Dr. Herbert Belcourt Bio

Respected Métis entrepreneur Herb Belcourt is the founder of several businesses including Belcourt Construction started in 1965, the third largest power-line company in Alberta. In 2001 Herb, with two fellow co-founders, formed Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards, a $13- million endowment with a mandate to support Métis students pursuing further education. To date $17-million is in the endowment, and in over 15 years, $6-million has been given away to over 1,000 students in over 200 programs in every institution in Alberta. Mr. Belcourt’s accolades include an Honourary Doctorate of Laws (University of Alberta, 2001), The Order of Athabasca University (2006), Investiture as a Member of the Order of Canada (2010) and an Honorary Diploma from NorQuest College (2014).