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About.

BACKGROUND.

Prairie Lily Economic Development Corporation (PLEDC) is a for-profit Métis Economic Development Corporation based out of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Our focus is to be profitable and sustainable through partnerships, start-ups, and acquisitions. We want to achieve this goal by fostering business development and job creation.

VISION.

To be the most successful, profitable and sustainable Métis economic development corporation.

MISSION.

To be a sustainable Métis economic development corporation that fosters business development and job creation.

Core Values.

Our core values are the fundamental beliefs of our organization. These guiding principles dictate behavior and choices. Our core values also help us to determine if we are on the right path and fulfilling our goals by creating an unwavering guide.

  • Honesty & Integrity

  • Professionalism & Long-term Relationships

  • Teamwork & Community-building

  • Innovation & Effeciency

  • Strong Ethics & Accountability

You can have confidence in us. The Prairie Lily Economic Development Corporation.

Board Members

Meet Us.

BOARD MEMBERS.

Darlene McKay | President
Noreen McBride | Vice-President
Gloria Mahussier | Secretary-Treasurer
Judy Halayka
Colleen Villeneuve

As a board, they will provide strategic direction and leadership for Prairie Lily, and are responsible for:

  • Monitoring organizational performance;
  • Overseeing the financial affairs of the organization;
  • Selecting, supervising, evaluating, and compensating the Business Development Manager;
  • Assessing organizational risks and opportunities;
  • Developing the board’s governance framework and processes; and
  • Managing board dynamics.

As individuals, they will each:

  • Exercise the care, diligence, and skill that a reasonably prudent person with similar knowledge and
    expertise would exercise in comparable circumstances (“duty of care”); and
  • Act honestly and in good faith in the best interests of the organization (“duty of loyalty”).

Partners.

Our Friends.

Clarence Campeau Development Fund (CCDF)

The objective of the Fund is to stimulate economic development activities of Métis people and communities by providing equity for Métis businesses, support to community economic development initiatives, and assistance for the development of the management skills of new and existing Métis business owners and entrepreneurs. Learn more here.

Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI)

Assisting Métis individuals interested in participating in the employment-based programming. Learn more here.

Northern Research Group (NRG) Inc.

NRG Inc. provides a wide array of consultancy services to federal and provincial government entities, industry, and First Nations and Métis clients. Learn more here.

History of Metis Culture

History.

Métis Nation

Prince Albert is on Treaty 6 Land
Homeland of the Métis

“The Métis people originated in the 1700s when French and Scottish fur traders married Aboriginal women, such as the Cree, and Anishinabe (Ojibway). Their descendants formed a distinct culture, collective consciousness and nationhood in the Northwest.

Distinct Métis communities developed along the fur trade routes. This Métis Nation Homeland includes the three Prairie Provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta), as well as, parts of Ontario, British Columbia, the Northwest Territories and the Northern United States. The Métis Nation grew into a distinct culture and became a people in the Northwest prior to that territory becoming part of Canada. The Métis are one of the “Aboriginal peoples of Canada” within the meaning of s. 35 (2) of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Section 35 reads as follows:
s.35 (1) The existing aboriginal and treaty rights of the aboriginal peoples of Canada are hereby recognized and affirmed.
(2) In this Act, “aboriginal peoples of Canada” includes Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples of Canada. The Supreme Court in Powley held that the Métis have “full status as a distinctive rights-bearing peoples”, a characteristic they share with the Indian (First Nation) and Inuit peoples of Canada.
Canada has the only constitution in the world that recognizes a mixed-race culture, the Métis as a rights-bearing Aboriginal people.”
Source: Government of Canada. (2018). Métis Nation. Retrieved from the Government of Canada’s Library and Archives website: https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/aboriginal-heritage/metis/Pages/introduction.aspx

GET IN TOUCH

Contact.

Prairie Lily Economic Development Corporation (PLEDC) 
Suite 8 – 54 10th Street East, Prince Albert, SK S6V 0Y5

Phone: 306-763-5356
Fax: 306-763-1482
Email: info@pledc.ca

LET’S TALK.

We would love to hear from you! Prairie Lily Economic Development Corporation (PLEDC) is a for-profit Métis Economic Development Corporation based out of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.