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Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Developers’ Network

The Atlantic Aboriginal Economic Developers' Network (AAEDN) is a network of Economic Development Officers (EDO's) in all of the Chiefs' communities across Atlantic Canada.  The purpose of this network is to share information and to strategically align communities to provide the tools and resources needed to participate in Atlantic Canada's Economic prosperity.

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$1.6 Billion of Indigenous business revenue…and Growing Rapidly (+137% since 2012)

Highlighting Successful Atlantic Indigenous Businesses

Research conducted by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business shows that Indigenous small business owners across Canada are growing in numbers and experiencing wide-spread success in terms of profitability and growth and in ways that go beyond the bottom-line. Nationally, the number of Indigenous business owners and entrepreneurs is growing at five times the rate of self-employed Canadians overall. The research identifies the number, industry scope and geography of Atlantic Indigenous businesses and their economic contribution and provides actionable recommendations to inform and expand business growth.

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Atlantic Indigenous Labour Market Initiative: Preparing Today’s Youth for Future Employment

 

Workforce talent recruitment and retention is one of the most urgent issues facing the Atlantic region. In the next decade, the Canadian economy is expected to offer significant opportunities for employment. Those opportunities reflect both Canada’s emergence as a knowledge economy and the impact of retirement from the workforce of the baby boomer generation. An expectation exists that future demand for a skilled labour force will be serviced, in part, by an increasing Indigenous workforce. The research provides data to inform mobilization of the more favorable demography of Indigenous communities to positively influence their employment outcomes and, by doing so, improve labour market outcomes in the Atlantic region overall.

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