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Forty-five First Nations, businesses and Aboriginal programs will receive more than $ 27 million to expand their businesses and take advantage of new economic opportunities.
March 13, 2018 – Victoria, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada
Western Aboriginal businesses and programs will be supported to expand and create jobs in Aboriginal communities with new funding from the Government of Canada.
The Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification (WD), who was visiting the Songhees First Nation today, announced a contribution totaling more than $ 27 million for 45 projects in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba under the Western Diversification Program (WDP). The announcement was made at the Songhees Innovation Center, a shared workspace that will receive funding under the EODP to help Aboriginal entrepreneurs succeed in Canada’s growing technology sector.
Projects address a variety of economic activities ranging from the installation of solar equipment by First Nations rural communities to generate energy for their communities at launch through post-secondary institutions. training programs for the next generation of Aboriginal workers. These investments will contribute to the prosperity of Aboriginal communities in the four western provinces by helping businesses create jobs and take advantage of economic opportunities.
Today’s funding announcement is in addition to a $ 2,250,000 investment in the Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia announced by the Honorable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Small Business and Tourism and Leader of the Government of Canada. House of Commons, January 22, 2018. This investment was also made under the EODP and supports more than 400 Aboriginal cultural tourism businesses in British Columbia.
Following this event, Minister Bains will travel to Haida Gwaii to make a major funding announcement on high-speed Internet on behalf of the governments of Canada and British Columbia. This financial assistance will benefit Canadians and Canadians living in rural and remote communities.
“The success of Aboriginal businesses is essential to building a strong, innovative and inclusive Canadian economy. I am proud of the commitment of the Government of Canada, which is investing in these 45 projects and supporting western Aboriginal communities. “
The Honorable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada
“The Songhees Nation is proud to present this announcement in recognition of the entrepreneurial spirit and economic contributions of Aboriginal businesses in Canada, and we are grateful and happy to be the recipients of financial assistance that supports the continued success of entrepreneurs. at the Songhees Innovation Center. Our board saw the importance of an initiative like this taking shape in our building, and we thank Animikii Indigenous Technology for taking this opportunity and working with us to create this unique shared work space where the company is now located. We are witnessing the emergence of a growing number of new graduates and passionate Aboriginal business people who see the work-sharing environment as a natural catalyst for starting and growing entrepreneur-based businesses. Today’s announcement honors our entrepreneurs, innovators and partners, South Island Prosperity Project, Victoria Foundation and Community Micro Lending, who continue to work with us to achieve the Songhees Innovation Center’s goals and entrepreneurial aspirations. indigenous. “
Chief Ron Sam, Songhees Nation
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