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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Looking for a taste of the high life here on the rock – VI Limo

The road to success often includes unforeseen detours and bumps along the way, and such was certainly the case for one Island entrepreneur starting up…

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Economic activity, fluctuates, but it’s business as usual for the NEDC.

Economic activity, fluctuates, but it’s business as usual for the NEDC.
“Always,” confirmed NEDC assistant manager Caledonia Fred.
And with over…

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From Internship to Assistant Manager NEDC’s Caledonia wears many hats

When Caledonia Fred signed on for an internship at NEDC, she thought, at the time, that it would be a temporary posting.
“That was 16 years ago,”…

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1:00pm – 4:30pm
Closed on Sat, Sun, Holiday

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7563 Pacific Rim Highway
Port Alberni, B.C. V9Y 8Y5

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