SIX NATIONS, ON –June 8, 2020– The Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust (EDT) is excited to announce the launch of their new website. The website is full of information, tools, and resources to assist General and Grassroots Organizations in submitting more complete applications.
The Economic Development Trust is an application-based community investment trust available to groups who address community priorities within Six Nations. The EDT is the mechanism in which surplus profits generated by the 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 community investment began in 2016 as a result of information gathered from the community engagement study called “We Gather Our Voices”.
In June of 2016, the first ever EDT application was released with a deadline of July 5, 2016. In the inaugural year, the EDT received 46 applications with a total request of over $8.8 million. A total of 31 applications were approved with a total community investment of $3,537,257.95. To date, the Economic Development Trust has been able to invest over $10.8 million into the collective benefit of the Six Nations community since 2016.
SNGRDC and the EDT will be hosting a joint Virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) Event on Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 5pm. This event will present audited financial statements and annual reports for both groups. Be sure to visit our Facebook page for the virtual zoom link and then check out the new Economic Development Trust Website.
For more information, or to see the new website visit www.sixnationsedt.caAbout 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
Contact Information
Roxanne Wilkieson, Corporate Affairs Manager
Six Nations of the Grand River Economic Development Trust
[email protected]
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
Contact Information
Jessica Hunt, Public Relations Specialist
Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation
[email protected]
519-753-1950 ext. 6423

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