Sources of Support

Industry Sector & Business Councils

This is where you will find industry and business councils with specific Indigenous resources.

In this section, organizations that offer supports that may benefit students have been broken into categories.  

Click on the listings of individual organizations and explore which supports they offer. 

For each listing:

  • Click on the (+) symbol for organization  details, contact information and links where available.
  • You will  find links to the services the organization offers.


P: (204) 947-9331
E: [email protected]

339 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0N6

APTN is sharing our Peoples’ journey, celebrating our cultures, inspiring our children and honouring the wisdom of our Elders.

Arctic Co-operatives Limited

P: (867) 979-2448

Nunavut Regional Office: 1121 Mivvik Street, P.O. Box 697
Iqaluit, Nunavut Canada
X0A 0H0

Arctic Co-operatives Limited is a service federation that is owned and controlled by 33 community-based Co-operative businesses that are located in Nunavut, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Saskatchewan. The Co-op System in the Arctic is a great example of Indigenous community economic development in Canada. The 33 Co-ops are independently owned and controlled Inuit, Métis and First Nations businesses. They operate retail facilities, hotels, cable operations, construction, outfitting, arts and crafts production and property rentals.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

P: 416-961-8663
E: [email protected]

2 Berkeley Street, Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5A 4J5

CCAB delivers programs that facilitate the growth of Indigenous business, build relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous business, and ensure life-long learning for Indigenous entrepreneurs, and other Canadian business leaders. These efforts recognize the central role that Indigenous business and communities hold in the future of Canada.

First Peoples Development Inc.

P: 204-987-9570
E: Online Contact Form

Head Office: Swan Lake First Nation – 240 – 300 Alpine Way , Headingly, Manitoba R4H 0E1
Winnipeg Sub Office: 101-1355 Mountain Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R2X 3B6

FPDI works with 28 Sub-Agreement Holder’s to build capacity to plan and invest in training activities based on their community priorities. Manitoba has the second highest Indigenous population in Canada and the ISET program provides funding for FPDI and the SAH’s to work toward reducing the employment, skills and earning gaps of First Nations learners. The ISET program includes: apprenticeship training, job start-up, career exploration, upskilling, wage subsidy and certificate programs. Since 2019, 3,258 ISET clients were trained, 1,046 employed and 323 returned to school. Other programs include our Robotics and Drone training funded by Indigenous Service Canada. The program introduces stem concepts to indigenous youth.

The Indigenous Marketing Company (IMC)

indigenous marketing company

P: 204-797-6633
E: [email protected]

120-200 Alpine Way
Headingly, Manitoba Canada
R4H 1C8

The Indigenous Marketing Company, is proud to showcase our Indigenous roots by being 100% First Nations-owned. We are also proud to have joined the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business because we are strong believers that every voice plays a role in defining the future for Indigenous Peoples. By becoming a Certified Aboriginal Business, IMC hopes to strengthen the narrative between Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations to create a more cohesive economy. At IMC, we partner with entrepreneurs, organizations, and Indigenous communities to develop comprehensive marketing solutions designed to create better futures for Indigenous Peoples. Our services include web design, search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click advertising (PPC), social media marketing, logo design, and a wide variety of other creative design services.

Bioscience Association Manitoba

P: (204) 272-5095
E: [email protected]

Unit A – 1000 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 0P3

We are the Bioscience Association Manitoba (BAM). We are passionate advocates for the province’s bioscience community.

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME)

P: 647-556-5815
E: [email protected]

National Office: 270 Albert Street, Suite 402
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
K1P 5G8

From the first industrial boom in Canada, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) has been advocating for and representing member interests. 150 years strong, we have earned an extensive and effective track record of working for and with 2,500 leading manufacturers from coast to coast to help their businesses grow. For more information on CME’s DEI Training please see Foundation of Reconciliation.

Creative Manitoba

E: [email protected]

300-245 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0S6

Creative Manitoba strengthens, represents and connects Manitoba’s arts and creative industries. Our entrepreneurship training and mentorship opportunities teach artists how to sustain themselves creatively and financially. Our arts specific management training increases productivity and profitability in arts and cultural organizations. We promote the value of the arts. In support of this work, we create and publish directories of artists and creative workers, conduct research and share the findings through educational seminars and outreach.

