Committed to your success
BDC has a long history of working with Indigenous entrepreneurs and appreciates your unique histories, cultures and contributions in Canada. We stand in solidarity with you and all Indigenous peoples and are committed to listening, learning and taking action towards Reconciliation.
We are also dedicated to help you succeed on your business journey:
Dedicated loans to help you grow
Access free resources and training
Work with organizations that support Indigenous entrepreneurship
Growing your business
BDC offers the Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan with financing of up to $350,000 to grow or scale your business.
Need more than $350,000? Learn about our other financing solutions.
BDC’s corporate head office in Montreal is located on unceded Indigenous lands: The Ga-Nionk-Geh-Ha-Gah also known as the Mohawk (Kanien’kehá:ka) Nation.
Connect with partners
We are proud to work with a range of partners to support the Indigenous business community across Canada.
National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA)
Provides advice and financing including the $150M Indigenous Growth Fund. Contact your local Aboriginal Financial Institution (AFI) for details.
Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses (CCAB)
Become a member to certify as a diverse supplier and increase business procurement opportunities.
Pow Wow Pitch
Delivers education, mentorship, programs, and resources to help entrepreneurs start and grow thriving and sustainable businesses.
Offers entrepreneurs aged 18-39 financing to start your business (up to $60,000).
Inspiration and resources
Articles, tools and inspiration to help you seize opportunities.
Listening and learning from our Indigenous employees
We’ve been making some changes at BDC to better serve Indigenous entrepreneurs.
More inclusive hiring
How our Indigenous employee resource group is bringing about positive change.
Becoming an engine of development
Innu entrepreneur Mélanie Paul is creating jobs for her community.
Bringing two worlds together
From selling sports gear to consulting, Kendal Netmaker is a serial entrepreneur with a higher calling.