A success story
of Aboriginal entrepreneurship
This book covers the history of an organization that, for nearly 40 years, has
been committed to the well-being and autonomy of off-reserve Aboriginals. Corporation
Waskahegen is renowned for its know-how and expertise in housing, receiving a pan-Canadian
award in 2004 from the National Aboriginal Housing Association.
Economically, Corporation Waskahegen is a model, hiring over 120 people, and having
created more than 350 other jobs. This impact on employment results from its activities
in housing development and business initiatives. The organization's realestate and
industrial assets, present in 117 cities and municipalities throughout Quebec, means
an investment of tens of millions of dollars in economic returns: the creation of
businesses, jobs and thousands of suitable dwellings for the Aboriginal community.
Waskahegen - A success story of Aboriginal entrepreneurship is a history book
that recounts the victories, hardships and challenges that the organization and its
leaders, Fernand Chalifoux and Gilles Bérubé in particular, have had
to face throughout the years. Corporation Waskahegen has truly been a model of development
for off-reserve Aboriginals since its foundation in 1972. In this perspective, Chief
Louis Riel's heritage lives on through the remarkable accomplishments of Waskahegen.
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de 100 illustrations,
- ISBN 2-922693-24-4