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Overview and Mandate of the Northern Development Initiative Trust

Northern Development Initiative Trust (Northern Development) was established in November 2004 (with Act amendment in September 2005) by the provincial government to foster economic development and job creation in central and northern British Columbia.

It is a catalyst for communities to reach their economic potential. The Northern Development Initiative Trust covers more than 70% of the province, from Lytton to Fort Nelson and from Valemount to Haida Gwaii, including thirty-nine incorporated communities, nine regional districts, one regional municipality and 89 First Nations communities.

By legislated mandate, Northern Development project investments must fall within one of the following ten primary investment areas:


Northern British Columbia is recognized as a global leader in innovative, inclusive rural development.


Northern Development acts as a catalyst for transformative rural development that stimulates entrepreneurial activity and community resiliency.

Strategic Pillars

Corporate Ethics

As stewards of a public trust incorporated under legislation by the Province of British Columbia, we promise to:

But not to;

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