Food & Beverage Manitoba

P: 204-982-6372
E: [email protected]

12-59 Scurfield Blvd
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3Y 1V2

Food & Beverage Manitoba (formerly the Manitoba Food Processors Association) is an industry-led, not-for-profit association that launched in 1993 to help Manitoba’s food and beverage industry achieve its full creative and competitive potential. From small startups to multi-national corporations, food and beverage producers, growers, processors to marketing boards, government agencies, retailers, packagers, and suppliers, the companies that make up our industry work tirelessly to meet shifting customer demands, and increasing competition.


P: 1 800 464 2923

National Office: 33 Yonge St Suite 1100
Toronto, Ontario Canada
M5E 1G4

Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,400 volunteer mentors.

Manitoba Aerospace

P: 204-272-2957
E: [email protected]

1000 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 0P3

Manitoba Aerospace is a membership based, not-for-profit organization representing aerospace and defence companies and stakeholders driving the sustainable worldwide business growth of Manitoba aerospace and defence companies through collaboration, innovation and supply chain development.

Manitoba Tourism Education Council (MTEC)

P: (204) 957-7437 / Toll Free: (800) 820-6832
E: Online Contact Form

Unit 3 – 75 Scurfield Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3Y 1P6

MTEC was established in 1989 as a not-for-profit organization that receives provincial funding to assist the tourism industry in Manitoba in remaining viable, through training their managers, supervisors and employees. We have worked with thousands of tourism professionals throughout the province. Each year we train roughly 11,000 individuals through our services on-line, at our training centre in Winnipeg and at group sessions across the province.


Mitacs empowers Canadian innovation through effective partnerships that deliver solutions to our most pressing problems. By driving economic growth and productivity, we create meaningful change to improve quality of life for all Canadians.

New Media Manitoba

P: 204-947-5891
E: Online Contact Form

100-62 Albert Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 1E9

New Media Manitoba is the Sector Council lead for Information, Communication and Digital Technologies and non-profit industry association dedicated to supporting Manitoba’s Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry.

North Forge

P: 204-262-6400
E: [email protected]

Winnipeg Headquarters: 441 – 100 Innovation Drive
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 6G2

North Forge is an incubator accelerator and a powerhouse entrepreneur community fuelling Manitoba’s innovative science-based, technology-enabled, and advanced manufacturing startups. We curate resources to help entrepreneurs solve problems in real time and reduce the cost and risk of innovation.

Supply Chain Canada – Manitoba

P: 204-452-0799
E: [email protected]

Unit C – 1000 Waverly Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 0Y4

The Manitoba Institute of Supply Chain Canada is the largest association of supply chain management professionals in Manitoba.

The Business Council of Manitoba

business council of manitoba

P: 204-942-3637
E: Online Contact Form

Suite 800 – One Lombard Place
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0X3

Committed to improving our province and our country. The Council membership consists of a diverse and prestigious group of leaders of companies who have demonstrated a commitment to Manitoba’s economic growth and community development. Collectively they represent the economic engine of Manitoba. The Council exists to make Manitoba a preferred place to live, work and invest. The Council advocates innovative, fact-based positions on selected issues that bear directly on the future health of Manitoba society. The Council engages in discussion with political and business leaders, offering members access to new ideas and to decision makers who can convert those ideas into action.

The Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC)

P: 204-272-5091
E: [email protected]

Unit C – 1000 Waverley Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3T 0P3

The Manitoba Construction Sector Council (MCSC), the industry’s human resource council, acts as a federation of its current four industry and Indigenous advocacy associations. In developing the future potential of the organization, a new robust network of partnerships in communities will enhance its capacity to meet its vision of the future.

The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA)

P: 204-783-7090
E: [email protected]

310-1120 Market Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
R3B 0P4

The Manitoba Environmental Industries Association (MEIA) serves as an information and opportunity hub, equipping members with the information they need to stay current on governmental policy and legislation, increase their knowledge of environmental practices, and gain business development knowledge. Through learning sessions, training programs, conferences, special events, e-news, and project partnerships, members can find the solutions they need to very real environmental challenges.

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