Government of Canada Invests in Indigenous Economic Development across Alberta

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A skilled and entrepreneurial workforce is critical to driving economic growth in Western Canada. The investments announced today are part of the Western Diversification Program (WDP), the main program through which WD makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the Western Canadian economy.



Organization Project Description Location Funding

Acden Operations Ltd.

Establish an Indigenous beekeeping demonstration project

Fort McMurray, AB

  $219,320

Alberta Indian Investment Corporation

Assist Indigenous entrepreneurial skills capacity to support business and professional growth

Enoch, AB

  $230,950

Beaver First Nation

Purchase heavy equipment to expand First Nation business opportunities

High Level, AB

$1,106,669

C-FER Technologies (1999) Inc.

Develop and implement an Indigenous pipeline monitoring program

Edmonton, AB

  $344,000

Neyaskweyak Group of Companies Inc.

Development of a solar park as a sustainable energy source for the Ermineskin Cree Nation

Maskwacis, AB

  $700,500

NorQuest College

Develop and implement an Indigenous Pipeline Construction Worker Program

Edmonton, AB

   $75,000

Oteenow Employment and Training Society

Deliver communications, professional development and software testing skills to Indigenous Peoples for jobs in the technology sector

Edmonton, AB

  $474,375

Pimee Well Servicing GP Ltd.

Purchase equipment to expand First Nation business opportunities

Kehewin, AB

  $650,000

Siksika Resource Developments Ltd.

Purchase heavy equipment to expand First Nation business opportunities

Siksika, AB

  $666,022

Wabasca & Region Atoske Action Group Society

Deliver pre-healthcare career training to local Indigenous Peoples in the Wabasca Region

Wabasca, AB

  $450,000

Yellowhead Tribal Development Foundation

Develop an innovative database to manage skills, employment and traditional lands

Edmonton, AB

  $554,500

TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING

$5,471,336

 

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