PrairiesCan success stories in Manitoba

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Publication date Region Sector(s) Stories
2022-11-29 Manitoba Francophone, Indigenous, Tourism, Women
Josée Curé

Rural Manitoba restaurant gets help re-inventing its business during the pandemic

Food, culture, and history come together at J'em Bistro, a restaurant in a museum in rural Manitoba.

Publication Date: 2022-11-29
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Francophone, Indigenous, Tourism, Women

2021-07-26 Manitoba Indigenous, Women
Winnipeg Indigenous business expands sustainable fashion line to new markets

Winnipeg Indigenous business expands sustainable fashion line to new markets

WD supported Anne Mulaire Designs to develop online and direct marketing strategies, boost production capacity and patent its cutting-edge production process.

Publication Date: 2021-07-26
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Indigenous, Women

2021-07-14 Manitoba Digital technology, Women
Women succeed in STEM careers and as tech entrepreneurs

Women succeed in STEM careers and as tech entrepreneurs

WD supported NSD Tech Inc. through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, to upgrade and market CARMIS—client management software for non-profit agencies serving refugees and immigrants.

Publication Date: 2021-07-14
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Digital technology, Women

2021-05-12 Manitoba Life sciences
Suppliers test COVID-19 medical devices like N-95 masks in Winnipeg

Suppliers test COVID-19 medical devices like N-95 masks in Winnipeg

Martin Petrak, President and CEO, and Trevor Gascoyne, Director of Operations, share how the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in Winnipeg has become an internationally accredited laboratory to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Publication Date: 2021-05-12
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Life sciences

2020-08-13 Manitoba Disabilities, Women
How an entrepreneur with disabilities grew her business in Winnipeg

How an entrepreneur with disabilities grew her business in Winnipeg

Lisa Hazelwood seized the opportunity to overcome barriers. She got the support she needed from Equal Opportunities West’s Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program. Lisa’s business, Dog Nerd, is a dog sport and training centre that uses positive training methods in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Publication Date: 2020-08-13
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Disabilities, Women

2020-03-05 Manitoba Francophone, Women
Bilingual small business serves Francophones from Pinawa, Manitoba

Bilingual small business serves Francophones from Pinawa, Manitoba

Julie Germain moved from Quebec to Manitoba to learn English. Now, she designs beautiful rooms for Manitoban homes in both English and French at Julie’s Creations.

Publication Date: 2020-03-05
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Francophone, Women

2020-03-04 Manitoba Business growth, Francophone
Manitoba’s bilingual municipalities and entrepreneurs get support

Manitoba’s bilingual municipalities and entrepreneurs get support

Bilingual entrepreneurs and municipalities in Manitoba have a lifeline. Conseil de développement économique des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (CDEM) is there to help them grow.

Publication Date: 2020-03-04
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Business growth, Francophone

2020-01-24 Manitoba Women, Francophone
Bilingual entrepreneurs bring mindfulness to Manitoba schools

Bilingual entrepreneurs bring mindfulness to Manitoba schools

Two young teachers in Manitoba wanted to share mindfulness practices with their French-language students, but they could not find bilingual materials geared to young people. So, they created their own, and Educalme was born.

Publication Date: 2020-01-24
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Women, Francophone

2019-12-09 Manitoba Clean technology, Francophone
Winnipeg firm exports renewable energy systems to Africa

Winnipeg firm exports renewable energy systems to Africa

Manitoba’s Raysolar sets up solar and wind energy systems. Technical expertise combined with being able to work in both of Canada’s official languages has opened up doors to expand into Francophone African countries.

Publication Date: 2019-12-09
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Clean technology, Francophone

2019-02-05 Manitoba Tourism, Francophone
Francophone and M´tis culture attract tourists to Manitoba

Francophone and Métis culture attract tourists to Manitoba

At the Heart of Manitoba’s Francophone Community is a documentary film produced by Tourisme Riel and Entreprises Riel, about the strong Francophone and Métis culture in the province.

Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Tourism, Francophone

2019-02-05 Manitoba Community economic development
Churchill gets lifeline when cut off from the rest of Manitoba

Churchill gets lifeline when cut off from the rest of Manitoba

The Churchill Region Economic Development Fund helped businesses survive when the town was cut off from ground transportation.

Publication Date: 2019-02-05
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Community economic development

2018-09-04 Manitoba Indigenous, Business growth, Skills and training
Community Futures promotes Indigenous business across Manitoba

Community Futures promotes Indigenous business across Manitoba

In 2018, Vision Quest marked its 22nd annual conference and trade show: “From Vision to Reality,” through partnerships with 5 primarily Indigenous-based Community Futures Development Corporations.

Publication Date: 2018-09-04
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Indigenous, Business growth, Skills and training

2018-08-04 Manitoba Women, Business growth, Skills and training
Women help each other build careers and businesses across Manitoba

Women help each other build careers and businesses across Manitoba

The one-day, annual conference sprouted from a desire to provide services to female business professionals and a venue for them to network.

Publication Date: 2018-08-04
Region: Manitoba
Sectors: Women, Business growth, Skills and training

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