CanNor invests $200,000 in Yukon business that focuses on supporting reconciliation initiatives across the territory
by CM staff
The funding helps integrate Yukon First Nation cultures throughout the Reconciliation Business Centre.
WHITEHORSE —The Government of Canada is investing $200,000 to help facilitate the growth and expansion of Inspire Reconciliation Potential (IRP), a small Yukon First Nation women-owned business that focuses on supporting reconciliation initiatives across the territory.
IRP, through sister company IRP Property Developments Inc., has built a commercial, multi-tenant hub created for Indigenous businesses and organizations to collaborate, share knowledge and mentor other organizations with similar mandates. The facility, located in Whitehorse, features office rental opportunities, ceremony-friendly event spaces and meeting areas.
The building will be available to businesses, organizations and individuals advancing reconciliation initiatives across the territory. The Reconciliation Business Centre, as a revenue-generating commercial space, represents an opportunity for IRP Consulting to expand and grow as a business, contributing to local economic growth and potential job creation.
This investment represents a repayable funding contribution delivered through the Inclusive Diversification and Economic Advancement in the North (IDEANorth) program.
“Having a space where Indigenous businesses and organizations can come together to collaborate, share knowledge and seek guidance is invaluable,” said Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor. “This investment towards the Reconciliation Business Centre helps ensure that the building is culturally-appropriate and safe, helping attract potential leaseholders and renters prioritizing these details when seeking space to advance reconciliation initiatives. This represents an opportunity for the growth and expansion of an Indigenous, women-owned small business while also advancing reconciliation efforts across the Yukon.”
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