Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program in British Columbia

British Columbians with disabilities can access a network of business professionals and other resources through Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan)'s Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP). The EDP provides business information, training and development, mentoring and one-on-one counseling services.

In rural and urban communities, the program is delivered through Community Futures offices. For more information on the EDP and the services available contact the organization listed below that is nearest to you.

For more information contact the EDP office for your region:

British Columbia

Mailing address

C230-7871 Stave Lake St
Mission BC  V2V 0C5

What the program offers

The EDP provides access to business services across British Columbia, including:

Who is eligible

Entrepreneurs meeting the following basic criteria may be considered for support through the EDP:

What loans are available

The program provides entrepreneurs with disabilities access to business loans if they can't get financing from a financial institution. The loan terms are flexible and made to meet your needs. Contact the organization serving your area for more information on loans and services available.

What the loans can be used for

Projects supported by this program include:

Other services

Small and medium-sized businesses in most rural and urban areas can easily access a business services through PacifiCan's Western Canada Business Service Network.

This network includes:

All of these organizations provide entrepreneurs with the expertise they need to start a new business or expand their existing company.
They offer many services from marketing and funding options to counseling and support. For more information on the services our network provides and the network member nearest you, visit the Western Canada Business Service Network.

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