The First Nations Executive Education (FNEE) maintains connections with key indigenous stakeholders. These relationships allow us to build programs that are in line with our realities and help to drive our success.


Ghislain Picard

“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.”

Chief, Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL)

AFNQL logo

Created in 1985, the AFNQL is composed of chiefs from 43 communities of First Nations of Quebec-Labrador and represents 10 nations.

Jinny Thibodeau-Rankin

Anishnabeg, Abitibiwinni,
Executive Director, FNQLEDC
Trainer at the First Nations Executive Education


The mission of the FNQLEDC is to advise, accompany and support First Nations in achieving their socioeconomic objectives.

Marjolaine Sioui

“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.”

Director general
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC)

Logo First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec (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.

Ernie Daniels

“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.”

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”.

First Nations Human Resources Development Commission of Quebec (FNHRDCQ)


FNHRDCQ accompanies individuals in their employment process. In 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.

Ernie Daniels

“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.”

Director general
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.

Ernie Daniels

Director general
Secretariat to the Cree Nation Abitibi-Témiscamingue Economic Alliance (SAENCAT)


The Secretariat’s mission is to promote sustainable relations and socio-economic alliances between the Cree Nation (Eeyou Istchee), Jamésie, Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Nunavik regions in order to foster harmonious development.

Ernie Daniels

Director general
Puamun Meshkenu

Puamun Meshkenu (Innu for the “path of a thousand dreams”) is a non-profit organization started in 2016 by Dr. Stanley Vollant. Since its foundation, the organization works to inspire Indigenous Peoples and support them in developing to their full potential. Just like his ancestor Innu Meshkenu, Puamun Meshkenu initiates projects to have a lasting and meaningful impact on the lives of Indigenous youth and to create a structuring movement for all Indigenous communities in Quebec.

Ernie Daniels

Board chair
Quebec Native Women Inc (QNW)


Founded in 1974, Quebec Native Women Inc. (QNW) represents women from the Indigenous Peoples in Quebec and Indigenous women living in urban areas. We sit at the table of the Assembly of First Nations of Quebec and Labrador, on the Board of Directors of the Native Parajudicial Services of Quebec as well as several other Indigenous and non-Indigenous commissions and committees.

Jennifer O'Bomsawin

« This collaboration with First Nations Executive Education will enable the Youth Network to work with other forward-looking First Nations organizations dedicated to youth. By working towards self-sufficiency, the next generation will ensure the sustainability of Indigenous culture.. »

Jennifer O’Bomsawin
First Nations Quebec-Labrador Youth Network (FNQLYN


The Youth Network of the First Nations of Quebec-Labrador (“RJPNQL”) is the main representative body for the youth of the First Nations in the Quebec-Labrador region. In this capacity, it can represent young people in local, regional, national, and international places of influence and decision-making. It is also a forum for consultation and mobilization of Indigenous youth, promoting their increased participation in their own development.

First Nations Executive Education (FNEE) considers itself privileged to be able to rely on financial support from various foundations, private and public companies, organizations, and government stakeholders, who, through their support, ensure program accessibility, daily operations, program quality, and the sustainability of FNEE.


Fondation McConnell Foundation
TD Canada Trust
L'Oréal Canada




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