The mission of the FNQLEDC is to advise, accompany and support the First Nations in achieving their socioeconomic objectives.
The FNQLEDC is the reference in socioeconomic and entrepreneurial development with its knowledge of its environment and range of services tailored to the needs of the First Nations. It stands out for the quality of its interventions, which significantly contribute to the achievement of the individual and collective objectives of the First Nations.
In 1996, following the announcement of the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) of a pilot project to create a network of ten communities, a real willingness emerged for the establishment of an organization dedicated to supporting First Nations economic development representatives and officers in Quebec and Labrador. On December 9, 1999, delegates and officials of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, representatives of economic development organizations and government, and numerous observers founded an organization to bring together community economic development organizations (CEDOs) and representatives of economic development. In 2000, when the FNQLEDC first went into operation, the Assembly of Chiefs approved by way of resolution that the FNQLEDC would be accountable to the Chiefs in assembly through the establishment of a close link with the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador (AFNQL).
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