RADF Investment: $1.2 million
Other Investment: $650,000
Total Investment: $1.85 million
Project Period: January 2008–April 2009
Support from the Rural Alberta Development Fund allowed the Alberta First Nations Industrial Initiatives Society to develop a business model that shows Alberta First Nations how to pursue and manage large economic ventures for their communities. Now complete, these blueprint and supportive templates are available to all Alberta First Nations on a secure website. The initiative was led by the Enoch First Nation in Edmonton, with the support of Alberta's First Nations and the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs.
Note: On February 8, 2012, the Government of Alberta reversed their support of the proposed refinery.
Expected Outcomes and Benefits
All projects go through a selection process to ensure they will improve the quality of life for Albertans. This project meets this objective through the following outcomes and benefits: