Description & Services
Description (Agency) The lead federal department for two-fifths of Canada's land mass, with a direct role in the political and economic development of the territories, and significant responsibilities for resource, land and environmental management
Agency Services
Description (Service) The lead federal department for two-fifths of Canada's land mass, with a direct role in the political and economic development of the territories, and significant responsibilities for resource, land and environmental management
 
Responsible for: 
  • Treaty Rights 
  • Land Payments 
  • Band Funds 
  • Assigning status
 
Aboriginal Business Canada 
  • Provides support in business planning, start-up, expansion and marketing 
  • Offers financial assistance 
  • Provides business information and resource materials 
  • Offers referrals to other possible sources of financing or business support 
  • Provides assistance to new businesses, existing businesses, young entrepreneurs and to aboriginal organizations
 
Post-Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Provides tuition support for students; may include fees for registration, tuition and the cost of books and supplies required for courses 
  • Provides travel support for students who must leave their permanent place of residence to attend college or university. 
  • Provides a grant for students to return home once every semester 
  • Grants also covers any dependents that live with the student 
  • Provides living expenses for full-time students to help cover the costs of food, shelter, transportation and day care
 
University College Entrance Preparation Program 
  • Offers financial assistance for students with the cost of tuition fees, books and travel, and living allowances
 
Special Education Program  
  • Provides access to special education programs and services that are culturally sensitive  
  • Offers direct school-based services 
  • Provides support for First Nations schools to design and implement special education programs
 
First Nations and Inuit Summer Student Career Placement Program 
  • Supports opportunities for career-related work experience and training  
  • Provides wage contributions
 
First Nations and Inuit Youth Work Experience Program 
  • Funds proposals from First Nation and Inuit governments and organizations to provide supervised work experience 
  • Pays minimum wage plus benefits for a period of six to nine months
 
First Nations and Inuit Science and Technology Camp Program 
  • Promotes science and technology as career choices 
  • Participants gain first-hand experience in various science and technology disciplines.
  • Provides funds to First Nation and Inuit governments or organizations either to design and run a science camp or to provide sponsorship
 
First Nations Schools Co-operative Education Program 
  • Funds proposals to establish or expand co-operative education programs in First Nation schools on reserves 
  • Creates school-based work/ study opportunities that provide meaningful work experience in a supportive environment
Hours Mon-Fri 8:15 am-4:15 pm
Areas Served Algoma District ; Cochrane District ; Kenora District ; Manitoulin District ; Nipissing District ; Rainy River District ; Sudbury District ; Thunder Bay District ; Timiskaming District
Eligibility Aboriginal Business Canada 
Young Entrepreneurs 
  • 18 and 35 years of age
 
New Businesses 
  • 36 years of age or older and seeking support to start or purchase a business
 
Existing Businesses 
  • 36 years of age or older and seeking support for a business they already operate
 
Aboriginal Organizations 
  • An organization conducting advocacy and research activities designed to promote Aboriginal business development
 
Post-Secondary Student Support Program 
  • Inuit and Status Indian students (residing on or off reserve)
 
University College Entrance Preparation Program 
  • Inuit and Status Indian students (residing on or off reserve)  
  • Students enrolled in university/college entrance preparation programs
 
Special Education Program 
  • Students with special needs that require resources beyond those intended for the general student population
 
First Nations and Inuit Summer Student Career Placement Program 
  • Inuit and First Nation students at the secondary and post-secondary levels 
  • Eligible proposals must provide a job with a minimum of 30 hours and a maximum of 40 hours of subsidized employment per week 
  • Work terms must last 4-8 consecutive weeks 
  • Proposals must provide students with career related work opportunities
 
First Nations and Inuit Youth Work Experience Program 
  • 16-24 years 
  • Out-of-school unemployed Inuit and First Nation
Application Call for information
Languages English ; French ; Ojibway
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-522-5100
Toll Free Phone 1-800-567-9604
Fax 705-677-7976 
1-866-817-3977
E-Mail InfoPubs@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca
Website www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/
Site Location Rainbow Centre - 2nd Floor
Located In Community Sudbury
Address 40 Elm St, Suite 290
Sudbury, ON P3C 1S8
 
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Intersection Elm St and Paris St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (40) Federal Government
Funding Federal - Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)