BOOSHOO: This will be the main page for updating the overall events that is occurring within the community. This includes: the Arena, Eagle Lake Contracting, Solar Energy projects, employment and training, strategic planning, department work plans, Chief & Council liaison and member business development.
Employment Programs that are developed, supervised or administered by the EDO are:
- Right to Play
- First Nation Youth Experience Program
- First Nation Natural Resource Youth Employment Program
- Skills Link
- Skills Inventory database
Projects currently underway for 2014-15 are:
- Aboriginal Conservation Program (ACP)
- Aboriginal Community Energy Plan (ACEP)
- Eagle Lake Contracting business plan
- Phase II: Community Resource Inventory (partnership with Running Deer Resources)
- Rejuvenating Committees and Boards utilizing the Community Guidelines: Education Board, Housing Committee, future Ecdev and Health boards.
- Housing as a Business
- Developing an on-reserve incubator for business startups and support for entrepreneurs
- AANDC reporting
- Relationship building with partners and funders
- Website administration (www.eaglelakefirstnation.ca)
- Year 3 of Economic Development Plan
- BR&E project in partnership with the Dryden Chamber, MNDM and DDC
- Committee/Board member of PACE, NODN and the Kenora Regional EDO network.
Ojibway Paradise Resort is currently an initiative of Leadership.
The Top Priorities for 2013-14 were:
– Establish a community-driven Economic Development Advisory Board
– Under that Board, create an Ojibway Paradise Resort Revitalization Plan and long-term strategy to drive the restoration of the resort and plan a successful and financially-sound future.
– Create a separate legal-entity business Development Corporation
– Support of new and existing economic development projects and businesses
– Increase investment readiness
– Increase engagement with outside partners and organizations
– Incorporate the Keep the Land Sacred Declaration-
Sustainable development is vital to the integrity of Eagle Lake First Nation. Economic Development does not threaten the Land Declaration. In fact, the Land Declaration can function as a guide and a basis for economic decision making in particular for economic initiatives in natural resources.
Download the Northwest Business centre’s BizSource for Entrepreneurs HERE
Contact Devon at the Band Office at 755-5526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Economic Opportunities or to discuss the 2012-16 Economic Strategy