2022 Winner: Indigenous-led Leadership in Community & Entrepreneurship
WINNER: IndTech Program Norquest College
Initiative: Ohpinitotan Social Enterprise / IndTech Program at Norquest College
ōhpinitotān – Meaning: Lift Each Other Up
IndTech Program Norquest College is a social enterprise helping Indigenous peoples access the digital economy, find & better themselves. We know that with the right support, we can help remove any barriers to employment for Indigenous youth and help employers fill those worker shortages. Participants work online and in small class environments to develop employability skills. Graduates learn communication, teamwork, and technical skills in data processing, data management, and software literacy.
Tim Carwell, Entrepreneur, Investor, Community Supporter
Timothy (Tim) Carwell is the President of The CommAlert Group of Companies and a citizen of Beaver First Nation. A social entrepreneur by nature, he devotes considerable time on projects that create goodwill and visibility for under-represented people and communities. He has a keen interest in technology and its ability to create opportunity for everyone, no matter where they reside.