The Government of Canada is committed to advancing gender equality, women’s economic empowerment and supporting women entrepreneurs through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy announced in Budget 2018.
Established in 1987, the Indian Business Corporation (IBC) provides financing for First Nations peoples in Western Canada. We believe access to capital for First Nations peoples provides opportunities for success and development.
The Alberta Indian Investment Corporation is a First Nation-owned investment company providing lending and business resources for First Nation people in the province of Alberta. The entrepreneurial support we provide empowers First Nation business owners to successfully build businesses that will drive positive impact to their community.
The Alberta Jobs Now program provides private and non-profit businesses with job supports to get thousands of Albertans back to work. Employers can apply for Jobs Now funding to offset the cost of hiring and training Albertans in new or vacant positions.
Alberta Jobs Now supports our province’s recovery, helping businesses re-open or grow their workforce and giving Albertans an opportunity to gain the skills they need in today’s job market.
The Aboriginal Business Investment Fund (ABIF) can partially or completely fund capital costs for Indigenous community-owned economic development projects. Projects like these improve social and economic outcomes for Indigenous Peoples and their communities.
To get funding, projects should be close to starting operations or breaking ground within the fiscal year following funding.
Apeetogosan is committed to providing profitable and sustainable financial services and support to clients who seek the means to attain economic self-sufficiency.
Settlement Investment Corporation (SIC) was incorporated in 1985 and is 100% owned by Settlement Sooniyaw Corporation, which in turn is owned by the Métis Settlements General Council on behalf of the members of the (8)Métis Settlements.
With the support of The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, NCFDC partnered with CORL to develop a fintech-driven microloan platform that would help to address the access to capital gap for Women-owned enterprises across Southern Ontario and now available across all of Canada.
As part of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), the Government of Canada has partnered with Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) to deliver the Grow Your Business Online grant to small businesses across the country.
Eligible Indigenous businesses will receive a micro-grant of up to $2,400 to help with the costs related to adopting e-commerce. These businesses will be supported by a network of e-commerce advisors.