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In September 2022 Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) announced relief funding for businesses and select not-for-profits located in 22 regions of BC, delivered through Community Futures. We are honoured to be in a position to help businesses, enterprising-not-for-profits and First-Nations-Band-owned businesses to strengthen and recover from challenging economic conditions. *Conditions apply and eligibility criteria differs, please see the FAQs below.
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Eligibility & Frequently Asked Questions
1. Which regions are eligible?
2. What makes a business eligible?
All eligible businesses receive unlimited free Workshops, unlimited free Peer Masterminds, and up to 10 hours Consultation services.
The opportunity to apply for a reimbursement of up to $5,000 for Training is only available to businesses that have grossed at least $15,000 in the 12 months prior to their application (or in the 12 months prior to the program launch).
3. What makes a not-for-profit eligible?
All not-for-profits are eligible for unlimited free Workshops, unlimited free Peer Masterminds and up to 10 hours of free Consulting Services. The $5,000 Training Reimbursement is only available to Enterprising Not-for-Profits. An Enterprising Not-for-Profit must:
Not eligible: Not-for-profits funded primarily through donations and grants and are not dependent on their business activities for sustainability.
4. Are First Nations Band-Owned businesses eligible?
5. Are startups and micro-businesses eligible?
Startups, individuals exploring entrepreneurship, and businesses earning less than $15,000 in gross sales in the 12 months prior to their application are eligible for unlimited free Workshops, unlimited free Peer Masterminds and up to 10 hours of free Consultation Services. They cannot apply for the $5,000 Training Reimbursement.
6. Who is not eligible?
7. Who can I connect with for more information?
Each eligible region has a Program Ambassador to help with your questions, help navigate our website and application process, and point you in the direction of additional resources and supports.