Strategic Partnerships Initiative

The Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI), led by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, supports Aboriginal participation in the economy, with a particular focus on the forestry, fisheries, mining, energy and agriculture sectors. A key component of the new Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development, SPI enables more than a dozen partnering federal departments and agencies, including CanNor, to provide a co-ordinated federal response to existing and emerging Aboriginal economic development opportunities.

SPI builds partnerships among federal departments, Aboriginal communities, provincial and territorial governments and the private sector to help Aboriginal Canadians take advantage of complex market-driven opportunities in key sectors of the economy. The initiative's funding is intended to fill gaps that cannot be addressed by existing programs.

At CanNor, the Strategic Partnerships Initiative funding will enable public and/or private Aboriginal organizations to negotiate arrangements which increase Aboriginal participation in important areas within the territorial economies such as activity in the mining and energy sectors.

For more information on the Strategic Partnership Initiative, please visit Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.

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