Our Partners

NADF receives funding from various agencies and has partnered with local and regional organizations to deliver programs and services that support Aboriginal business and economic development in Northern Ontario. 

FedNor: Government of Canada’s economic development organization for Northern Ontario. Through its programs and services, and through its financial support of projects that lead to job creation and economic growth, FedNor works with businesses and community partners to build a stronger Northern Ontario.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC):  INAC supports Aboriginal people (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to:

  • improve social well-being and economic prosperity;
  • develop healthier, more sustainable communities; and
  • participate more fully in Canada's political, social and economic development - to the benefit of all Canadians

Keewaytinook Okimakanak Research Institute (KORI): KORI supports community-driven research through training and mentorship along with academic partners across Canada.

Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation (MIRR):  The Ministry works to ensure a better future for First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

Ministry of the Status of Women: Ministry of the Status of Women (MSW) works to increase women’s economic security and to end violence against women.

National Aboriginal Capital Corporation (NACCA): The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) is the association for a network of Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) dedicated to stimulating economic growth for First Nations, Métis and Inuit by promoting and underwriting Aboriginal business development. AFIs provide business financing and support to Aboriginal businesses, which can include; business loans, financial consulting services, aftercare and start-up support.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC): NOHFC works to build strong, prosperous northern communities and offer unique programs to help foster hope and opportunity across Northern Ontario.

Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations (OACFDC): OACFDC supports its members to deliver quality services in their communities and provides the voice for the Community Futures Program in Ontario. 

PARO Centre For Women's Enterprise: PARO focuses on delivering programs to enhance enterprise development and to provide for the development and support of peer lending circles.  

Thunder Bay Community Economic Commission (CEDC): CEDC is an arms-length Community Development Corporation, led by an independent board with core funding from the City of Thunder Bay.

Thunder Bay Ventures: TBV is a non-profit organization committed to fostering community economic development in Thunder Bay and region.

If you are interested in partnering with NADF to provide business and economic development services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations in Northern Ontario, we would like to hear from you.  Please contact Brian Davey, Executive Director at 807-623-5397 or toll free 1-800-465-6821.