First Nation Development Corporation Benchmark Survey

About the First Nations Business Development Association

The BC First Nations Development Corporation Association (FNBDA) was created in 2020 with a mandate to support the collective strength and influence of BC First Nations owned Development Corporations, for the benefit of their community. A key area of focus for the FNBDA is to support the capacity and capability of BC First Nation owned Development Corporations. Collectively, we believe that if economic reconciliation is to occur throughout BC and Canada, that Development Corporations will play a key role in this.

For more information on FNBDA, visit

About the Benchmark Study

FNBDA has retained MNP to develop a benchmark study to seek to understand the current status of BC First Nation Development Corporations.  This research work to be better understand the current state of our Development Corporations has never been done. To start we are seeking to better understand three key objectives:
  1. Quantify the number of functional and operational First Nation Development Corporations in BC to benchmark our progress
  2. Assess the capacity of BC First Nations to govern and manage their business / economic development opportunities. 
  3. Understand the capacity, capability, and experience in attracting and implementing government procurement contracts of BC First Nations.

About this Survey

As part of the FNBDA study, this survey is designed to receive direct input from BC First Nations and inform objectives of the benchmark study. Findings from this survey and the overall study will directly inform strategic initiatives undertaken by FNBDA to strengthen the influence of BC First Nations business organizations and support their efforts to create economic opportunities. 

This survey should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. 
Provide your contact information at the end of this survey and be entered to win gift cards. 

Who is MNP?

MNP is one of the largest accounting and consulting firms in Canada. National in scope and local in focus, MNP has proudly served individuals, the public and non-profit sectors, Indigenous communities, and private companies for more than 65 years. For more information, visit

What about Confidentiality?

Through this engagement, FNBDA and in turn, MNP will maintain the confidentiality of all collected information. Individual responses will not be shared with anyone outside of our facilitation team. Rather, the results will be used in a summary format, with any identifying information removed. 
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