Resources & Funding

The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations is pleased to provide a comprehensive database of resources for sustainable economic development. Here you can find many programs, organizations and facilities in British Columbia where that benefit of First Nations people and businesses, including funding opportunities. 

Each resource or funding opportunity requires different application materials and processes. You can narrow down a list of resources that will be helpful for your needs by selecting specific filtering options found below.

Since 1996, the BC Arts Council has partnered with First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) on the Aboriginal Arts Development Awards (…

Entrepreneurial skills training for eligible Aboriginal persons, with a focus on youth and persons with disabilities

Business advisory centres help Aboriginal entrepreneurs with business startup or expansion, partnerships, and planning. These centres…

The BC Achievement Foundation, an independent foundation established and endowed by the Province of British Columbia in 2003 to…

Business loans are available to Aboriginal entrepreneurs in British Columbia. All Nations Trust Company (ANTCO) delivers the Aboriginal…

This program funds partnerships between Aboriginal communities and public post-secondary institutions to deliver community-based…

The Ministry provides $4.3M for an Aboriginal Emergency Financial Assistance Fund to support Aboriginal students experiencing a short-…

The Ministry provided $3M to the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society ($1M in 2012, $2M in FY2015/16) for the Aboriginal Graduate…

Programs to support Aboriginal people who want to enter and succeed in skilled trades. Programs offer a range of pre-apprenticeship…

BC has committed up to $10M annually for 3 years (FY2015/16-FY2017/18) in new funding in support of Aboriginal skills training, focused…