BDC’s mission is to help create and develop Canadian businesses through financing, growth and business transition capital, venture capital and consulting services, with a focus on small and medium-sized enterprises.
As a complementary lender, we offer loans and investments that fill out or complete services available from other financial institutions.
We have more than 70 years of experience working with small and medium-sized businesses. Our 2,200 dedicated and experienced employees help 49,000 entrepreneurs reach their full potential from a network of 118 business centres across the country. Our head office is in Montreal.
As a commercial Crown corporation, BDC has a single shareholder—the Government of Canada.
Every day, BDC employees are guided by the following values.
We build solid relationships based on mutual trust. Our actions are guided by integrity and respect for our clients, suppliers, partners and each other.
We share our clients’ passion. We care about their success and support them every step of the way. Our relationships are based on entrepreneurial thinking.
We are enriched by our diversity. We share our wide-ranging expertise to help our clients and the organization grow. We respect each other’s differences and work together to succeed.
We honour our commitment to help grow the Canadian economy. We take responsibility for our actions in all our dealings, both inside and outside BDC.
We recognize that we all face unique challenges in fulfilling the responsibilities of our professional and personal lives. We value a work environment that enables us to achieve a healthy balance.
Our employees are our ambassadors. BDC’s Code of Conduct, Ethics and Values (PDF) helps our employees clearly understand what is expected of them and apply these principles in everything they do. We also have a policy that encourages employees to come forward and disclose wrongdoing in the workplace.