Overview

Investing in Alberta’s Natural Resources and People

A growing number of Indigenous communities see sustainable resource development as a path to community prosperity.

Accessing the capital to invest in major projects has been a barrier. The AIOC changes that. We are creating positive outcomes for both Indigenous Peoples in Canada and Alberta’s natural resources sectors.

What We Offer

With up to $1 billion in loan guarantees, we help to reduce the cost of capital for Indigenous groups and make it easier to raise capital to invest in natural resource projects.

The range for a loan guarantee is a minimum $20 million to a maximum $250 million.

We also have limited capacity supports available to help you connect with investment experts to assess large-scale investments. From legal advice to financial due diligence, support is available.

What is a Loan Guarantee?

A guaranteed loan is a loan that a third party guarantees—or assumes the debt obligation for—in the event that the borrower defaults. Loan guarantees enable access to capital, make financing more affordable and improve lending terms. In working with AIOC, our goal is to reduce your cost of borrowing so that your project can get off the ground.

What is Capacity Support?

To support deal development, AIOC has a pool of discretionary funds to provide access to technical support on qualified project opportunities. This capacity support will include legal, technical and economic expertise to Indigenous communities who want to move toward being long-term strategic partners with industry and the Alberta government.