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Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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Family Day


NADF Offices will be closed Monday, February 19th for Family Day.

Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, February 20th.


Get Engaged in 2018!

Engage 2018 | Digital Media Summit
February 27, 2018
Valhalla Inn - Thunder Bay, ON

NorthernOntario Resources Expo

Save the Date!

March 19-20, 2018
Valhalla Inn | Thunder Bay

Join NADF on March 19-20, 2018 for Northern Ontario's premiere natural resource event for First Nations, government, industry, business, and community leaders.  Come out and learn more about the challenges and opportunities in the Forestry, Mining, and Energy sectors.  

Stay tuned!  More information about speakers and topics at the 2018 Northern Ontario Natural Resouces Conference will be posted in the coming weeks.


FREE Bookkeeping Workshop


March 20th - 21st, 2018
Deadline for Applications: March 9th, 2018

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF) has developed workshops in relation to bookkeeping and will be providing these workshops to eligible participants for FREE.  This workshop will cover receivables and payables.  Participants will learn how to maintain the books in relation to payables and receivables of a business utilizing Sage 50 accounting software in a hands-on classroom setting.

NADF is now accepting applications for the bookkeeping workshop.  The deadline to apply is March 9th, 2018.  Available seats are a maximum of 10, therefore, the first 10 eligible applications will be accepted for the workshop.  If required, successful applicants will be responsible to cover their own meal, transportation, and accommodation costs for this two (2) day workshop; lunch and snacks are provided. The Bookkeeping workshop is FREE.


Clarion Lakeside Inn & Conference Centre
470 1st Avenue South
Kenora, Ontario

March 20, 2018                           
9:15 a.m. – 4:15 pm

March 21, 2018                           
9:15 a.m. – 4:15 pm

Over the two (2) day period the workshop covers the following:

  • Sage 50 Receivables Module - Hands-on training
  • Sage 50 Payables Module - Hands-on training

Sage 50 accounting software is utilized to train the participants on the selected modules for the workshop.  For this workshop Receivables (Sales) and Payables (Expenses) will be covered. You will learn how to display reports, enter various transactions, and create customer invoices, enter vendor invoices, record receipts of payments, add customers & vendors into the system, and more...


Qualifying participants will be First Nation entities and Aboriginal owned businesses who are located within NADF’s catchment area, i.e. Treaties 5, 9, 3, and Robinson Superior.  If the business and/or organization is Aboriginal owned the person delegated to be trained can be any person who works for the business and who is responsible for bookkeeping.


Please complete the attached Bookkeeping Workshop Application.  Our goal is to contact successful applicants within five (5) business days from the date of submission to confirm attendance.  Applications can be also be found on our website at (via choosing Services from the menu; then choosing Financial Support Services)

Download Application

Please drop off applications at our Centennial Square office or by fax or email attention Lloyd Wabigwan.

Email:     Fax: (807) 622-8271

Workshop Facilitators:                     

  • Lloyd Wabigwan, CPA, CMA
  • Susan King

Phone: (807) 623-5397 | Toll Free: 1-800-465-6821


Applicants are required to submit the following along with the completed application:

  • Proof that 51% of the business is owned by Aboriginal people, for example, proof of Aboriginal identity (Status Card), articles of incorporation and share register, a BCR supporting the applicant.
  • Examples of proof of business/organization existence will include one or more of the following or other similar documentation:
  1. A Master Business License;
  2. Articles of Incorporation;
  3. A BCR;
  4. Bank Statement; and
  5. HST registration number.


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