DFN Economic Development Program Contact
Driftpile First Nation Economic Development
The Economic Development program is administered by the Band Manager. Large requests or proposals are dealt with by the Chief and Council and any decisions are made based on approval/disapproval by a quorum (any 5 of them) of Council.
DFN Economic Development Program Roles & Responsibilities
The Economic development program provides financial support to its qualifying band members in the following areas:
Small Business support
Fishing and Trapping
Arts and Crafts
To find out if you qualify, contact John R. Giroux at 780-355-3866.
It is located 50kms. east of High Prairie, 72 kms. west of Slave Lake, and 302 kms. north-west of Edmonton, Alberta. The Primary Highway #2 provides access to ground transportation.
It is a Woodland Cree speaking community.
- As of May 6, 2016 the total registered population is 2,702.
- On Reserve population is approximately 1000 people.
Economic Development self-sufficiency continues to be one of the primary objectives of the people of the Driftpile First Nation. Pursuing of business and employment opportunities is one process to achieve this objective.
The Driftpile First Nation, through practical management, is intent upon increasing the number of business opportunities (includes employment) available to its members; and advancing collective and individual self sufficiency with the assistance of the Economic Development Program.
GOALS – Short / Long Term
Program Administrative requirements: To provide and meet the INAC Economic Development Program administrative requirements through the provisions of technical and administrative services.
Commercial Land Development: With the passage of a Land Designation Referendum Vote, January 2004, aggressive activities toward site preparation and development, infrastructure development, and leasing activities shall be engaged.
Building & Hardware Supply Centre: Continue progress reporting with Community Information Sessions regarding the overall progress of this project; construction of building; operating personnel recruitment; implementation of operational and management activities of this business.
Grocery Outlet: Provision of bulk groceries to community, health and educations institutions, and surrounding communities / businesses.
Pharmacy/Medical Clinic: Provision of a leased building to provide pharmaceutical and medical services.
- Multi-Office building: Provision of a leased building to lease office space to multi-business sectors such as legal counsel, finance, medical, etc.
- Self-sustaining Community.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT-EQUITY CONTRIBUTIONS
DFN Economic Development Program funds used for
contributions towards DFN member(s) businesses where:
1. A new business is applying for start up costs.
2. An existing business is applying for financing.
3. No other funding is available.
4. A business activity is a major livelihood activity of the member.
5. Contribution is material as opposed to monetary (i.e. traps, nets)
6. Contribution is a non-cash DFN supplier agreement (i.e. P/O)
EXPECTED RESULTS / EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE
Increased number of DFN Member businesses.
Equity Contributions comparison with DFN member contribution
to determine value. DFN Member businesses become
self sustaining entities.On-going activity.
Year-end completion date .
TOTAL CEDO BUDGET $
TOTAL BUDGET THIS ACTIVITY $
ACTION PLAN GUIDE
Information to be garnered from a CEDO action plan:
Knowledge of the Community
Current Chief & Council
Portfolio or responsibility structure
Capital and infrastructure
Proponents of the Plan
Authority to implement plan
Objectives of the Community
Goals – Short term/Long term
Objectives – desired and achievable
Time frame for achievement & re-evaluation
Critical Path (annual)
Time line of activities
Resources required to carry out activities
Projects to be incorporated into plan i.e.
RAN, RPP, Opp. Fund/RAI, Major Projects, other
Costs and justification
Sources of financing
Assumptions used to project costs
Benchmarks for Evaluation
Jobs created – permanent/part-time
“Failing to Plan
Planning to Fail”
DRIFTPILE FIRST NATION PROJECTS (PDF 36 KB)
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