Welcome to the Marieval Enterprise Center Inc.
The Marieval Enterprise Center Inc was established in January 1999 through the joint efforts of The Yorkton Tribal Council, the Mainline REDA and other industry and government partners.
The Center was incorporated as a Non-Profit Corporation in June of 1999. The intent was to launch an innovative multi-cultural business center with a strong management and staff capable of developing and delivering programs and services throughout the region.
The Marieval Enterprise Center Inc was originally located on Cowessess First Nation and expanded its operation in 2005 to a 6000 square foot building in Grayson Saskatchewan. Within the facility the Center has a 1600 square foot computer refurbishing center, a 1600 square foot trades and hobby development center and a 1000 square foot computer training lab.
In 2010, the Marieval Enterprise Center experienced massive changes. The Mainline REDA was being dissolved by the Provincial government, the Yorkton Tribal Council became more focused on other economic development activities. A new Board of Directors was established and Cherylynn Walters, the General Manager took over as Chair and CEO. Two other Board members were secured both with a strong understanding of the Saskatchewan economy, and the operations of a non-profit within that landscape. In July of 2010, the Marieval Enterprise Center again relocated into a building that they were renovating to become the largest integrated solar demonstration home and training center in the Prairie Region. This would form the foundation for diversification into the future. Marieval continues to be heavily involved in the implementation of training for skill development, computer literacy, employment readiness, community development, business start-up and expansion, and entrepreneurship. In addition, it is a project manager for Industry Canada’s community access program, a project manager for the province’s Aboriginal Business Service Network, provides all of the youth economic developer training through the Saskatchewan Economic Developers Association and delivers business workshops via video conference throughout the province in partnership with the Community Futures Development Corporations. It has just successfully developed and is implementing a Technology Learning Café for Seniors, which provides computer literacy training to 20 participants on a weekly basis.