Indigenous youth have the right to economic participation in Canada. MFI works with educators, Indigenous business leaders, and organizations to develop programming that introduces Indigenous youth and young adults to the world of business and finance. Learners gain access to courses, mentors, and resources that develop practical and personal skills to work towards economic well-being.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship & Financial Literacy
The purpose of this course is to help Indigenous youth develop the attitudes, skills, and knowledge to achieve success in school, daily life, and the future workplace.
Indigenous Entrepreneurship Course
The road to starting your own business is paved with uncertainty. MFI’s Indigenous Entrepreneurship Course (IEC) teaches Indigenous people of all ages how to develop a business plan and other key elements that can contribute to a successful business endeavour.
Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurship Program
IYEP supports Indigenous students by fostering knowledge and skills pertinent to success in high school, post-high school or training, and the workplace. The course provides Indigenous students with hands-on entrepreneurial knowledge and experience as well as the opportunity to interact with their local business communities.
Full reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples will not happen without economic reconciliation.
Dawn Madahbee Leach, Chairperson of the National Indigenous Economic Development Board
MFI’s economic well-being programs support Indigenous student success in high school, the workplace, post-secondary studies, and daily life. MFI introduces young people and adults to the world of business through mentorship opportunities and resources that reflect their diverse lived experiences. Beyond business skills, students gain a strong sense of self-confidence and motivation to share their unique perspectives with the world.
We recognize that each Indigenous community has its own history, demographics, geography, and culture. Taking a collaborative approach, our community and school-led economic well-being programs support organizations in building and enhancing courses that best meet the needs of different learners.
Want to promote Indigenous economic well-being? Reach out to us for all your inquiries, to start collaborating, or to contribute funding.