CCAB announces recipients of the 2019 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Aboriginal Lifetime Achievement Award and National Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur Award

Toronto – November 27, 2018 – The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) is pleased to announce the 2019 Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) recipients of this year’s prestigious national awards.

Brenda LaRose, Métis, Manitoba Métis Federation, will be the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award and Kylik Kisoun Taylor, Inuit, will be named the 2019 National Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneur. Both awards were founded and are exclusively sponsored by ESS Support Services Worldwide, a division of Compass Group. The award ceremonies will take place January 29, 2019, at the CCAB Annual Toronto Gala at the Weston Harbour Castle.

The gala’s lead sponsor is Bruce Power. Ms. LaRose’s rich history of accomplishment in the field of recruitment and executive search has given Indigenous perspectives a powerful voice in organizations across Canada. She is the founder of Higgins Executive Search, a firm specializing in recruiting Indigenous professionals for board-level positions, leadership succession and executive recruitment. Brenda started up the boutique executive search firm in 1999 and, since then, she has worked tirelessly to establish her company as Canada’s leader in placing senior Indigenous executives and board members. The firm is internationally recognized for its expertise in recruiting Indigenous professionals. In the spring of 2017, Higgins Executive Search merged with Leaders International Executive Search, a national firm in Montreal and part of an international network of 47 offices globally. Active at the community level, Brenda currently serves as the Past Chair of the Board of Trustees for Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks Hospital, The Wellness Institute and The Seven Oaks Foundation and is the current Chair of the Governance Committee. She also serves as a Board Member for The Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Air NorthYukon’s Airline, and Métis Infinity Investments LLP.

“I am deeply honoured to receive this award. To be considered for such recognition by the CCAB and be counted amongst the group of past recipients is truly humbling. I am very thankful to the CCAB for this honour.” -Brenda LaRose, Partner, Higgins Executive Search

“CCAB is proud to recognize the lifework of Brenda LaRose who has done so much to advance the careers, influence and visibility of Indigenous professionals. Brenda’s networking and recruiting skill has helped organizations of all stripes to attract Indigenous leaders who have made a true difference.” Click here to know more: https://bit.ly/2Ei1OP9

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