Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF) was one of the first Anishnawbe Business Members of the Anishinawbe Business Professional Association, and Executive Director Brian Davey is a member of the ABPA Board of Directors.
NADF is a non-profit Aboriginal Financing Institution established by a Nishnawbe Aski Nation Chief’s Resolution in 1984. Their first office opened in Fort William First Nation in 1987, and since that time NADF has grown to support both on and off-reserve members of 89 First Nations across Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Grand Treaty Council Three, and Robinson-Superior 1850. In addition to their member communities, NADF offers assistance to all Indigenous entrepreneurs and wholly-owned or majority-owned Indigenous businesses operating in Northern Ontario.
NADF support includes financing, business support, workshops, training, and resource sector support services to Aboriginal businesses and entrepreneurs who want to establish, expand or acquire a business in remote, rural and urban communities in Northern Ontario.
Check out NADF using the button below for more detailed information about their services, workshops, assistance with COVID-19 related funding, and how to get in touch with an NADF professional to help you start, grow, or support your business.
TBT Engineering Limited (TBTE) is Northwestern Ontario’s largest independently owned multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm, and became an Associate Business Member of the ABPA in August of 2019.
TBTE is an employee-owned company that was originally established in Thunder Bay in 1969, and now employs over 130 full time professional and technical staff, with 70 additional seasonal and contract staff serving public and private clients across a diverse range of industries and sectors. TBTE works in conjunction with their stakeholders to expertly investigate, test, plan, design and manage projects across Northern Ontario, in the primary sectors of Infrastructure, Mining, Energy, Transportation, First Nations, Government and General Public with commercial services through 16 complimentary divisions.
TBTE is a strong advocate for Indigenous and First Nation Community participation, and commercially engages with Indigenous businesses and organizations through informal collaborations, as well as formal Memorandums Of Understanding (MOU), Joint Ventures (JV), Participation Agreements and full Partnerships.
Do you have a project or partnership inquiry in the region? See www.tbte.ca for more details about how TBTE can work with your business or organization.