Surrey Board of Trade Applauds CBC/Radio-Canada’s National Indigenous Strategy and New Indigenous Office

The Surrey Board of Trade is pleased with CBC/Radio-Canada’s launch of its first-ever National Indigenous Strategy, “Strengthening Relations, Walking Together,” and the establishment of a new Indigenous Office. This significant initiative demonstrates a strong commitment to better reflecting and serving First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities across Canada.

“The Surrey Board of Trade recognizes the economic importance of CBC/Radio-Canada’s National Indigenous Strategy,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “It’s great to see how Canada’s public broadcaster is taking active steps to promote cultural understanding and respect, while also creating economic opportunities for our Indigenous Peoples. By focusing on narratives, people, relationships, and truth and reconciliation, they are making a positive impact on the lives of Indigenous communities. It’s truly inspiring to see initiatives like including more Indigenous-owned vendors in the procurement process and collaborating with key Indigenous organizations like APTN and the Indigenous Screen Office, which will go a long way towards economic reconciliation and empowerment. It’s an honour to witness such efforts towards building a better and more inclusive future for everyone.”

Furthermore, the Surrey Board of Trade commends CBC/Radio-Canada’s commitment to commissioning a study of its past coverage to ensure respectful and accurate portrayals of Indigenous Peoples. This comprehensive analysis will not only lead to more inclusive and accurate representations but also contribute to a more respectful and understanding portrayal of Indigenous communities, which is essential for fostering economic partnerships and growth.

As the Surrey Board of Trade, we believe that the National Indigenous Strategy and the establishment of the Indigenous Office will serve as a catalyst for economic development and collaboration with Indigenous Peoples. We look forward to witnessing the positive impact of these initiatives on the economic landscape and are committed to supporting and promoting these efforts.



Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342,