Indigenous Peoples and Communities

We support Canada’s Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) communities and individuals.

CIBC is developing and running financial literacy workshops that CIBC personnel will deliver to Indigenous communities across the country as well as a program to train First Nations staff. The staff will be provided with tools to enable one-on-one meetings with their clients using CIBC’s Financial Literacy Management Program training and work booklet.

Alongside the First Nations Market Housing Fund, CIBC has been working towards providing greater support and access to First Nations housing both on reserve and on settlement lands across Canada. This will complement CIBC’s Indigenous housing program that will offer mortgage-like loans to First Nations citizens.

We continue to provide an off-reserve banking centre network, one agency and 4 on-reserve banking centres located in urban, rural and remote communities across Canada. Also, our Remote Account Opening platform allows new personal bank accounts to be set up from locations where there are no banking centres. Our Indigenous-focused Financial Literacy Program supports community members with online banking education to ensure our clients receive convenient access to banking services.

Our experienced Indigenous Banking team is growing. We’re proud to be developing our national presence as we focus on serving the wealth, personal and business banking needs of Indigenous communities, businesses and citizens. We work closely with our clients to support their objective of economic self-sustainability through long-term relationship building, offering financial service expertise, partnerships and transferring knowledge to community leaders and members on- and off-reserve.

We continue to partner with and support strong Indigenous-focused organizations that share our values and are committed to strengthening Indigenous prosperity and economic equality in Canada. We’re members of organizations that focus on sustainable Indigenous economic development, including the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, NATOA and CANDO. These memberships ensure CIBC remains involved in matters that impact national Indigenous economic development and wealth accumulation.