Support for businesses and communities in the Prairie provinces

Partners and programs that help businesses start up or grow, and help communities create the environment in which diverse businesses can thrive in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.


Support for businesses and communities

Services and information

If you are looking specifically for funding, please see our funding programs.

Prairies Business Service Network partners

Find Prairies Business Service Network partners near you.

Community Futures

Offices across the Prairies offering services to rural entrepreneurs and to local communities for economic development.

Women’s Enterprise Initiative

Offices in the Prairies that provide loans, business counseling and skills training specifically for women entrepreneurs.

Francophone economic development

Organizations that provide business services to official language minority communities in the Prairies.

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

Offices that help entrepreneurs who have a disability with business information, training, mentoring and one-on-one counseling.

Indigenous business development services

Offices that provide support for new and existing Indigenous entrepreneurs and business organizations in the Prairies.

Small Business Services

Fast, accurate and comprehensive information on a wide variety of programs, services and regulations.

Other small business support services

Aerospace, defence and marine opportunities

Information about PrairiesCan’s role in Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) that support businesses in the Prairies.

Black Entrepreneurship Program

Program to support Black-led business organizations and Black entrepreneurs, including loans and a knowledge hub.

Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES)

Program to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025 through access to capital, training and other vital resources.


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