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History

History

March 2005: First Nations leadership Accord signed by First Nations Summit, BC Assembly of First Nations, Union of BC Indian Chiefs and the Province of BC. The Accord creates a framework for cooperation between governments.

March 2005: joint BC-Leadership Council meetings lead to development of New Relationship document.

September 2005: Province of BC announces $100 New Relationship Fund.

November 2005: Transformative Change Accord signed by the governments of BC and Canada and the Leadership Council. Accord resolves to close the socio-economic gap by 2015.

March 2006: Provincial legislation was passed (the New Relationship Trust Act) to create the New Relationship Trust Corporation and the Province transfers $100 million to the NRT fund. Read the Legislation.

April 2006: Inaugural Board of Directors appointed.

July - September 2006: NRT undertakes Province-wide regional engagement process, consulting with BC First Nation communities to determine their foremost priorities and needs. Download the Summary Report.

October 2006: NRT appoints Cliff Fregin to position of CEO.

November 2006: New Board of Directors appointed to 2 year term.

July 2007: First three-year Strategic Plan released.

December 2008: New Board appointed to 2 year term.

October/November 2009: Second round of Regional Engagement Meetings held in 10 locations around BC. Read About the 2009 Regional Engagements.

April 2010: NRT created the First Nations Equity Fund with Partners the All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO) and the Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation (NEDC).

April 2010: NRT launches the Entrepreneur Equity Matching Initiative (EEMI) in partnership with five Aboriginal Capital Corporations.

November 2010: NRT co-hosts the first annual Young Entrepreneurs Symposium.

December 2010: New Board of Directors appointed to 2 year term.

April 2011: NRT Community Equity Matching Initiative (CEMI) launched. 

June 2011: NRT Foundation created.

July 2011: First annual NRT Foundation Charity Golf Tournament held.

October 2012: Third series of Regional Engagement Sessions held in 11 locations in BC.

December 2012: New Board appointed to 2 year term.