The ACE Program is made possible through the collaborative efforts between its partners including TRICORP, the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria, representatives from Aboriginal communities, industry, and government.
The Tribal Resources Investment Corporation (TRICORP) provides a wide range of financial services to First Nations entrepreneurs in Northwestern British Columbia.
The Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria provides top-class personalized entrepreneurial education to the community through the innovative curriculum and experienced professors to ensure students receive the education and experience needed to run their own business.
Service Canada is a federal institution that is part of Employment and Social Development Canada. Service Canada provides Canadians with a single point of access to a wide range of government services and benefits.
1. Generate revenue to attain financial independence
2. Improve the quality of life for the collective benefit of the Haida people
The Gwaii Trust Society owns and manages a multi-million-dollar perpetual fund for the benefit of all the people of Haida Gwaii. The fund generates investment income and the Society distributes part of that income every year through a variety of grant programs.
Haida Gwaii Community Futures’ vision is to support the entrepreneurial spirit to create a sustainable economic future for Haida Gwaii. They do this by building the foundations of a vibrant island community through business and community economic development, capacity building, collaborative leadership, and local sustainability.
The Adams Lake Indian Band (ALIB) belongs to the Secwepemc Nation. ALIB is a member of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council (SNTC); which consists of nine Secwepemc Bands.
The Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band will become a strong self-reliant community having Cultural and Traditional values to ensure a balanced and productive future for all members.
The Splatsin people reside on Indian reserve lands adjacent to the City of Enderby to the south and across the Shuswap River to the east. The Splatsin are the southernmost tribe of the Shuswap Nation, the largest Interior Salish speaking First Nation in Canada.