Type of Program:
This program promotes entrepreneurship in Indigenous communities and seeks to increase the number of viable Indigenous-owned businesses. The program has 2 components: access to capital and business opportunitie.
The Access to Business Opportunities component provides funding to Indigenous entrepreneurs and their partners to provide a range of services and supports that promote the growth of a strong Indigenous business sector in Canada. Support will vary depending upon the needs of the recipient, the availability and sources of funding, the eligibility of costs, the economic benefits, and the project viability.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is 100% of the cost of eligible activities, up to a maximum of $500,000.
When It Ends:
Eligible recipients include:
Applicants must contact the Business Development Directorate (by phone: 1-800-400-7677, or by email: IndigenousProcurement@canada.ca) inn order to apply.
Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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