Establishing a First Nations Economic Development Corporation

Presenting organization: Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of BC

AFOA-BC supports effective leadership in the areas of Aboriginal wealth creation, fiscal management, administration, and governance.

Session length: Three (3) hours


First Nations are in various stages of development of expanding their economic development structures and processes. Learn the essentials for the startup process of establishing a First Nation Economic Development Corporation.

What Participants will learn by attending

Participants will learn important considerations for the establishment of an economic development corporation, including:

  • Legal considerations
  • Human resources and management structure
  • Decision-making
  • Community engagement
  • Project prioritization


Carol Ann Hilton, MBA

Presenter Biography

Carol Anne Hilton is the CEO of Transformation, an award winning Social and Economic development company. Carol Anne is a recognized leading First Nations business entrepreneur with a Master’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Hertfordshire, England. Carol Anne is from the Nuu chah nulth Nation on Vancouver Island. Carol Anne works to incorporate an Aboriginal worldview while bringing First Nations, industry and government together to design new approaches for sustainable, inclusive development.