Accessing funds for business development and start-up has long been a significant barrier to the development of First Nations economies. Two Rivers Community Development Centre was developed to address this issue, and provide the support needed to ensure a successful economy and strong community.
Two Rivers was founded in 1996, with the amalgamation of the Six Nations Community Development Corporation and Touch The Sky Business Development Centre. Along with improving operating efficiency and capacity, a stronger organization emerged with the necessary resources to encourage and stimulate entrepreneurship in our local economies. The name “Two Rivers” was selected to symbolize the historic importance of both the Grand and New Credit Rivers to our First Nation communities.
Two Rivers is commonly viewed as a “custodian” of community funds. It is the responsibility of Two Rivers to administer and manage funds and programs effectively and ensure a long-term sustainable source of financing and support to Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Southern Ontario. Governed by a Board of Directors, with extensive experience and knowledge of the local economies, Two Rivers maintains accountability and autonomy from political hierarchy at all times.
Two Rivers is viewed as the “lender of choice” by many of our clients, and both public and private organizations within our communities. We take pride in the success of our clients, and strive to give back to our communities through special projects like the Spotlight on Business event, and Student Business Camps.
For more information about our programs and services, contact us today!