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Partners & Resources

There are many circumstances to bear in mind when you are considering something as important as starting your first entrepreneurial journey or expanding/relocating a successful, existing business. Below are links to resources that may be of help to you.

Stakeholders and Partners

Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
Manitoba First Nation Tribal Councils
First Peoples Development, Inc.
First Nations Bands
Thompson Chamber of Commerce
The Pas & District Chamber of Commerce
Flin Flon & District Chamber of Commerce
Churchill Chamber of Commerce
Gillam Chamber of Commerce
Snow Lake Chamber of Commerce
Manitoba Chambers of Commerce
Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce
Aki Energy

MKO Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.
Manitoba Metis Federation Inc.
Keewatin Tribal Council
Swampy Cree Tribal Council
Island Lake Tribal Council

AMM Association of Manitoba Municipalities
Northern Association of Community Councils Inc. (NACC)

Financing Programs

CEDF Community Economic Development Fund
BDC Business Development Bank of Canada
Commercialization Support for Business Program
Community Futures Manitoba
First Peoples Economic Growth Fund
Louis Riel Capital Corporation
Metis Economic Development Fund
Aboriginal Business Canada
Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development
Aboriginal Business Development Fund

Provincial Tax Credit Programs

Manitoba Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit
Manitoba Research and Development Tax Credit
Paid Work Experience Tax Credit
Data Processing Investment Tax Credit
Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit Program
Community Enterprise Development (CED) Tax Credit
Employee Share Purchase Tax Credit
Manitoba Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit


Northern Manitoba Sector Council
CME Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, Manitoba
Manitoba Mining Association
Manitoba Forestry Association
Northern Tourism Organization
Sub Zero Thompson
Manitoba Trucking Assoc.
Food Development Centre
Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Government

Entrepreneurship Manitoba
Industry, Training and Employment Services Branch
Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade
Manitoba Sustainable Development
Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations
Manitoba Municipal Relations
Other Sector Councils
Travel Manitoba
Workforce Development

Canadian Government

Government of Canada First Nation Profiles
Western Economic Diversification
Health Canada
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
Fisheries and Oceans
Innovation, Science and Economic Development