Indigenous and Northern Services

We collaborate with Indigenous businesses, governments and community organizations to advance inclusive economic growth. We offer a collaborative, consultative and coaching approach to sharing knowledge and expertise to assist our Indigenous clients in achieving their immediate and long-term goals.



Stacia Kean, Director, Indigenous and Northern Services

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Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of peace, friendship and respect, we recognize that our work takes place on traditional Indigenous territories across Canada. We also wish to acknowledge that our office in Toronto is located on the traditional territories of the Huron-Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. In Montreal, our office is located on the unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka.

Program Focus

Catalyste+ works with Indigenous-led non-profit organizations, governments, economic development corporations and micro, small and medium enterprises. Our work is driven by a holistic approach developed in partnership with our clients. We prioritize Indigenous knowledge and work to ensure that our clients experience long-term benefits from development support. 

Through individual or group mentorship, advisory or workshop services, we meet the specific needs of our clients in leveraging skills, completing projects and creating plans and strategies. Our collaborative approach involves understanding our clients’ priorities, recruiting the right expert to support them and building capabilities so that they are empowered and well positioned for sustainable growth and prosperity.

Support We Provide

Funding Application Support Program 

Providing short-term guidance through the funding application process.  Services are free of charge for eligible clients, including Indigenous community organizations based in Western, Atlantic and Central Canada.

Nunavut Advisory and Mentorship Program

Helping you build new skills, gain confidence and plan a path forward to sustain long-term success within your business or community. Services are free of charge for eligible clients, including Indigenous individuals, non-profits, business owners and Economic Development Officers based in Nunavut.

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Strengthening Indigenous Community Economic Development

Building capacity, fostering economic growth and supporting governance systems and structures. Services are free of charge for eligible clients, including Indigenous community organizations based in Western, Atlantic and Central Canada.

Strengthening Indigenous Innovation through Mentorship

Driving growth through innovation and technology support for Indigenous-owned businesses. Services are free of charge for small and medium-sized Indigenous-owned businesses that meet the criteria set by the Industrial Research Assistance Program.

Please get in touch for more information about our other programs and services. To learn more about the territories where we operate, please visit Native Land‘s website.

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Volunteer with Catalyste+

By sharing your professional knowledge and expertise, you can make a positive difference in Canada and around the world. We’ve been successfully matching our volunteer Catalyste+ Advisors with clients and partners in over 120 countries since 1967. Our Advisors drive both economic and social change by strengthening the private sector and creating an environment for communities to thrive.