Networking and the open exchange of ideas can make significant impacts in finding new ways to meet the rapid changes in the current economy and the world of economic development.
The Network advances the profession of economic development through education, leadership, legislative initiatives, monitoring of best practices, and networking. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or someone new to the field, SFNEDN will provide you with the resources you need to succeed.
SFNEDN is dedicated to advancing community economic development in Saskatchewan by offering a platform for First Nation communities to come together with other interested entities, groups or sector in order to further develop economic development. By joining the only organization in Saskatchewan that is geared towards First Nation economic development, you will have access to a comprehensive source of economic development information; resources; education and training; and networking opportunities with the public and private sectors.
- Information and Research Services (IRS)
Information and Research Services (IRS) is a collection of information on the latest trends, best practices, case studies, and ongoing debates on economic development on issues affecting First Nation communities across Saskatchewan and in Canada. Available to SFNEDN members only, the IRS is like having a research librarian, trained in economic development, at your fingertips.
- Professional Development
Providing economic development affiliated opportunities to network and participate in accessible learning events, whether they are held through SFNEND or through another organizations.
- Networking & Partnership Development
Expanding our partnership base is important to ensuring our members receive quality and accessible supports, opening the door to a vast potential of enhanced opportunities. Some of partners include; Saskatchewan Cooperative Association (SCA), Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc. (ILDII), HMC Management, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Green Apple Design and more
- Events & Workshops
SFNEDN hosts and co-hosts, workshops and events throughout the year such as the: Indigenous Agricultural Forum, Lands Workshops, Community Development & Succession Planning, SFNEDN Annual Forum.
Why Create a Profile?
- Gain a better understanding of your community/ corporation
- Generate a profile that potential investors and partners can access
- Have an accessible profile for your use when you attend meetings for business and economic development purposes
Who Should Complete A Profile?
All members, First Nation community economic development leaders, officers and those in charge of economic development; industry players wanting to partner with communities are encouraged to complete a profile.
What will SFNEDN do with the information?
SFNEDN will house your information so we can inform you of opportunities available in your region or specified area of interest in relation to economic development