First Nations Executive Education (FNEE) maintains ties with the main stakeholders in Indigenous economic development. These relationships allow us to build programs that are in line with our realities and help to drive our success.
“FNEE offers high-quality programs and takes a forward-looking approach designed to boost and enrich First Nations’ economic success. Its creation is not only a need, but also an initiative that will promote positive spinoffs for all of our communities.“
“[…] In the context of enhancing a program offering that can broaden the spectrum of training possibilities for First Nations leaders and those in the making, the concept of constructive collaboration between HEC Montréal and First Nations is in line with this spirit of innovative initiatives.”
– GHISLAIN PICARD
Chief, Assembly of First Nations
Created in 1985, the AFNQL is composed of chiefs from 43 communities of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador and represents 10 nations.
“The principle of joint creation underlying FNEE is exactly the vision we have for building and strengthening relationships between First Nations and civil society. I feel tremendously privileged to have contributed to the design of this project and to continue be a collaborator. Together, we can make a real difference in the economic growth of our communities.”
– MICKEL ROBERTSON
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Economic Development Commission (FNQLEDC)
The mission of the FNQLEDC is to advise, accompany and support First Nations in achieving their socioeconomic objectives.
“Through its programs, FNEE is upholding the principles of health and social services governance adopted by the chiefs in 2014. Over the longer term, I am convinced that the innovative concept of FNEE will help strengthen strategic alliances between First Nations and key stakeholders with regard to organizing healthcare and social services, developing expertise, transferring knowledge and making informed decisions about managing and improving the services First Nations are entitled to.”
– MARJOLAINE SIOUÏ
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC)
Centered on the health and well-being of First Nations, the FNQLHSSC offers a vast and diversified range of services to accompany and support communities and collaborate in their progress.
“We are proud to contribute to this unique leadership school created by and for Quebec First Nations. First Nations are forging their own social and economic solutions to generate and manage wealth and the prosperity of their communities for many years to come. We are stronger together when First Nations pool their buying power, and this school will propel our economy forward.”
– ERNIE DANIELS
President and CEO
First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA)
The FNFA is a statutory non-profit organization without share capital, operating under the authority of the First Nations Fiscal Management Act, 2005.
“Through its training programs, FNEE is in line with the fundamental mission of the First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec, which is to contribute to the personal and professional development of First Nations by actively supporting them in their path to employment. By including respect for the history and cultures of First Nations, training for future leaders in political, administrative and business worlds will certainly stimulate the socio-economic and professional development of all our communities and strengthen the presence of our nations on the labor market”.
– RICHARD JALBERT
First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec (FNHRDCQ)
FNHRDCQ accompanies individuals in their employment process. Iin addition to its network of 31 employment and training service centers (CSEF), it also to ensures a role of promotion of the First Nations workforce.
“FNEC’s philosophy is in line with its mission to contribute to the full empowerment of our educational structures. Moreover, through its programs, the FNEC values and promotes the knowledge and skills of First Nations, which favours the individual and collective development of First Nations. The FNEC also underlines the real principle of co-creation of this school as well as the establishment of an Indigenous leadership. This project is full of hope and is part of an innovative approach in which the FNEC is proud to be a partner.”
– DENIS GROS-LOUIS
First Nations Educational Council (FNEC)
The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is an association made up of eight First Nations of Quebec: Abenaki, Algonquin, Atikamekw, Huron Wendat, Innu, Malecite, Mi’kmaq, and Mohawk. Its mission is to contribute to the complete takeover of and inherent jurisdiction over education by its member First Nations.