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TDC develops a strong local economy by contributing to the long-term success of our community by providing employment and economic opportunities. Furthermore, we support local entrepreneurs and proactively pursue profitable sustainable business opportunities as owners, operators and through outside investments.



A successful TDC will:

  • Have a stake in outside industries;
  • Be financially autonomous and contribute to the long-term economic development and quality of life in Wemindji;
  • Create careers for our community members and foster a spirit of entrepreneurship and self- sufficiency;
  • Protect the long-term interests of the community while offering excellent support and quality products and services.



  1. Develop a strong economic environment that generates revenues through sustainable development.
  2. Become a productive organization that is culturally and socially responsible.
  3. Develop and foster a Intrapreneurial and Entrepreneurial culture within Tawich and the community.
  4. Strengthen relationships with the community, stakeholders, Chief and Council and other TDC entities/Subsidiaries.



We are committed to our stakeholders: staff, clientele, partners, and our shareholders (Cree Nation of Wemindji Chief & Council & community members). We value work ethic and we are proud of our organization & community.



We are honest and show respect to our stakeholders while keeping our organization’s best interests in mind.



We are responsible to our stakeholders. We communicate information in an effective way that is understandable.



We take the approach to be open-minded and visionary. We seek to fortify our culture by integrating it into our products & services in how we conduct business. We promote our business using effective marketing strategies to generate revenue.


Reggie Mark |
Board Member

Founding Member Est. 1987

Sam Gilpin |
Board Member

Serving since 1987-1990 & June 2014 to present

Thomas Mark |
Board Member

Serving since February 2018 to present

Thomas Mark

Lee Ann Gilpin |
Board Member

Serving since February 2018 to present

Lee Ann Gilpin

Mary Shashaweskum |
Board Member

Serving since February 2018 to present

Mary Shashaweskum


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