March 24, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by Kim Bird, NADF

An overview of what financing you can access at NADF, what lenders are looking for in an ideal business owner, the loan process, and business planning tips that will take your business dream further into reality.  Once you hear this presentation, you will be more confident when you submit your business loan application to any lending organization.


About the Presenter

Kimberley is a member of Weenusk First Nation, a small Cree community located along Hudson Bay, in Northern Ontario.

For the last twenty-two (22) years, Kimberley has been employed by Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF) with the last eight (8) years of her career in the role of Loans Manager. In the community, Kimberley volunteers with the Timmins Indigenous committee which consults on municipal projects and plans the annual Aboriginal Day celebration, as well as with the Starter Company program that supports local entrepreneurs. 

Kimberley successfully completed an advanced diploma in Accounting from Northern College, and utilized a transfer agreement with Lakehead University to graduate with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. Applying her professional experience and academic credentials, Kimberley achieved the designation of Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)/Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in 2011.  Committed to life-long learning and continuous professional growth and development, Kimberley has shared her expertise in developing Accounting curriculum for First Nation learners and teaching part-time in the School of Business at Northern College, while sitting as a representative on a national forestry panel reviewing Indigenous business plans.

Kimberley currently lives in Timmins, Ontario with her husband, Dean. They are blessed with a family of five (5) young adult children and 2 grandchildren.  In her spare time, Kimberley exercises her traditional family practices of making slippers, mukluks, fur hats, and beaded jewellery, while also building her seamstress skills in making clothing and Halloween costumes.  She stays connected to the land by cross-country skiing and spending time at the lake.

Bookings are closed for this session.

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