Sources of Support

Chambers of Commerce & Financial Institutions

This is where you will find chambers of commerce and financial institutions with specific Indigenous resources.

In this section, organizations that offer supports that may benefit students have been broken into categories.  

Click on the listings of individual organizations and explore which supports they offer. 

For each listing:

  • Click on the (+) symbol for organization  details, contact information and links where available.
  • You will  find links to the services the organization offers.

Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Manitoba

E: [email protected]

P.O. Box 33004-1485 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3G 0W4

Together with the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA), AFOA MB is the centre for excellence and innovation in Aboriginal finance and management. We focus on the capacity development and day-to-day needs of those Aboriginal professionals who are working in all areas of finance and management – today’s leaders and those of the future.

First Nations Bank of Canada

P: 866-519-5898
E: [email protected]

360 Broadway Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0T6

First Nations Bank of Canada is a competitive, service oriented provider of financial services, focused on the Indigenous market in Canada. We are a leader in the provision of financial services to Indigenous People and an advocate for the growth of the Indigenous Economy and the economic well-being of Indigenous People. We increase shareholder value by participating in and promoting the development of the Indigenous Economy.

First Peoples Economic Growth Fund

P: 204-942-6026
E: Email through website

102 – 1075 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3G 0R8

A joint economic development initiative between the Manitoba government and the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs saw the creation of the First Peoples Economic Grownth Fund Inc. They provide: Business plan assistance, skills development, entrepreneur loans, community economic expansion loans,joint-venture investments, provessional support aftercare, and resource and energy investment. “This important fund will act as a tool in helping to close the gap in the standard of living between First Nations and non-Aboriginal Manitobans,” said Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Oscar Lathlin. “I welcome the outstanding Manitobans who have agreed to serve on the board of directors to oversee the First Peoples Economic Growth Fund.”

Indigenous Chamber of Commerce

P: (204) 237-9359
E: [email protected]

100-259 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2A9

It all started with a small group of business owners meeting over a cup of coffee to discuss areas of common concern and from that meeting, in 2004, the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce was created by bringing northern and southern businesses together to work on common issues. Throughout the years, our membership has continued to grow, as Manitoba businesses recognize the value of working as a collective on key issues concerning Indigenous business initiatives. Today, our membership is open to both the Indigenous and Non-Indigenous business community. Over the years, we have grown to understand that our Chamber can create the partnerships and synergies important to the growth and development of all business in this province.

Louis Riel Capital Corporation

P: 204-589-0772
E: [email protected]

340-150 Henry Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0J7

Founded in 1992 by the economic development initiatives of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF), Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC) is a Manitoba Metis-owned lending institution created to finance the start-up, acquisition and/ or expansion of viable Metis controlled small businesses based in Manitoba.

Me-Dian Credit Union

P: 204-943-911
E: [email protected]

303 Selkirk Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2W 2L8

Providing Financial Services for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples.

Metis Economic Development Fund

P: 204-589-0772
E: [email protected]

340-150 Henry Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0J7

The Metis Economic Development Fund is an equity investment fund intended to stimulate economic development activities of the Metis people throughout Manitoba by providing equity and capital for Metis entrepreneurs and businesses to support economic development initiatives.

Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation

P: 204-943-0888

419 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 1R3

Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation (TWCC) was established in 1993 to provide financial resources to qualified member Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses in Manitoba.

(BDC) Business Development Bank of Canada

P: Toll-Free 1-877-232-2269
E: Online Contact Form

Head Office, 5, Place Ville Marie, Ground floor
Montreal, Quebec Canada
H3B 5E7

We are BDC, the Business Development Bank of Canada and the financial institution devoted to Canadian entrepreneurs.

Access Credit Union

P: 800-264-2926
E: [email protected]

2800 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 5P3

Students bank for free with no monthly fee banking with proof of enrollement in a post-secondary institution.

Amaranth Credit Union

P: 204-843-2601
E: [email protected]

204 Kinosota Rd N, Box 109
Amaranth, Manitoba Canada

Amaranth Credit Union is a community owned and managed financial institution providing our members with exceptional personal services.

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce

P: (204) 774-4154
E: [email protected]

2061 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3J 0K9

Our Chamber works within and with the business community in West Winnipeg; home to over 4,000 businesses and 100,000 residents. The Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for community information and activity. As a business, explore the Chamber’s networking opportunities, events and the benefits of becoming a member. As a resident or tourist, access our Chamber Directory for information on our Chamber members’ products, services and area attractions.

Assiniboine Credit Union

P: 204-958-8588
E: [email protected]

Head Office Winnipeg 2nd Floor 200 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 1A8

ACU is a financial co-operative with over $5 billion in assets. We offer a full suite of personal and commercial banking products and services, and a team of financial and wealth advisors to help our members succeed. We have fourteen branch locations in Winnipeg, two northern branches in Thompson and Gillam, and we’re owned collectively by over 125,000 Manitobans who use our services today.

