Sources of Support

Industry Sector & Business Councils

This is where you will find industry and business councils 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.

APTN


E: [email protected]

339 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0N6

https://corporate.aptn.ca/careers/scholarship-program/

APTN is committed to the development of Indigenous professionals across Canada.

Arctic Co-operatives Limited

The mission of Arctic Co-operatives Limited is to be the vehicle for service to, and co-operation among the multi-purpose Co-operative businesses in Canada’s North.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

P: 416-961-8663
E: [email protected]

2 Berkeley Street, Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5A 4J5

https://www.ccab.com/

Our mission is to foster sustainable business relations between First Nations, Inuit and Métis people and Canadian Business.

First Peoples Development Inc.

P: 204-987-9570
E: Email through the website.

101-1355 Mountain Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2X 3B6

https://fpdinc.ca/

The Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program is designed to help Indigenous people improve their skills and find employment

The Indigenous Marketing Company (IMC)

indigenous marketing company

P: 204-797-6633
E: [email protected]

120-200 Alpine Way
Headingly, Manitoba Canada
R4H 1C8

https://imcmarketing.ca/

The Indigenous Marketing Company, is proud to showcase our Indigenous roots by being 100% First Nations-owned. We are also proud to have joined the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business because we are strong believers that every voice plays a role in defining the future for Indigenous Peoples. By becoming a Certified Aboriginal Business, IMC hopes to strengthen the narrative between Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations to create a more cohesive economy. At IMC, we partner with entrepreneurs, organizations, and Indigenous communities to develop comprehensive marketing solutions designed to create better futures for Indigenous Peoples. Our services include web design, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click advertising (PPC), social media marketing, logo design, and a wide variety of other creative design services.

Government of Manitoba

AccessManitoba

AccessManitoba is a secure online service that provides access to business, employment and training-related government services and information. AccessManitoba also allows online payment for some services.

Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils (AMSC)

P: 204-272-2960
E: [email protected]

1000 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 0P3

https://www.facebook.com/amsc.mb.ca/

At AMSC, Manitobans exchange ideas and information, hold workshops and courses, and create collaborative programs to encourage diversity, develop workplace skills and promote business leadership.

Creative Manitoba


E: [email protected]

300-245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0S6

https://creativemanitoba.ca/

Creative Manitoba strengthens, represents and connects Manitoba’s arts and creative industries. Our entrepreneurship training and mentorship opportunities teach artists how to sustain themselves creatively and financially. Our arts specific management training increases productivity and profitability in arts and cultural organizations. We promote the value of the arts. In support of this work, we create and publish directories of artists and creative workers, conduct research and share the findings through educational seminars and outreach.

Food & Beverage Manitoba

P: 204-982-6372
E: [email protected]

12-59 Scurfield Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3Y 1V2

https://foodbeveragemb.ca/

Food & Beverage Manitoba (formerly the Manitoba Food Processors Association) is an industry-led, not-for-profit association that launched in 1993 to help Manitoba’s food and beverage industry achieve its full creative and competitive potential. From small startups to multi-national corporations, food and beverage producers, growers, processors to marketing boards, government agencies, retailers, packagers, and suppliers, the companies that make up our industry work tirelessly to meet shifting customer demands, and increasing competition.

Futurpreneur

P: 204-296-2694

441-100 Innovation Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T6G2

https://www.futurpreneur.ca/en/manitoba-saskatchewan-northwest-territories-and-nunavut/

Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,400 volunteer mentors.

Manitoba Aerospace

P: 204-272-2957
E: [email protected]

1000 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 0P3

https://mbaerospace.ca/

Manitoba Aerospace is a membership based, not-for-profit organization representing aerospace and defence companies and stakeholders driving the sustainable worldwide business growth of Manitoba aerospace and defence companies through collaboration, innovation and supply chain development.

Mitacs

Mitacs empowers Canadian innovation through effective partnerships that deliver solutions to our most pressing problems. By driving economic growth and productivity, we create meaningful change to improve quality of life for all Canadians.

The Business Council of Manitoba

business council of manitoba

P: 204-942-3637

Suite 800
One Lombard Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0X3

https://businesscouncil.mb.ca/indigenous-education-awards/

The Business Council of Manitoba is committed to helping Indigenous students attend university or community college. We believe that education is an important component in their personal development and greatly improves their opportunities. We are gratified with the success of this initiative.

The Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC)

P: 204-272-5091
E: [email protected]

Unit C – 1000 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 0P3

https://mbcsc.com/indigenous-engagement-strategy/

An Indigenous Engagement Strategy (IES) serves to provide guidance to Industry as organizations strive to increase the participation of Indigenous people in all aspects of the employment cycle. The IES also provides opportunities for Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC) to share information, discuss common challenges, address systemic barriers, promote Indigenous employment and provide support to one another.

The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA)

P: 204-783-7090
E: [email protected]

310-1120 Market Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0P4

https://meia.mb.ca/

The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) serves as an information and opportunity hub, equipping members with the information they need to stay current on governmental policy and legislation, increase their knowledge of environmental practices, and gain business development knowledge. Through learning sessions, training programs, conferences, special events, e-news, and project partnerships, members can find the solutions they need to very real environmental challenges.

Winnipeg Poverty Reduction Council, TRC 92: Youth Employment Social Innovation Lab


E: [email protected]

2nd Floor – 580 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 1C7

https://wprc.ca/youth-employment-trc-92/

Social innovation labs are a co-creative approach to addressing complex social challenges. Diverse stakeholders come together to deeply understand a challenge, identify patterns and structures that are keeping a challenge entrenched, generate, and test potential solutions, and implement high-potential approaches. As important as the solutions that are generated are the collaborative relationships that are built across traditional boundaries, as well as the knowledge, capacities and skills that are developed through this process

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