Organization Profile - National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

National Aboriginal Economic Development Board

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs

Mandate

The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board is the only national, non-political organization of its kind working to promote the growth of Aboriginal business in Canada. The Board acts as a vital link between policy makers, legislators, government departments, and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal business and community leaders, providing counsel on all matters pertaining to Aboriginal economic development. Since its establishment in 1990, the Board has championed the view that enabling Aboriginal people to create well-being and wealth for themselves is the key to enhancing economic opportunities for all of Canada's Aboriginal peoples, and building a stronger Canada.

Head Office

Gatineau, Quebec

Appointment Provisions

The National Aboriginal Economic Development Board consists of not more than 13 members to be appointed by the GiC, one of whom shall be designated by the GiC as Chairperson of the Board and another of whom shall be designated by the GiC as Vice-Chairperson.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Vice-Chairperson shall exercise the powers and perform the duties and functions of the Chairperson. In the event of the absence or incapacity the Vice-Chairperson, or if the office of Vice-Chairperson is vacant, the members present at a duly constituted meeting shall elect the Chairperson for that meeting.

The Deputy Minister of Industry, the Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and the Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development shall be ex officio members of the Board, and are in addition to the members appointed pursuant to the previous paragraph.

Quorum

The Chairperson, or a member of the Board designated by the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson, and three other members of the Board constitute a quorum of the Board. In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Vice-Chairperson, or if the office of Vice-Chairperson is vacant, the Chairperson, or a member of the Board designated by the Chairperson, and four other members of the Board constitute a quorum.

Remuneration

Chairperson and Member

  • Fixed by the Minister

Vice-Chairperson and Member

  • Fixed by the Minister

Member

  • Fixed by the Minister

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Chairperson and Member
Louie, Clarence
Oliver, British Columbia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2017-11-22
2020-11-21
Vice-Chairperson and Member
Madahbee, Dawn
Little Current, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-04-30
2020-04-29
Members
Bernard, Darlene
Lennox Island, Prince Edward Island
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-06-18
2018-06-17
Delorme, Marie
Calgary, Alberta
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2014-06-13
2018-06-12
Paul, Terrance
Membertou, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-04-30
2020-04-29
Stinson Henry, Sharon
Orillia, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-04-30
2018-04-29
7 Vacant Positions
Ex officio Member (DM of Industry)
Knubley, John
Ottawa, Ontario
2012-09-17
Ex officio Member (DM of Indian Affairs and Northern Development)
Laurendeau, Hélène
Gatineau, Quebec
2016-04-04
Ex officio Member (DM of Employment and Social Development)
Levonian, Louise
Ottawa, Ontario
2016-05-16
Total vacancies: 7