Babcock employees named CCAB Aboriginal Procurement Champions
November 18, 2020
Babcock is proud to announce that Alicia Reckzin, Project Officer, Indigenous Engagement, and Annalise Glinker, Subcontracts Specialist, are joining the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses (CCAB) as Aboriginal Procurement Champions, representing Babcock.
As Aboriginal Procurement Champions, Alicia and Annalise will help expand the partnership between Babcock and the CCAB, facilitating Babcock access to a new procurement marketplace that promotes Indigenous-owned businesses. Champions will be able to post mid-level opportunities in the form of RFPs, RFIs, and more. As well, their contact information will appear in their profile on the platform.
“Indigenous entrepreneurs have been faced with many barriers and challenges in gaining certain opportunities, which Canadian businesses must address. The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business ‘Supply Change’ program looks to address this by creating a procurement community of like-minded businesses looking toward a fair and inclusive future.”Alicia Reckzin – Project Officer, Indigenous Engagement
Babcock is committed to working alongside Indigenous businesses to help strengthen and broaden our Canadian supply chain. As committed members of the CCAB’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations Program, we join them in their mission to “foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and Canadian Business.”
“Organizations like Babcock, who work to expand diversity in their supplier base, will play a critical role in expanding Indigenous business opportunities. Getting involved is the right thing to do. This forward momentum in Canada proves that the more that Indigenous-owned businesses are engaged, the more rapidly these businesses can grow, and develop a wider range of capabilities. That’s why I volunteered to be an Aboriginal Procurement Champion under the CCAB. A team of Procurement members at Babcock will be engaged in these initiatives for best impact and visibility.”Annalise Glinker – Subcontracts Specialist
CCAB is creating Canada’s largest directory of Certified Aboriginal Businesses, which are independently certified as at least 51% Aboriginal owned and controlled. Babcock is proud to support Indigenous businesses in Canada.
“We are thrilled that Babcock has joined the ranks of the Canadian businesses dedicated to Indigenous procurement. Their commitment to ensuring that Indigenous businesses are represented in their supply chains will help us move closer to economic reconciliation.”Tabatha Bull – President and CEO, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
About the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
For over 30 years, the CCAB has worked towards building bridges between Aboriginal and non-aboriginal peoples, business, and communities, through diverse programming, formal certification, research and national and regional events and leadership awards. Through the building of positive relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal business and communities, the CCAB helps to foster an equitable and sustainable economy across Canada all while strengthening the foundations for economic reconciliation and Aboriginal self-sufficiency.
For more information on CCAB, please visit: https://www.ccab.com/