This proposal sets out the business case and a Budget 2019 ask for enhancing access to capital for Métis Nation entrepreneurs and communities. It encompasses the recapitalization of the Métis capital corporations, a Major Projects Equity Fund, and a Green and Digital Economy Equity Fund.
Economic development was identified as a second year priority under the Canada-Métis Nation Accord. This MOU establishes a working group of senior officials from Canada and the Métis Nation to renew and strengthen efforts to advance the development and
implementation of the Métis Nation Economic Development Strategy.
Report 2 examines the existing policy framework in which the Métis Nation Economic Development Strategy was developed. Building on the “Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development”, the Strategy sought to capitalize on expanded opportunity to partner with the private sector and government to build human and financial capital and generate wealth from increased economic activity.
Report 4 identifies the priorities of the Métis Nation in the planning of the renewal of the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS), a longstanding
Indigenous labour market development program and a critical part of the Métis Nation Economic Development Strategy.
Métis Nation capital corporations are professionally managed, arms-length financial institutions affiliated with the MNC Governing Members . They provide loans to support the start-up and expansion of small and medium-sized Métis enterprises as well as business advisory and support services.
Budget 2019 provides $100 million for the creation of an Indigenous Growth Fund that will leverage government investment to raise additional capital from institutional
investors. Managed by the National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association, this Fund will allow all Aboriginal Financial Institutions, including Métis Capital Corporations, to support more Indigenous entrepreneurs and more ambitious projects.
This study from the House of Commons Standing Committee on Government Operations and Estimates reviews the federal government procurement process and outlines the main challenges of the current procurement process along with the principal barriers preventing SMEs, women-owned and Indigenous businesses from accessing federal contracts. The Committee makes 40 recommendations to improve the federal government procurement process.
The Manitoba Government, jointly with the Indigenous business community, including the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce, review best practices from other jurisdictions and develop a more effective Indigenous Procurement Initiative for Manitoba that will increase economic benefits for all Manitobans in the long run.
There are more than 9,000 Indigenous business owners in Ontario, with 75% of Indigenous business owners reporting a net profit and 80% reporting steady or increasing revenues. The provincial government has huge buying power– nearly $6 billion in
procurement contracts annually. That means we can use government procurement to: Grow Indigenous businesses; Support economic development opportunities in communities; Narrow the socioeconomic gap between Indigenous and nonIndigenous people. Indigenous procurement opportunities build stronger Indigenous businesses, which can better support other government strategic and economic priorities.
This report updates research and findings related to Métis participation in major projects. It provides an inventory of projects across the Métis Nation homeland and examines ways to enhance the participation of Métis communities in all phases of the projects.
The bill, which was passed by Parliament in June 2019, will overhaul both the National Energy Board Act and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency Act, changing how major infrastructure projects are reviewed and approved in Canada. Changes would include replacing the National Energy Board with a new “Canadian Energy Regulator” and an altered federal environmental assessments process to include a broad range of impacts to be reviewed by a new “Impact Assessment Agency.”
The Métis Nation has committed to collaborate with the Government of Canada in the Pan-Canadian Framework (PCF) on Clean Growth and Climate Change. This report
identifies the contributions that can be made by the Métis Nation in achieving global and national sustainable development goals and identifies opportunities arising from a shift to a clean growth economy.
An important element in the Métis Nation’s Economic Development Strategy is addressing the particular challenges faced by rural, northern, and remote Métis
communities in achieving economic development and becoming investment ready. This report focuses on how to meet the infrastructure needs of these communities in order to strengthen local assets.
This report sets out the federal government’s vision and strategy in maximizing its investments to accelerate progress, create jobs, and drive economic growth for
Canadians living in rural and remote communities.
The challenge of accessing affordable, high-speed Internet has been identified by many rural and remote communities including Métis communities as the number one issue impeding their economic growth. Central to Canada’s Rural Economic Development Strategy is Canada’s Connectivity Strategy, a commitment to connect every Canadian to affordable, high-speed Internet no matter where they live, and to improve mobile cellular access from coast to coast to coast. This report is the Government’s plan to coordinate investments along with complementary measures to ensure a connected Canada.
Federally-funded projects have targeted First Nations, with no specific effort to target
Métis communities. This report recommends an effort be mounted to identify
underserved Métis communities and specifically target them for broadband services. It
recommends that a pilot project be established, using Métis service providers.
As part of Canada’s development of a national tourism strategy, the federal Minister of Tourism sought the input of the Métis Nation in identifying its priorities for such a strategy. This report looks at the potential to develop and expand a distinct Métis tourist industry based on three tourism clusters along “The Métis Trail”.