ACCELERATING REMOTE COMMUNITIES INITIATIVES NATION WIDE
- Pontiac Group is now DDC's National Indigenous Relations Advisor engaged to accelerate the development of the first Indigenous drone delivery pilot project ever in Canada, beginning in Northern Ontario
- Pilot Program is to encompass the design, development and implementation of a drone delivery logistics platform with a focus for a Nation-wide roll out of the Company's drone logistic solution
- Pilot program is focused on connecting Indigenous communities in remote Canada to foster economic sustainability and provide greater accessibility and connectivity to these communities where ever possible
TORONTO, March 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Drone Delivery Canada 'DDC or the Company' (CSE: FLT), is pleased to announce an agreement with the Pontiac Group, an Aboriginal socioeconomic development organization, to accelerate the Company's Northern Canadian Indigenous Communities commercialization program focused for a Nation-wide roll out of the Company's drone logistic solution, beginning first in Northern Ontario.
"With more than 1.4 million people in Canada identifying themselves as an Indigenous person, this is a very large market for us where both the demand and benefits from employing drone delivery solutions in these remote communities is very significant," commented Tony DI Benedetto, CEO of Drone Delivery Canada. "Pontiac Group's management team has demonstrated to us that they have the business and community acumen to deliver what we need to succeed in this large vertical."
With today's announcement, the Pontiac Group acting as DDC's National Indigenous Relations Advisors will be engaged to accelerate the development of an Indigenous drone delivery pilot project in Canada, the first ever of its kind that will begin in Northern Ontario within an area of 43 remote communities. Currently it is estimated that over 33 of these communities exist that are only accessible by ice road, boat, helicopter and all-terrain vehicles. There are over 600 of these First Nation communities across Canada.
The Pilot Program, which will encompass the design, development and implementation of a drone logistics platform, will be the first of many. As and when successful, the Company looks to roll out its drone solution Nationwide to Indigenous communities throughout Canada, in addition to corporate clients and government organizations which the company has agreements with or is actively pursuing. The Pilot Program is focused on connecting Indigenous communities in remote Canada to foster economic sustainability and provide greater accessibility to these communities where ever possible.
"The ability of drone technology to assist remote communities in accessing commodities- particularly medical supplies, monitoring natural systems, and conducting search and rescue missions will be revolutionary," commented Jacob Taylor, Managing Partner of Pontiac Group.
The Pontiac Group will market the Company in First Nation segments primarily to Chief and Council by way of duly convened meeting and facilitate introduction to Indigenous Northern Affairs Canada
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About Drone Delivery Canada
Drone Delivery Canada is a drone technology company focused on the design, development and implementation of its proprietary logistics software platform utilizing drones. The Company's platform will be used as Software as a Service (SaaS) for government and corporate organizations. Drone Delivery Canada Corp. is a publicly listed company trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol FLT.
About Pontiac Group
The Pontiac Group is a socioeconomic development firm that supports corporate opportunity on-reserve through capacity building, access to capital, and sustainable economic investment opportunities. Pontiac Group is a certified Canadian Aboriginal Business through the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business as a 100% First Nations owned and operated company. Our mission is to collectivize and enhance the economic practices of First Nations.
SOURCE Drone Delivery Canada
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