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The Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization (ICEDO)'s role is to support Inuvialuit beneficiaries and communities realize their development potential by identifying common goals and acting on current and future opportunities throughout the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.



The role for ICEDO is four-fold:

  1. ICEDO provides advisory, administrative and advocacy assistance to Inuvialuit businesses, organizations and individuals in their endeavours, including but not limited to management advice and assistance, identifying funding sources and regulatory compliance
  2. ICEDO facilitates study into the feasibility and viability of large-scale projects for Inuvialuit
  3. On selected opportunities, ICEDO is a potential equity partner for Inuvialuit community-based joint ventures
  4. ICEDO provides advisory management to Inuvialuit community-owned ventures



The role of ICEDO is to support Inuvialuit beneficiaries and communities to realize their development potential by identifying common goals and acting on current and future opportunities throughout the Inuvialuit Settlement Region.



Working with partners, ICEDO is committed to enhancing the ability of Inuvialuit stakeholders to participate in and benefit from economic opportunities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). ICEDO completed

. This plan will serve as a roadmap to guide the actions taken by ICEDO over the next five years.


Projects and Programs

Opportunity Readiness: Community Engagement and Training

ICEDO is engaged in targeted skills development and community development activities in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region – activities that are essential to foster sustainable economic development and ensure Inuvialuit businesses and communities are well positioned to maximize economic opportunities.

The initiatives feature regional and community-level opportunity Readiness Workshops, targeted investments in Value-Added ICEDO Tools and Services, and investments to support Opportunity Readiness Research that will work to achieve meaningful and measurable results as opportunities arise.

Cruise Ship Infrastructure and Training

To take full advantage of the mounting opportunity that increased cruise ship traffic brings, ICEDO is working with community stakeholders and the Government of the Northwest Territories Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment to facilitate the development of readiness training and make investments in event infrastructure.

This initiative focuses on the communities of Sachs Harbour, Tuktoyaktuk and Ulukhaktok with an inclusive workshop geared at developing an understanding of the industry’s needs, developing shore experiences for visitors, and creating a community-wide activation plan in preparation for cruise ship visits.

Mobile Food Processing Unit and Training

In response to the growing demand for country foods and rising food prices, ICEDO has invested in the development of a certified Country Food Processing Methods training course and a purpose-built country food processing training facility that will work in concert to support the growth of the sector.

This initiative aims to sustainably maximize economic benefits from and accessibility to nutritious country foods in the ISR through awareness, skills development and product development, further promoting food security. This will be described in further detail upon completion of the Inuvialuit Food Security Strategic Plan, which is currently being developed.

Contact Information:

Inuvialuit Community Economic Development
107 Mackenzie Road
Bag Service #21
Inuvik, NT X0E 0T0
Phone: (867) 777-7061
Fax: (867) 777-3256
The ICEDO Economic Projects Manager is responsible for enhancing community entrepreneurial capacity, community business development and specific community projects in the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). The position provides advice on, applies for, and liaises with the proponents of government programs aimed at advancing business development opportunities.