Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy: dialogue with Indigenous partners

How we are engaging with Indigenous partners on the co-development of a Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy.

Current status: Open

The dialogue sessions started in Fall 2022.

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In August 2021, the Government of Canada recommitted to renewing and strengthening its economic relationship with Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities by providing increased economic opportunities to First Nations, Inuit and Métis businesses through the federal procurement process.

As a result of past engagement with Indigenous partners, the Government of Canada implemented a mandatory requirement for federal departments and agencies to ensure that a minimum of 5% of the total value of contracts are held by Indigenous businesses. This requirement includes public reporting and is being phased in over 3 years, beginning in the 2022-2023 fiscal year, with full implementation expected in the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

In addition, preliminary changes to the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Businesses (PSIB, formerly known as the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business) were introduced including:

Funding was also announced to:


The goal of this engagement is to:


The Government of Canada is seeking the views of key stakeholders, for example:

How to participate

ISC organized dialogue sessions across the country starting in the 2023-2024 fiscal year; further dialogue sessions are being scheduled for the 2024-2025 fiscal year.

When and where

Dialogue sessions are held in-person and virtually. For more information on how you can participate, please contact the Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy engagement team contact us.

What we heard

A summary of the dialogue sessions will be made available following their completion.

Contact us

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