to First Peoples Development Inc. (FPDI)

FPDI is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected from the 32 member First Nations; each 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:


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

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 utilizes two separate robotic toolkits to deliver two-week robotic workshops to educate and train youth in communities and schools around Manitoba. Our Lego workshop is an introductory crash-course into the world of Information Technology, while building the foundation for STEM education. With the power of the VEX Toolkit participants are acquainted with Python, which is the current leading industry programming language. The VEX workshop is also augmented with a 2-day drone course, where students learn about how drones work in the world around us and possible drone operation career paths...

Robotics Program


FPDI and IBEW are offering a Level 1 Electrical training program.


Info Sessions at Winnipeg Office

August 14, 2019-9:00 am

August 21, 2019-9:00 am

August 28, 2019-9:00 am


For more information or to secure spot for upcoming info sessions, please contact: Derek Ross or Abe Courchene

FPDI partnered with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and National Screening Institute (NSI) to host a Manitoba First Nations Youth Summit in Winnipeg....



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