Pwi Di Goo Zing Ne Yaa Zhing Advisory Services

Site: Pwi Di Goo Zing Ne Yaa Zhing Advisory Services

Service: Rainy Lake Tribal Area Business and Financial Services Corporation

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Description & Services
Description (Service)
  • Operates as an Aboriginal Financial Institution (AFI) which provides access to financial assistance in the form of loans for Aboriginal-owned businesses 
  • Acts as an External Delivery Organization for the Aboriginal Business Development Program 
  • Assists participants to access financial assistance to establish a business, acquire a business or expand an existing business
Funding can be provided for the following costs: 
  • Capital costs 
  • Costs associated with business innovation/growth 
  • Costs of engaging consultants and other qualified professionals,  
  • Costs associated with providing financial and business services 
  • Costs associated with obtaining appropriate training and/or mentoring 
  • Related infrastructure development 
  • Operating costs 
  • Marketing costs 
  • Shares and assets
Hours Mon-Thu 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Fri 8:30 am-3 pm
Areas Served Couchiching First Nation ; Lac La Croix First Nation ; Naicatchewenin First Nation ; Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation ; Rainy River First Nation ; Seine River First Nation ; Stanjikoming First Nation - (Mitaanjigamiing) ; Also includes any First Nation communities in the Treaty #3 area
  • Must be a Canadian Aboriginal individual (Status, Non-Status, Inuk, Metis) or a Canadian corporation, partnership, association or other legal entity that is majority-owned and controlled by Canadian Aboriginal people 
  • Must meet cash equity requirements: applicants 36 years of age and over must show they have 15% cash equity; applicants 18-35 years of age must show they have 10% cash equity 
  • Other considerations are: related work experience/education, market and credit history
Application Steps required for Aboriginal Business Development Plan include: 
  • Initial telephone discussion with External Development Officer to determine if eligible 
  • Submit a Business Proposal; must meet cash equity requirements
Languages English ; Interpretive Services - Ojibwe, available upon request
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-274-8531
Fax 807-274-4330
Primary Contact Tana Mann, Business Support Officer; Phone: 807-274-8531 ext 248; Email:
Alternate Contact Tammy Ryll, Interim Executive Director, Pwi-Di-G00-Zing Nee-Yaa-Zhing Advisory Services; Phone: 807-274-8531 ext 225; Email:
Site Location Located at Idylwild Dr near Lake Rd on Agency 1 Indian Reserve just E of Fort Frances
Located In Community Fort Frances
Address 1455 Idylwild Dr
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M8
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Intersection Idylwild Dr and Lake Rd
Mailing Address c/o Economic Development 
PO Box 522 
Fort Frances, ON P9A 3M8
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1998
Funding Provincial ; Federal - Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)