Indigenous Economic Development Resources

Find additional information, resources and support for Indigenous economic development.

Indigenous Business and Investment Council

The Indigenous Business and Investment Council (IBIC) is a partnership of First Nations leaders, industry and government focused on improving Indigenous participation in the economy, and promoting Indigenous businesses, entrepreneurs and industry partnerships.

BC Ideas Exchange Indigenous Economic Development Webinars and Success Stories

Indigenous organizations and communities are finding unique partnerships around B.C. to grow their economies. Creativity and collaboration are key to their success. Learn more about resources to support First Nations and Indigenous communities reach their economic development goals.

B.C. Assembly of First Nations Economic Development Toolkits

B.C. Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) works with First Nations to provide them with the tools and information they need to build successful, sustainable plans for economic development.

First Nation Community Economic Development Survey

Pathways to Collaboration

Read the Pathways to Collaboration case studies to learn more about the many successful First Nations and local government economic development collaborations in B.C.

Education & Skills Training

The province offers specialized programs and services to support Indigenous students and help them succeed in post-secondary education.

Indigenous Procurement Initiative

The Indigenous Procurement Initiative (IPI) aims to create culturally appropriate procurement practices, an Indigenous-specific procurement strategy, and help build capacity for Indigenous businesses, communities and government employees.

Indigenous Business Support

The Province supports Indigenous entrepreneurs through programs, training and funding that help businesses to thrive and compete in B.C.’s economic climate. Strong Indigenous businesses contribute to a strong B.C. economy.

Joint Indigenous and Local Government Initiatives and Relations

Search a collection of resources related to initiatives, agreements, arrangements, partnerships, and the provision of services between Indigenous governments and organizations, and local governments in British Columbia.