Economic Development Working Committee
Developing Strong Mi’kmaw Communities for the economic betterment of all
Purpose and Mandate
To have Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq, The Province of Nova Scotia and The Government of Canada discuss issues, develop solutions and recommend actions with respect to Mi’kmaw economic development in Nova Scotia.
The committee encourages employment/economic opportunities to enhance the living conditions of Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia. The committee develops partnerships with First Nation communities, the government and the private sector.
MISSION STATEMENT: Committed to working and learning together in partnership, in a manner that respects the needs of the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq.
VISION STATEMENT: Building a foundation for prosperous and vibrant Mi’kmaq communities through partnership, commitment and respect.
The Economic Development Working Committee includes representatives from:
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq
Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association
Membertou First Nation
Eskasoni First Nation
Glooscap First Nation
Bear River First Nation
Paq'tnkek First Nation
Acadia First Nation
Ulnooweg Development Group Inc.
Mi'kmaq Employment Training Secretariat
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Union of Nova Scotia Indians
Aboriginal Business Canada
Nova Scotia Office of Aboriginal Affairs
Nova Scotia Labour and Workforce Development
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Atlantic Policy Congress
Nova Scotia Economic Development
Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
2015-2016 Work Plan Goals
INFORMATION SHARING AND COMMUNICATION
Ex-officio and committee members aware of current initiatives and resources related economic development employment.
Presentations at meetings, information sharing via e-mail and other means.
Supporting Capacity Development of EDO’s and Organizations
Formal network of EDOs and NEOs Presentations at meetings, information sharing via e-mail and other means.
Advisory Committee on Economic Development and Employment
Committee Terms of Reference complete.
2011-2012 Work Plan Goals
The Tripartite Economic Development Working Committee (TEDWC) multi-year work plan is aligned with the Forum’s strategic principles: projects are grounded in the history, culture and language or the Mi’kmaq Nation and on improving the health and prosperity of Mi’kmaw communities and individuals.
The TEDWC work plan is organized to directly align with the Forum’s priorities: individual and community capacity, youth, community, and relationships.
Youth Entrepreneurship: To increase opportunities for Aboriginal youth to pursue a career of entrepreneurship and self-employment.
To increase awareness of procurement and local contact opportunities for Aboriginal businesses.
To increase knowledge on procurement/contract opportunities.
To enhance the awareness of programs and services that are available to the Mi'kmaw communities in Nova Scotia.
To support development of the Mi'kmaw workforce through building connections to training, employment, skills programs and services.