ABOUT US

SERVING THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1988

about-us

Our Mission

The Nemaska Development Corporation is committed to providing top quality services and programs to meet the needs of its community members, while respecting and promoting Cree culture and values. Together, we will ensure the general welfare, economic and social development of our members and build a prosperous community.

Vision

The Cree Nation of Nemaska strives to be a proud community respectful of our individual and collective obligations, demonstrating strong ethics in order to achieve growth through sustainable human and economic development.

Our Values

  • ACCOUNTABILITY

  • INTEGRITY

  • LEADERSHIP

  • SOLIDARITY

  • RESPECT

  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

GOVERNANCE BOARD

NDC issued Certificate of Incorporation on June 20th 1988 from Consumer & Corporate Affairs Canada - Incorporated on same date under Canada Business Corporations Act. The founding directors are George Wapachee, Isaac Meskino, and Matthew Swallow

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EMPLOYMENT STRUCTURE

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SERVICES WE PROVIDE

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