CCDI is proud to have a formal partnership agreement with Indigenous Works in order to bring our Employer Partners and clients an exceptional array of services to help them more toward inclusion of Indigenous Peoples, and understand their role in reconciliation.  

About Indigenous Works 

Indigenous Works (IW) is a national non-profit organization founded in 1998 as a recommendation from the 1996 Report on the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Indigenous Works’ mandate is to increase Indigenous engagement in the Canadian economy.

Indigenous Works does not receive government funds but is supported by IW Employer Partners (similar to CCDI's Employer Partners). In addition to this, Indigenous Works offers training, consulting and an Employer of Choice certification process on a fee-for-service basis to help organizations work toward more inclusive environments for Indigenous People. For 25 years, Indigenous Works partnered with organizations to strengthen their results in Indigenous employment, workplace engagement, and inclusion. Indigenous Works saves organizations time and resources by helping them climb the Indigenous inclusion continuum.

CCDI's partnership with Indigenous Works is timely given calls by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Government of Canada to renew our commitment toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples for the betterment of Canadian society and the economy.

CCDI is honoured to be entering into this partnership with Indigenous Works as it will add value for our Employer Partners and clients and help ensure we are all working toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. 

Become a DreamMaker (DM) with CCDI and Indigenous Works

Organizations that make a commitment to be Employer Partners of both CCDI and Indigenous Works are recognized as members of the DreamMakers Council and gain exclusive access to the DreamMakers Summit, an annual, virtual co-produced, half-day event where partners share highlights of key learnings on their organizational journey toward Indigenous Inclusion and Truth and Reconciliation.

To find out more about joining the DreamMakers Council please reach out to [email protected] and/or [email protected] with ‘DM Council’ in the email subject line description.


If you would like to find out more about the Indigenous Works Employer Partner program, click here.

If you would like to find out more about Indigenous Works' training offerings, click here.

If you would like to find out more about Indigenous Works' consulting offerings, click here.


Please note: Becoming an Employer Partner with CCDI does not automatically make you an Employer Partner with Indigenous Works. Please contact us for more information on how to become an Employer Partner of both CCDI and IW.