Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation (TWCC) is an ISO 9001 Certified, Aboriginal Financial Institution that provides business development resources for Aboriginal people. Owned by five Tribal Councils and five Independent First Nations, all in the province of Manitoba, TWCC has funded hundreds of Aboriginal-owned businesses through loans creating thousands of jobs. With almost 150 employees (40% Aboriginal) in its Winnipeg headquarters, TWCC’s diversification strategy has led to consistent and strategic growth within the organization across multiple lines of business. TWCC embraces a culture founded on strong governance, commitment to deliver value to its stakeholders and to make positive contributions within the community, having recently earned Best Community Involvement honours at the Manitoba Excellence in Contact Centre Achievement (MECCA) awards.
FirstPlan Benefits offers pension plans, group benefits, and related insurance products to members across Manitoba and NW Ontario. After over a dozen years serving the unique pension and benefit needs of First Nation communities, founding director Chris Maxfield created First Pension Plan & Benefits Co-operative Ltd. in 2007 along with a Aboriginal Board of Directors to provide a common pension and benefits plan for First Nations and Aboriginal Government employees and businesses that reflected the traditional practices of communal decision-making and sharing. The FirstPlan office is located in Winnipeg.
First Commercial Benefits offers benefits, pension, and related financial services from its head office in The Pas to groups in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Majority owned by Swampy Cree Tribal Council, its head office is in The Pas, Manitoba, adjacent to Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN).
First Commercial Brokers is a property & casualty (P&C) company with locations in The Pas, Winnipeg, and Saskatoon. Started in 1999, First Commercial Brokers is 51% owned by Swampy Cree Tribal Council. First Commercial Brokers primarily provides what is called “Band Asset” insurance, which insures the Band Office, Health Centre, School and other assets a First Nation has on its Territory, while also offering liability and associated insurance products. First Commercial Brokers’ president is Kent Cook, working with a large team of brokers across the three prairie provinces.