"The corporate business rationale for building Aboriginal corporate capacity is that it is good business practice, it establishes a source of effective local suppliers, and it ensures that a fair share of the benefits from economic development goes to Aboriginal communities.
"Using case examples of how Canadian companies are working with Aboriginal businesses, this report provides evidence of existing and emerging Aboriginal economic strengths that are relevant to Canada’s business community. The discussion is advanced to paint a meaningful and robust picture of the opportunities available to business through the development of relationships with Aboriginal businesses, customers, employees, suppliers and communities. Aboriginal economic performance and potential provide both opportunities and risks for Canadian business."
"The role of the CCAR is to: Facilitate learning, networking and professional development. Demonstrate the importance and value of a corporate Aboriginal relations strategy. Share innovative examples of managing corporate Aboriginal relations and partnerships. Provide leadership by leveraging the Council members' knowledge and expertise to address business and societal challenges related to Aboriginal issues."