NCIED serves as a catalyst for Indigenous economic development through partnerships with regional and national networks of Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, government, industry and academic leaders, to deliver relevant and responsive education/training programs in Indigenous communities to build economic strength, self-reliance and well-being.

External validation acknowledged NCIED team members, collaborative partnerships and the success of the ACE program and its alumni. The consortium is honoured to work with Indigenous communities and strives to enhance and improve programs with the feedback and support of stakeholders, graduates, instructors and mentors. As well, our continuous goal is to increase the number of Indigenous facilitators and instructors each year.