Todd Evans headshot, EDC
Todd Evans National lead, Inclusive Trade, Indigenous Exporters Export Development Canada Todd Evans

A Miꞌkmaw from Newfoundland and Labrador, who’s worked at EDC primarily as an economist for the past 27 years, Todd was thrilled to take on this role in 2019. His job involves working with Indigenous organizations, along with First Nations, Métis and Inuit businesses⁠, and leveraging these partnerships to ensure EDC provides products and services that are relevant and accessible.

Building self-sufficiency, financial sovereignty and community prosperity are common goals for Indigenous entrepreneurs and exporting can be the key to their success. Todd’s ultimate goal is to help Indigenous entrepreneurs and companies take advantage of all that EDC’s international trade ecosystem has to offer to achieve sustainable growth, both at home and abroad.

More than 30 years ago, Todd started his career in economic development for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. In his current role at EDC, he says working with Indigenous businesses and communities feels like he’s come full circle.

Todd has a BA degree in economics and statistics from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a MA degree in economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.  Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, Todd is honoured in representing his Mi’kmaw nation and culture.  He is a traditional pow wow dancer and plans to spend a lot more time on the pow wow trail when he retires.

Date modified: 2024-04-05