Partner opportunities

Ch’nook partner opportunities

Our partners play a vital role in helping us achieve our mandate of increasing Indigenous participation in business. We actively collaborate with our academic, corporate and community partners to better support the students we work with.

If you are interested in becoming involved with Ch’nook please feel free to contact us, as we will be very happy to discuss partnership opportunities.

Tel: +1 604.822.0988 | E-mail:

Corporate & individual giving to Ch’nook

Effective and knowledgeable leadership is vital to the sustainable economic growth and success of Indigenous communities in British Columbia and across the country. In support of this goal, we invite our partners to join us in our efforts to increase Indigenous participation in business education and foster the next generation of Indigenous business leaders.

By supporting the Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education initiative, you do so much more than help a future community leader – you will help create a foundation for community success and prosperity for betterment of all Canadians. Together, we can build management capacity in Indigenous communities.

Contact Us today for more information on how you can support this innovative initiative:

Erin Townley-Smith
Associate Director | Development and Alumni Engagement
UBC Sauder School of Business

Tel: +1 604.822.8684 | Fax: 604.822.0592 | E-mail:


How you can help

The support of our alumni, community and corporate partners has been crucial to the growth and continued success of Ch’nook. We invite you to help increase Indigenous participation in business education.


How your gift can support Ch’nook:

  • $200 allows for an honorarium for a guest speaker
  • $2,000 covers one annual scholarship for a Ch’nook Scholar
  • $4,000 covers the annual costs of a Ch’nook Scholar
  • $5,000 sponsors a Ch’nook opening reception
  • $6,000 pays the tuition of a local Aboriginal Management Program (AMP) student
  • $10,000 pays for the Ch’nook Graduation Ceremony
  • $12,000 pays the tuition of an Aboriginal Management Program (AMP) student requiring travel and accommodation
  • $30,000 covers the costs to run the Community Business Management Course in an Indigenous community in BC

Ch'nook funding partners

  • Vancity
  • Leith Wheeler

  • Encana

  • Crowe

  • CPA Canada

  • Goldcorp

  • TD Canada Trust

  • Royal Dutch Shell

  • Jeane Elliot

  • Aquilini Family

  • Gordon Keep 

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