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Business Links for Aboriginal Entrepreneurs

Find out more about Royal Bank's programs and initiatives created especially for Aboriginal entrepreneurs.

International Trade

 

Business Organizations

Aboriginal Business Canada (opens external website in new window)
As part of Industry Canada, ABC provides business services and support (including contribution grants) to Canadian First Nation; Inuit and Métis individuals and organizations.

Aboriginal Business Procurement (opens external website in new window)
Aboriginal Business Procurement- The federal government procurement strategy for Aboriginal businesses which also includes the 'Aboriginal Suppliers Inventory', that lists businesses that can provide a wide range of goods and services; a valuable tool for interested parties who are looking for Aboriginal businesses that can supply the goods and services they need.'

Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (opens external website in new window)
The main body of Financial Officers for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit governments, organizations and businesses.

Aboriginal Resource Guide (opens external website in new window)
A user friendly tool to help develop or enhance business skills.

Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business (opens external website in new window)

CANDO—Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (opens external website in new window)

CESO Aboriginal Services (opens external website in new window) - a federally funded, not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization providing social and economic development expertise to Canadian Aboriginal Peoples. Their Volunteer Advisors transfer technical and managerial expertise such as start-up or running of Aboriginal owned businesses, establishing or improving businesses and community governments, housing projects, on-reserve business opportunities, and more.

Conference Board of Canada (opens external website in new window)
Conference Board of Canada: this site highlights the Board's leadership in addressing issues related to Corporate-Aboriginal Relations, Aboriginal Economic Development, and Aboriginal Learning Technologies. The site will act as a vehicle for communication, co-ordination and co-operation between stakeholders working to create opportunities and eliminate barriers to Aboriginal self-reliance.

First Nation Regulatory Environment (opens external website in new window)
Frequently asked questions about doing business with First Nations.

National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (opens external website in new window)
Includes the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards and the National Aboriginal Achievement Award winners.

National Aboriginal Capital Corporation Association (N.A.C.C.A.) (opens external website in new window)
A list of Aboriginal Financial Institutions across the country.

National Association of Friendship Centres (opens external website in new window)

Native Investments & Trade Association (opens external website in new window)

Pan Arctic Inuit Logistics Inuit Business Directory (opens external website in new window)

Strategis Aboriginal Business Map (opens external website in new window)
A compendium of Aboriginal business links by region or topic of interest.

 

Government Organizations

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) (opens external website in new window)

Department of Indian and National Affairs (INAC) (opens external website in new window)

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) (opens external website in new window)

Métis National Council (MNC) (opens external website in new window)

 

Employment, Education and Youth

Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative (opens external website in new window)
Aboriginal Workforce Participation Initiative - AWPI: A partnership initiative of the federal government, AWPI is committed to increasing the participation of Aboriginal peoples in the labour market by educating and informing employers about the advantages of hiring Aboriginal peoples.

Aboriginal Youth Business Council (opens external website in new window)
A Web site acting as a resource for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis youth in business, wanting to start up a business or learn about business.

 

Publications

Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (opens external website in new window)

Aboriginal Times (opens external website in new window)
A national guide to business, economic development, events & opportunities.

Nunatsiaq News (opens external website in new window)
Features the Nunavut and Nunavik editions of Nunatsiaq News.

 

Other

First Nations Fiscal Institution Initiative (opens external website in new window)

Aboriginal Canada Portal (opens external website in new window)
Information on Aboriginal issues, government programs and services.

Community & Sustainability (opens in new window)