Aboriginal Initiatives works to build partnerships between Aboriginal communities and organizations and industry, other levels of government and non-Aboriginal organizations to enhance the participation of Aboriginal people in the economy.

Grant funding and other supports are available to First Nations and Metis communities and Aboriginal-serving organizations through four programming streams:

Help is also available to government, communities and organizations to:

  • be better neighbours and partners with Aboriginal communities and organizations.
  • develop action plans and long-term initiatives to increase the employment, apprenticeship and labour market opportunities for Aboriginal people.
  • develop and enhance collaborative approaches to support improved outcomes for urban Aboriginal people.