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Aboriginal Business

  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) – Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) provides funding for programs, services and initiatives to First Nation, Inuit and Northern communities, governments and individuals as well as to Aboriginal and Métis organizations.
  • Filing Taxes as a Small Business Owner – How you file your taxes as a small business owner depends on whether you’re a sole proprietor, a partnership or incorporated. You have to submit the right forms to the Canada Revenue Agency and use the appropriate tax rates. Declaring all your business income and deducting your allowable expenses helps you file your taxes correctly.
  • First Nations Bank – They are committed to providing a total banking relationship by fulfilling your complete banking needs and working diligently to maintain a high level of customer service.
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Business Financing

  • Canada Small Business Financing Program – The Canada Small Business Financing Program seeks to increase the availability of loans and capital leases for establishing, expanding, modernizing and improving small businesses.
  • Jubilee Fund – The Jubilee Fund endeavours to advocate social justice through awareness-raising about a moral economy and through ethical financing in the form of loans and equity for community economic development.
  • The Canada Council for the Arts - Grant Programs – The Canada Council for the Arts offers a broad range of grants and services to professional Canadian artists and arts organizations in dance, media arts, music, theatre, writing and publishing, interdisciplinary work and performance art, and the visual arts.
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Community Economic Development

  • CEDTAP - PATDEC – The Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program (CEDTAP) is Canada’s largest non-profit (non-governmental) granting agency in the field of Community Economic Development (CED).
  • Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) – The CDEM has been the driving force behind economic development in Manitoba’s bilingual communities since 1996. Our mandate: encourage, stimulate and organize economic development by leveraging the added value of bilingualism in our communities’ economy.
  • ServiceLink – ServiceLink is an interactive online tool that allows individuals and families to determine what provincial programs are available, lets them know whether they are eligible for them, gives a rough estimate of how much money they could be eligible for, tells them who they can contact for more information and provides a Google map link to help give directions to the services outlets.
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Cooperatives

  • Co-operatives Secretariat / Secrétariat aux coopératives – Created in 1987 from the Co-operatives Section of Agriculture Canada to improve the relationship between Canadian co-operatives and the numerous federal departments and agencies known to have legislation or policies affecting co-operatives.
  • Manitoba Cooperative Association – The Manitoba Cooperative Association (MCA) Inc. is a provincial association of cooperative organizations, created by its members to enhance and support the development of a united, growing and influential cooperative movement in Manitoba.
  • The Cooperative Promotion Board – The Cooperative Promotion Board promotes the co-op movement in Manitoba by drawing on two funds to provide small grants for a variety of activities. The General Account Fund supports the promotion and development of co-op organizations and the promotion of the general welfare of co-op organizations. The Commercial Fishing Account Fund is available exclusively to promote and develop commercial fishing co-ops in the Provinces.
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General Business

  • Canada Business – A government information service for business and start-up entrepreneurs in Canada.
  • Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre (CMBSC)CMBSC is a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba delivering services in Manitoba on behalf of 38 federal governmental departments and organizations, 13 provincial government departments, and five private sector partners. The CMBSC provides one-stop shop for all your business information needs, including a comprehensive and free business seminar series.
  • Filing Taxes as a Small Business Owner – How you file your taxes as a small business owner depends on whether you’re a sole proprietor, a partnership or incorporated. You have to submit the right forms to the Canada Revenue Agency and use the appropriate tax rates. Declaring all your business income and deducting your allowable expenses helps you file your taxes correctly.
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Saving Money

  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation – Backed by 60 years of experience, the CMHC works with community organizations, the private sector, non-profit agencies and all levels of government to help create innovative solutions to today’s housing challenges, anticipate tomorrow’s needs, and improve the quality of life for all Canadians.
  • Center for Social DevelopmentCSD is the leading academic center of theory and research on asset building, i.e., strategies that promote saving and investment (in contrast to income and consumption).
  • Momentum – Momentum is a Community Economic Development (CED) organization that offers hope and opportunity to people living in poverty. MCC Employment Development is a not-for-profit society that has been partnering with low-income Calgarians to develop their productive futures since 1991.
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