to First Peoples Development Inc. (FPDI)

FPDI is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected from the 34 member First Nations; each community is known as a “Sub-Agreement Holder” and FPDI is known as the “Primary Agreement Holder”.


The articles of incorporation of FPDI support the principle of grassroots or local decision-making while promoting, advocating and addressing the needs of First Nations through their local boards.


FPDI supports their member First Nations

(Sub-Agreement Holders – SAHs) by achieving greater success in employment and training initiatives through:



Cogmation Robotics develops software for the virtual design, control, and simulation of robots.


Cogmation Robotics Inc. delivers the Robotics training to First Nation University and/or College students who were hired by FPDI as Instructors for the Workshops.  


Cogmation provides on going/daily technical support as the Instructors deliver the workshops to First Nation youth participants.

Our new online training video section is design to help all our SAH communities with their reporting requirements and online service tools like the ARMS "Accountability & Resource Management System."

1.  Identifying Labour Market Opportunities

2.  Building Capacity & Facilitating Development

3.  Creating Partnerships with Industry & Educators

4.  Ensuring Fiscal Accountability

For training and employment services, please reference our Community Contact Page to contact your local First Nation Employment and Training Coordinator

SAH                 Training Videos

FPDI is looking for participants who attended and completed training through Employment & Training between 2014 and present to share with First Nation organizations and to showcase on this website!       All participants interviewed will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy 16GB Tab E!

The Industry Advisor Committee (IAC) advises FPDI and SAHs on current and future employment and training needs.  The IAC will serve as a resource and a sounding board for career, training, and employment information through FPDI.

FPDI held its Sub-Agreement Holders Meeting November 23-24, 2017 in Winnipeg, MB.


If you missed the meeting, we have everything you need here to update you on what was discussed.