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)
  • The JEDI/Brun-Way Bursary
  • The JEDI/NBCC Bursary
  • JEDI Business Directory
  • The Aboriginal Affairs Working Group National Economic Development Success Story Website
  • Links with partner programs and services