NDC has a vision, mission and values that reflect its evolution over the years and that prepares the organization for the changing economic environment.


Our VISION is:

A successful NDC will become a quality employer in the Eeyou Istchee territory. It will be a recognized and reliable business partner with a diversified portfolio which protects the interests of its community while building capacity and fostering growth. It will be a forward-thinking organization.

As for our MISSION, it reads:

NDC is committed to drive the sustainable[1] socio-economic development of the community by:

1.    Providing high-quality business services and career opportunities

2.    Supporting local entrepreneurs

3.    Building effective partnerships

4.    Ensuring self-sufficiency and autonomy

In the end, what we all need to keep in mind is that the NDC exists for the social-economic well-being of the community and to increase its self-sufficiency for optimal use of the Cree Nation of Nemaska’s investment.

[1] Respect for the environment, the culture, language and traditions


Our Values

As a new member of NDC, we hope you will make our values yours as they guide us in our work on a daily basis:


We take responsibility and are transparent in our actions.

We hold everyone to the same standards.

We uphold a strict code of ethics and do not put ourselves in a position where our integrity could be questioned.

We hold everyone to the same standards.


We take pride in the quality of our services

We invest energy and resources wisely as a quality employer.

We invest energy and resources wisely as a  recognized and reliable business partner and leader in Eeyou Istchee.


We work together with an open mind and heart, accepting differences in opinions and culture.

We celebrate success and achievements and support each other in difficult times.

We build caring and compassionate relationships, we listen with our heart, our mind and our spirit.


We arrive on time and finish tasks/projects in accordance with the established timeline.

We put care into our work to make a good impression as representatives of the NDC.

We do not share confidential information and we do not gossip.

We make the right decisions, even when it is difficult.



NDC assists local entrepreneurs in identifying opportunities, providing seed funding, and networking through:
  • Develop a promotion and marketing approach to encourage our people to buy locally from entrepreneurs and communicate the benefits to the community
  • Assist entrepreneurs to market their businesses
  • Provide contract opportunities
  • Avoid competing against entrepreneurs and avoid duplication of services and products
  • Develop a program to provide training, coaching, and mentoring, including a resource to deliver the program (e.g. ceso, bdc, etc.)
  • Develop and build an incubator centre to develop, finance, and turn over businesses to entrepreneurs
NDC also strives to strengthen local capacity by focusing on creating opportunities for young people by:
  • Develop a program to keep students in school. Leadership to create a link with the school. Departments’ involvement at the school. After school programs. Achievement awards. History programs
  • Create an intensive program for students to prepare them for post-secondary - the business school of nemaska
  • Employment incentives, guaranteed jobs for students completing post-secondary education, job shadowing
  • Encourage students to pursue trades
  • Create a way to recognize and acknowledge accomplishments (e.g. business gala, annual recognition awards, golf benefit, highlights of the year)
  • Introduce a business symposium - local, regional, national
  • Introduce business day exchange – networking
  • Post jobs that are needed in the community