$10 Million Fund

Providing equity and/or debt financing for Metis entrepreneurs and businesses to support economic development initiatives

Financing Opportunities

MEDF provides debt financing for Manitoba Metis Entrepreneurs

Financing is available from $20,000 to $500,000 per start-up, acquisition, or expansion opportunity. Management advisory services are also available.

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Equity Investment up to $500,000

For businesses in growth, expansion or aquisition phases

MEDF concentrates on businesses and entrepreneurs which are in growth, expansion, or acquisition phases. The Fund may also invest in start-up ventures when the viability of the business outweighs the increased investment risk.

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Our Team

We are fortunate to have a highly skilled and experienced management team.
– Bob Penwarden

Chair and Board Member
Metis Economic Development Fund

John Coutris

John Coutris

Chief Executive Officer

Erica Stewart

Erica Stewart

Office Manager

Proven Success

"The Metis Economic Development Fund investment is an exciting step in the growth of HD-Petroleum as we move towards global deployment of our micro-refinery technology. This support from MEDF has allowed us to complete the required engineering work for our project to progress into the manufacturing phase."

Todd Habicht

CEO, HD Petroleum

"Partnering with MEDF has had many benefits. They helped us realize all our expansion plans by securing the financing needed."

Rob Rabichuk

CEO, Connect Logistics

"As a Metis entrepreneur, it was great to work with another Metis organization for business support and funding."

Sean McCormick

Owner, Manitobah Mukluks


Metis Community Business Fund (MCBF)

The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is providing business supports to Métis community or collectively owned businesses and microbusinesses

MEDF invests into Transcona Roofing

Metis Economic Development Fund (MEDF Inc.) is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our investment into Transcona Roofing

MEDF invests into HUB Technology Solutions

Metis Economic Development Fund (MEDF Inc.) is pleased to announce our investment into HUB Technology Solutions.

MEDF invests into HD-Petroleum

Metis Economic Development Fund (MEDF Inc.) is pleased to announce our investment into HD-Petroleum.

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