The Financer of Choice for Métis Entrepreneurs.
We can help expand your current business, or start your new business. MVDF will help qualified applicants with preferred financing, business planning and long term support.
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How we can help your business

How we can help your business

  • MVDF can provide you with preferential financing and with business development support that together can help you build your Ontario Métis owned and controlled business.
  • Our mandate and structure permits us to provide more financing, at lower interest rates and with fewer restrictions than commercial lenders such as banks and credit unions.
  • As your project partner we can offer on-going support for developing business plans and accessing professional assistance and on-going training and skills.
 
Who we are

Who we are

MVDF is a Métis owned and controlled economic development agency, operating independently, whose sole mandate is to provide funding and support to Ontario Métis businesses.

  • We are here to support Métis entrepreneurs.
  • Businesses where at least one of the owners self-identifies as Métis and holds 50% or more of the business can access support through MVDF.
  • MVDF seeks to maintain its loan capital base in order to strengthen the Métis economy through Métis owned and controlled business.
 
Contact us

Contact us

Métis Voyageur Development Fund
346 Frank Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0Y1
613-798-0133
Fax: 613-688-0749
Toll-free: 1-855-798-0133
info@mvdf.ca

 
Board Members

Board Members

Paul DeVillers
Chair

Art Bennett
Vice-Chair

Hec Lavigne
Treasurer

Brian St. Amant
Secretary

Joelle Gott
Director

 
Staff

Staff

Adrienne Pritchard
Administrator
adrienne.pritchard@mvdf.ca
T. 613-798-0133. Ext. 301.
Evan Salter CPA, CMA
Director of Business Development and Finance
evan.salter@mvdf.ca
T. 613-798-0133. Ext. 305
Steven Morse
Chief Executive Officer
steven.morse@mvdf.ca
Extension 306
Caroline Bertrand
Business Development Officer
caroline.bertrand@mvdf.ca
T. 613-798-0133. Ext. 303
 
“Financing designed to maximize your potential.”
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Financing Solutions

How can we help you?
How can we help you?

How can we help you?

Tell us what you need and we may be able to help.

  • MVDF offers better rates than commercial lenders.
  • Financing to $1,000,000 that is flexible and adaptable to you.
  • Fewer restrictions, and access to financing where commercial lenders may not.
  • More financing support for a larger start-up or bigger expansion.
  • Work with people that understand your culture and your culture of doing business.
 
“We look forward to speaking with you!”
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Who can apply? Conditions for eligibility.

Who can apply? Conditions for eligibility.

Tell us what you need and we may be able to help.

  • You are Métis. Anyone who is a citizen of the MNO or who self-identifies as Métis will be considered Métis for the purposes of MVDF.
  • You reside in Ontario and your business is located in Ontario.
  • You have 10% equity in your business.
  • You have entrepreneurial skills, an understanding of your market and expertise in your field.
  • The Métis owner of the enterprise holds at least 50% of the business and stands to gain from any funding provided by MVDF
 
Application Process

Application Process

To begin the application process please call our Administrator or any of our staff at 1-855-798-0133 or email info@mvdf.ca

 
“We are here to help over the long term.”
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Business and Management Support

Business and Management Support

When applying for a MVDF loan how you will manage your investment successfully is a crucial part of the business process. MVDF can provide support and guidance along the way.

  • Professional assistance and non-repayable financial support for a business plan as part of your loan application.
  • Flexible support for business and financial management training, and skills development.
 
“We are client driven rather than profit driven.”
Steven Morse, CEO
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Dynamo Industries

Dynamo Industries

For a quarter century, DYNAMO INDUSTRIES of Plantagenet Ontario have produced revolutionary playground equipment designs that promise and deliver the kind of real adventure and excitement that fuels children’s imagination. Rope rockets that reach the stars, Biggo swings that travel the world like flying carpets, basketball courts that last a lifetime are just a few of the ways that Dynamo has re-ignited playground magic.

Never limited by industry norms, the company has created a new standard in fun and innovation. Revolutionary looks, meticulous attention to detail and a global search for the finest materials and methods have come together to create today’s safest playgrounds, that stand apart and are designed to last for generations to come.

With the help of Métis Voyageur Development Fund (MVDF) Dynamo was able to expand operations with the purchase of a new building and equipment; a powder baking oven, paint booth and sandblasting booth that has improved operational efficiency, costs and quality control. Jobs that were once contracted out to overseas operations are now new jobs in Ontario.

 
Rock-Tech

Rock-Tech

Rock-Tech of Lively Ontario, just west of Sudbury, in the heart of Ontario’s mining industry is committed to providing premium products built for the mining industry. With years of experience and unwavering commitment to produce equipment that provides maximum return on investment, Rock-Tech designs and engineers safe, cost-effective and reliable solutions for underground mining and the world’s largest mining companies.

With the financial support of Métis Voyageur Development Fund (MVDF), Rock-Tech purchased and renovated its 32,000 sq./ft. manufacturing plant and acquired the latest in manufacturing equipment. With the additional capital supplied by MVDF, Rock-Tech improved plant safety, environmental and overall manufacturing competitiveness and sustainability in a global market. MVDF is dedicated to supporting Rock-Tech’s long-term growth plan to become an Ontario based world class mining equipment manufacturer.

 
Municipal Waste & Recycling Consultants

Municipal Waste & Recycling Consultants

Municipal Waste & Recycling Consultants (MWRC) provides a wide range of waste collection, recycling and disposal services to help homeowners, businesses and industry keep their properties — and their communities — clean, safe and sustainable.

Located in Blind River, Ontario, MWRC offers services to communities along the north shore towns, villages and hamlets of Ontario vacation country, Georgian Bay and Manitoulin Island.

In January 2014, with the help of Métis Voyageur Development Fund (MVDF), MWRC upgraded their services with the purchase of a fiber sorter. In 2016, MVDF again helped to purchase a new collection truck and start construction on a new service shop for the Sault Ste. Marie operations.

 
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“Financing designed to maximize your potential.”
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