Pictured above: The Northern Store in Fort Chipewyan, AB.
Our Community Promise:
The North West Company Inc. is proud of the active role we play within the communities we serve, striving to make a positive, progressive difference. Our contributions within the community of Fort Chipewyan First Nation, AB, are a testament to our commitment.
Fort Chipewyan First Nation is located on the western shores of Lake Athabasca, 277 km north of Fort McMurray. Isolated by nature, the community can only be accessed by plane or boat during the summer and by road only in the winter.
Established as a trading post in 1788 by The North West Company, Fort Chipewyan First Nation is the oldest settlement in Alberta, with over 230 years of rich history. The hamlet has a population is of 981 community members, made up mostly of Mikisew Cree First Nation, Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation and Fort Chipewyan Métis, per the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo site.
Did you know?
North West is proud of the impact we have on the community.
1. Employment: We are one of the most prominent employers in Fort Chipewyan First Nation, with our Northern store employing 10 individuals. Our commitment to local talent is demonstrated through our workforce consisting of 10% Indigenous employees.*
2. Capital Investment: Northern has made a $1,067,009 capital investment in the Fort Chipewyan First Nation store over a 10-year period.*
3. Annual Economic Impact: Northern is making a positive impact in Fort Chipewyan First Nation, with $653,787 annual economic impact in the community.*
The Fort Chipewyan First Nation Northern Store Manager, Kevin Murphy, and his team are loyal community supporters.
Pictured above: Fort Chipewyan Northern Store staff have presented gift cards to children who have participated events over the years.
“Our store is committed to serving the community. We all know the importance of supporting each other and the well-being of every member of the community, especially in these challenging times,” said Murphy.
*For the year ending 2019