IAPO – More than farm and agribusiness financing

Established in 1984, IAPO is a First Nation not for profit corporation which endeavours to empower First Nation communities through financial support and training for farmers.

If you’re a First Nation farmer or agribusiness owner in Ontario, we can assist you with financing, advisory services, training, and workshops. IAPO programs have been developed for First Nation agricultural businesses and can work in partnership with other programs.

While agriculture is core to IAPO, in 2013 the Board of Directors approved the expansion of lending services to include general business financing. To date, IAPO has provided financing for construction, transportation, trucking, retail, service and manufacturing businesses.

IAPO Vision

Empowered First Nations Communities

Who do we help?

Status First Nations members residing in Ontario.

IAPO has an experienced staff, trained in agriculture, lending, and business management ready to help you succeed.

Our Board of Directors

IAPO operates under the guidance of our Board of Directors. Directors, representing four districts, are elected by IAPO’s membership and are selected for their experience, training and skills in farming, business, community economic development, and finance.

Peterborough District

Amanda Ioannou, Chairman
Jane Chartrand, Director

London Bruce District

Lorne Loulas, Vice Chairman

Brantford District

Steven Laforme, Director

Loan Review Committee

Curt Cooper, Chairman

Sudbury District

Tom Stevens, Secretary-Treasurer

Director at Large

Brian Decaire, Director