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Who are we?

The Usand Group is a capital firm that secures innovative and customized financial solutions for First Nation, Inuit, and Métis communities.

Working alongside community members every step of the way, we collaborate to find financial solutions that fit the needs, capacity and strengths of the band. These solutions are designed to enhance the financial and social wealth of the community and create a sustainable path to full participation in the global economy.

About Us

What can we offer

We provide flexible financial solutions that foster social and economic prosperity in Aboriginal communities. We consider every element and depend on a high level of community involvement to find the right path for financial longevity.



Customized financial solutions that bring economic success earlier, with greater flexibility.



Increased economic opportunities and equity partnerships that are controlled from within communities and that garner robust financial outcomes.



Connection to modern financial tools that create investment-ready environments and strategic growth.



A team of seasoned professionals that negotiate on behalf of communities. Deals are designed to serve the economic and social capacity of each community.

Our Projects

With their financial solutions secured through The Usand Group, our clients have increased the financial and economic capacity of their communities, and built opportunities for continued development.

Peguis First Nation

Long Term Loan Agreement

  • RCMP building
  • Community housing
  • Line of credit
  • On-reserve housing loan program

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation & BON Development Corp

Long Term Loan Agreement

  • Full-service grocery store, pharmacy and medical clinic
  • Community housing
  • Debt and payables refinancing, to improve cash flow
  • Operating and construction loan towards facility and equipment purchases for additional planned economic development projects

Misipawistik Cree Nation

Bridge Financing

  • Community housing
  • Community church
  • An additional Child and Family Services dwelling
  • Debt refinancing and bridge financing

We were able to improve the financial structure of our business and obtain better interest rates than before. The process was fast, transparent, and Usand’s representatives were always available to answer our questions. Our truck stop is continuing to thrive and we look forward to further growth in the future.

Edmundston Truck Stop

We are greatly pleased with the outcomes of this deal and are proud to say that Usand has established a productive, longstanding relationship with both the Chief and the community throughout the course of this project.

Misipawistik Cree Nation

We wanted to ensure that our community was in the right financial position to pursue our economic goals. The Usand Group worked well with us to create a more complete financial picture that could incorporate both our immediate and longer term plans. We are very excited to have completed this first milestone and look forward to starting on our next phase.

Red Pheasant First Nation


Making lasting connections

We’re committed to the communities that we serve. That’s why we pledged to put part of our commission towards First Nations events and initiatives.

Our Community Initiatives


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