Activity components

The True North Treasure Initiative has three specific objectives: to develop Indigenous human capital (labour market), to strengthen Indigenous entrepreneurship and to enhance the value of Indigenous assets. The initiative will rely on the development of partnerships to reach its objectives.


Developing Indigenous human capital

As part of this component, labour profiles will be developed to determine the capacities of target Indigenous communities.

A parallel will be drawn between these profiles and the needs of the mining industry to identify training needed in the communities and maximize job creation for Indigenous people.


Strengthening Indigenous entrepreneurship

The exploitation of natural resources in Northern Quebec generates a goods and services market representing millions of dollars a year. In this context, the supply chains of mining companies will be examined to identify business opportunities for Indigenous people.

To promote the development of Indigenous entrepreneurship, a directory of businesses will also be created and shared with the industry and governments.

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Enhancing the value of Indigenous assets

Under this component, the acquisition or establishment of businesses that provide goods and services for the mining industry will be encouraged. Consult the various economic development programs that are available:

Impact and benefits agreements (IBAs) enable the Indigenous communities to negotiate with mining companies to benefit from mining spinoff. In this context, IBAs will be signed and clauses will be negotiated under these agreements.

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