Fisher River Economic Development Corporation
The Ochekwi-Sipi Economic Development Corporation (OSEDC) was incorporated on March 19, 1990. The Chief and Council have since restructured the program and a new board of Directors has officially take over the business development portfolio for the Fisher River Cree Nation as of April 1, 2013. The new corporation is now called “Fisher River Economic Development Corporation” (FRED Corp.)
FRED Corp. is a community-controlled process of local revitalization. It is a perspective, which makes the community the foremost player in its growth or renewal.
FRED Corp. focuses on the economic, social, cultural, environmental and educational needs of the individual and the community as a whole, for all must be addressed if the community is to develop and still maintain its quality of life.
FRED Corp. emphasizes that the people of a community should be directly involved in pursuing and managing their own economic development. It recognizes that different regions have different needs and opportunities and all economic development must be charged with local community-led planning and implementation.
FRED Corp. is driven by a community-based bottom-up approach to economic development.