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Indigenous Agriculture and Food


As Canada’s leading agriculture and food lender, FCC is proud to lend money and provide resources to Indigenous entrepreneurs, economic development corporations and First Nations communities.

Building a diverse industry is top priority and an integral part of FCC’s mandate. First Nations, Métis and Inuit have always been involved in agriculture and food and are uniquely positioned to reclaim their food sovereignty and grow successful businesses.

FCC has lending, products and services to help you, your business and your community fully realize your goals. In addition to agriculture activities, we’ve also expanded our eligibility to include traditional Indigenous harvesting from natural sources.

Agriculture activities

  • Grains, oilseeds, and pulse crops
  • Meat
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Farmed fish
  • Peat moss

Traditional Indigenous harvesting

  • Wild rice
  • Wild mushrooms
  • Pine tree sap
  • Wild berries
  • Fire weed
  • Various herbs and spices
  • Fresh water wild fish

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To learn more about how FCC is supporting Indigenous business, contact us.


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