Economic Development

“Community Economic Development is a community driven process where communities determine their own solutions to economic, social and environmental issues in order to build healthy and economically viable communities. It is a participatory, grassroots approach where local communities choose deliberate actions to influence the local economy and to improve the quality of life for its residents.”

The Métis Economic Development Fund (MEDF) is an equity investment fund intended to stimulate economic development activities of the Métis people throughout Manitoba by providing equity and capital for Métis entrepreneurs and businesses to support economic development initiatives.

MEDF also assists with promoting and encouraging trade and commerce for Métis entrepreneurs and business, facilitating and promoting the Métis business community, and acts as a liaison between the Métis business community, government agencies and representatives at municipal, provincial and federal levels.

Métis Economic Development Fund

The Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC) is a Manitoba Métis-owned lending institution created to finance the start-up, acquisition and/or expansion of viable Métis and Non-Status Indian controlled small businesses based in Manitoba.

The financial services offered by LRCC include business loans, bridge financing, business plans and business advisory services.

The Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC)

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer mentors. 

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The First Peoples Economic Growth Fund (FPEGF) is an economic development initiative by the Province of Manitoba & The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs. Its mandate is to provide financing to support Manitoba First Nations business proposals that are economically viable.

First Peoples Economic Growth Fund