National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association

Investing in the Power & Potential of Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs

The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) is the umbrella organization for a network of 59 Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) across Canada. Over the last 30 years, the AFI network has provided nearly $3 billion to support 50,000 Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Indigenous communities all across Canada. NACCA’s Board of Directors is 100% Indigenous, and all entrepreneurs supported by our AFI network are members of a First Nation, Metis, or Inuit community.

NACCA and the AFIs provide financial support and guidance to Indigenous women entrepreneurs. NACCA’s Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative offers:

  • Research on Indigenous women entrepreneurs
  • Self-Assessment Guides
  • Financial Capability Workbooks
  • Micro-business planning guide
  • Stories of successful Indigenous women entrepreneurs
  • Workshops for Indigenous women in business

Together, NACCA and AFI network share the goal that by 2025, the number of Indigenous women accessing financing through the AFI network will increase by 50%. To achieve this, NACCA and the AFIs are launching a new IWE Program this year that will provide Indigenous women with access to training and micro-loans.

“Indigenous women entrepreneurs are valuable investments. They contribute to their communities by generating wealth, creating jobs, acting as role models and becoming leaders.”


Shannin Metatawabin, CEO
National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association