Atlantic First Nations firms and communities are facing unprecedented losses of revenues due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will continue to feel the economic effects for the next two to three years.
• Only 8% of Indigenous businesses can continue to operate for one year without support due to
• 2 out of 5 Atlantic Indigenous businesses expect a 50% drop in revenues.
• Indigenous communities have less access to liquidity to finance deficits, these limit borrowing
ability for Indigenous communities.
The strategic plan is published by the federal research granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council—and fulfills a priority of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee to co-develop with Indigenous Peoples an interdisciplinary research and research training model that contributes to reconciliation.
Atlantic Indigenous businesses and communities are not immune from the economic dislocation sweeping across the region and nation due to COVID-19. The federal government has announced specific Indigenous funding as part of a broader package of support measures to respond to the economic crisis. However, given the pre-existing vulnerabilities facing Indigenous communities and businesses, the current support may be inadequate.
You already have something amazing to offer; bring it to UVic! Here, your knowledge, experiences
and perspective will shape the UVic community. At the same time, you’ll have opportunities to
develop a deeper appreciation of your own culture and your place within it. At UVic, Indigenous
cultural activities and academics go hand-in-hand, so you don’t need to leave your culture behind
to pursue your university education.
Transitioning from high school to university can feel
like a big change. We smooth this transition with the
Qualico Bridge to Success Program (QBTS).
With QBTS, new Indigenous students are connected
with academic learning support, advising, peer-mentoring
and special events to enhance the first year experience.
There is no cost to participate in this program.
On January 14, 2020, Statistics Canada released a new tool to provide access to over 700 infographics of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and other geographies as part of the “Aboriginal Community Data Initiative”. The primary objective of this initiative is to provide the 2016 Census data to Indigenous community leaders and members, as well as other data users, with simple and meaningful socio-economic portraits of Indigenous communities.