National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association

Investing in the Power & Potential of Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs

The Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) is a network of 59 institutions across Canada that support Indigenous entrepreneurs. Over the last 30 years, AFIs have provided over 46,000 loans totaling over $2.75 billion to businesses owned by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people. The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) supports the network by serving as a national voice for AFIs and as an advocate for Indigenous business development. NACCA and the AFI 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%.

“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