Social Enterprise Development
Recipient: Stellat'en First Nation
Areas: Fort Fraser - Fraser Lake
Sectors: Capacity Building
Strategy: Human Development
Description: Elders, especially women of Stellat'en First Nation, have identified this project as one that will steer the community to supporting small cottage industries to promote economic development. The goal is to revamp the traditional community small scale/cottage business network system where household food and household supplies were predominantly secured within or close to each community. The general goal of this economic development social enterprise is to increase the Stellat'en community garden vegetable production to generate revenue. Revenue from the sales of produce will be used to finance small scale cottage industries in Stellat'en First Nation. The proposed is a pilot project with potential for replication in other First Nations and rural communities.