Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations

Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations are the economic and business development arm of a First Nations, Métis or Inuit government, and are a major economic driver for Indigenous communities. These community-owned businesses invest in, own and/or manage subsidiary businesses with the goal of providing financial support to advance community interests. AEDCs play a major role in driving Indigenous economic advancement through business development, employment, and community-based projects. CCAB regularly reports on their work in the Indigenous economy.

 National Perspectives on Indigenous Prosperity: Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Capacity

Read our national survey interviewing executives and community leadership on the role of Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations in their communities.

Community and Commerce (2015): A Survey of Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations in Ontario

Using new and previously collected data, this report examines how AEDCs  help to drive the Indigenous economy and create opportunity in communities.

Community and Commerce (2013): A Survey of Aboriginal Economic Development Corporations in Ontario

How do Community Owned Business drive opportunity for Indigenous entrepreneurs, Indigenous communities, Canada’s ecology and economy?