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Creating Economic Impact: An Indigenous-led Business Model


Join Thomas Benjoe as he talks about the mission, vision, and principles of FHQ Developments, and the economic impact of an Indigenous-led business model.

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Part of Small Business Week.

This program is conducted through Zoom. Register to receive a reminder, the evaluation and any resource materials or click the link to join: 

Thomas Benjoe is the President & CEO for FHQ Developments and is from the Muscowpetung First Nation. His background includes Indigenous Business, Governance and Economic Development as well
as Commercial Banking. Thomas is a founding Board of Director’s member for FHQ Developments and was named President & CEO in 2016. FHQ Developments manages Indigenous Investments, Partnerships and Economic Development that creates the greatest economic impact where they do business while utilizing Indigenous knowledge, thought and value systems to create a better economic future for the Nations and Citizens of the File Hill’s Qu’Appelle Tribal Council. FHQ Developments currently manages a portfolio of 12 companies.

Thomas currently serves as the Chair of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, SIIT Indigenous Innovation Advisory Council, First Nations University of Canada Spring Celebration Powwow Committee (Co-Chair), Member of Leaders Council at the Hill & Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina.

Thomas was recently featured from in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine as a Top 50 Changemakers in Canada, served as the 2019/20 United Way “Community Champion”, the recipient of the Crowning Achievement Young Alumni Award from the University of Regina (2017), recognized by  CBC's "Future 40"(2013), the Red Cross' "Young Humanitarian of the Year"(2009), and a "Top Performer" Convention Winner which recognizes the top 1% of RBC employees (2015).

Thomas was also recognized as a Top 10 Most Influential Economic Developers by Treaty 4 News, a feature that profiles business leaders, job creators and entrepreneurs who have made a valuable contribution to improving the lives of Indigenous people through business and have helped keep Saskatchewan’s economy vibrant and strong.

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Registration Closed


Oct 21 2021, 7:00pm - 8:00pm


Online, Zoom 5

Event Type

Special Events


Special Event, Multicultural, Careers
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