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Supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs and the growth of the Indigenous economy on Vancouver Island.

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We help Indigenous communities become healthy, wealthy and socio-economically independent

In addition to financing and loan programs, NEDC offers business advisory services free of charge to Indigenous entrepreneurs and First Nations community-owned businesses on Vancouver Island. With almost 40 years of planting seeds in communities and over $160 million in loans approved, we are catalyzing socio-economic independence for our nations. 

Since 1984 we’ve grown slowly and intentionally, guided by strong governance and a consistent focus on our mandate. 

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HFN Group of Businesses

First Nation

The HFN Group of Businesses is building economic self-determination for the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on the west coast of Vancouver Island with robust …

Jaiden George Photography

Professional Services

Jaiden George is a photographer, writer and future Hereditary Chief from the Ahousaht First Nation. With support from NEDC, he has taken his freelance …

Care Dental Hygiene

Professional Services | Campbell River

It’s unclear how many of the 31,000 dental hygienists in Canada are Indigenous. The figures are not readily available. But becoming a dental hygienist was …

Find out how our financing programs can help you

NEDC offers many different loan and contribution programs with varying eligibility. Your Business Development Officer is here to help create the perfect package for you.

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