Entrepreneurship and Community Economic Development

Melvin Nash, founder of WaterMoc One Power Corp, left, and Melissa Lunney, founder of Appdigenous are graduates of the JEDI Aboriginal Business Accelerator Program. 

The Joint Economic Development Initiative provides a range of economic development programs and opportunities to support Indigenous entrepreneurs and communities. This includes:


  • The JEDI Aboriginal Development Fund (JADF)
  • Business Advisory Services
  • The New Brunswick Aboriginal Shipbuilding Engagement Strategy
  • JEDI Indigenous Business Accelerator Program
  • The Indigenous Internship Program (IIP)
  • JEDI Business Directory
  • The Aboriginal Affairs Working Group National Economic Development Success Story Website
  • Links with partner programs and services

JEDI is visiting all of the New Brunswick Indigenous communities in November and December 2018, here is the schedule:
COMMUNITY DATE TIME
Esgenoopetitj Tuesday November 20th, 2018 1:00PM-3:00PM
Eel Ground Wednesday November 21st, 2018 9:00AM-12:00PM
St. Mary’s First Nation Monday December 3rd, 2018 9:00AM-12:00PM
Madawaska Maliseet First Nation Monday December 3rd, 2018 6:00PM-8:00PM
Tobique First Nation Tuesday December 4th, 2018 1:00PM-3:00PM
Buctouche Thursday December 6th, 2018 1:00PM-3:00PM
Indian Island Monday, December 10th, 2018 9:00AM-12:00PM
Elsipogtog Monday, December 10th, 2018 1:00PM-3:00PM
Woodstock First Nation Tuesday December 11th, 2018 1:00PM-3:00PM
Eel River Bar Wednesday December 12th, 2018 1:00PM-3:00PM
Pabineau Thursday December 13th, 2018 9:00AM-12:00PM