedicated specialized recruiters, Staffmax is able to quickly find talent to fill roles on their client’s timelines.

Staffmax is one of the largest staffing & recruiting agencies in Canada. With the number of assignment employees at clients’ locations everyday, Staffmax is one of the largest employers in Manitoba.

Staffmax Healthcare is a provider in the USA of Travel Nurses, Per Diem Nurses, Locum Tenens and Allied Health Professionals. Staffmax EOR/PEO services, available in over 120 countries, provides on behalf of their client’s employees and contractors international payroll, benefits, taxes and compliance.

Staffmax gives back to the community through numerous charitable organizations and is a Chamber Champion with the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.


Wawanesa has a long history dating back to 1896, originating in the town of Wawanesa, Manitoba. We have grown from our humble roots into a diversified multi-national insurance company with over 3,000 employees across 9 regions.

We take pride in building on our history while being leaders in the modern insurance industry and provide ever increasing numbers of policyholders with excellent products and services.

Our mutual ownership structure both allows us and requires us to take a steady and prudent approach to balancing growth and financial strength.

Our Purpose, Vision and Values communicate who we are and what we believe in as an organization and provide guidance for our future development.


As a leading North American transportation service provider and one of Canada’s largest transportation companies, TransX provides a complete slate of transportation and logistics services for businesses of all sizes. We specialize in providing customized solutions tailored to the way our customers do business, which has helped us become the trusted transportation partner of many of North America’s largest shippers.


Established in 1959, we are a full service roofing and waterproofing contractor dedicated to building long term relationships with our customers through the installation, repair, & maintenance of industrial, commercial & institutional buildings. Our focus is on combining creative problem solving and unmatched customer service to exceed your expectations and creating a higher standard in the commercial roofing industry. For a hassle-free roofing installation, inspection, and maintenance experience unlike any other, we are your commercial roofing partner.

As a full-service roofing contractor we have completed over $500 million of roofing/waterproofing construction in the Manitoba marketplace including high profile contracts such as the ones highlighted in our project portfolio. We have grown from 2 employees and 1 asphalt kettle to more than 100 dedicated employees during peak season with more than 500 roofs under our RoofCare+TM roof management program. Our philosophy is simple we want to provide ongoing value by helping to extend the life of your roof through annual maintenance which allows us to catch small items before they turn into bigger issues. We install, repair and maintain all types of flat roof systems including; asphalt & gravel, modified bitumen (conventional, inverted and green roofing) and single ply roofing systems such as EPDM, PVC and TPO.


True North Sports + Entertainment is Manitoba’s premier sports and entertainment company.

True North owns and operates Canada Life Centre, the Winnipeg Jets (NHL), the Manitoba Moose (AHL), the hockey for all centre, and the Burton Cummings Theatre (“The Burt”). Additionally, True North is currently developing True North Square, a mixed-use development that is located adjacent to Canada Life Centre. Committed to community development, True North proudly supports the True North Youth Foundation, the charitable arm of True North and the Winnipeg Jets.

Unabashedly proud of our community, True North seeks to be a catalyst for positive change in Winnipeg’s downtown. With Canada Life Centre, the Burt, and True North Square, the company is leading a renaissance of renewal and growth in the downtown Winnipeg. With its continuous reinvestment in its venues and its hockey teams, True North Sports + Entertainment remains steadfastly committed to delivering a superior patron experience.


Tundra Oil & Gas recognizes that operating in its communities and provinces is an opportunity as well as a responsibility. We are committed to achieving a balance of economic, social and environmental sustainability. This commitment underlies the way we conduct our business across all our operations.

Since its inception in 1980, Tundra Oil & Gas has delivered above average returns on private equity capital through the discovery and recovery of light oil resources in the Williston Basin in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner.

At Tundra, we continuously strive to minimize our impact on the environment, and as a company, we are committed to finding innovative and integrated solutions to delivering environmentally responsible energy.

Tundra’s goal is to reduce the environmental impact of our operations, using techniques such as monitoring of air quality and water wells, as well as, an active program to address end of life asset closure. With the development of new technologies, Tundra’s facilities are continuously upgraded. Historic facilities are decommissioned and replaced with new facilities to minimize waste gas production, enhance spill prevention methods and reduce energy consumption.


For over 40 years, Vickar Community Chevrolet has been a LEADER in Winnipeg – in Business and in The Community. It is our intent to “Give Back” to those who support our business, namely the communities that we serve. Our Team Members tend to be community-minded individuals who give selflessly of their time to improve the communities that they live and work in. Lead by Larry Vickar, who serves on multiple boards and is involved with a multitude of charitable works, our Team Members can regularly be seen at such charitable events and organizations as The L’Arche Walk, Ride Glide and Stride for The Kidney Foundation, Hustle for Hunger for The AGAPE Table, St. Boniface Hospital Radiothon and Siloam Mission. To support and celebrate the cultural diversity of Winnipeg, The Vickar Automotive Group has been a major sponsor of Folklorama for the past 4 years.

At Vickar Automotive Group, we believe that the commitment, honesty and integrity of our TEAM to be second to none. We celebrate these traits regularly with Employee of the Month and Employee of the Quarter recognition, with Employee of the Year being awarded at our End Of Year Function to a deserving Team Member of each store. At the same time, each store presents The Community Spirit Award to Team Members who exemplify “giving back” to the Community.


West Region Child & Family Services Inc. is a First Nation child and family services organization comprised of nine communities.

We have a vision of healthy and vibrant First Nations communities, families, and individuals who work together to nurture, love and respect their children.

We work to help our families and communities to provide a safe and nurturing envirnoment for children, where there is a Circle of Care around each child.

WRCFS delivers a full range of child and family services and has been involved in broader child welfare issues in liaison with numerous other agencies to address Indian Child Welfare.


Winnipeg Airports Authority’s vision is to lead transportation innovation and growth to serve our community. The company’s mission is to provide excellent airport facilities and services in a fiscally prudent manner.

Manitoba offers a prime geographic location for Winnipeg Airports Authority and the air transportation sector to flourish as it is in the heart of Canada and North America. Cargo operations thrive in the centre of the mid-continent trade-corridor with the ability to move essential goods to global markets within 48 hours.

Winnipeg Airports Authority (WAA) is responsible for operating, managing, maintaining and strategically investing in Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. The company also leverages its diverse structure to oversee and operate Iqaluit International Airport, while simultaneously providing aviation services and solutions at more than 30 other airports across Canada to help benefit communities across the country.

WAA enhances connectivity within the region, including in Manitoba and Canada’s North, by facilitating the movement of people and goods to reach different local and global markets.  Under WAA’s management, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport has evolved to become a leading cargo hub in North America and is a key component of Canada’s air cargo activity. WAA continues to drive the expansion of the airport campus in Winnipeg to develop a thriving network of industry partners all working together to lead the future of the sector and further serve the community.


Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM) and Essential Skills Manitoba (ESM), are leaders in providing practical Skills for Success solutions.

Skills for Success are the skills needed to participate and thrive in learning, work and life.

WEM and ESM offer tailored and flexible services- whether you’re a job seeker, currently employed, representing a workplace, or an Indigenous partner. 

Our focus is on contributing to the development of a skilled workforce across the province.

What sets us apart is our commitment to delivering initiatives that are unique to each situation, based on the specific needs and opportunities identified

through collaboration with our partners and for the benefit of our Learners.