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Mark Freedman
Senior Associate, Manitoba

Mark Freedman Mark Freedman, a Metis originally from Flin Flon, Manitoba now residing in Winnipeg, is a corporate relations professional with over 25 years of experience in government and private sector projects including the development and implementation of key strategic initiatives and programs. Specializing in Indigenous and mainstream procurement, he also has key experience in business development, relationship building, and sales and marketing.

The bulk of his career was spent between the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and the Province of Manitoba. At the Chamber, Mark served as Economic Development Coordinator where he founded the Indigenous Trade Across Borders (ITAB) initiative. ITAB was a series of bilateral trade missions between the Chamber's Indigenous members and the Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce, believed to be the first mission of its kind between a Canadian and American Indian Chamber of Commerce.

At the Province of Manitoba, he served as the Vendor Relations Coordinator for the Procurement Services Branch. He was a key player in the development and implementation of Manitoba's Indigenous Procurement Initiative.

Since his retirement from the Province in 2014, Mark has continued to provide procurement related consulting services and also serves as Vice-President, Manitoba, First Peoples Group. As well, he volunteers at CancerCare Manitoba and served on a Citizens Advisory Committee with Correctional Service Canada for three years.