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First Nations Bank of Canada Welcomes New Board Members

First Nations Bank of Canada announced the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors as well as a new Chairperson of the Board at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting on April 3, 2024.

The First Nations Bank of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Perry Bellegarde as Chairperson of the Board, previously serving as a Director since 2022. Mr. Bellegarde is the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations where he successfully served two terms from 2014-2021.

  • Davey Bobbish, Executive Director of the Cree Nation Government. With nearly 30 years of experience within the Indigenous public sector, Mr. Bobbish has gained a broad and deep wealth of knowledge in finance and administration through his appointments as Chief Accountant, Director of Finance and Administration and Treasurer in his hometown of Chisasibi.
  • David Caldwell, retired at the end of 2023 from Diebold Nixdorf Inc. Prior to retiring, Mr. Caldwell worked previously at D+H, a financial technology provider, and at CIBC World Markets.
  • James Salem, Treasurer, and Executive Vice President of Treasury and Balance Sheet Management at TD Bank Group. Prior to joining TD, Mr. Salem had a distinguished 34-year career at RBC culminating as leader of RBC’s Treasury from 2009 until January 2023.

We would also like to thank three retiring Board of Directors for their dedicated service.

  • Bill Namagoose, previous Chairperson of the Board, and a Director since 2002
  • Michael Foulkes, Director since 2010
  • Alec Morely, Director since 2021

CIB and First Nations Bank of Canada create first-of-its-kind loan product

Unlock the funds for your next community infrastructure project! Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) has entered in a $100 million participation agreement with the First Nations Bank of Canada to enable new projects in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. Interested Indigenous communities can apply for loans to finance both enabling infrastructure, with the process managed entirely by FNBC.

Connect with us to explore options including up to 100% financing at lower-than-market rates. Click here to learn more about the program and how to apply.

FNBC is named as one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers 2023

We are honoured to announce FNBC have been named one of Saskatchewan's Top Employers for the third year in a row!

We are grateful Canada's Top 100 Employers has recognized FNBC as a wonderful place to work. Thank you to everyone who helps make the FNBC a great organization.

We are growing our team and welcome you to learn more about FNBC and why we were selected:

https://reviews.canadastop100.com/top-employer-first-nations-bank-of-canada

Happy Anniversary to the Chisasibi and Iqaluit Branches

​Congratulations to the staff of the Chisasibi and Iqaluit branches, celebrating 26 and 14 years of operation this June.