About AHRC

We help corporations build prosperous partnerships with Indigenous people and communities so they can tap into the financial potential of a win-win relationship.

We have a deep understanding of both the corporate world, and Indigenous Peoples/communities, and we can move seamlessly between both to help build trust and close cultural gaps that exist.

Through our advisory services we design programs that bridge corporate and Indigenous relationships, and remove barriers to help forge relationships that enhance a company's reputation, value and capacity to access the potential of Canada's most underleveraged asset – Indigenous Peoples.

We were founded as a non-profit national organization in 1998 as a recommendation from the Report on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Today, as an independent social enterprise that has achieved corporate certification for ISO 9001 (quality management system), we deliver expert advisory services, services and products to help corporate Canada:

  • guide resolution with Indigenous communities
  • gain access to Indigenous lands and economic partnerships
  • reduce the potential for litigation issues that may occur due to lack of consultation
  • adhere to employment equity legislation
  • address skills shortages, diversity and employee engagement
  • recruit and retain Indigenous people – Canada's youngest and fast growing workforce
  • attract the growing Indigenous consumer base
  • build corporate brand within the Indigenous market space
  • leverage corporate social responsibility opportunities to advance the business case for inclusion.

Our seven-stage roadmap, the Inclusion Continuum, helps organizations become a company-of-choice. We have a series of inclusion workplace diagnostics to measure, benchmark and implement business strategies, practices and behaviors to help sustain business relationships with Indigenous Peoples.

We adopt a collaborative client approach to each of our client engagements – nationally or internationally. We credit our success to our extensive research into issues, insights and solutions around Indigenous workplace inclusion, and the deep knowledge of our senior people about Indigenous groups and cultures across Canada, as well as the corporate environment.

We have engaged hundreds of employers, including a group of over 80 Leadership Circle partners, with our proven solutions that result in successful partnerships for both corporations and Indigenous people.

We save corporations time and resources and help create timely opportunities for them as they travel with uncertainty through uncharted Indigenous territory. Canada's 1.3 million Indigenous people are an under-represented economic force and with comparable education, skills and opportunity, could increase Canada's GDP by 401 billion by 2026. At the same time, companies are facing a human capital and productivity crunch as baby boomers exit the workforce.

We invite you to contact us to create a dialogue that will help you get started on your pathway toward prosperous commercial relationships with Indigenous Peoples and communities.

To join and to learn more about the Aboriginal Human Resource Council's - Corporate Leadership Circle contact: Holly Cooper - hcooper@aboriginalhr.ca, 613.435.2472