Aboriginal Business Equity Program (ABEP)

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ABEP will consider non-repayable contributions to Aboriginal clients for eligible capital and business support to start, expand or acquire a viable business. Non-repayable contributions for business plans, marketing and other related business support services will also be considered.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a grant of up to:
- $99,999 for individuals and incorporated businesses,
- $250,000 for community owned businesses.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applicants must be:

  • Indigenous (First Nations status or non-status), Inuit or Métis.
  • individuals, partnerships, companies and joint ventures which are at least 51% owned and controlled by First Nations.
Application Steps:


Documentation Needed:


Other Things to Note:

TRICORP’s service area extends east-west from Haida Gwaii to Burns Lake and South-North Hartley Bay to the Yukon Border. Funding is based on a viable business plan and subject to other financing being in place. The separate Business Planning/Marketing application can be found below.

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