SAUGEEN FIRST NATION ON, Sept. 8, 2023 /CNW/ – eSupply Canada, a national Indigenous-owned distributor specializing in business and industrial supplies, is pleased to announce a significant milestone in its mission to enhance Indigenous economic development. The company has received a non-dilutive $1.1 million investment from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southwestern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). This strategic investment will help drive job creation and the development of an innovative revenue generation platform for Indigenous communities to address economic leakage and participate in local supply chains and national procurement.

This investment arrives at a pivotal moment when industry, governments, and Canadians are actively seeking ways to participate in reconciliation. Through our platform, we create a digital bridge for Indigenous communities and Canadians to join forces and drive economic reconciliation forward.

Steven Vanloffeld, CEO of eSupply Canada

Established in 2020, eSupply Canada was founded with the vision of providing Indigenous communities, industries, governments, and Canadians with an Indigenous alternative to big-box retailers.

With the support of FedDev Ontario, eSupply Canada will launch a tech-enabled revenue generation platform tailored for Indigenous communities, offering access to an extensive catalogue of over 1.2 million products spanning office supplies, janitorial supplies, technology, and industrial supplies—all the supplies communities, businesses and governments need to operate.

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