SaskMétis Economic Development Corporation (SMEDCO) is the Economic Development hub for the Métis Nation Saskatchewan. Since our establishment in 1987, SaskMétis Economic Development Corporation has been owned by the Métis Nation – Saskatchewan Secretariat Inc. and is a Métis Capital Corporation that is proud to support Métis business-owners in the province of Saskatchewan. We provide financial incentives for Métis-controlled small businesses so that they may start up, acquire, and/or expand their operations in our great province. In turn, this helps build up the Saskatchewan Métis community as well as the economy that serves our province.
SMEDCO was built because we are passionate about building up the Métis business community in Saskatchewan.
“If it wasn’t for SMEDCO, we would not have been able to fulfill our dreams of owning not one, but 2 successful businesses. They were patient with us as we went through the processes, the business plan, and offered support with marketing and bookkeeping.”
Gerald & Tracy Tinker
Owners of Tinkers Camp & The Waterfront Inn
Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan
Who We Serve
We are proud to support Metis entrepreneurs and Metis communities from all regions in the province of Saskatchewan by providing financing options for business start-ups, acquisition or expansion of a viable Métis owned businesses.
You may be eligible for SMEDCO assistance if you fulfill the following requirements:
- You are an individual of Métis ancestry and hold a valid citizenship card with the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan who would like to start, purchase or expand your existing business in Saskatchewan
- Are a corporation or other approved entity controlled or owned by Métis people holding a membership with the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan.
- Other criteria may apply based on the type of service requested.
If you meet these criteria, get in touch!
We’d love to help another Métis business-owner succeed in Saskatchewan.