Established to address the needs of sustainable economic development in Indigenous communities, Ch’nook also recognizes the importance of celebrating the accomplishments of existing successful Aboriginal business leaders, organizations, and current students pursuing business education. Working with community, business, and academic partners, Ch’nook promotes business as a viable career choice for Aboriginal students and supports them in achieving their education in management and business.
Ch’nook contributes to community-based economic development through its dual focus on fostering student interest in and engagement with business education opportunities and on supporting Aboriginal business leaders and entrepreneurs in developing crucial business skills and capabilities.
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Coast Opportunity Funds is a unique organization born in 2007 out of mutual recognition by conservationists, First Nations governments, resource industries and governments alike that a sustainable economy is vital to a sustainable environment in the Central Coast, North Coast and Haida Gwaii areas of coastal British Columbia.
Composed of $116 million from the Province of British Columbia, the Government of Canada, and six private foundations, Coast Opportunity Funds works collaboratively with First Nations to support sustainable economic development and conservation management. Its vision is to be a world-class model of how empowered aboriginal peoples and communities can achieve meaningful economic development and community health while conserving the integrity of the ecosystems in which they live.