Economic Development

Economic Vision

“An economically self-sustaining community with financially independent members.”

Economic Mission

 “To create an economically self-sustaining community with financially independent members through the effective use of economic tools that maximize the available resources, respect the Dakota culture and protect the environment while protecting and enhancing inherent rights.”

Economic Goals

  • To create employment opportunities that will allow all Whitecap members to earn an income at least equal to the provincial average.
  • To provide Whitecap members the opportunity to access the education, training and work experience necessary to gain employment.
  • To self-generate sufficient sustained revenues to continuously improve the quality of life for Whitecap members and support the investment required for planned community growth.

Investment Development

Whitecap Development Corporation (WDC) is the investment corporation for the Whitecap Dakota First Nation. Based on strategic planning and investment criteria, the corporation makes investments inside and outside the Whitecap community. The corporation invites those with complimentary investment strategies to partner in its projects. For more information on the Whitecap Development Corporation and its portfolio please contact below

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Land Development

Whitecap Dakota First Nation has zoned 1,000 acres of reserve lands for commercial development. The Whitecap reserve is located just 20 minutes from downtown Saskatoon along the newly upgraded highway #219 which has been designated the Chief Whitecap Trail tourism corridor. With upgraded infrastructure services and business friendly legislation and land leasing, Whitecap offers many development opportunities. For information on land development fill in the form below

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Business Development

The Whitecap Business Centre offers entrepreneurs assistance in getting their business off the ground and being successful during the critical first years of operation. Whether you are just thinking about starting a business or are looking for a place to locate your expand your existing business we can help. By utilizing our contact list of experienced business professionals we can connect entrepreneurs like you with the information and people you need, when you need them. Contact us to see how we can help you achieve your business goals. For information on starting a business please contact below:

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The Whitecap Equity Fund (as link to Whitecap Equity Fund Policy, separate word document) offers Whitecap members financial assistance with getting their businesses started. To download an application for business plan assistance or equity funding, click here.


Employment and Training

The Whitecap Dakota First Nation respects the individual goals of its members in securing meaningful employment. Together with the Saskatoon Tribal Council we are working through Labour Force Development and Active Measures to improve the Quality of Life within our community.

Four community computers are available in the Resource Room at the Whitecap Business Center to use for education or employment purposes. You can find links to many employment resources here

For further assistance please contact below:

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