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Paskwayak Business Development Corporation


Box 10100
Opaskwayak, MB
R0B 2J0

Phone: 1-(204)-627-7200
Fax: 1-(204)-623-6838

Hours of Operation: 8:30-4:30 closed on lunch hours

Vision Statement

Paskwayak Business Development Corporation will be a major economic force in Manitoba and the largest employer in our region.

Mission Statement

Paskwayak Business Development Corporation will generate wealth through profitable business management and corporate operations, which will provide increased opportunities for training, employment and private business ownership.

Introduction

The Opaskwayak Cree Nation Chief and council mandated Paskwayak Business Development Corporation in 1987 to promote economic development for the membership of its First Nation. Founded in 1987, the Paskwayak Business Development Corporation is a holding company totally owned by the Opaskwayak Cree Nation. Headquartered in the Otineka Mall, in The Pas, Manitoba, P.B.D.C. plans and spearheads commercial and investment initiatives, controls short and long-term growth of business portfolios which includes retail outlets, property management, gravel operations and concrete as well as ongoing plans for other economic development projects. P.B.D.C. also devotes its time to developing and assisting Band members who wish to get into business, provides assistance to existing businesses and assists in developing proper organizational structures, instituting programs and policies for staff development, training and planning. Creating the Freedom to Choose Government paternalism, inadequate social networks and conflicting cultural values have all contributed to an Aboriginal history of diminished self-confidence and unrealized dreams. Paskwayak Business Development Corporation, through its initiatives, investment and programs, provides the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and its members with the most valuable of benefits, specifically the freedom to make their own choices. This freedom and independence is now available to all First Nations by accessing the experience and knowledge of the Paskwayak Business Development Corporation.

Creating the Freedom to Choose

Government paternalism, inadequate social networks and conflicting cultural values have all contribute to an Aboriginal history of diminished self-confidence and unrealized dreams. Paskwayak Business Development Corporation, through its initiatives, investment and program provides the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and its members with the most valuable of benefits, specifically the freedom to make their own choices. This freedom and independence is now available to all First Nations by accessing the experience and knowledge of the Paskwayak Business Development Corporation

PBDC staff participated in planning sessions that resulted in the development of a revised organizational structure and a strategic/operational plan that would be more suitable to the organization based on a five year retrospective. The information contained in this Orientation Report is a synopsis of the resulting operational plans. PBDC's corporate objectives and focus has been to:

  • Improve staff relations and recognize staff accomplishments, achievements and Contributions.
  • Ensure fairness and equality through effective policy management;
  • Develop and implement a public relations and communications program;
  • Improve and increase small business and economic development services for Opaskwayak Cree Nation;
  • Reorganize and restructure the Paskwayak Business Development Corporation;
  • Generate an annual profit of $1,000,000.



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Opaskwayak Cree Nation   The Pas, Manitoba, Canada    tel 1-888-763-1566    email