“Strengthening Aboriginal entrepreneurship is a key priority of our Government’s Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development”, said The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development. “Our Government is proud to partner with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and we look forward to working with them, and other partners, to ensure the continued prosperity of Aboriginal businesses.” The Government of Canada and its partners announced investments towards three projects and one investment fund that will help Aboriginal entrepreneurs to expand and grow their businesses and create jobs across the country.
The Framework makes use of a modern and comprehensive approach to Aboriginal economic development that is opportunity-driven and places emphasis on building strategic partnerships with Aboriginal groups, the private sector, and the provinces and territories. The federal government is working to improve access to capital, encourage increased Aboriginal participation in procurement activity and support greater access to business expertise and services. Increasing Aboriginal participation in the economy and strengthening entrepreneurship creates jobs and improves the well-being and quality of life for Aboriginal people, and all of Canada.
Source: Marketwire, 25 October 2011
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