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Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation

Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC) exists to help Indigenous Nations and groups across our province transform ideas and innovation into action. We support Indigenous investment in natural resources, agriculture, telecommunication and transportation projects, using up to $3 billion in loan guarantees to help make it easier to access capital, improve lending terms and make financing more affordable. We aim to create economic prosperity and strengthen communities – here and now and for future generations.

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Investing in Alberta’s Economy and People

We know that borrowing capital can be expensive and complicated. We’re here to change that. With up to $3 billion in loan guarantees, we help to reduce the cost of capital for Indigenous groups and make it easier to raise capital to invest in commercially viable projects in the natural resources, agriculture, telecommunications and transportation sectors.

Loan Guarantee

A guaranteed loan means that someone else - a third party - assumes the debt obligation if the borrower defaults. Our goal is to reduce your barriers of borrowing so that your project can get off the ground.

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Capacity Support

AIOC has a pool of discretionary funds to provide access to professional support on qualified project opportunities.

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Cascade Power Project, Wood Buffalo
$20.5 million loan guarantee

In December 2023, AIOC provided a $20.5 million loan guarantee to support the 5 Indigenous Communities of Niyanin Nations LP (“NN LP”) in financing an equity investment in the Wembley Gas Plant’s Cogeneration facility.

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