Resource Library

Count: 37
Resource Website Category >> Sub Category Type Provider
Aboriginal Economic Development https://www.gov.mb.ca/inr/major-initiatives/aboriginal-economic-development.html
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Provincial
Description:
Funding to support and create economic and employment opportunities for communities
Agricultural Clean Technology Program https://agriculture.canada.ca/en/programs/agricultural-clean-technology-research-innovation-stream
  • Economic Development >> Funding
  • Environment and Lands >> Land Use Plan
  • Environment and Lands >> Sustainability
Funding Federal
Description:
As part of the Government of Canadaís strengthened climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy, the new Agricultural Clean Technology (ACT) Program aims to create an enabling environment for the development and adoption of clean technology that will help drive the changes required to achieve a low-carbon economy and promote sustainable growth in Canadaís agriculture and agri-food sector.

The ACT Program offers support under 2 streams:

Research and Innovation Stream
Adoption Stream
Research and Innovation Stream
The Research and Innovation Stream will support pre-market innovation, including research, development, demonstration and commercialization activities, to develop transformative clean technologies and enable the expansion of current technologies, in 3 priority areas:

Green energy and energy efficiency
Precision agriculture
Bioeconomy
Eligible activities under the Research and Innovation Stream are of the following nature and type:

Applied research and development of clean technologies
Piloting and evaluating clean technologies
Demonstration and knowledge and technology transfer activities
Commercializing and scaling up clean technologies
Other activities that support the Research and Innovation Stream as determined by the program
Support is available in the form of repayable and non-repayable contributions from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) - Case studies http://www.afn.ca/uploads/files/policy_forum/case_studies_on_first_nations_who_have_levered_private_sector_funding_for_infrastr.pdf
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Indigenous Resource
Description:
Case studies of First Nations receiving funding for infrastructure and economic development projects.
BOOK: Community Economic Development (CED) - Building for Social Change http://cbup.ca/books/shragge-toye-development-social-change
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information International
Description:
Book on Community Economic Development for practioners and communities looking to be trained in this practice
Business Development Bank of Canada - Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan https://www.bdc.ca/en/i_am/aboriginal_entrepreneur/pages/default.aspx
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Financial Institution
Description:
Provides banking and loan opportunities for First Nations who are looking to create businesses
Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) in the Prairie provinces https://www.canada.ca/en/prairies-economic-development/services/funding/business-scale-up-productivity.html%23elig
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Federal
Description:
we invest in your projects that create a stronger, inclusive economy on the Prairies
we connect you with other key players to create mutually beneficial business relationships
we can help pathfind your project to other sources of funding and expertise to help grow your business and get your products or services to market
Are you a high growth business* that is scaling up and producing innovative goods, services or technologies? Are you all about inclusivity and building a stronger Canada? Do you need more resources to accelerate your growth goals?

Prairies Economic Development Canada (PrairiesCan) is accepting expression of interests for Business Scale-up and Productivity (BSP) on an ongoing basis. For information on how to apply, please contact 1 of our local offices.

For information on other available business support, please visit our website as well as Innovation Canada.

BSP advances PrairiesCanís strategic priorities. It supports high-growth* businesses that are seeking to improve productivity, scale-up and commercialize technology. It offers interest-free, repayable funding to incorporated businesses.
Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) https://ised-isde.canada.ca/site/canada-digital-adoption-program/en/about-canada-digital-adoption-program#gybo
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Federal
Description:
Looking to implement e-commerce capabilities to remain competitive? Need to serve existing customers more effectively and attract new customers? With a micro-grant of up to $2,400, we can help with the costs related to adopting digital technologies.
Canadian Centre for Community Renewal - Down with Dysfunctional Measurement! http://communityrenewal.ca/sites/all/files/resource/MW140419.pdf
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Non-Profit
Description:
Article - A Community Economic Development Framework guide for improving the effectiveness of policy and programs.
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) https://www.ccab.com/
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Indigenous Resource
Description:
Provides certification for aboriginal owned businesses while providing tools and financing options
Also provides other tools, training and networks for aboriginal businesses
Co-managing Natural Resources with First Nations http://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/R32-223-1996E.pdf
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Federal
Description:
Guide on how to work collaboratively to manage natural resources
Communities Committee - "Acquiring and Managing A Community-Owned Forest: A Manual for Communities" http://www.communitiescommittee.org/pdfs/Acquiring_and_Managing_a_Community-Owned_Forest.pdf
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Non-Profit
Description:
This handbook provides a guide for communities interested in establishing a community-owned forest.
Includes the benefits of a community owned forest.
Communities Committee - Forest Sustainability Indicator Tools for Communities http://www.communitiescommittee.org/fsitool/index.html
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Non-Profit
Description:
This is a toolkit for forest-based communities that are working on maintaining and enhancing their natural resources as a basis for long-term economic, social and environmental health.
Community Economic Development (CED) https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/rural-communities/community-planning/community-economic-development-planning.html
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Provincial
Description:
Community Economic Development Handbooks from Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) in the Prairie provinces https://www.canada.ca/en/prairies-economic-development/services/funding/community-economic-development-diversification.html%23eligible-applicants#process
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Federal
Description:
The CEDD Program advances PrairiesCanís strategic priorities and supports economic development initiatives that help communities across the Prairies grow and diversify. Through this program, PrairiesCan enables communities to leverage their capacity and strengths to:

