SaskMÉtis Economic Development Corporation.
SaskMetis Economic Development Corporation (SMEDCO) is a Saskatchewan a Métis-owned lending institution created to finance the start-up, acquisition an/or expansion of a viable Métis-controlled small businesses based in Saskatchewan. More information here.
Clarence Campeau Development Fund
The CCDF’s eight programs have been designed to reflect the business needs of Saskatchewan’s Métis entrepreneurs. The Fund is set up to assist community-based or individual entrepreneurs with small or large scale projects. There are also specific programs designed to assist Women and Youth to help increase their participation as entrepreneurs. More information here.
As an Indigenous entrepreneur, you may want to deal with a bank that has in-depth insight into your unique business opportunities and challenges. More information here.
The Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation Inc. (SIEF)
SIEF was one of the first Aboriginal financial institutions in Canada to offer developmental lending to First Nation businesses in Saskatchewan. SIEF is owned by the 74 First Nations of Saskatchewan and affiliated with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN). SIEF has also partnered with the TD Bank to create the First Nations Bank of Canada (FNBC), and have expanded our existing investment portfolio to generate profit and employment for First Nations people. SIEF offers commercial and agriculture lending and business consulting services. More information here.
Tools and Finance for Aboriginal Business
TFAB provides practical tools, training and networks to help you grow your business. You will find templates, worksheets and guides as well as CCAB members committed to Aboriginal entrepreneurship. More information here.
Farm Credit Canada (FCC)
FCC has information for every stage of your operation’s lifecycle. Whether you’re entering the business, expanding or thinking about the next chapter, there’s something for you. More information here.