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Indigenous Partners in Canada

Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (NEDC)

  • NEDC office is close until further notice.
  • Customers must call ahead in case plan to visit the NEDC Office in Port Alberni to a) be sure someone will be in the office & b) confirm you are healthy to visit
  • Customer are urged not to visit the office in person if the visitor is experiencing: a COUGH, FEVER, are SHORT of BREATH or have other symptoms of sickness. Custome can call or email to access all the same services and staff.
  • Customers are urged not to visit the office if the visitors have traveled outside of CANADA within the last 14 days. Customer can call or email to access all the same services and staff.
  • With things changing rapidly, customers are urged to check back before each visit as there may be new information.
  • In terms of processes for Loans, Loan Payments and current Projects:
    • Currently business is continuing as usual.
    • All Applications for projects are still being processed by Business Development Officers
    • NEDC is astill accepting New Applications for new projects.
    • All Loan Payments are still expected to be paid as per you the customer’s Letter of Offer and supporting documents.
    • If customers are concerned about a Loan Payment, please contact your Business Development Officers as soon as possible to discuss any options that may be available.
    • Communication with customers’ appointed Business Development Officer is extremely important at this time.

Kanien’kehaka Onkwawén:na Raotitiohkwa Language and Cultural Centre (KORLCC)

  • KORLC has closed its doors and operation until further notice.
  • The decision to close KORLCC is due to the directive of the Kahnawake COVID-19 Task Force, in response to the current pandemic.
  • The application deadline for the KORLCC programs have been extended until the end of April 2020.
  • Furthermore, due to uncertainty in regard to the pandemic, a decision was made to postpone scheduled activities in March and April 2020 until further notice.
  • While discouraging, the health and safety of our Elders, youth and community, as a whole, is of utmost priority. The community Elders as the community knowledge keepers are the most precious resource for the language and culture and KORLCC and community must take seriously the responsibility to protect them. 

FNAHEC (First Nation Adult & Higher Education Consortium)

  • FNAHEC college members have closed until further notice.
  • Upcoming meetings and events have been cancelled; we
  • Staff and community services will teleconference as necessary.
  • FNAHEC colleges’ students and staff have been test and unofficially the results have been negative.