Junior Achievement and Tyendinaga
In June 2015, students from the Tyendinaga Junior Achievement reached out to Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada looking to meet with officials to talk about the Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB) program and government procurement. The students came to get to know the program and the people who would be able to provide them support as young entrepreneurs.
Barry Payne, President of Adirondack HR, has been an advocate for developing young entrepreneurial minds amongst Aboriginal youth. Mr. Payne has recognized the importance of PSAB as more than just a tool but "as an incentive to encourage other First Nations businesses and people to think about growing and expanding their businesses."
The students from Tyendinaga came and visited Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada's head office in Gatineau, Quebec and learned what the program has to offer and how it can be an important program to drive economic development from within Aboriginal communities.