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September 8, 2023 – NWAC Apprenticeship

The Native Women’s Association of Canada Apprenticeship Program connects Indigenous women, Two Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people with paid apprenticeship opportunities in trades. For more information contact Lauralea Eldridge or Ashlee Larose

September 15, 2023 – Annual General Meeting

The KCFI Board of Directors will be hosting their Annual General Meeting on September 15, 2023, at 9:00 am. Zoom will be available. For more information or to attend, contact Marg Epp via 

August 2023 — Job Opportunity

The KCFI Board of Directors is seeking the services of a qualified individual for the Executive Director Position. Qualifications include having worked in a Community Futures or lending setting, and possess strong technical skills in developmental lending, finance, administration, and governance. For more information contact Marg Epp via phone 867.983.7383 or email her at

July 17, 2023 — KCFI Introduces New Finance Assistant

Earlier this year, KCFI promoted Deanna Kalluk to the Business Development Officer. This internal promotion created an opportunity for a new Finance Assistant, Cathryn Epp.

Cathryn Epp comes to KCFI with six years of experience in the Municipality of Cambridge Bay, after she completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Lethbridge. She has lived in the Kitikmeot Region for the past eighteen years where she resides with her spouse. Welcome aboard, Cathryn!

November 24, 2022 — KCFI Introduces New Executive Director

Earlier this month, KCFI said goodbye to the only Executive Director it has known, Marg Epp. Marg was with KCFI from day one back in December 2006 and built it from scratch. Now, with KCFI running smoothly, Marg decided to transition out on her own. KCFI’s Board and staff would like to thank Marg for her tireless work over the past 16 years and wish her all the best in her new endeavor!

The Executive Director keys have now been handed off to Shaun Horner, who comes to KCFI with eight years of experience in the Government of Nunavut with the Departments of Finance and Family Services. He has lived in the Kitikmeot Region for the past four years where he resides with his spouse and two children. He is currently a Smith School of Business MBA candidate. Welcome aboard, Shaun!

March 8, 2022 — KCFI to Deliver Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneur Program

KCFI is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 with the launch of the Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship (IWE) Program! We are pleased to deliver the IWE program in partnership with National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA).

Stay tuned for details on workshops and funding opportunities across the Kitikmeot Region.

Read NACCA’s press release here and more on the IWE program here.

December 17, 2021 — Nunatsiaq News Interviews KCFI Executive Director

KCFI Executive Director, Marg Epp, was recently interviewed by Nunatisiaq News’ David Lochead. They discussed Kitikmeot businesses being hit particularly hard by the pandemic and supply chain issues.

Article: Kitikmeot businesses feel pinch from inflation, supply chain woes, regional lender warns

October 28, 2021 — Advisory and Mentorship Program Now Available

KCFI now offers an advisory and mentorship program to eligible clients. Through this initiative, KCFI can help develop your skills in proposal writing, business planning, marketing and more! For more info, check out the poster below or:

This project is a partnership with CESO, the Nunavut Community Futures Association and The Government of Nunavut Economic Development and Transportation Department.

June 1, 2021 — KCFI adds Deanna Kalluk to its staff!

KCFI is pleased to add Deanna “Dee” Kalluk to our team as a Finance Assistant. Dee – who is also studying Business Administration at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) — is eager to get started and excited for the opportunity to work in finance and put her NAIT studies to use.

February 11, 2021 — All KCFI staff receive Moderna vaccine!

KCFI is happy to report all our staff received their second dose of the Moderna vaccine! Below is our Business Development Officer, Adriano, receiving his shot earlier this month in Cambridge Bay.

We would like to thank – and give two big thumbs up! – to all Kitikmeot Health frontline workers for their efforts during the vaccine rollout.

November 30, 2020 — KCFI client makes Nunavut News going from layoff victim to self-employment!

Cambridge Bay man makes his own work after mine layoff.


Our 2021.22 annual report is now available! Download a PDF of the report by clicking the image below or here.


Our 2019–20 annual report is now available! Download a PDF of the report by clicking the image below or here.