Bank of Montreal

P: 877-225-5266
E: [email protected]

Corporate head office, Headquarters,100 King Street West, 28th Floor
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5X 1A1

We’re proud to be fueling growth and expanding possibilities for individuals, families and businesses. More than 12 million customers count on us for personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment services. As the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America, we help our customers make the most of their money. In Canada, the United States and across the globe, we’ll continue to build, invest and transform to drive performance that serves the good that grows.

Caisse Financial Group

P: 204-237-8988 or Toll-Free1-866-926-0706
E: [email protected]

400 – 205 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2H 0G4

Caisse Financial Group is a bilingual financial institution offering financial products and services for every phase of life. Caisse has no fee accounts for students and financial skill workshops.

Canadian Banker’s Association

P: (416) 362-6092
E: [email protected]

Box 348, Commerce Court West,199 Bay Street, 30th Floor
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5L 1G2

Banks in Canada recognize their responsibility to foster a more inclusive and sustainable future for Indigenous individuals, businesses and communities. These commitments reflect the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to action for corporate Canada on building respectful relationships, contributing to employment and supporting economic empowerment. Banks do this by providing banking, borrowing and investment services for Indigenous businesses, governments and families. Beyond providing those essential financial services, banks understand the importance of attracting and retaining Indigenous employees, investing in Indigenous education and financial literacy and taking an active role in community development.


P: 416-980-3096
E: Q&A Chat Online via Website

CIBC Canada Headquarters, 199 Bay St, Commerce Court
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5L 1A2

At CIBC, we are in business to help our clients, employees and shareholders achieve what is important to them. Our ability to create value for all CIBC stakeholders is driven by a business culture based on common values: Trust, Teamwork and Accountability.

Community Futures

P: 204-943-2905
E: [email protected]

559 – 167 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0V3

Community Futures Manitoba Inc. (CFM) is an association representing 16 Community Future organizations (CFs) established throughout rural and northern Manitoba. The Community Futures Manitoba Board of Directors is comprised of one representative from each of these organizations. Community Futures operates across rural and Northern Canada as a grassroots-driven program created to strengthen rural economies by enabling entrepreneurship and assisting in community economic development. There are 16 Community Futures organizations (CFs) established throughout rural and northern Manitoba. The goal of each CF is to assist the communities in their region to develop their economic potential.

RBC Royal Bank

P: 204-988-4000

Head Office Winnipeg 220 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 0A5

Since 1992, the RBC Indigenous Student Award program has provided post-secondary scholarships to driven, community-oriented Indigenous youth across Canada.


P: 204-985-3011

200 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3C 3X2

A Canadian-headquartered bank with focus on high-quality growth markets in the Americas. We are a top-five universal bank in each of our core markets, and a top-15 wholesale bank in the U.S., delivering superior advice and services to help our customers get ahead

Steinbach Credit Union

P: 1-204-326-3495 / 204-222-2100 / 204-661-1575 / Toll-Free: 1-800-728-6440

Steinbach Branch, 333 Main Street
Linden Ridge Branch, 2100 McGillivray Blvd./ Lagimodiere Branch, 1575 Lagimodiere Blvd.
Steinbach / Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R5G 1B1 / R3Y 1X2 / R3W 0B9

Established in 1941, SCU (Steinbach Credit Union) is Manitoba’s largest credit union and the eighth largest in Canada, with over $7 billion in assets. We offer a robust suite of products and services for personal, business, and agricultural members, ranging from day-to-day banking, to wealth management, and lending solutions that meet their every need.

Sunova Credit Union

P: 204-790-6920

1033 St. Mary’s Rd
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2M 3S8

Students bank for free with no monthly fee banking with proof of enrollement in a post-secondary institution.

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC)

P: 1-204-948-0100
E: [email protected]

550-201 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 3K6

We engage our member chambers and corporate partners to work together and present a unified voice to government. Through proactive advocacy, we connect with elected representatives and political decision-makers to advance our mission to make Manitoba the best place to live and work.

Toronto Dominion Canada Trust

P: 204-988-2285

2799 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 2H5

At TD, there are so many ways to bank. You can bank online, in branch, on the phone and with the TD apps.

Westoba Credit Union

P: 1-877-WESTOBA (937-8622)
E: [email protected]

1890 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 5L3

Our credit union community puts members first. We invest our profits right here at home where our members live and work. We support local decision-making through an elected Board of Directors and you have the support of caring and professional employees who deliver exceptional service and always have your best interests at heart. Westoba Student Banking offers a Student Line of Credit, a free chequing account, financial skills workshops and more.

Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

P: 204-944-8484
E: [email protected]

100-259 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 2A9

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce uses its position as a community leader, a member business supporter and a public policy influencer to build a city where industry prosperity and community wellness grow.

*For more information about the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s CODE Collaborative and
Truth and Reconciliation Roadmap, please see Foundations of Reconciliation.

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