Aboriginal Business Service Network

BC ABSN is a collective of Aboriginal Business Service providers in British Columbia who enhance access to business information and resources.

Aboriginal International Business Development (AIBD)

The AIBD is an interdepartmental Committee made up of 21 federal government departments and agencies who are working collectively to promote the success of Aboriginal small to medium size enterprises in export markets.

Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia

The Aboriginal Tourism Association of British Columbia (ATBC) is a non-profit, membership-based organization that is committed to growing and promoting a sustainable, culturally rich Aboriginal tourism industry.

British Columbia Co-Operative Association 

The British Columbia Co-operative Association (BCCA) is the umbrella organization that works on behalf of co-ops and credit unions in British Columbia, Canada. We are one of nine anglophone provincial co-operative associations across Canada. 

Build, Grow, and Finance Your Business: Resources for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Are you a woman interested in starting your own business?

In this article, we share the resources available to women as they climb the entrepreneurial hill and grow their own business.

Canada/British Columbia Business Services Society

Small Business BC is British Columbia's key resource centre for business information and services. Business is a national point of service and the first place entrepreneurs go for government information, advice and support to help build their business.

Canada Council of the Arts

The Canada Council offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in music, theatre, writing and publishing, visual arts, dance, media arts, and integrated and circus arts – fostering and promoting the arts in Canada.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

CCAB is a national member-based business organization.Our members include Aboriginal businesses, Aboriginal community owned economic development corporations, and companies operating in Canada. 

Collabo (Internet Marketing) 

Collabo Consulting Inc.’s primary objective is to help our clients grow their business online. Collabo is an all-in-one Internet Marketing company that leverages the Internet through Search Engine Optimization, Social Media Outlets, Pay Per Click, and detailed Web Analytics to bring more visitors to your site and convert these visitors into leads.

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is one of five National Aboriginal Representative Organizations recognized by the Government of Canada. 

Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO)

Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) is a federally registered, non-profit society that is Aboriginal controlled, community based, and membership driven. Cando is directed by a national regionally represented volunteer board of elected EDOs representing every region of Canada

Destination B.C. 

Destination British Columbia works collaboratively with tourism stakeholders across the province to coordinate tourism marketing at the international, provincial, regional and local levels.

First (BC’s meeting place for Aboriginal Entrepreneurs)

The First Business website is BC’s very own Aboriginal Entrepreneurship website service with lots of specific and helpful information on starting and expanding a business, sample business plans, mini-workshops, funding and support links and all the other information you might need to get going with a new or expanding business opportunity.

First Peoples' Cultural Foundation

The First Peoples' Cultural Council is committed to providing communities with a high level of support and quality resources.  Our cultural heritage and the living expression of our identities, is integral to the health of all members of our Aboriginal communities, as well as the well-being of all British Columbians.

First Nations Statistics

First Nations Statistics was to increase First Nations participation in the 1991 Census, Statistics Canada initiates regional statistical systems discussions with First Nations groups in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)

In general, INAC has primary, but not exclusive, responsibility for meeting the federal governments constitutional, treaty, political and legal responsibilities to First Nations, Inuit and Northerners. 

Indigenous Tourism Association Canada

The Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada (ITAC) focuses on creating partnerships between associations, organizations, government departments and industry leaders from across Canada to support the growth of Indigenous tourism in Canada and address the demand for development and marketing of authentic Indigenous experiences.

Kootenay Rockies Tourism 

KRT has operated since 1978 and represents over 700 tourism businesses and operators. This includes resorts, accommodation properties, wellness retreats, golf, ski, adventure, communities, retail, food & beverage, transportation, arts & culture and attractions.

Metis Nation British Columbia (MNBC)

Métis Nation British Columbia develops and enhances opportunities for our Métis Chartered Communities and Métis people in British Columbia by providing culturally relevant social and economic programs and services.

National Resource Council Canada 

We provide innovation and funding services customized to your specific needs. Our goal? To help you accelerate the growth of your business through innovation and technology.

Native Investment & Trade Association

Social Enterprise Canada 

In 2012 a national network of independent organizations, dedicated to advancing Canada’s social enterprise sector, came together under an agreement funded by ESDC to create a national social enterprise capacity building network. 

The Government of Canada Services for Youth

Upper Canada Cooperative Council

Co-ops can provide virtually any product or service, and can be either non-profit or for-profit enterprises.

Women’s Enterprise Centre

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