sustain and grow their economies
respond to economic development opportunities
adjust to changing and challenging economic circumstances
build inclusive economies that support:
Indigenous peoples
women
youth
entrepreneurs with disabilities
official language minority communities (OLMC)
other underrepresented groups
Community Economic Development in Manitoba Theory, History, Policy, and Practice https://www.ccednet-rcdec.ca/sites/ccednet-rcdec.ca/files/ced_in_mb_theory_history_policy_practice.pdf
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Organization
Description:
A paper on different aspects of Economic Development
Community Exchange - Community Currency Guide https://www.community-exchange.org/docs/Community_Currency_Guide.pdf
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Non-Profit
Description:
This tool describes four basic steps to evaluating, choosing, and implementing a
local community currency to effectively improve your economy and build local capacity.
Community Opportunity Readiness https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033414/1100100033415
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Federal
Description:
The Community Opportunity Readiness Program addresses the financial needs of Aboriginal communities when they are in pursuit of, and wish to participate in, an economic opportunity.
Economic Growth Fund http://www.firstpeoplesfund.ca/summary_of_programs.php
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Organization
Description:
Provides funding and support services for aboriginal economic development
Indigenous Business Development Services https://cfmanitoba.ca/services/indigenous-business-development-services
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Organization
Description:
This program is composed of organizations who offer services and funding to Indigenous entrepreneurs.
Indigenous Business Development Services https://cfmanitoba.ca/services/indigenous-business-development-services
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Service Indigenous Resource / Federal
Description:
Each year, the Indigenous Business Development Services project (previously Aboriginal Business Service Network) sponsors an Indigenous Business Planning Competition, evoking the spirit of entrepreneurship. Winners in each of the rural and urban (City of Winnipeg) categories receive $5,000 towards starting their business
Resource Website Category >> Sub Category Type Provider
Indigenous Pathfinder Service https://agriculture.canada.ca/en/programs/indigenous-pathfinder-service
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Indigenous Resource / Federal
Description:
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is offering the Indigenous Pathfinder service - a one-stop shop for advice and referral to help navigate the relevant information, tools and support available to start or expand activities in the agriculture and agri-food sector. The service strives to ensure you do not miss out on support and other business opportunities available.

An AAFC advisor will:

listen to your project idea or plan and offer suggestions for next steps
inform you on AAFC funding programs and services
find and refer you to the right AAFC expert
help you connect with other federal support available
follow your progress
ISC - Community Opportunity Readiness https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033417/1613659339457
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Federal
Description:
Funding for economic development opportunities for Aboriginal Communities
ISC - Lands and Economic Development Services Program (LEDSP) http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100033423/1100100033424
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Federal
Description:
Provides funding for First Nations to
Deliver economic development services, such as community economic development planning, capacity development initiatives and proposal development
Assume greater control over reserve lands, resources and the environment on behalf of the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs and in accordance with the Indian Act
Help build capacity to effectively manage their lands in accordance with the First Nations Land Management Act's various tools, such as land codes, individual agreements, land management systems and environmental agreements
Provide support services that prevent contamination of reserve lands under INAC custodial responsibility
National Aboriginal Forestry Association http://www.nafaforestry.org/index.html
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Organization
Description:
This organization helps with forest management, commercial opportunities and holistic forestry in aboriginal communities.
Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) in the Prairie provinces https://www.canada.ca/en/prairies-economic-development/services/funding/regional-innovation-ecosystems.html%23eligible-applicants
  • Community Development >> Project Management
  • Economic Development >> Funding
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Funding Federal
Description:
RIE advances PrairieCanís strategic priorities and is part of the national Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program. Through RIE, we make targeted investments in not-for-profit organizations that support businesses in priority sectors to innovate, grow and compete globally. We also foster inclusive growth by helping under-represented groups more fully participate in the innovation economy.

Program objectives consist of the following four ways to help Prairies business scale up, become more productive, compete globally and attract both investment and talent:

leveraging regional ecosystem strengths
helping business accelerators, incubators and similar organizations develop and increase their reach
supporting projects led by innovation-oriented organizations
helping ecosystems to support underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs
Regional Innovation Ecosystems (RIE) in the Prairie provinces https://www.canada.ca/en/prairies-economic-development/services/funding/regional-innovation-ecosystems.html%23eligible-applicants
  • Community Development >> Project Management
  • Economic Development >> Funding
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Funding Federal
Description:
RIE advances PrairieCanís strategic priorities and is part of the national Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program. Through RIE, we make targeted investments in not-for-profit organizations that support businesses in priority sectors to innovate, grow and compete globally. We also foster inclusive growth by helping under-represented groups more fully participate in the innovation economy.

