Please note, 4th quarter application submissions have been extended to April 15th, 2024.

The board of directors would like to welcome Jeremy Seeseequasis to his new role of General Manager of NLCDC.

Jeremy brings a wealth of experience working with and leading a not for profit organization. The Board of Directors is excited to work with Jeremy and have him guide NLCDC into the future.

Jeremy Seeseequasis

“I am a member of the Beardy’s & Okemasis Cree Nation. In 1995 I left my community to pursue employment opportunities. I lived and worked in Edmonton, Alberta for 14 years and in that time, I graduated from the University of Alberta with 2 degrees. I moved back to my community in 2007, where I am still living, and worked for the last 16 years. I spent 9 of those years as a Councillor holding several different portfolios including Finance & Administration, Economic Development, Health, Child Welfare and Education. I also shared the portfolio of Governance with my Council colleagues. I pride myself on what we accomplished over those 9 years. We moved our community out of a long-term deficit, improved a number of different policies, and adopted 3 very important pieces of legislation that are focused on improving our community’s ability to govern itself effectively. As the General Manager, I plan to take the same focus and support the board in implementing NLCDC’s vision, mission and mandate. I look forward to serving the people of the catchment area, and building strong relationships focused on good communication. Thank you for another opportunity to serve.”

Jeremy Seeseequasis

All applications and reports must be submitted online. Please register to receive credentials to submit if you have not done so? Groups only need to register once.

Please be advised that we will be adhering to our application deadlines. Please ensure you submit applications and reports on time. The deadline dates for application submissions are as follows:

  • 1st quarter deadline is May 15
  • 2nd quarter deadline is September 30
  • 3rd quarter deadline is November 15
  • 4th quarter deadline is February 15

First Nations applying for Cultural and Elder projects do not have deadlines. Please submit under specific forms online for Cultural Projects and or Elders Projects and one month prior to the event to ensure funds are available throughout the fiscal year.

All new applications and reports must be completed online!


About Us


Northern Lights Community Development Corporation is a First Nations controlled not–for-profit Corporation established by the Prince Albert Grand Council in September 2001 under the 2000 amended Gaming Framework Agreement between FSIN and the Province of Saskatchewan.



The goal and objective of the Northern Lights Community Development Corporation is to invest 25% of the net profit of the Northern Lights Casino in ten (10) defined charitable purposes within NLCDC’s catchment area, through a grant and Donation process. In doing so, the Corporation makes distributions of its proceeds on a fair and equitable basis amongst First Nations organizations and non-First Nation organizations, in a manner solely determined by the Board of Directors of the Corporation.



The Northern Lights Community Development Corporation catchment area consists of: Prince Albert Grand Council; Agency Chiefs Tribal Council; Meadow Lake Tribal Council; The City of Prince Albert; The RM of Prince Albert; The RM of Buckland; Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation; Peter Chapman First Nation and Chakastaypasin First Nation.

The Corporation is guided by four fundamental principles:




& Integrity

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of the Northern Lights Community Development Corporation are “to facilitate the distribution of a portion of net proceeds derived from the Northern Lights Casino (or any successor thereof) located at the Peter Ballantyne Reserve No. 220, for charitable purposes to First Nations and Non-First Nations charities and organizations in the community in which the Corporation is located and in the surrounding areas (Bylaw No 1, Northern Lights Community Development Corporation, p.2)”

Mission Statement

The Northern Lights Community Development Corporation (NLCDC) mission is to promote the well-being of communities and organizations through financial contribution.

Vision Statement

To achieve healthy, prosperous and sustainable communities.


Our Vision and Mission Statements; to promote the well-being of communities and organizations through financial contribution continues as our focus as we move forward into the future.

On behalf of the Northern Lights Community Development Corporation (NLCDC) board of directors and staff, it is with great pleasure that we present our 2023 Northern Lights Community Development Corporation Annual Report.

We are on a renewed path to ensure that our city of Prince Albert, Rural Municipality of Buckland and surrounding First Nations communities who represent our NLCDC Catchment Area benefit from the net profit gaming proceeds from our Northern Lights Casino (NLC).

Our Northern Lights Casino continues to be the top performer along with Dakota Dunes Casino among our Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA) casino properties. Northern Lights Casino and Dakota Dunes Casino generate approximately 75% of the profits for SIGA. NLC has continued to be the most profitable property in Saskatchewan.

Our Vision and Mission statements; ‘to promote the well-being of communities and organizations through financial contribution’ continues as our focus as we move forward into the future.

The Northern Lights Community Development Corporation has donated hundreds of millions in community contributions. We would like to extend gratitude to our patrons for supporting our Northern Lights Casino and the 25% net profits it provides for charities.

I would like to introduce our new board directors: Bonnie Boneleye of Black Lake Denesuline Nation, Chief Rene Chaboyer of the Cumberland House Cree Nation, Chief Karen Bird of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, Chief Wally Burns of the James Smith Cree Nation, Chief Tyson Bear of the Flying Dust First Nation and Chief Teddy Clarke of the Clearwater River Dene Nation.


Brian Hardlotte
NLCDC Chairperson

Staff & Board

The NLCDC team is dedicated to the betterment of our communities where we live, work and play. This commitment is at the heart of the company’s focus on initiatives that improve education, recreation, culture and other human services. NLCDC recognizes the different needs of our communities and to aid in realizing these unique needs.



Board Members



Welcome to the past Northern Lights Community Development Corporation annual reports download and viewing centre. NLCDC annual reports provides an insight to our impact on communities within our catchment area through grants and charitable donations. As well, they provide an overview of financial information for the previous 6 years.

2021 Annual Download 2020 Annual Download 2019 Annual Download 2018 Annual Download 2017 Annual Download 2016 Annual Download
Highlighted Projects
Grant Applications

Eligible Programs
& Evaluation Structure

All programs seeking funding from NLCDC must meet one or more of the following criteria

  • Involve partnership initiatives or joint ventures between First Nations and Non-First Nations
  • Focus on economic development initiatives
  • Focus on services that improve the education, social well being, and/or health of targeted youth, seniors and families
  • Create training and/or employment opportunities
  • Involve the community in project delivery or implementation


How to

Your organization must be registered as an Eligible Organization prior to submitting an application for grant funding. Please allow a minimum of two (2) weeks to process your registration application. Ensuring that you provide all necessary documentation with your application will help expedite the process.

We are excited and proud to have moved our registration, grant funding and reporting processes to a 100% online format.

This move was part of the development of our custom-built database which has many benefits to us and our registered organizations. Once registered, organizations can view all previously submitted applications, download and upload documents, file the Financial Accountability Report and easily renew the registration (there’s a fantastic built-in reminder!).

NOTE: Paper applications will not be accepted. If you do not have access to a computer and/or internet connection please contact our office at (306) 953-7259

Application Timelines:

1st Intake deadline submission date May 15th

2nd Intake deadline submission date August 15th

3rd Intake deadline submission date November 15th

4th Intake deadline submission date February 15th

Applications for community investment funding must be received before 11:59 p.m. on the deadline submission date.

All community investment funding requests are tracked and prepared for screening by the Community Investment Coordinator. Once all applications for that intake have been assessed for completeness the Screening Committee reviews each application in a fair and consistent review process and provides recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Contact Us

Get In

Box 2350
2300 10th Ave West
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
S6V 6Z1

TEL: 306-953-7259
FAX: 306-764-0765