About Us

We’re 100% Aboriginal-owned, with our shares jointly held by Denendeh Development Corporation and NWT Métis Development Corporation.

We assist small- to medium-sized Indigenous and non-Indigenous businesses in the NWT by providing capital, strategic advice and ongoing administrative and financial services.

We offer our clients commercial business loans, non-repayable contributions through CanNor’s Entrepreneurial Business Development program as well as business services through G L Services Ltd.

Since 1991, we’ve helped develop the NWT’s business capacity by loaning over $25 million to more than 300 businesses in a variety of key Northern industry sectors, such as construction, oil and gas, and tourism.

Our strengths:

  • Quick turnaround time on loan applications (often within a week).
  • A strong board of directors who understand lending.
  • Knowledge of the North and its various regions.
  • Strong client relationships.


Our Team

Lee Sacrey

General Manager

Lucy Spencer

Business Consultant / Customer Service Manager

Nicole Ellsworth

Business Support Services (on leave)

Lynnette Self

Manager / Business Services

Sonya Wall

Executive Coordinator

Hani Wannamaker

Economic Development / Business Development Officer

Susan Waddell

Reception / Administrative Assistant / Business Support Services