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Kahnawake tests out new dollar-tracking program

"David Acco stands before a projector screen showing off a new software system he hopes will answer critics of First Nations financial management.

After spending the majority of his adult life around software and IT, Acco's latest project has been to develop an accounting program intended specifically for aboriginal communities.

The result is the Native Economic Management System. It was created by Acco, co-founder of the native consulting firm Acosys Consulting Services Inc., and the economic-development commission in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake."


Acosys Breaks New Ground – Montreal Gazette Article

 “For aboriginals searching for work off the reserve, it can be a rocky, frustrating path. One Montreal company has made smoothing that road its prime directive by providing meaningful experience and business education for First Nations people.

Acosys Consulting is an aboriginal-owned company founded in 2006 by labour lawyer Julie Lepage and business analyst and project manager David Acco. More than 70 per cent of its staff are Native employees and it won the Toronto Board of Trade Business Excellence award in November.”

Read more: Breaking New Ground for Aboriginals in the Private Sector

Business Excellence Award in Diversity Goes to Acosys Consulting

Toronto, Ontario – Acosys Consulting was recognized with a Business Excellence Award from the Toronto Board of Trade (TBOT) for its commitment to diversity through its leadership in Aboriginal talent management and inclusion.

“This award is a great demonstration of the Toronto Board of Trade and its corporate member’s commitment to Aboriginal inclusion in the GTA,” says David Acco, President of Acosys Consulting. “It’s also a recognition of how Aboriginal businesses are contributing to making the Canadian industry more diverse and competitive for the global market by tapping into the youngest and fastest growing resource market in Canada, Aboriginal people,” said David.

Featured in Diversity Canada Magazine

Acosys Consulting has been featured in the publication DiversityCanada, where President David Acco makes the business case for Aboriginal Inclusion and defines Acosys Consulting's approach to capacity building.

"Initiating change is seldom easy or fast. As Acco succinctly states, “The historical problems of the Aboriginals are not just an Aboriginal experience. It’s a Canadian experience, so we all have a role in the healing process. Economic development is a vehicle for social change and Aboriginal inclusion.”

Read more: Acosys Proves Social Change Takes Action

Acosys Nominated for Business Excellence Award

We're proud to announce that Acosys has been nominated for the Toronto Board of Trade's (TBOT) Business Excellence Awards, in the category of Diversity. Being recognized for our efforts to promote workplace diversity still feels tremendously rewarding.

Thanks everyone for your continued support and well-wishes.

Read more about the Business Excellence Awards.

Acosys and Congress of Aboriginal Peoples partner for Internship Program

Ottawa, Ontario – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), in partnership with Acosys Consulting Services, has inaugurated a pilot Aboriginal Internship Program (AIP) for off-reserve Aboriginal Peoples entering the professional private sector. The organizations signed a partnership agreement at the CAP offices on February 16th, 2012.

Read more about our AIP Partnership.

CAMSC Small Business of the Year 2011

In 2011 Acosys received the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council’s (CAMSC) Small Business of the Year award, a testament to our strong growth, client-centricity, and innovative business approach. Thanks go to our team members, families, business partners, and to CAMSC itself. Rest assured that we will continue to grow.

Read more about the 2011 CAMSC Business Awards.