Research Partnerships and Innovation

Research Partnerships & Innovation

Growing Your Indigenous-Owned Food Business webinar

June 7, 2021

The Prairie Research Kitchen is hosting its second webinar of a three-part series highlighting Indigenous Food Business Stories, on Thursday, June 24 from 1-3 p.m.

The webinar, Growing Your Indigenous-Owned Food Business: Resources and Stories on the Path to Expansion, is for entrepreneurs and business owners who are preparing to expand product offering, distribution, and/or production.

If you’re looking to grow your food business, tune into the webinar to learn about scaling-up your business and preparing to approach funders for financing. Guest speakers will share the lessons they’ve learned along their entrepreneurial journeys and discuss options to prepare for and secure funding. Each session will be followed by a short Q&A period.

Cost to attend: free!

Growing Your Indigenous-Owned Food Business featured speakers:

Cree Cheechoo, Business Development Officer, Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation (SIEF) Contribution Program
Lending solutions and applicant eligibility

Cree Cheechoo is a member of the Moose Cree First Nation in Ontario. Cree has worked as a Business Development Officer for the SIEF Contribution Program since 2016. In this role, she assists First Nations entrepreneurs throughout Saskatchewan to either start up or expand their businesses through the SIEF grant program.

For questions about the event, contact Jamie Chahine, Indigenous Research Liaison, Prairie Research Kitchen, at

Missed the first webinar of the series?

The Indigenous Food Business Stories webinar highlighted Indigenous food entrepreneurs and their stories. Guest speakers shared their unique stories and spoke about their experiences in the food industry – starting a business from the ground up, developing a new product, the challenges of entrepreneurship, and finding a niche in food business. Watch the webinar below.

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