The Indigenous Business Directory of UBC is now available

Friday, January 26, 2024

The Indigenous Business Directory of UBC was developed in response to community feedback requesting support in locating and identifying Indigenous businesses to consider when making purchasing decisions. The directory is a centralized resource to empower university faculty and staff to identify businesses that align with their procurement needs, and foster proactive engagement with the Indigenous business community. 

The directory can help increase supplier diversity opportunities for Indigenous businesses and improve inclusion of Indigenous suppliers in upcoming work at UBC. It was developed with the awareness of Office Indigenous Strategic Initiatives, the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, CTLT Indigenous Initiatives team, and the UBC Okanagan Indigenous Engagement team.  


Setting up a new supplier

A new classification field to identify Indigenous businesses and/or vendors in Workday is available. Visit Supplier Set up to learn more, or see Create Supplier Request in the Workday Knowledge Base for guidance on creating a new supplier in Workday.  

Questions about Indigenous supplier classification? Contact Procurement Programs at

Learn more about the Indigenous Business directory