Indigenous Banking


CIBC is dedicated to providing financial services to First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada. Our experienced frontline staff and Indigenous Banking Team will work with you and your community to bring you services and solutions that meet your changing and diverse needs.

In addition to offering banking expertise, we also take an active role in the community at both a national and local level. Our community involvement means we are better able to understand the specific needs of the Indigenous community, allowing us to help you find the right solutions for your unique needs.

Banking solutions 

We have worked closely with Indigenous communities to deliver products and services that help Indigenous Peoples, communities and businesses succeed. We are experienced in meeting the banking needs of Indigenous clients and have a team of experts ready to help you find smart solutions to meet your financial goals. As well, CIBC's accessible banking services include on-reserve CIBC Banking Centres. 

Flexibility to fit your situation

In working with Indigenous communities, CIBC has developed specialized solutions with distinct features to address specific financial issues, both on- and off-reserve.

Everyday banking is easy and convenient with CIBC.

Manage your personal and business finances and stay in control of your cash flow while on the go with a range of flexible account options. You can access your account information anytime with quick and easy-to-use Mobile Banking services Opens a new window in your browser., Online Banking and Telephone Banking to stay on top of your finances.

Housing solutions designed for you

CIBC has designed residential housing programs for eligible Indigenous communities and their citizens. Your CIBC advisor will work with you to identify the right housing solution to help meet your needs.

Plan for a successful future

The key to successful financial management is financial know-how and careful planning. CIBC has developed a tailored suite of Indigenous Financial Literacy programs designed to meet the financial education needs of Indigenous governments, citizens, communities and businesses.

Designed to address real life issues, concerns and goals, our financial literacy programs will give you the information, tools and resources you need to help you plan for a healthy and successful financial future. 

Commitment to Indigenous Education and Prosperity

At CIBC, we go beyond traditional banking and demonstrate our commitment to Indigenous Peoples, communities and organizations through active memberships, corporate donations and sponsorships. We are actively involved in national and community-based programs. CIBC provides over $1 million annually to support the next generation of leaders and changemakers from Indigenous communities, including academic bursaries and scholarships.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Opens a new window in your browser.

CIBC is a proud, active Patron Member of the CCAB. CCAB’s mission is to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit and Métis people, and Canadian businesses.

Indspire Opens a new window in your browser.

Indspire is a national Indigenous-led charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people for the long-term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.  

CIBC is serious about supporting Indigenous higher learning, which is why we proudly sponsor Indspire’s academic bursaries and scholarships.

National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) Opens a new window in your browser.

CIBC is a proud, active Gold Member of NATOA. NATOA is a charitable organization, and is committed to providing Indigenous Peoples of Canada with the resources and information that will help them efficiently create, manage and operate trusts as a means to ensure that the seven generations yet unborn can benefit from the goals and dreams of the present generation.

Teach For Canada Opens a new window in your browser.

Teach For Canada is a non-profit organization that works with northern First Nations to recruit, prepare and support committed teachers.

Connected North Opens in a new window.

Through the CIBC STEM Learning Fund, Connected North serves over 20,000 K-12 students across remote Indigenous communities to enable them to access interactive and live learning experiences to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.


Right to Play Opens in a new window.

For more than 10 years, Right To Play’s (RTP) Promoting Life-skills in Aboriginal Youth (PLAY) program has partnered with Indigenous communities and organizations to train locally-hired Community Mentors (CM) to deliver weekly play-based programs that promote healthy living, healthy relationships, education and employability life-skills. CIBC supports Upskill and Certify Indigenous Child and Youth Practitioners: To empower Indigenous Youth with essential life and employability skills so they can improve their learning and employment opportunities.


National Indigenous Economic Education Fund  Opens in a new window.

Strengthens Indigenous economies by providing programs and services to Economic Development Officers. CIBC supports their scholarships, mentorship, financial education and Economic Development Youth Summit to help youth achieve their ambitions.


CIBC provides scholarship support to Indigenous students enrolled at the following universities:

  • Nipissing University
  • Northern Ontario School of Medicine
  • Queen’s University 
  • Simon Fraser University
  • St. Thomas University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Manitoba
  • Mount Allison University
  • Yukon University
  • Ottawa University

Key benefits

Call an Indigenous Banking Team member or find an on-reserve location.

Indigenous Banking Team

Our dedicated Indigenous Banking Team has the training and experience to help meet the needs of Indigenous clients, whether they are individuals, businesses or communities. In addition to the team's strong background in Indigenous banking, they will partner with in-house experts to provide you with smart solutions to meet all of your banking needs.

Linda Hartford
National Indigenous Trust Specialist, Indigenous Markets
 250-356-4243Opens your phone app
 Linda.Hartford@cibc.comOpens your email app.

CIBC Banking on or near reserves

Bank with us how you want, when you want with accessible banking solutions. Through our nationwide branch network, located in urban and rural centres across Canada, we can meet all your banking needs when you need it most. We also have on-reserve banking centres in the following locations:

  • Westbank Banking Centre (Kelowna, BC)
  • Park Royal (West Vancouver, BC)
  • Hobbema (Maskwacis Shopping Centre, AB)
  • LaRonge (Sooneyawikumik Banking Centre, SK)