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Founded in 2000, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission (FNQLEDC) supports and accompanies community economic development agents and organizations as well as the members of the First Nations for the successful completion of their private and collective socioeconomic projects.
Our team of advisors and partners share tips and advises for the successful completion of your projects.
The lack of housing in First Nations communities has been a well-known fact for a long time. However, this issue is not raised as much in urban settings. Yet, the consequences of the lack of housing in various communities are often that many First Nations members end up in the city looking for housing. The lack of affordable housing in many regions, over and above the discrimination First Nations members must often deal with coming from landlords, makes this search exceedingly difficult.
On April 19th, the Government of Canada presented its 2021-2022 budget, the first to have been tabled since 2019. It goes without saying that this budget includes measures to respond to the pandemic we are currently experiencing, but its common thread is undoubtedly economic stimulus. Here is a summary of what you, as a community economic development officer (CEDO) or entrepreneur, should take away from this budget.
On March 15, 2021, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission (FNQLEDC) facilitated a roundtable entitled “Synergy of the Indigenous women's entrepreneurial ecosystem” as part of the first virtual edition of the “Expo Entrepreneurs” gathering. Here is a portrait of this ecosystem and its interest to diversify the economic opportunities offered to women.
[UPCOMING EVENT] Femmessor will hold a major Web-based entrepreneurial event on June 1st under the theme "Together".
Entirely online, the talk-show format will be hosted by Isabelle Racicot...
[WORTH KNOWING] The Government of Canada’s 2021 Budget provides for additional support for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions to help the province’s key economic sectors.
[YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP] Inspiring initiatives:
In Frog Lake, Alberta, every day Jacob Faithful oversees the production of 40,000 surgical masks in the only 100% Aboriginal manufacturing facility of its kind in the country.