Home » Press Releases

Press Releases

Wasaya new air freight Aircraft conversion gives carrier “strategic advantage”

THUNDER BAY-Wasaya Airlines has announced it is moving into freight Aircraft with the addition of a Dash 8-100PF to its fleet, one two going into service this summer. Design and conversion work was provided by Voyageur Aviation in North Bay creating an aircraft capable of delivering a 10,000-pound payload onto ...

Read More »

A New Appointment to the Indigenous Works Board of Directors

SASKATOON, March 9, 2017- Indigenous Works Co-Chairs Stephen Lindley, VP Aboriginal and Northern Affairs SNC Lavalin and Patricia Baxter, Indigenous Consultant, along with Indigenous Works President and CEO, Kelly Lendsay, are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Jack to the Indigenous Works Board of Directors. Andrew Jack is the ...

Read More »

Report Shows Aboriginal Entrepreneurs Face Significant Barriers in Financial Ecosystem

OTTAWA, March 7, 2017- The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) commissioned a study of the financial ecosystem that provides support for Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Canada. NACCA and its member Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) provide financing and support to Aboriginal entrepreneurs. The ...

Read More »

The 2017 Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund is open for grant applications

Press Release: $1 million fund supports local access to community mental health care Almost 350 groups around Canada have received Community Fund grants since 2011 Visit Bell.ca/LetsTalk to learn more and apply for a grant MONTRÉAL, Jan. 17, 2017 – Bell today announced the launch of the annual $1-million Bell ...

Read More »

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Evaluation Reports 2015-2016

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada– January 2017 Press Release: Evaluation Reports 2015-2016 Summative Evaluation of the Education Facilities and Other Community Infrastructure Sub Programs (Capital Facilities and Maintenance Program) Evaluation of the Investment in Economic Opportunities Evaluation of the ecoENERGY for Aboriginal and Northern Communities Program IBF5

Read More »

Matawa First Nations to establish a teleco/telecommunications company

PRESS RELEASE-THUNDER BAY, ON:- January 17, 2017 Matawa First Nations today announced their plans to commence talks with government officials on new federal broadband funding called Connect to Innovate which was launched by the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) on December 15, 2016 and to move forward ...

Read More »

2017-2018 Call for Proposals for the Northern Contaminants Program

OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2016- The Government of Canada is committed to supporting governments, Northerners and scientists to better understand contaminant levels in traditionally harvested food that are important to the diet of northern and Indigenous people. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced the opening ...

Read More »

Government invests $167 million in Inuit housing

Addressing Urgent Housing Needs in Northern and Inuit Communities OTTAWA, Nov. 25, 2016- Housing is a fundamental need and the foundation for strong and healthy communities. The Government of Canada is committed to addressing urgent housing needs in Northern and Inuit communities through significant investments of up to $167.7 million ...

Read More »