National Indigenous Economic Development Board: Opportunity for Position of Chairperson

The National Indigenous Economic Development Board (NIEDB) is the only national, non-political organization of its kind mandated to provide strategic policy advice and guidance to federal government on issues of Indigenous economic development. Board Members are appointed for various terms and may reside anywhere in Canada. The principal role of all NIEDB Board Members is to provide strategic policy and program advice to the federal government on all matters pertaining to Indigenous economic development.

Who can apply?

Candidates applying for the position of Chairperson must possess considerable and demonstrated experience as an Indigenous leader in the field of business and economic development. Governance experience, in a chair role, within a national or regional organization and recognition for achievements in this role are essential. Candidates must also be recognized and respected for their leadership, integrity, and trustworthiness by their peers and by relevant communities of interest.

Candidates proposed for appointment must comply with the requirements of the Conflict of Interest Act as well as the ethical and political activity guidelines for part-time public office holders.

The Government is committed to ensuring appointments are representative of Canada’s regions and official languages, as well as employment equity and diversity with respect to women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities.


Applications for the role of Chairperson will be accepted until September 15, 2020.

How to apply:

Please send the following items to the contact listed below: a detailed, up-to-date résumé that includes your contact information and an explanation of relevant experience. 

Contact us:

National Indigenous Economic Development Board
10 Wellington Street, 17th floor
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4