1455 Idylwild Drive, Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M3 (807) 274-8531 (807) 274-4330 Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Realistic Funding

Rainy Lake Tribal Area Business & Financial Services Corporation is an Aboriginal Financial Institution (AFI), that provides Treaty #3 First Nations with access to financing for First Nation-owned businesses, for start-up or expansion of a business. We also provide related services in the areas of business support, planning, training and management skills development. Our service area includes all of Treaty #3.

History

Pwi-Di-Goo-Zing Ne-Yaa-Zhing Advisory Services recognized that there were challenges facing many of its First Nations communities in making progress toward growing and maintaining a sustainable economic base. The Corporation was formally established in 2004 as a not-for-profit organization and is governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of the seven Chiefs of the Rainy Lake Tribal Area. In 2011, the Corporation was established as a fully recognized AFI within the by-laws of NACCA, at which time it expanded its service area to include all First Nation communities of Treaty #3. Today, the Corporation is a full service financial institution, offering a range of lending products and business support assistance to First Nation entrepreneurs from across the Treaty #3 territory.

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2020/21 Fiscal Year

Rainy Lake Tribal Area Business & Financial Services Corporation has been supporting First Nation entrepreneurs since 2004. Let's talk about your options!

Vision

To improve the economy and quality of life of the Treaty #3 First Nations through the development of successful First Nation businesses operated by highly skilled First Nation people.

Mission

To operate as a First Nation-owned and controlled organization in providing financing to First Nation businesses, as well as to deliver business support services, business planning services, and training and mentoring, while recognizing the challenges facing First Nations people in raising capital due to land tenure restrictions.