The Ontario First Nations Economic Developers Association (OFNEDA) is a non-profit, membership driven organization that supports the First Nations communities and their Economic Development Officers and Indigenous businesses across Ontario through engagement, networking, research, mentoring and training.


Regional Networking events will enable you to connect with other First Nation Economic Developers, stay up to date with the latest trends, develop relationships with prospective partners and gain access to necessary resources.


With the varied experiences of our Economic Development Professionals, we are developing a pool of mentors who can provide guidance, support and resources to our newer EDO’s. If you are a seasoned Economic Development professional who wishes to share their expertise with newer EDOs, please feel free to contact us for more information.


Partnering up with Educational Institutions, we plan to coordinate regional training events in the areas of economic development, business development, leadership, etc.

Links to Learning

Cando is a National Organization that is committed to indigenous community economic development. We’ve recently partnered with Cando and will be co-hosting future Links to Learning events.