Awatin Aboriginal Art wins Best Arts & Culture award!

Established in 2016, Awatin Aboriginal Art Gallery is owned and operated by Darlene and Ernie Smith.  Ernie, a member of Ehattesaht First Nation, and his wife Darlene, Algonquin ancestry and an Ehattesaht First Nations member, excelled as business owners.

After completing an art training course, Ernie began his artistic journey creating west coast style silver and gold jewelry, often with semiprecious stone highlights.  ...

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International Opportunity for Young Professionals

Announcing a wonderful opportunity to attend a International fellowship & education experience with bright minds from all across the Americas!

The Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) is looking for Canadian applicants for the first time this year! The YLAI program brings together entrepreneurs from all across the Americas to learn, connect and strengthen their skills to help improve their businesses and their communities.

Free ...

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Iron Dog Books unique bookstore wins NEDC Best New Business 2018

Iron Dog Books is a mobile book store. YES, I said mobile!  This unique business is designed to provide a convenient and playful experience to get you your reading fix in areas that do not have a bookstore.  They get a lot of media attention since they started.

Hillary Atleo, of Anishinaabe descent, and her husband Cliff, an Ahousaht First Nation member own ...

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NEDC’s Best Services Business 2018 GOES TO:

Promontory Hummingbird Childcare Centre

Taras and Lorena Atleo own and operate Promontory Hummingbird Childcare.  As the couple shares a passion for child care and development, the business is a good match for their skills and passion.

In fact, Hummingbird considers themselves “an essential service to give parents peace of mind.”  Firstly, the daycare is government licensed facility run by qualified professionals. And, as the Atleos run their business as a family business, the team shares the owners passion for nurturing development and ...

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Best Youth Business: Van Isle Auto Brokers

Winner of 2018’s Best Youth Business is awarded to Van Isle Auto Brokers
in Victoria BC. Established in 2015, Van Isle is owned and operated by
Mathew Morfitt.  Matthew’s ancestry is from Waterhen Lake First Nation
located in Saskatchewan, AB. 

Van Isle Auto Brokers, owned and operated by Mathew Morfitt
NEDC’s 2018 Best Youth Owned Business

With $1.3 Million in inventory, ...

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Welcome Marilyn, 2019 NEDC Intern

Marilyn Little is the new summer intern for the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Economic Development Corporation, where Marilyn will be assisting staff members in their objective – “to promote and assist [Aboriginal Entrepreneurs and First Nations] in the development and establishment of new and existing business enterprises on Vancouver Island”

Marilyn is from the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribe and is a second year Bachelor of Business Administration student at Camosun College majoring in Accounting and Finance.  Marilyn’s long-term goal is to complete her BBA and return ...

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