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Little Shuswap Lake Band receives Financial Management System Certification

Little Shuswap Lake Band receives Financial Management System Certification In March 27, 2020, Little Shuswap Lake Band (LSLB) received their Financial Management System (FMS) Certificate from the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB) making it the 19th Nation in British Columbia to achieve this coveted certification. This means their finance and administrative governance practices now […]

by pmnationtalk on May 26, 202034 Views

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BC Government: Pandemic pay supports front-line health, social service workers

VICTORIA – Health and social service workers delivering in-person, front-line care to some of B.C.’s most vulnerable people will receive a financial boost through temporary COVID-19 pandemic pay. “From care aids to domestic violence workers, to people working in corrections and others delivering essential addictions and mental health supports, our front-line workers are providing vital support […]

by ahnationtalk on May 20, 202044 Views

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FNFA Credit Rating Upgraded to Aa3 from A2 by Moody’s Investors Service

For Immediate Release FNFA Credit Rating Upgraded to Aa3 from A2 by Moody’s Investors Service Westbank, British Columbia (May 15, 2020) – Ernie Daniels, President & CEO, is pleased to announce that the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) has received a two-notch upgrade to Aa3-Stable from Moody’s. Obligations rated at the Aa level are judged […]

by pmnationtalk on May 15, 202061 Views

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Gitsegukla First Nation Achieves Financial Management System Certification!

Gitsegukla First Nation Achieves Financial Management System Certification! On March 27, 2020, Gitsegukla First Nation achieved Financial Management System (FMS) Certification with the First Nations Financial Management Board (FMB). This means their finance and administrative governance practices now meet FMB Standards which are based on internationally recognized standards of financial management. About Gitsegukla: Gitsegukla is […]

by pmnationtalk on May 13, 202032 Views

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Financial assistance available for victims of B.C. flooding, landslides

May 7, 2020 VICTORIA – Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available for eligible British Columbians in the following regions who may have been impacted by overland flooding and landslide damages from April 15 to May 3, 2020: Cariboo Regional District Fraser-Fort George Regional District This assistance includes all First Nation communities, electoral areas and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 8, 202018 Views

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BC Government: Helping rural, remote and Indigenous communities respond to COVID-19

April 20, 2020 VICTORIA – A new collaborative framework will help ensure people living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities in B.C. have access to critical health care they can count on to meet their unique needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and into the future. “People living in rural, remote and Indigenous communities have unique […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202026 Views

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BCIT: COVID-19 Emergency Student Response Fund available for students facing immediate financial hardship

BCIT students experiencing financial pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from a one-time investment of $3.5 million in emergency financial assistance thanks to the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As one of the 25 public post-secondary institutions sharing this investment, BCIT will receive $140,000 to distribute to its students in need. […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202017 Views

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Legal Aid BC, PEA ratify agreement

Feb. 20, 2020 VICTORIA – Legal Aid BC and employees represented by the Professional Employees Association (PEA) have ratified a new agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. The agreement focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation. The PEA represents approximately 30 lawyers who manage the delivery of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 21, 202078 Views

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FNFA Welcomes 100th Member to its One-of-a-Kind Borrowing Pool

For Immediate Release FNFA Welcomes 100th Member to its One-of-a-Kind Borrowing Pool Westbank, British Columbia (January 30, 2020) – Ernie Daniels, President & CEO, announced that the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) has welcomed its 100th member to its one-of-a-kind borrowing pool. After completing a stringent qualification process, FNFA members are eligible to request that […]

by pmnationtalk on January 30, 202070 Views

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First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) Issues its Largest Bond to date.

First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA) Issues its Largest Bond to date. Westbank, British Columbia (October 28, 2019) – The FNFA has issued its sixth debenture into the capital markets, raising $170 Million for 22 First Nations. The debenture was purchased by institutional investors both domestically and internationally. This brings total debenture issuance by the FNFA […]

by pmnationtalk on October 29, 2019391 Views

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