Justine Hendricks, FCC president and CEO, and Chief Bob Gloade of the Millbrook First Nation at the grand opening. Photography courtesy FCC
Agriculture and food lender Farm Credit Canada (FCC) marked the grand opening of its new office on the Millbrook First Nation in Nova Scotia last week.
Justine Hendricks, FCC president and CEO, was joined by Chief Bob Gloade of the Millbrook First Nation to inaugurate the first FCC office on reserve land on September 15.
“The Millbrook First Nation FCC office is an example of our commitment to investing in Indigenous communities,” said Hendricks in a statement. “Today is a community celebration and it’s very fitting that we celebrate history being made close to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.”
From employment opportunities to advisory services, the FCC office in Millbrook aims to serve as a “catalyst” for Indigenous involvement in agriculture and food.
“We’re excited to welcome this new FCC office. Having the first FCC office in an Indigenous community shows the willingness of a Crown corporation to work with Indigenous people. This office will provide FCC employees with the opportunity to experience working here in beautiful Millbrook. We encourage staff to learn about our community and participate in local events. We look forward to working with FCC to identify employment opportunities for our community members as they arise,” stated Gloade.