Alberta Women Entrepreneurs has grown and adapted to the ever-evolving needs of women entrepreneurs in Alberta. We believe it is essential for women in business to build connections, capacity and capital.
AWE helps women build connections with other entrepreneurs and experts by keeping you up-to-date with the most recent seminars, events, training sessions and conferences. We strive to bring capacity-building solutions to your business so you can develop and strengthen the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that you need to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast-changing world. At AWE, we provide access to capital through our lending programs and we report the news of when capacity is being made for women entrepreneurs.
We help Alberta small businesses start and thrive.
Our team of experts are here to provide clarity and confidence as you start and run your business. Reach out today and get the help you need.
The Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to promoting business growth and development, advocating for sound public policy, and serving our members with outstanding programs and benefits. The Chamber of Commerce is the premier advocate of the region’s business community, representing hundreds of members across the region with one voice.
Economic Contribution of Indigenous Peoples in Alberta
Opening the Door to Opportunity seeks to highlight the economic contributions of Indigenous Peoples stemming from the spending by Indigenous governments, Indigenous-owned businesses and Indigenous households. It seeks to counter stereotypes by analyzing the economic impact of Indigenous governments, businesses and households, and includes insight into how employment among Indigenous businesses benefits the province as a whole.
The economic impact of Indigenous Peoples in Alberta extends beyond the boundaries of their communities and traditional territories, and it has become clear that the interests of Indigenous Peoples and the future prosperity of Alberta is aligned. To understand the size of the Indigenous economy in Alberta and the many pathways through which Indigenous Peoples contribute to the Alberta economy, ATB Financial and MNP partnered to undertake this study.
The WBRIN supports initiatives, programs, services and events that strengthen the entrepreneurial and innovation community in the Wood Buffalo region. Our purpose is to increase and capture innovation on the front lines, attract technologies and talent to our community, and inspire a whole new generation of entrepreneurs across Fort McMurray and the entire Wood Buffalo region.
From the point of innovation to returns on investments, Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo is a place of incredible opportunity. In our backyard, leaders chart new paths for industry and sustainability. We are home to one of the world’s leading energy sectors and a talented workforce.
As a part of Alberta Innovates, we are working to solve today’s challenges, create new opportunities and forge a healthy, sustainable and prosperous future for Albertans today and for generations to come.
The Indian Resource Council advocates on behalf of its membership for change to federal policy that will improve and increase economic development opportunities for First Nations and their members.
Since our humble beginning in 1987, FMCA has been committed to promoting and upholding the highest standards of industry professionalism. Our mission is to create opportunities for our members to grow their individual businesses and build connections with other construction industry professionals and procurement departments to help boost the growth and quality of Fort McMurray’s construction industry.
Community Futures Wood Buffalo is a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to building an economically diverse future for the communities of our beautiful region.
Staffed by seasoned business professionals, and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, we’re more than just a business lender. Community Futures has over 30 years of experience helping rural entrepreneurs grow and thrive as small business owners. We understand where you are now, and where you want to go in the future.
Our services for small businesses are designed to help Wood Buffalo residents start, grow, expand, franchise, or sell their business.
With a number of specialized business training programs, regular business networking events, and flexible business loans on offer, we’re here to help you achieve your business goals.
Indigenous Tourism Alberta (ITA) is a non-profit organization devoted to help grow and promote authentic, sustainable and culturally rich Indigenous tourism experiences we want to share with the world.
Indigenous Tourism Alberta acknowledges that we are on traditional territories, meeting grounds, gathering places, and traveling routes that are home to many First Nations, Metis. and Inuit. We acknowledge with respect the traditional territories of Treaty 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10. We also acknowledge the homelands of the Métis, including the eight Métis Settlements, and the six Métis Regions. We are grateful for the traditional knowledge keepers and elders that are still with us today.
Metis Women in Micro Business
In partnership with Rupertsland Institute and the Metis Nation of Alberta, Apeetogosan (Metis) Development Inc. (AMDI) is pleased to announce and introduce the following new Micro Business loan program for Métis Women. The program, that will be called, Métis Women in Micro Business Program (MWMBP), is a new loan program that is designed to target Métis women entrepreneurs in Alberta who are considering starting or expanding their own micro business.
Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneur Program
Indigenous women are, and always have been, at the very heart of our communities. Entrepreneurship represents a promising pathway for Indigenous women to enrich their lives, strengthen their families and participate in the development of their communities.
The Indigenous Women Entrepreneurship (IWE) Program focuses on building the capacity of AFIs and developing tools, resources, and supports for Indigenous women to build or grow their businesses.
Cutting Red Tape
Removing needless red tape – such as duplicate processes and rules that do not add protections – will save time, money, and resources while still protecting the environment, keeping Albertans safe and healthy, and upholding fiscal accountability.