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.
Leading Transformation: Indigenous Economic Development Corporations and the Post-COVID Recovery
CCAB, the University of Saskatchewan, and SSHRC have partnered on a project about Indigenous economic development corporations and their experiences during the pandemic.
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 Businesses drive opportunity for Indigenous entrepreneurs, Indigenous communities, Canada’s ecology and economy?