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Our purpose and values

Empower a nation of dreamers and doers to build a better tomorrow for all

Our mission is to support Canadian entrepreneurs by providing financing, capital and advisory services with a focus on small and medium sized enterprises.

Our strategic objectives

BDC aims to support Canadian entrepreneurs to build strong and resilient businesses and, in doing so, contribute to creating a more prosperous, competitive and inclusive Canada.

Growth and competitiveness

Spur the growth of entrepreneurs and the competitiveness of Canada’s economy

Reach and relevance

Increase the reach and relevance of our support to entrepreneurs

Big challenges of our time

Empower entrepreneurs to respond to the big challenges of our time

Employee and client experience

Deliver a world-class employee and client experience

Our values

Our values are the fundamental beliefs and principles that drive our business, support our strategic goals and guide our day-to-day work at BDC. They are our personality and DNA.

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United for entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are at the core of our actions. We collaborate effectively and create trusting relationships, as well as long-term partnerships, based on respect and integrity.

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Powered by people

Our colleagues, clients, and partners are our true driving force. We genuinely care about them and value their authentic selves. We create an environment for fulfillment, and foster agility and flexibility.

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Courageously impactful

We are determined and accountable to deliver sustainable results. We have an impact by having the courage to act in innovative ways and being focused on the best interest of entrepreneurs and our colleagues.

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