Local Links and contacts:
Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund: NADF is a non-profit Aboriginal Financial Institution supporting Aboriginal business and economic development in Northern Ontario.
Commerce Management Group (CMG)'s Orica Indigenous Entrepreneurship Program: "...offers practical learning to Aboriginal individuals and businesses who want to create new business opportunities in Northern Ontario. We provide Business planning & support and Financial grants.The program is designed to support successful business development for Indigenous people. To qualify for the program, new businesses must be located in Orica’s operating area. Applicants must participate in a screening process to ensure compliance with the program’s eligibility criteria." See link for more details.
Indigenous Women in Business - Links and Resources
Indigenous Women's Circle : The Government of Canada's Status of Women's Indigenous Women's Circle (the Circle) was established on May 24, 2018, to engage with Indigenous women leaders and experts in the public and private sector on the challenges they face and their priorities for the Government of Canada related to advancing gender equality.
PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise: PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise. PARO "... seeks to empower women within their communities, strengthen small business and promote community economic development (CED) through integrated and women-centered program delivery. From training and business coaching, to networking events and peer lending circles, all of their innovative programs and services are designed to increase the self-sufficiency and success of women, families and communities in the North."
Indigenous Economic Development, what does it mean for First Nation communities?
Read the Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation's new guide. Click below for a link.
Here are some Economic Development related video resources:
Check out this video below from the University of Victoria's Ideafest: Brave New Paths: The Road to Indigenous Economic Reconciliation. Let us know what you think about it.
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