Our Vision

Make Edmonton the Aboriginal business capital of Canada.

Our Mission

Play a pivotal role in the growth and development of member businesses and professionals for the betterment of all Aboriginal people.

Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles serve as the foundation upon which we build each Aksis initiative. We will continually work to deliver these standards to each of our members, so that together we can better the Aboriginal community as a whole.

Our Governance

Aksis is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors comprised of recognized leaders from Edmonton’s Aboriginal business community. The Board convenes monthly and represents voting members (Aboriginal business and professionals), associate members (local business and government partners) and student members.

Our Board

  • Debbie Houle, President
  • Rocky Sinclair, Vice-President
  • Evert Poor, 2nd Vice-President
  • Lyle McLeod, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Rose Mueller, Director
  • Dave Ward, Director
  • Terry Coyes, Director
  • Marnie Suitor, Associate Director

Be leaders

Be recognized as the progressive voice of and a passionate advocate for the Aboriginal business and professional community in Edmonton.

Be connectors

Create a collaborative and inclusive network that encourages members to forge connections and foster mutually benefitical relationships.

Be Actualizers

Realize the potential for productive and profitable participation of Aboriginal people in the Greater Edmonton business and professional community.

Be Advocates

Actively promote the Aboriginal business community as an integral part of the Edmonton business community at large.

Be Inspirational

Be a trusted linkage to resources for education, programs and funding/ financing that foster the growth and development of our members.

Be Guides

Provide members with information and guidance in procuring contracts and pursuing opportunities.

Be prosperous

Play a pivotal role in the growth and development of member businesses and professionals for the betterment of all Aboriginal people.

Be exceptional

Establish an annual award to recognize excellence and celebrate exceptional members of Edmonton’s Aboriginal business community.

Be Upstanding

Encourage members to conduct business in an ethical and socially responsible manner.

Aksis was a game-changer for my business. It connected me with networking and partnership opportunities, as well as training that I wouldn't have known how to access before.

Aksis Member

Become a member

Becoming part of our effort to increase the public profile of the growing Aboriginal entrepreneurial and professional community in Edmonton has its benefits.

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