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3.3 Programs Sponsored by Government and Non-Profit Agencies
Click on the name of the program (shown in underlined text) to view a detailed description of the program.
Sponsor: Industry Canada
Promotes the establishment and growth of Aboriginal businesses on a national basis. For eligible applicants, the program provides financial assistance, information, resource materials and referrals to other possible sources of financing or business support.
Sponsors: Western Economic Diversification Canada and Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, British Columbia
Assists individual Aboriginal people to gain business experience and skills through an Aboriginal-led non-profit centre.
Sponsors: Western Economic Diversification Canada, Industry Canada, Alberta Economic Development
Provides the Aboriginal business community with a wide range of business products and services, using information and Internet technologies where possible.
Sponsor: Business Development Bank of Canada
Assists Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses by providing access to capital and management support through an Aboriginal loan product, management consulting, and other products.
Program Template (PDF)
Sponsors: Alberta Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, Alberta Economic Development, Alberta Human Resources and Employment
Consists of seven related programs designed to increase First Nations participation in the economy by: supporting the development of effective partnerships between First Nations, industry, government and other stakeholders; strengthening First Nations’ economic capacity; and assisting in the development of a viable First Nations private sector.
Sponsor: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
Sponsor: Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Assist status First Nations Bands, Tribal Councils, organizations and any other First Nation group or company seeking to strengthen their economic conditions, business capabilities and employment skills while applying sustainable forest management practices.