In addition to providing leadership training, First Nations Executive Education is committed to shining a spotlight on Indigenous cultures, knowledge and people, and celebrating their impact on broader society. The presentation given by Ghislain Picard, Chief of the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador and FNEE contributor, at Acfas on May 9, 2023, is an excellent example of this. 

FNEE’s partnership with various organizations is also vital in bringing this commitment to life. Read on to find out more about some of our newest partnerships. 

CIBL, a community radio station in Montreal, is one of the organizations we are pleased to have recently teamed up with. CIBL helps us spread the word about our programs throughout the year by conducting interviews with FNEE participants about the importance of entrepreneurship. A conversation with FNEE enrollee Nelly Jourdain aired Thursday, May 4, from noon to 1 p.m. The podcast version is also available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast and Balado Québec. 

The Conseil du patronat du Québec is another key partner for FNEE, providing additional visibility for our programs through its communications ecosystem, which includes the CPQ website and newsletter. CPQ also promotes FNEE’s programs through various events. 

The Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance is yet another proud FNEE partner, sharing knowledge, identifying locations where FNEE cohorts can visit and hosting custom training sessions and modules in line with the needs of First Nations communities. Mutual visibility opportunities are available to both organizations through their respective communications channels. 

More partnerships will follow in the coming months to highlight the potential of First Nations communities and people in a variety of ways.