Ulnooweg Development Group helping to build innovative and inclusive Atlantic Canada economy

first_imgUlnooweg Development Group helping to build innovative and inclusive Atlantic Canada economy From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities AgencySupport for COVID-19 technology-based adjustments latest in series of supports available to Indigenous businessesMay 5, 2021 · Millbrook, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)The success of Indigenous businesses is essential to building a strong, innovative and inclusive Atlantic Canadian economy. Ulnooweg Develop Group (Ulnooweg), located in Millbrook, Nova Scotia, and with offices in New Brunswick and in Newfoundland and Labrador, is one of a few Indigenous business support organizations helping Indigenous businesses reach their goals.Today, Lenore Zann, Member of Parliament for Cumberland – Colchester, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, provided an update on the latest Government of Canada investments with Ulnooweg.These include a recent contribution from the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) ─ delivered by ACOA ─ that enabled Ulnooweg to help 23 Indigenous clients access the entrepreneurial training and digital support they needed to serve their own clients virtually and safely, in compliance with pandemic restrictions.A second component of the project supported technology upgrades to Ulnooweg’s office systems, allowing the organization to better respond to clients’ needs in a virtual environment, while enabling staff to work securely and remotely from home.Awards Show Recognizes Indigenous BusinessesWith support from ACOA, Ulnooweg has hosted and organized the Ulnooweg Entrepreneur Award Show every other year since 2005. The event, which acknowledges and celebrates the resilience of Indigenous businesses in Atlantic Canada, went ahead as planned last Fall with COVID-19 restrictions and safeguards in place. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:building, business, Canada, covid-19, Cumberland, digital, Economic Development, environment, Government, Indigenous, Millbrook, Minister, pandemic, parliament, resilience, technologylast_img read more