Chisasibi’s Gestion ADC (1996) Inc. is the first Cree company to make the list, PROFIT 100: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

Gestion ADC, a catering and janitorial services company, is a subsidiary of the Cree Construction and Development Company and belongs to the entire population of Eeyou Istchee.

Ranking 27th among Quebec companies, Gestion ADC’s 270 per cent revenue growth over the past five years solidified its place on Profit Magazine’s 20th annual list, PROFIT 100: Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.

The company’s growth over the same five-year period has meant an increase in the number of employees from 237 to 446. Over 30 per cent of that total workforce is Cree, with Gestion ADC’s Camp Rupert division being approximately 60 per cent Cree.

The Director of Gestion ADC, Anthony MacLeod, paid tribute to his employees. “This is an honour we share with every single worker who has ever been on our payroll,” he said.

“It has not been easy for our Cree people to change their traditional way of life, gain an education, learn a trade and then use their new-found skills to improve their own lives. They have given up a lot of family time to make Gestion ADC what it is today, so I salute all of our workers on this.”

The PROFIT 100 list is Canada’s largest annual recognition of achievement in business, and is published in the June issue of Profit Magazine.

The 6th Annual PROFIT 100 Ceo Summit and Awards Dinner on June 17 in Toronto will recognize Gestion ADC and its accomplishments.