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Aboriginal Business Canada

A program of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada which provides services and support to promote the growth of the Aboriginal business sector. The program helps aboriginal business start-ups to develop business plans and access lenders; the program can also provide some financing.

Phone (Edmonton office): 780-495-2954

ATB Entrepreneur Centre

As of May 2018, Grande Prairie is the fourth location in Alberta to welcome an ATB Entrepreneur Centre. The Centre offers various tools to help your business and personal finances grow together. Small business experts are available to provide mentorship and advice at various stages of your business.

Phone: 780-539-7450

BizPaL - Business Permits and Licenses

An online service that simplifies the business permit and licence process for entrepreneurs, governments, and third-party business service providers. Launched in 2005, it is managed by a partnership involving governments at the federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal levels. The website will provide a one-stop destination to obtain permits and licenses needed to start and grow your business.

Centre for Research & Innovation

Started by Grande Prairie Regional College and Peace Region Economic Development Alliance and works to link entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders to researchers, scientists, business development specialists, mentors and market development specialists in the Peace Region. The centre helps to bring innovative ideas from the drawing board to the real world.

Phone: 780-539-3807; 1-877-539-2808 (Toll-free)

Community Futures

A non-profit organization that is actively engaged in helping to develop and implement community-based economic development strategies. The organization offers business counselling, business loans and programs, self-employment and entrepreneur training, and also community economic development programs.

Phone: 780-814-5340

Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce

Supporting all businesses in Grande Prairie is the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce. Comprised of over 1,100 members, representing more than 19,000 employees, the Grande Prairie Chamber is the 3rd largest in Alberta. The Chamber is dedicated to connecting business by creating opportunities for networking, business promotion, advocacy, and policy development.

Phone: 780-532-5340

Peace Region Economic Development Alliance (PREDA)

One of the fourteen Regional Economic Development Alliances in Alberta. It is a partnership of 25 municipalities, educational institutions, business groups and government agencies. This non-profit organization works to guide regional economic development and to grow a vibrant economy that explores, promotes and facilitates new emerging opportunities, competitiveness and innovation.

Phone: 780-833-1035

The Work Place

A partnership with the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta, The Work Place provides employment support programs and services for both job seekers and employers. Services include training programs, workshop facilitation, needs assessments, and business planning services for both private and public-sector organizations.

Phone: 780-539-5477