Economic Development

A list of funding opportunites to support economic development.

Community Economic Development Program (CEDP)

The Community Economic Development Program provides core financial support for First Nation and Inuit communities for public services in economic development. The financial support is intended for community economic development planning and capacity development initiatives, development of proposals and leveraging financial resources, and carrying out economic development activities.

Community Economic Opportunities Program (CEOP)

The Community Economic Opportunities Program provides project-based support to those First Nation and Inuit communities that have the best opportunities for public services in economic development.

First Nations Forestry Program (FNFP)

The First Nations Forestry Program (FNFP) is a partnership program between First Nations and the Government of Canada, and is viewed as a model of cooperation between federal departments. It is a valuable program that enables First Nations to deal with their forestry priorities.

Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB)

The Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business is a strategy that was launched by the federal government to increase the number of Aboriginal suppliers bidding for, and winning, federal contracts. Basically, the PSAB makes it easier for the government and Aboriginal firms to do business with each other. PSAB works in a variety of ways: