In consultation with all the community stakeholders and in accordance with the cultures and local autonomy of the communities, the mission of the FNQLEDC is to represent, promote, support and defend the interests of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador in socioeconomic development, thus contributing to their overall development.
Recognized as a major leader of the socio-economic development of the First Nations, the FNQLEDC stands out for its achievements, the quality and added value of its support to the First Nations, and its ability to consult and mobilize all stakeholders to achieve common goals. Through its interventions, the FNQLEDC helps to enhance the entrepreneurial capacity of the communities and helps them achieve greater autonomy and economic diversity.
- Member support
- Research and Development
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).