Economic activity, fluctuates, but it’s business as usual for the NEDC.
“Always,” confirmed NEDC assistant manager Caledonia Fred.
And with over 30 years experience helping first nations entrepreneurs, NEDC keeps close tabs on the changing landscape where economic development opportunities are concerned.
“We tend to see less applicants when the economy is strong, when there are more jobs available,” says Fred, who has a bachelor of commerce in entrepreneurial management, and has been part of the NEDC team for 16 years. Continue Reading →
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,” she says, “and I’m still here. Still loving my job.”
Now NEDC’s assistant manager, Fred has worn many hats over the years. All of which she says have helped prepare her for her current position.
Following her one year internship, Fred spent the next four years as the youth business coordinator. After that she was the ...Continue Reading →
The future looks bright for aboriginal entrepreneurs, and helping lead the way is Denise Martineau, NEDC’s new Business Development Officer.
Raised in Calgary, Martineau, 55, is a member of the Frog Lake First Nations, and with nearly three decades of experience relating to management and personal and commercial finance, it’s safe to say she brings a wealth of information to work.
Martineau was with Bank of Montreal for 18 years, including most of the past eight years as bank manager at the ...Continue Reading →
noun – a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
Being your own boss takes vision and determination, but the rewards can far outweigh the risks.
In their ongoing commitment to ‘building a batter future for business,’ NEDC is ramping up for another installment of its’ Aboriginal Business Entrepreneurial Skills & Training program (BEST).
According to NEDC Business Services Officer Jennifer Gallic, ” This is our ...
Her photographic images are beautiful and evocative of the First Nations culture.
Yet Melody Charlie is a reluctant recipient as a First Nation Photographer for the Best Arts & Cultural Business through the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation, NEDC, business awards.
“I really wasn’t sure, “ says Charlie, who sees her work more as a natural expression of who she is and sharing her culture.
“I’m super passionate about traditional language, connection to land, connection to food, anything that makes us ...
Patrick Charleson fishing co.
Patrick Charleson is humbled at winning an award for Outstanding Business Achievement through the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation, NEDC, small business awards.
“It’s quite humbling, I was surprised,” says the long-time owner of Taa-Wa Fish Company Ltd and a Hesquiaht elder.. “I never thought I’d win anything in my life. This is the first time I’ve won anything at all. I feel really good about it.”
Charleson started fishing with his father 80 years ago when he ...