Path Forward on Federal Indigenous Procurement
Ian Szuto, Senior Advisor, Acquired Services & Assets Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Ian joined the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) as a Senior Advisor in the Procurement Policy Division of the Office of the Comptroller General at the end of 2018. Prior to TBS, Ian spent 10 years with the First Nations Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services Canada working in internal client services and business management functions. Ian holds a Master’s of Public Health and started his public service journey at the Public Health Agency of Canada in chronic disease prevention and control, surveillance and health promotion. Ian’s focus at present is to advance Indigenous procurement, with specific attention on the new procurement directive in the Nunavut Settlement Area.
Michelle Cousineau, Manager, Indigenous Procurement Policy Division, Strategic Policy Sector, Acquisitions Program. Public Services and Procurement Canada
Darrell Gumieny, Senior Policy and Program Officer, Business Development, Indigenous Services Canada