Why Join?

There are many reasons why you should join this platform!

Our focus is building and strengthening the economy through Indigenous inclusion and engagement! Building relationships, sharing knowledge and advocating for collaborations and partnerships will result in economic growth opportunities for members of the ITFC platform.

Who we are?

ITFC is an online economic inclusion and engagement platform with an unprecedented capacity to drive economic growth, innovation and social change.
Realizing the explosive growth potential of the “indigenous economy” our focus is inclusion and engagement between Indigenous and non indigenous parties. ITFC, through a holistic approach to building economy, provides Canada’s business community with a platform that facilitates opportunities for revenue growth, cost reduction and operational efficiencies

Though many the two main reasons you should join are

  • It's good business.
  • It’s the right thing to do.

Yes, its good business.

The “Indigenous economy” is growing faster than any other. The trajectory suggests that it will exceed the $100 billion dollar mark and continue to grow exponentially! Our members will have advance notice of opportunity and the ability to provide products and services to growing communities as they build their local economies. As a member of the platform, we will introduce your business to:

  • New growth opportunities
  • New markets for your products and services
  • Access to an underutilized human capital
  • AND much more......

Yes, it’s the right thing to do.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action speaks to Canadians from every walk of like in all corners of the country to participate in a process of reconciliation, (a movement if you will), to address the injustices that Indigenous peoples have had to endure!

  • New growth opportunities
  • New markets for your products and services
  • Access to an underutilized human capital
  • AND much more......

In the 2022 National Indigenous Economic Strategy for Canada document Dawn Madahbee Leach, Interim Chairperson, had this to say:
“Full reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples will not happen without economic reconciliation. It is not only the fair and right thing to do, but there is a strong and compelling business case for all Canadians.”

Upon accepting the Truth and Reconciliation report, Prime Minister stated: "This is a time of real and positive change. We know what is needed is a total renewal of the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples. We have a plan to move towards a nation-to-nation relationship based on recognition, rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership, and we are already making it happen.... And we will, in partnership with Indigenous communities, the provinces, territories, and other vital partners, fully implement the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.”

ITFC encourages all members and visitors to this platform to become familiar with these two TRC recommendations and the National Indigenous Economic Strategy
The most commonly referred to “Call to Action” of the TRC when speaking of the engagement of Indigenous people, communities and their businesses is CTA#92, we at ITFC however focus on CTA #5 which states the following: TRC CTA#5 “Reconciliation must create a more equitable and inclusive society by closing the gaps in social, health and economic outcomes that exist between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians.”

The Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Call to Action #92.

We call upon the corporate sector in Canada to adopt the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a reconciliation framework and to apply its principles, norms, and standards to corporate policy and core operational activities involving Indigenous peoples and their lands and resources. This would include, but not be limited to, the following
  • Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects.
  • Ensure that Aboriginal peoples have equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities in the corporate sector, and that Aboriginal communities gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.
  • Provide education for management and staff on the history of Aboriginal peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal-Crown relations. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

National Indigenous Economic Strategy for Canada Calls to Action:

  • #4: Create information and gateway platforms to navigate the range of resources and services for entrepreneurs.
  • #100: Build a national database of verified Indigenous businesses for utilization by all levels of government and by industry to procure goods and services.

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We would like to hear from you. ITFC is a very dynamic platform with something unique for all users, so please reach out to us if you have a question Thank you for your interest in ITFC!