A new initiative has been launched to help support Metis women starting their own businesses. Audra Hill is a Metis entrepreneur and owner of Farmer John’s Local Market and Kitchen in Emerald Park. Hill opened her store only a month ago. Historically, Metis women are underrepresented among entrepreneurs and business owners.
“There is a reservation people have when you tell them about your ideas and it can be discouraging at times,” said Hill. “There is a lot of tangible and intangible support that a business is looking for.”
On Tuesday night, the Clarence Campeau Development Fund (CCDF) announced an initiative to support entrepreneurs like Hill and break down some of the barriers Metis women face when they start a business.
For more information or interviews: Pam Larson 306-657-4870
About the Clarence Campeau Development Fund: The Clarence Campeau Development Fund (CCDF) was established in 1997 with the objective of stimulating economic development activities of Métis people and communities. It does so by providing equity for Métis businesses, support to community economic development initiatives, and assistance for the development of the management skills of new and existing Métis business owners and entrepreneurs. CCDF is recognized as the most successful and professional Métis Financial Institution in the country.