Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Mandate, Mission and Vision

“The place we go to provide for ourselves”

Tewatohnhi’saktha is responsible and accountable for the delivery of the following services within the Kanien’kehaka Territory of Kahnawà:ke. Our mandate is to support the following:

Workforce Development – To enable individuals to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes for gainful employment or improved work performance and provide employers with an effective means to communicate and meet their demand for skills to decrease the number unemployed and under-employed community members.

Business Retention and Expansion – To ensure that businesses located with Kahnawà:ke maintain and expand (as measured by increasing the number of individuals employed) their operations with the Territory.

Entrepreneurship & Business Services – To provide entrepreneurs with access to developmental loans and other financial contributions, training, mentoring and technical assistance they need to start-up and expand their business.

Economic Development Marketing & Tourism – To market the overall community, individual properties or sites, or specific programs or policies for the purposes of attraction, retention, and expansion of businesses, increasing the number of tourists, and improvement of the community’s image locally, nationally, and internationally.

Economic Policy Advisory – Tewatohnhi’saktha’s function is to provide research and analysis of how economic policy, commercial regulations, and macroeconomic trends could impact Kahnawà:ke’s economy and business.

Our mission is to stimulate economic development of Kahnawà:ke by investing in the Community’s people and businesses.

Our vision is a self-sufficient community that fosters quality of life for Kanien’kehá:ka ne Kahnawa’kehró:non and creates collective prosperity for future generations consistent with our cultural values.