TNDC was interviewed for an Williams Lake Tribune article about the COVID-19 impacts on Indigenous-owned businesses. TNDC's comments were included in the article, titled "Gaps in federal supports delayed help for Indigenous businesses, advocate says". The article was republished on several online new sites across the company.
Gaps in federal supports delayed help for Indigenous businesses, advocate says
Jun 02, 2020
By Rebecca Dyok Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Williams Lake Tribune
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Indigenous businesses cannot be an afterthought in government’s response to aid business, says the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.
The Tahltan Nation Development Corporation (TNDC) located in northern B.C. said it has not needed to apply for the national wage subsidy despite its primary client base being the mining sector, wherein the majority of their personnel are employed.
While some business initiatives have been delayed, work on other business initiatives such as TNDC’s forestry business and planning for their fibre optic communications build has continued.
“As a business we expect we will have to continue adapting as the situation unfolds, dealing with whatever new business impacts the pandemic brings, working with our business partners and resource developers and doing our best to be on top of any scenarios as they unfold.”
Sodexo Canada has been a partner with TNDC since 2002, providing complete camp management through Spatsizi Remote Services. During this time we have worked on many projects, and employed many Tahltan members. It’s been very positive, and the business relationships have formed long lasting personal and business friendships.Ivor MacGregorFormer VP Canadian Operations - Onshore Energy & Mining, Energy & Resources, Sodexo
TNDC is a great place to work. The atmosphere in the office is friendly, open, and honest, and there is always humour and laughter. I like that TNDC maintains an active approach of hiring locally and offers training within that position. Employees are highly encouraged and supported to advance professionally, which ripples into advancing personally as well.Rhonda QuockManager Finance, Accounting & Administration, TNDC