First Nations Ag & Finance – More than farm and agribusiness financing

If you’re a First Nation farmer or agribusiness owner in Ontario, we can assist you with financing, advisory services, training, and workshops. First Nations Ag & Finance programs have been developed for First Nation agricultural businesses and can work in partnership with other programs.

While agriculture is core to First Nations Ag & Finance, in 2013 the Board of Directors approved the expansion of lending services to include general business financing. To date, First Nations Ag & Finance has provided financing for construction, transportation, trucking, retail, service and manufacturing businesses.

Our Vision
Empowered First Nations Communities

Who do we help?

Status First Nations members residing in Ontario.

FNAFO offers exclusive financing and support to First Nations farmers and agribusinesses in Ontario. Our team of advisors have real-world farming experience and understand what it takes to increase the profitability of your business. With access to advice, on farm visits, specialized training, and workshops, you can rest assured knowing your success is our top priority.

Our Board of Directors

First Nations Ag & Finance operates under the guidance of our Board of Directors. Directors, representing four districts, are elected by First Nations Ag & Finance’s membership and are selected for their experience, training and skills in farming, business, community economic development, and finance.

Peterborough District

Amanda Ioannou, Chairman
Jane Chartrand, Director

London Bruce District

Lorne Loulas, Vice Chairman

Brantford District

Steven Laforme, Director

Loan Review Committee

Curt Cooper, Chairman

Sudbury District

Tom Stevens, Secretary-Treasurer

Director at Large, Brian Decaire