News & Blog

ACE Program partners and members are making headlines. Check here for the latest blogs, updates about the ACE Program, ACE community news and ACE Program coverage in the media.

Anetha Kashuba

I'm a Mom 101 Life Skills Workshops and Blog LD-ACE Graduate Anetha Kashuba is a mother of six who is a facilitator of personal development. Her goal is to teach and empower women through sustainable life skills and community relationships.  Anetha places great...

Laurie Anderson

Soul Path Portraits Alternative & Holistic Health Service LD-ACE Graduate Laurie Anderson is a Métis woman, entrepreneur, and a single mother who was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. Laurie’s business, Soul Path Portraits by Laurie, actually started many...

Karen August

Medicine Wheel Monuments Monument and Funerary Services LD-ACE Graduate Karen August is a member of the Neskonlith Indian Band (which itself is part of the Shuswap Nation). Karen is an entrepreneur and has been working for herself as a contract caterer for hire. She...

Dana Foster

The Women’s Online Network Communications, Social Media NW-ACE Graduate Dana Foster, graduate of NW-ACE cohort 4, shares her wealth of experience in communications with the larger community. Dana initially received her diploma in Broadcasting and Performing Arts from...

Shane Maurice

Equinox Wilderness Adventure Tours, Ethnobotany, Education LD-ACE Graduate Shane Michael Maurice is a Cree man from the Sunchild Reserve in Alberta who lives at Little Shuswap Lake Band Reserve. He came to the ACE Program after having gone through another...

Sharleen White-Davidson

Shar's Mobile Cuts 'n Nails Mobile Hairstyling, Manicures Haida Owned and Operated Graduate With a passion for empowering others through their self-confidence, Sharleen, graduate of Haida Owned and Operated Cohort 3 is founding Shar’s Mobile Cuts ‘n Nails on Haida...

Coverage in the Media

Members of the ACE Program are making news. Read ACE coverage in the media at the following links.

Lianna Spence, NW-ACE Graduate on Journeys with Kiefer Collision

Reid Skelton Morven, NW-ACE Graduate on Journeys with Kiefer Collision

Patrick Shannon, Haida Owned and Operated Graduate, on Journeys with Kiefer Collision

Nakkita Trimble, NW-ACE Graduate on Journeys with Kiefer Collision

Cory Stephens, NW-ACE Program Manager on Journeys with Kiefer Collision

Cory Stephens, NW-ACE Program Manager, & Dana Foster, NW-ACE Graduate on CBC News BC North by Northwest (11:50 – 26:16)

Patrick Shannon Named B.C.’s Young Aboriginal Entrepreneur of the Year

How Can Visitors Best Explore Canada’s Indigenous Culture?

Haida Gwaii Caught in he Midst of World Plastic Pollution

Spotlight on Michelle & Trenton of Silver Grizzly Transportation

NW-ACE Program Earns Prestigious Honours

Harnessing Ideas

Universities bring real world into entrepreneur program

Empowering Aboriginal Entrepreneurs

New program at UVic for Aboriginal entrepreneurs

On the Street: Entrepreneur training…

How a B-school is helping Aboriginal startups

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship gets boost in NW BC

Aboriginal Entrepreneurs have HEART

NW-ACE grads celebrate in style

NW-ACE Students Provide Gift

Highway of Tears t-shirts raise awareness about missing and murdered women

Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs Program Honoured as Best in the World

Heart of our City: Wayne Fast Finding ‘Peace of Mind’ in Prince Rupert

UVic News: Aboriginal Canadian entrepreneurs program honoured as best in the world

Students ACE business

Healing her way to to success