One Earth Farms Corp.
One Earth Farms, with planned operations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, intends to become Canada’s largest, most efficient operating farm through partnerships with First Nations and other key strategic agricultural companies. The company’s strong capitalization, professional management and access to large tracts of world-class farmland position it well to achieve higher rates of profitability than smaller farms, while benefiting from global trends impacting food supplies and driving international farming investment demand. To further strengthen its relationship with First Nations, One Earth Farms plans to initiate job training programs to help teach sustainable farming practices to future generations of First Nations persons. In addition to capacity building, the partnership will generate economic wealth for all participating First Nations. For additional information please visit www.oneearthfarms.ca.
Manitobah is a Winnipeg, Manitoba based, Métis (aboriginal) owned manufacturer of native designed mukluks, moccasins and related fashion accessories, making major headway in the global footwear and giftware marketplaces. Combining traditional native inspired design into “Made in Canada” products of superior quality and versatility, Manitobah has been able to develop a unique story that is igniting a hugely positive response from retailers and distributors around the world. For additional information please visit www.manitobah.ca.
Coastal Shellfish LP
Coastal Shellfish LP (CSLP) is currently launching an integrated scallop aquaculture operation on the central and north coast of British Columbia and Haida Gwaii. Currently, the Metlakatla Firs Nation is participating through its economic development corporation in the venture, which was initiated under the auspicious of the Great Bear Initiative, an entity created to advance the economic interests of the Coastal First Nations of British Columbia. CSLP together with the local First Nation farm, related processing facilities and a state of the art hatchery will provide a vertically integrated approach to scallop aquaculture encompassing seed production, grow out, harvesting, as well as processing and marketing of the premium quality scallop product. CSLP benefits from a management team staffed by individuals with substantial experience in aquaculture in Canada and in Chile. In addition to financial return, CSLP will provide training and employment to the particiaptin First Nation community and an opportunity to build First Nations’ management capacity in its operations.
Indigena Solutions LP
Indigena Solutions (Indigena) is a First Nations-owned IT and business process services provider operating a Business Solutions Technology Delivery Centre located in the lower mainland of British Columbia. Indigena provides Application Maintenance, Application Testing, and End User Support Services all the way to managing IT and business functions on behalf of clients.
Indigena was founded in 2011 through a business relationship between Tsawwassen First Nation, Accenture and CAPE Fund. Indigena is owned by Tsawwassen First Nation (51%) and CAPE Fund (49%) and is managed by Accenture, leveraging the cross-industry experience, innovative solutions and industrialized assets of Accenture’s world-class delivery centres. As global leaders in management consulting, technology and outsourcing, Accenture’s leadership team provides guidance around the use of Accenture’s standard methodology, process and tools. Indigena opened its first delivery centre in July 2012.
Aligned with its business goals, Indigena’s purpose as a First Nations delivery centre is anchored in three priorities:
• Providing competitively priced high quality and onshore technology services for Canadian businesses.
• Enabling jobs that allow people to live and work on or close to First Nations territories.
• Leveraging technology to enable First Nations socio-economic development.
Indigena’s total workforce – the men and women who deliver value to clients and to their communities every day – embody an impressive array of depth and breadth of experience in technology platforms, tools, and business practices.
Indigena is already firmly implanted in Canada’s Aboriginal enterprise landscape with membership in key commercial supplier organizations such as CAMSC.
For additional information please visit www.indigenasolutions.com
Canadian Prairie Garden Puree Products Inc
Canadian Prairie Garden Puree Products Inc. (“CPGPP”) is a Portage la Prairie, Manitoba based vegetable and fruit puree manufacturer which will serve large North American producers of mass-market consumer food products such as soups, sauces, baby foods and beverages and smaller food service and institutional clients. The Company utilizes an innovative puree cooking process that produces premium quality purees from locally grown fruits and vegetables. CPGPP unique processing equipment uses steam infusion cooking method that retains the product’s color, texture, flavour and nutritional quality. Not only does the Company’s equipment produce superior aseptically packaged puree as against other aseptic cooking methods, it is superior in every respect compared to puree made from frozen inputs which currently represent the majority of inputs used by large food processors.
The majority owner of CPGPP, Kelly Beaulieu, is a First Nation’s entrepreneur and a Professional Agronomist. She will form part of the senior management team.
For additional information, please visit: www.canadianprairiegarden.com
MLTC Industrial Investments LP
MLTC Industrial Investment L.P (“MLTC II”) is a professionally managed, Saskatchewan based partnership which holds interests in wholly-owned operating businesses involved in forestry, transportation and fuel distribution as well as being the lead promoter for a major biomass energy project. MLTC II is indirectly owned by the nine First Nation communities that form the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC). With a track record of over twenty-five successful years of conducting business in Saskatchewan, MLTC is regarded as one of the most productive and respected tribal councils in Canada. MLTC’s five Cree First Nations' bands and four Dene First Nations' bands represent over 12,000 members. In addition to providing financial return to its unitholders, the underlying businesses provide substantial opportunities for training and employment of First Nations' workers and management.
The businesses that form part of MLTC II include:
NorSask Forest Products LP (NorSask), established in 1971, is one of the largest First Nation-owned sawmills in Canada. The company is known for consistent quality lumber, strong relationships with its customers and stakeholder communities, and responsible stewardship of the environment. NorSask produces high-quality SPF (spruce, pine, fir) lumber in 2x3, 2x4 and 2x6 studs, in lengths ranging from five feet to nine feet. The studs are kiln-dried and heat-treated (KD-HT), making them strong, long-lasting and resistant to decay and insects
MLTC Northern Trucking Inc. (Northern Trucking), is dedicated to the transport of forestry products. The company started out transporting wood chips from the NorSask mill to pulp mill customers. In recent years, Northern Trucking has successfully diversified its operations to include hauling of peroxide and other chemicals to these same customers.
Polar Oils LP, located in Beauval, Saskatchewan, supplies much of northwestern Saskatchewan with diesel fuel, heating oil, and gasoline.
On October 3rd, 2011, MLTC II, SaskPower and the Government of Saskatchewan announced the Meadow Lake Bioenergy Center (MLBC). When this mega-project is complete, MLBC will generate up to 36 MW of renewable, low-emissions power for the province of Saskatchewan. In June 2012, the project secured a power purchase agreement with SaskPower.
For additional information, please visit: www.mltcii.com
Universal Helicopters Newfoundland and Labrador LP
Universal Helicopters Newfoundland and Labrador LP ("UHNL" or the "Partnership") is a company that has a 50 year history of helicopter service operations in Newfoundland and Labrador as well as in Ungava and the Eastern High Arctic. Its corporate head office is situated in Goose Bay, Labrador with ancillary bases located in St. John's, Pasadena and Gander, Newfoundland. Each location has permanent base personnel and hangar support facilities for year round operations and maintenance. It operates with a fleet of 20 helicopters serving a variety of customer segments including, government, mining exploration, utilities, construction and engineering, environmental, and tourism and film.
UHNL's current fleet of light and intermediate weight helicopters includes the Bell 206 (L4 and LR), Bell 407, Eurocopter 350BA and 350B2. These aircraft are particularly well suited for the type of work and remote location in which they operate. The partnership has approximately 50 employees during peak season (May to October), a large number of which are Aboriginal. The partners of UHNL are the Nunatsiavut Group of Companies, Tasiujatsoak Trust and CAPE Fund LP.
For additional information, please visit: www.uhnl.nf.ca