Who We Are
Community Focused Economic Development
Rooted in the northern village of Ile-a-la-Crosse, Sakitawak Development Corporation (SDC) proudly carries the mantle of economic advancement for our community. Our mission is to bolster regional enterprises across diverse sectors, creating opportunities for gainful employment, and fostering sustainable growth.
SDC operates under the astute guidance of seven board members, appointed by our sole shareholder, the Northern Village of Ile a la Crosse. Our panel comprises two Village Council members and five at-large members, while our Mayor holds the position of an ex-officio non-voting board member.
Sustainable economic and
Years Serving Our Community
History of Sakitawak Development Corporation
The Sakitawak Development Corporation (SDC) was incorporated, in 1989, by the Northern Village of Ile-a-la-Crosse (NVIL), to invest in regional and community businesses in multiple sectors.
Its general purposes or mandate as laid out in its Articles of Incorporation are provided below:
SDC owns several successful businesses and profitable business investments, making it one of the largest Métis economic development corporations in northern Saskatchewan. The SDC supports and services include providing entrepreneurs in the community with advice and guidance and also investing in community infrastructure. SDC is recognized in the community of Ile-a-la-Crosse for its economic leadership and community development. In the past, it has often contributed 5% to 20% of its profits, annually, back to the community in the form of dividends.
Our Leadership Team
Board of Directors
Planning For A Sustainable Future
SDC's Vision & Mission
Our Mission: Founded in its cultural spirit, resilience, and strength in economic development, Sakitawak Development will maintain, develop, and expand the economic viability of the North West region by promoting strong partnerships with communities and industry.
Our Vision: To be a northern leader in economic and community development.
• Accountable and transparent practices
• Good, sound, honest leadership
• Learning and growing with our partners
• Creating a profitable self-sustaining business
• Long-term relationships
• Strong ethics
• Protecting and preserving the environment for a sustainable future
• Coexisting in harmony with the environment