SIX NATIONS, ON –November 30, 2020– The Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust (EDT) is proud to announce the allocation of funds for the Second Call for EDT Emergency Relief Applications.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Six Nations EDT created a new application for on-reserve non-profit organizations that serve the Six Nations community. The Emergency Relief Fund was developed to support the safety and wellbeing of organizations in the community by providing financial support for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
The EDT received a total of 6 applications of which 3 were approved. The funding will be used by the successful applicants to help them continue their
activities safely while also complying with public health advice and other guidelines that will reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19.
The 3 Non-profit organizations that have been approved for the Second 2020 EDT Emergency Relief Funds
- JC Hill Elementary Home & School ($1,000)
- Jamieson Elementary Home & School ($1,000)
- Oliver M. Smith Elementary Home & School ($1,000)
The EDT has been investing in the collective betterment of the Six Nations Community since September 2016. EDT funds are made available through annual distributions of surplus profits by the Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC). These profits are a result of SNGRDC’s operations both on and off reserve, including but not limited to, Six Nations Bingo, A6N Utilities, Six Nations Tourism, along with various investments in the renewable energy industry.
About the Economic Development Trust
The Economic Development Trust (EDT) is the mechanism in which surplus profits generated by Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) are invested into the Six Nations Community for the collective benefit of its members. This model of distribution was a direct result of the 2011 community engagement study “We Gather Our Voices”. The EDT will continue to invest in the Six Nations Community in future years through yearly distributions made possible by SNGRDC. Economic Development Trustees include Rachel Martin (Chair), Cathy General, Alaina VanEvery, Myka Burning and Andrew Joseph. For more information visit www.sixnationsedt.ca
Roxanne Wilkieson, Corporate Affairs Manager
Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust
519-753-1950 ext 6450
About Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation:
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation (SNGRDC) manages the Six Nations’ economic interests in 20 renewable energy projects and numerous economic development opportunities, in and around the Six Nations territory. SNGRDC’s current green energy portfolio is capable of producing over 1300 MW of renewable energy through its direct or indirect involvement in seven solar, 13 wind project(s). SNGRDC is located on the Six Nations Reserve and employs an average of 140 employees through Nation Enterprise or the administration of Economic Interests projects. For more information please visit www.sndevcorp.ca
Jessica Hunt, Public Relations Specialist
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation
519-753-1950 ext. 6423
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