Our Mission statement is: Helping First Nations Communities Build their Own Futures on Their Own Terms

The FNFA was created to provide First Nations governments with the financial instruments to build their futures on their own terms. Its mandate, set out in the FNFMA and related regulations, is to provide financing, investment and advisory services for First Nations governments.

Financing services of the FNFA parallel best practices of provincial and local governments. These practices allow each of FNFA’s Borrowing Members access to low-rate and long-term loans on their own planning schedule.

To accomplish this, FNFA’s staff work with each Borrowing Member to ensure their borrowing power is maximized, each loan request has a repayment term that works best for their budget, and loans are available in a timely fashion.

Investment services provide First Nation governments with secure, affordable, short-term cash management instruments designed to assist their capital planning and financing.

Advisory services are designed to educate First Nation governments and staff on how to best use long-term financing.