Métis Specific Programs
- Apeetogosan Métis Development Inc. (Alberta) provides profitable and sustainable financial services and support to clients who seek the means to attain economic self-sufficiency.
- Louis Riel Capital Corporation (Manitoba) is a Manitoba Metis Owned Lending institution created to finance the start-up, acquisition and/or expansion of viable Metis and Non-Status Indian controlled small businesses based in Manitoba.
- Saskmetis Economic Development Corporation (Saskatchewan) SaskMétis Economic Development Corporation
is a Saskatchewan Métis-Owned Lending Institution created to finance the start-up, aquisition and/or expansion of viable Métis controlled small business based in Saskatchewan
- Clarence Campeau Development Fund (CCDF) provides equity and loan capital for business development and supports community economic development and development of management skills and assistance to new and exising Mé,s owned businesses. CCDF has funded 744 businesses for a total of $35 million with client equity of $18 million and $109 million in leveraged financing from bankers.
- Métis Economic Development Organization (MEDO) works with the Manitoba Metis Federation to make key business Investment decisions based on generating profit and building capacity. MEDO invests in and manages through ownership or joint ventures profit generating businesses; and it leverages opportunities to build capacity (i.e. employment) for Metis people.
- Métis Economic Development Fund (MEDF) is an equity investment fund intended to stimulate economic development activities of the Metis people throughout Manitoba by providing equity and capital for Metis entrepreneurs and businesses to support economic development initiatives.
- Community Futures Network of Canada provides communities with a variety of services including business development loans, technical support, training and information. In addition to the business development component, Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) and Community Business Development Corporations (CBDCs) involve themselves in a wide array of community initiatives, including strategic planning processes, research and feasibility studies, and the implementation of a diverse range of community economic development (CED) projects.
Useful Business Websites
- Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is the only bank dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs. BDC offers financing, venture capital and consulting services.
- Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) administers tax laws for the Government of Canada and for most provinces and territories; and various social and economic benefit and incentive programs delivered through the tax system.
- Canadian Company Capabilities is managed by Industry Canada. You can find companies that can supply your organization with the goods, services and technology it needs.
- Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.
- Canadian Innovation Centre (CIC) has been at the forefront of innovation for over 35 years, providing its expertise to over 20000 clients.
- Canadian Technology Network (CTN) connects innovative Canadian companies to technology and business assistance.
- Canadian Trade Index is Canada’s leading online industrial sourcing tool for manufacturers, exporters, distributors and service companies.
- Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to supports entrepreneurs throughout every stage of their businesses by providing expertise, financing, mentoring and business resources.
- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada manages Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations, to encourage the country’s international trade and to lead Canada’s international development and humanitarian assistance.
- Entrepreneurship Centre
- Export Development Canada (EDC) provides Canadian exporters with financing, insurance and bonding services as well as foreign market expertise.
- Export Source is Team Canada Inc’s online resource for export information.
- Corporations Canada (CC) is Canada’s federal corporate regulator. CC helps to create and maintain a corporation under the federal laws governing corporations in Canada.
- Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) is the department of the Government of Canada responsible for developing, managing and delivering social programs and services. ESDC delivers some $87 billion in programs and services and has approximately 24,000 employees, approximately 19,000 of whom work under Service Canada.