About Indigenous Works

Indigenous Works, formerly the Aboriginal Human Resource Council, is a national social enterprise that is ISO 9001 certified (quality management system).  We were founded as a non-profit national organization in 1998 as a recommendation from the 1996 Report on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples with a mandate to improve the inclusion and engagement of Indigenous people in the Canadian economy.

Indigenous Works is governed by a board of directors (with more than 51% directors as Indigenous), with private sector, Indigenous economic development corporations and independent directors.  We do not receive core government funding - our Indigenous non-profit business is supported by companies/organizations that access memberships, services and products to improve performance and partnership results.  We leverage public and private sector funding to advance research and special projects to advance our common mandate.

For over 20 years, we have worked with companies and organizations to strengthen their performance and results in Indigenous employment, workplace engagement and inclusion.  Partnerships are key to developing the right relationships and generating better results.  Indigenous Works is addressing relationship building and responding to the growing need for stronger partnership development between Indigenous-owned enterprises and corporate Canada.  This is timely given calls by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Government of Canada to renew relationships with Indigenous peoples for the betterment of Canadian society and our economy.

We have always been recognized nationally for our leadership in workplace inclusion and facilitating stronger Indigenous inclusion strategies in Canadian corporations. 

Through our online inclusion training, advisory services, workplace inclusion diagnostics and various other services and products, we help members develop their partnership skills and strategies to forge effective and productive relationships.  Our  Inclusion Continuum, is a seven-stage road map that helps organizations become an employer-of-choice and partner-of-choice.  Our partnership and workplace inclusion tools help companies benchmark and implement partnership strategies, practices and behaviours.

We have engaged hundreds of employers, including our group of Leadership Circle members, with proven partnership and workplace solutions.  We save organizations time and resources by helping them create timely opportunities as they travel with uncertainty through uncharted Indigenous territory.


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