Waubetek Community Economic Grants (CEG) (2022)


Community Economic Grants (CEG)- through the Aboriginal Economic Development fund, Waubetek provides up to $10,000 towards economic capacity-building projects for Aboriginal communities and First Nation owned organizations for initiatives located within North-East Ontario.

The main purpose of the Community Economic Grant is for small scale community economic development initiatives and economic capacity building in Aboriginal communities/organizations to assist with sector development (i.e. mining, tourism, manufacturing, fisheries, etc.) and activities that increase revenues for businesses in those communities such as major tourism events.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is up to $10,000.


Applicants must be:

  • Aboriginal communities and First Nation owned organizations,
  • have initiatives located within North-East Ontario.
  • active Entrepreneur on a full-time basis (no other employment).

Applications Steps:

Documentation Needed:

The applicant must provide:

  1. a government ID (driver’s license, health card,) etc, or, if corporation, copies of their incorporation documents, by-laws, and confirmation of signing authorities;
  2. documentation of Aboriginal Ancestry; Proof of Aboriginal heritage is required through one of the following:
  • First Nation registered members must provide a copy of their Certificate of Indian Status card issued by First Nation/Government of Canada (may follow-up with First Nation to confirm).
  • Applicants of Inuit ancestry will provide a letter of confirmation from the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
  • Non-Status Indians must provide a birth certificate proving a genealogical link to a First Nation registered member.
  • Metis citizens must apply to the Metis Voyageur Development Fund for financial assistance. 
  1. a resume;
  2. a summary of its project;
  3. its Cash Equity Confirmation & Documentation.
  4. a full consulting proposal/marketing plan/business plan/business valuation once the client eligibility is established. Information on an appropriate structure for preparing a business plan will be provided.

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