NEDC is trying our best to ensure quality customer service during the challenges created by COVID-19:

  • NEDC is still here for you and is currently continuing operations as normal as possible

  • The NEDC office is open.  We encourage to clients to contact us via phone, email, and video conferencing, whenever possible.

    • If you are coming to the office, please ensure you follow all COVID rules (wash hands, no cold/flu, social distancing).
  • With things changing rapidly please check back regularly for new information as it becomes available.

About Loans, Loan Payments and current Projects:

NEDC operations are running almost normally and we are here to support you and your business.

  • All Applications for projects are still being processed.

  • New Applications are being accepted.

  • Loan Payments are still processed normally.

    • Concerned about a Loan Payment?

      • All payment changes will be reviewed upon request and solutions will be determined on a case by case basis.

      • If you do not have enough funds to pay your payment, contract Sharon to pause automatic withdrawals to avoid any NSF fees, AND

      • Contact your Business Development Officer and explain what is going on in your business to determine what options may be available.

    • Communication with your Business Development Officer is always important and valued.

Commercial Funding

Business loans and contributions to First Nations, Métis and Inuit on Vancouver Island.

Business Planning

Assisting in the financing of feasibility studies and business planning.

Supporting Entrepreneurs

Promoting entrepreneurs, enhancing business skills, and offering financial advice.


“To continue to develop and grow to be the best Aboriginal Corporation dealing with financial, banking and business development services.

NEDC will play a major role in helping Aboriginals and First Nation communities on Vancouver Island become healthy, wealthy and socio-economically independent by seizing all existing and emerging business opportunities and building on the new economy.”

Applications and Documents

Business loan and proposal applications,training and workshop documents.

NEDC's Blog And News

Click here for recent news and articles about business and entrepreneurship.

Business Supports

Strengthen skills, expand knowledge, build connections and raise awareness.

Business Loans

Commercial loans for
  • Business start-up
  • Business expansion
  • Business acquisition

Business Equity Program

NEDC delivers the The Business Equity Program (B.E.P.) to Vancouver Island clients through a partnership between the


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1:00pm - 4:30pm
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Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 8Y5

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