A N I M I K I I “Their success is our success” says Ward. T E C H N O L O G Y With a recent investment of $1 million from Raven Indigenous Capital Partners and the Business Development Bank of Canada, Animikii...

EntrepreNorth runs Indigenous-centered business education programming for entrepreneurs in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon. EntrepreNorth is a project on Tides Canada’s shared platform, a national Canadian charity dedicated to a healthy environment, social equity, and economic prosperity. The idea of EntrepreNorth was born in 2017...

Green Future Industries is all about sustainability. Founded in British Columbia by Steven Teed in 2017, Green Future Industries is using hemp and its derivatives to create greener communities. “We looked at the challenges of living on reserve like housing, lack of career opportunities, lack...

The NationFUEL Initiative is leading the way toward Indigenous inclusion in the fuel and energy industry. Launched in 2016 by Dale Tsuruda, NationFUEL partners with First Nations to develop responsible and safe fuel/energy businesses for their communities. Tsuruda, a member of the Spuzzum First Nation,...

PLATO Testing is working to bridge the Information Technology industry and the Indigenous economy for the benefit of both. PLATO, which stands for Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization Inc., is a software testing company launched by Keith McIntosh that operates across Canada. “In 2015, I was...

Raven Indigenous Capital Partners is providing the resources and expertise necessary to power the reconciliation economy. They are Canada’s first Indigenous financial intermediary, an Indigenous-led impact investing firm that bridges the space between private capital and Indigenous businesses through an Indigenous lens. “What we bring...

Shopify is helping Indigenous entrepreneurs across Canada and New Zealand achieve success without leaving their communities and without sacrificing their values or potential profitability. Meyer is a Mètis mother, teacher, artist, entrepreneur, and intrapreneur currently living and working on unceded Algonquin territory. She has cultivated...