Provincial partnership aims to inspire next generation of Aboriginal entrepreneurs

Aboriginal high school students will benefit from new business and skills training opportunities, thanks to a partnership between the Province, JA British Columbia (JABC), Community Futures Development Corporation of the Central Interior First Nations and the Aboriginal Business Services Network. The B.C. Small Business Roundtable is providing $34,300 to JABC for a pilot project to introduce its Youth Aboriginal Business Circles program in eight selected communities: Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Neskonlith, Fort St. John, Moberly Lake, Cranbrook, Tsilhqot’in – Williams Lake.

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CFDC of CIFN Mission Statement:

Community Futures Development Corporation of the Central Interior First Nations promotes and provides community economic development support services to First Nations people within the Central Interior area. Through our objectives the Board will facilitate improved self-performance of First Nations people in this area.


CFDC of CIFN Objectives:

  • Remain community based and community controlled;
  • Recognize the autonomy of the communities of the geographical area;
  • Provide a forum for community/group/ individual interaction and co-operation;
  • Provide programs and services based on a First Nation's approach and a First Nations generated concept;
  • Assist with Human Resource and Skill Development;
  • Acknowledge and incorporate life styles and geographic's into our programs and services;
  • Utilize strategies consistent with cultural patterns and learning styles;
  • Promote the development of self-esteem and a positive Native economic development identity;
  • Maintain program goals, methods, structure and content that reflects the experience needs and backgrounds of our clients and communities &
  • Remain linked to the overall economic, social, political and development of the First Nations people.


ABOUT CFDC of CIFN

Community Futures Development Corporation of the Central Interior First Nations promotes and provides community economic development support services to First Nations people within the Central Interior area."

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