Our Partners

Partner Organizations:


Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

The federal government department responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Métis, and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North.

Aboriginal Human Resources Council 

Canada's leading innovators in Aboriginal recruitment, retention and advancement.

Canada Business Network

Your source for information on government services for business in Ontario – from start-up and financing, to growth and regulatory compliance.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

Canada's leading organization dedicated to promoting the full participation of Aboriginal communities in the Canadian economy.


The Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario is a regional development organization for northern Ontario that works with a variety of partners (like Waubetek), as both a facilitator and catalyst, to help create an environment in which communities can thrive, businesses can grow and innovation can prosper.

Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario

IAPO has operated a loans program and an advisory service since 1984.  Program delivery has involved all agricultural sectors – dairy, beef swine, poultry, agricultural crops, farm retail, farm repair and agri forestry.  Businesses served are on or off reserve and are across Ontario.

Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs

The provincial ministry working in collaboration with Aboriginal communities and leaders to improve the quality of life and expand economic opportunities for all First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ontario.

Mizwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training

Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training was created in 1991 to meet the unique training and employment needs of aboriginal peoples. Miziwe Biik provides the Greater Toronto Area’s Aboriginal community with training initiatives and employment services.

National Aboriginal Capital Corporation (NACCA)

The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) is the association for a network of Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) dedicated to stimulating economic growth for Canada’s Aboriginal peoples by promoting and underwriting Aboriginal business development. AFIs provide business financing and support to Aboriginal businesses, which can include; business loans, financial consulting services, aftercare and start-up support.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is a crown corporation and development agency of the Ontario government that invests in northern businesses and municipalities through conditional contributions, forgivable performance loans, incentive term loans and loan guarantees.


Aboriginal Financial Institutions:

Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area
East Algoma Community Futures Development Corporation (EACFDC)

Economic Partners Sudbury East / West Nipissing Inc

LAMBAC (Lacloche Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation)
Metis Voyageur Development Fund Inc.

Muskoka Futures

NECO - Community Futures Development Corporation

Nickel Basin Federal Development Corporation

North Claybelt - Community Futures Development Corporation

Parry Sound Area Community Business & Development Centre Inc.

Tecumseh Development Corporation
Two Rivers Community Development
South Temiskaming Community Futures Development Corporation