Program objectives consist of the following four ways to help Prairies business scale up, become more productive, compete globally and attract both investment and talent:

leveraging regional ecosystem strengths
helping business accelerators, incubators and similar organizations develop and increase their reach
supporting projects led by innovation-oriented organizations
helping ecosystems to support underrepresented groups, including women, Indigenous peoples and young entrepreneurs
Strategic Partnerships Initiative https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1330016561558/1594122175203
  • Economic Development >> Funding
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Funding Federal
Description:
The Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) provides a way for federal partners to coordinate their efforts, reduce administrative burden and pool resources in support of Indigenous communities. This approach fills gaps in other funding programs that might create a barrier to Indigenous involvement in economic opportunities. SPI initiatives can span multiple years, have regional economic impacts and serve multiple communities.
Strategic Partnerships Initiative https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1330016561558/1594122175203
  • Economic Development >> Funding
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Funding Federal
Description:
The Strategic Partnerships Initiative (SPI) provides a way for federal partners to coordinate their efforts, reduce administrative burden and pool resources in support of Indigenous communities. This approach fills gaps in other funding programs that might create a barrier to Indigenous involvement in economic opportunities. SPI initiatives can span multiple years, have regional economic impacts and serve multiple communities.
Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/news/2023/11/government-of-canada-launches-call-for-proposals-for-the-sustainable-development-goals-funding-program.html
  • Economic Development >> Funding
  • Environment and Lands >> Environmental Projects
Funding Federal
Description:
The Government of Canada is working together with its national and international partners to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to build a more peaceful, inclusive, and prosperous world. At the heart of the 2030 Agenda are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to address todayís most pressing social, economic and environmental challenges, including poverty, inequality and climate change. This funding opportunity aims to support the federal governmentís implementation of the 2030 Agenda by strengthening partnerships and engagement with Canadians. Organizations are invited to apply for funding for projects that:

∑ aim to localize SDGs in communities, to adapt, employ and monitor progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the local level and to measure and report on the SDGs;
∑ increase public awareness and share best practices or lessons learned that support and enhance Canadaís progress on the 2030 Agenda, particularly within equity-deserving groups and groups or individuals in vulnerable situations;
∑ foster new and established partnerships bridging efforts across sectors;
∑ foster and integrate Indigenous and local knowledge into approaches and efforts; and
∑ explore new and innovative approaches and investment for SDGs.
Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital http://tacc.ca/business-planning/
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Indigenous Resource
Description:
Business Plan template and Financial Statement template
The Community Resilience Manual: A Resource for Rural Renewal and Recovery http://communityrenewal.ca/sites/all/files/resource/P200_0.pdf
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information Non-Profit
Description:
Designed to help rural communities create social and economic change and determine their current state
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation https://mcconnellfoundation.ca
  • Art, Culture & Language >> Heritage
  • Economic Development >> Funding
  • Environment and Lands >> Environmental Projects
  • Governance and Capacity Development >> Capacity Development
Funding Foundation
Description:
A private Canadian foundation that helps with social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges by granting and investing, capacity building, convening, and co-creation with grantees, partners and the public.
Transformation International http://www.transformationinternational.ca
  • Economic Development >> Tools
  • Environment and Lands >> Guides and Toolkits
  • Governance and Capacity Development >> Capacity Development
Tools & Information Indigenous Resource
Description:
Works to respond to the need for community, economic and environmental solutions.
The Transformation business model focuses on increasing the capacity of individuals, communities, organizations and governments.
Understanding Indigenous Economic Development in Northern, Rural, and Remote Settings https://ccednet-rcdec.ca/sites/ccednet-rcdec.ca/files/understanding_indigenous_economic_development_in_northern_rural_and_remote_settings-_frameworks_for_change.pdf
  • Economic Development >> Tools
Tools & Information University / College
Description:
Economic Development plans and tools for communities.
Western Economic Diversification Canada - Western Diversification Program https://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/11564.asp
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Federal
Description:
Invests in initiatives that strengthen the economy of western Canada
Women entrepreneurship Fund http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/128.nsf/eng/h_00000.html
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Federal
Description:
The Women Entrepreneurship Fund will fund women-owned and women-led businesses to invest in activities in pursuit of market opportunities abroad, scal-up expansion and growth and to support the objectives of the Women Entrepreurship Fund
Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/129.nsf/eng/home#_blank
  • Economic Development >> Funding
Funding Federal
Description:
The WES Ecosystem Fund seeks to address gaps and build capacity in the entrepreneurship ecosystem for women
Unite Interactive