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Ontario Provides Additional Funding to Support Municipalities and Urban Indigenous Community Partners

New Investment Will Be Used to Develop Long-Term, Innovative Housing Solutions July 2, 2020 TORONTO — The Ontario government is providing municipalities and urban Indigenous community partners with an additional $150 million to continue to protect vulnerable people from COVID-19 by improving homeless shelters and creating opportunities for longer-term housing. This investment more than doubles […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 202023 Views

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Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Achieves Financial Management System Certification!

Muskeg Lake Cree Nation Achieves Financial Management System Certification! On May 1st, 2020, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation (MLCN) received a Financial Management System (FMS) Certificate from the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB). This means their finance and administrative governance practices now meet FMB standards, which are based on internationally recognized standards of financial management. […]

by pmnationtalk on June 15, 2020171 Views

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Financial-services Firm Edward Jones Announces Commitment to Address Racism and Positively Impact Opportunities for Visible Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

Mississauga, ON, June 15, 2020 Edward Jones’ purpose is to make a meaningful impact in the lives of its clients, associates and communities and is committed to positively impact opportunities for visible minorities and Indigenous peoples. “We know that to truly progress and end systemic racism and discrimination we must commit fully — to listen, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 15, 202023 Views

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The Conference Board of Canada: Indigenous entrepreneurs on the rise, with regional challenges and opportunities

OTTAWA, ON, June 15, 2020 – Indigenous entrepreneurship is rising in Canada, yet indigenous people accounted for only 2.5 per cent of self-employed Canadians. Regional differences also exist. In a new research primer, Support for Success: Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Northern and Remote Canada, The Conference Board of Canada frames the unique challenges and opportunities for […]

by aanationtalk on June 15, 202025 Views

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NADF: COVID-19 Financing

NADF is currently administering three (3) COVID-19 emergency loan funds to support Aboriginal businesses in Northern Ontario who have been impacted by COVID-19. These funds are not intended to replace or duplicate government or other bank/lender emergency program that are available to businesses in Canada. NADF COVID-19 Emergency Loan Fund (ELF) (up to $25,000) Regional […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 202024 Views

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Bank of Canada maintains target for the overnight rate, scales back some market operations as financial conditions improve

June 3, 2020 The Bank of Canada today maintained its target for the overnight rate at the effective lower bound of ¼ percent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly ½ percent and the deposit rate is ¼ percent. Incoming data confirm the severe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy. This impact appears to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202023 Views

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Government of Canada announces interest relief for First Nations through the First Nations Finance Authority

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada June 2, 2020 — Ottawa, Ontario — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, announced today that First Nations with existing loans under the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) will receive interest payment relief as a result of a $17.1 million […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202028 Views

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Little Shuswap Lake Band receives Financial Management System Certification

Little Shuswap Lake Band receives Financial Management System Certification In March 27, 2020, Little Shuswap Lake Band (LSLB) received their Financial Management System (FMS) Certificate from the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) making it the 19th Nation in British Columbia to achieve this coveted certification. This means their finance and administrative governance practices now […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 202039 Views

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Risk management approach will help guide policy through unknowable times, Governor Poloz says

May 25, 2020 A risk management approach to monetary policy will help guide the Bank of Canada’s actions as the economy goes through extreme uncertainty stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Stephen S. Poloz said today. Delivering the University of Alberta’s 23rd Eric J. Hanson Memorial Lecture, Governor Poloz reviewed how the Bank’s policy decision-making […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202029 Views

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BMO Creates Dedicated Online Resource Hubs for Canadians

TORONTO, May 25, 2020 – BMO Financial Group today introduced new online resource hubs for Canadian personal, business and wealth management clients. The hubs will contain specialized content and resources to help Canadians navigate COVID-19 and better position them for long-term growth. “We are committed to helping customers make real financial progress both in challenging times […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 202024 Views

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