To register for an ILDI calendar course or for more information about bringing ILDI Executive Training to your organization or community, please contact us at: ILDI, Inc.

Who We Are

Indigenous Leadership Development Institute Inc. (ILDI)

It is a non-profit corporation that has been promoting and supporting good self-governance and capacity-building within the Indigenous community since its incorporation in 2000. ILDI employs an all-Indigenous staff and work with over fifty Indigenous facilitators who bring their knowledge and expertise to Indigenous communities across Canada.

What We Do

  • We are a 100% Indigenous not for profit organization run by an all Indigenous Board of Directors and staff and work with Indigenous Facilitators.
  • We work with Indigenous communities across Canada, to build their capacity in areas where they feel assistance is needed. We work with Chiefs, Council members, executives, directors, management, Board of Directors, youth to improve their capacity to govern.
  • We work with Indigenous youth and support their professional development through Empowering Indigenous Youth in Governance and Leadership (EIYGL). EIYGL provides mentorship and meaningful skill development to Indigenous youth through our various programs providing the opportunity to be mentored by senior facilitators to acquire valuable skills.
  • We work with dynamic and progressive First Nation, Metis, and Inuit facilitators who are retired Chiefs, Council Members, Executives, Lawyers, Public Servants, Entrepreneurs, and carry extensive and valuable knowledge that they want to carry forward and share with communities.

Upcoming Courses

  • Indigenous Carpentry Program
  • Developing First Nation Core Governance Capacity
  • Empowering Indigenous Youth in Governance and Leadership (EIYGL)
  • Indigenous Leadership Initiative
  • Indigenous Carpentry Program
  • Developing First Nation Core Governance Capacity
  • Empowering Indigenous Youth in Governance and Leadership (EIYGL)
  • Indigenous Leadership Initiative

Customized Training

We can customize training that meets the specific needs of your staff, board, organization, and community with Indigenous governance and leadership experts. Training can be delivered right in your community or at any location that fits your schedule and agenda.

News & Events


  • “The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute, Inc. has provided opportunity for Indigenous communities and organizations to build leadership capacity and create formidable partnerships with corporations that are mutually beneficial to our communities across the globe”.

    Phil Fontaine
    Former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
  • “The Indigenous Leadership Development Institute (ILDI) has long been an organization that has brought significant capacity building opportunities to the First Nations of Manitoba. We at the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs have, over the years, had an excellent working relationship with ILDI producing important benefits to community economic development initiatives, local governance and program management. I am pleased to offer my full support of ILDI, and know that their efforts will continue to strengthen our First Nation communities.”

    Chief Ron Evans
    Former Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs and current Chief of Norway House Cree Nation
  • “The Leadership Development Institute has been beneficial to me and my role as Chief, the institute has provided me with the tools I require going forward. ILDI has a very bright future as they not only provide the right tools to their clients they build capacity by bringing those successors back. So proud to say I am one of those successors”.

    Chief Shirley Neepin
    Fox Lake Cree Nation