In partnership with the Native Women's Association of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, Inc. will train twenty Indigenous women to deliver the CCAE’s Aboriginal BEST program to other Indigenous women across each province and territory. BEST programs will be free, for Indigenous women, two weeks long, with lots of follow-up and great guest speakers. This particular … [Read more...]

Seven New BEST’s – Spring 2018

Bella Coola and Vancouver were great successes, with a number of businesses started and others expanded through our unique Vancity Credit Union BEST Micro-loan Program. Now we have seven (7) upcoming BEST's filling up quickly across BC, so register today … [Read more...]

3 New BESTs for Autumn 2017!

Bella Coola and Vancouver, here we come! We're thrilled to head back out to Nuxalk territory to run another BEST course this September! Plus, demand for the Aboriginal BEST program has been so great in the Vancouver area that we have had to split to offer courses in two locations. Courses will run for 2 weeks straight, Monday to Friday, in these locations. * Bella Coola from Sept. 18th to … [Read more...]

Simply the BEST – Merritt, BC – Spring 2016

BEST Merritt

The Aboriginal BEST program wrapped up in Merritt, BC on Friday, March 4th , 2016. "This program was an overwhelming success," said BEST Facillitator, Chris Rand. "I anticipate seeing a number of small business start-ups from this class of graduates. The whole group were engaged and worked hard; it was an inspiring couple of weeks." Special thanks to guest speakers Leonard Joe, and Helder Ponte. … [Read more...]

Micro-Loan Program for Graduates

The Aboriginal BEST training program, supported by the Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation and Human Resources and Social Development Canada, is a free training opportunity available to all Aboriginal people who are interested in pursuing self-employment and entrepreneurship as a career option. At Vancity, we understand that small businesses are vital to the health of our … [Read more...]

Host a BEST program in your community!

In the past 10 years, BEST has been delivered in over 100 BC Aboriginal communities, and over 2500 people have taken part and started their own business. Your organization is being offered FUNDING for the opportunity to host this excellent and helpful program in your community. This is an incredible opportunity for your organization to help stimulate economic development in your community, at … [Read more...]