Supporting Aboriginal Businesses in the Kootenays.

#LiveLocal EatLocal#YXC Festival: Get to know Indigenous-owned entrepreneurs

This is your chance to get to know the creative Ktuxana community, who have many great examples of Indigenous-owned and operated businesses that are vital to the local scene, while at the same time strengthen the local communities of Kimberley and Cranbrook.

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of these inspiring folks' businesses through a series of Facebook Live sessions during the #LiveLocal #EatLocalYXC Festival on Thursday, Nov. 5.

The leaders of the Kootenay Aboriginal Business Development Agency (KABDA) have been doing some wonderful work supporting, promoting and providing professional guidance to help local entrepreneurs, create, grow and thrive in business.


Phase into Operating (Restart Plan) Webinar

You will hear from an panel of specialists in Financing and Health and Safety.

  • Arun Subramanian, go2HR, Vancouver BC
  • Kristin Parsons, Tipi Mountain Eco-Cultural Services, Cranbrook BC
  • Paula Amos, ITBC, West Vancouver BC
  • Sean Campbell, Community Futures East Kootenay, Cranbrook BC
  • Tyrone Joseph, All Nations Trust Co, Kamloops BC
  • Michele Green, TD Bank, Kelowna BC
  • Janice Alpine, KABDA, Cranbrook BC

Indigenous businesses to receive $306M in funding

Sat April 18, 2020 - Tabatha Bull, president of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, said the $306 million in support for Indigenous businesses is "much-needed." She said very low numbers of Indigenous businesses access funding through traditional financial institutions.



Get the latest COVID-19 updates via BC Business Support Services

May 4 2020

Order, Notices and Guidance


As COVID-19 continues to impact your business

We have regular newsletters to our client base to share the many resources that have been announced:

KABDA Newsletter - Oct 2020

As we continue in the uncertainty of COVID-19
      July 24 2020

Meet and Greet and Available Financing Video

      June 30 2020

COVID - 19 Emergency Loan Program Application Process

       May 26 2020

Thank you for participating in the webinar!

       May 21 2020

Phase into Re-opening (Readiness Plan) Webinar

       May 18 2020

INVITATION - IT BC Labour Force & COVID-19 Survey & Draw Prize

       May 1, 2020

Teck E-Series for Ktunaxa Female Entrepreneurs

        May 1, 2020

Latest Provincial Update - Destination BC

         May 1, 2020

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