Business Resources

In the interest of helping local business to thrive the Economic Development Department has put together the following links to useful business resources.

Business Resources


Townfolio Overview


Community Futures Grande Prairie

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Community Futures Peace Country

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Spirit River Office
PO Box 547
Provincial Building 
4602 - 50th Street
Spirit River AB
T0H 3G0
Phone: (780) 864-3896
Fax: (780) 864-2529


ATB Business 

Royal Bank Business

Fairview Chamber of Commerce 

Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce

Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce 



Alberta Business Link  

Alberta Government – Alberta Learning Information Service

Alberta Economic Development & Trade  

Alberta Innovates   

Alberta Regional Dashboard 

Alberta Small Business Resources 

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (AYEC)

Community Futures-Alberta  


GP Regional Innovation Network (GPRIN)

Junior Achievement – Northern Alberta & Northwest Territories    

Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC)

The ManCap Foundation

  The ManCap Foundation is a non-profit, federally registered charity founded in 1996 by the ManCap Group of companies. The foundation has raised over $1,000,000 to foster entrepreneurship and leadership in Alberta's youth.

The Foundation has built an endowment at the Edmonton Community Foundation worth $500,000 that today awards six scholarships worth $3,000 each to Alberta high school students entering their first year of post-secondary studies. High marks are not a requirement and financial need is a criterion. Since 1997 we have awarded 97 grants worth $217,500, and because our endowment is fully funded and growing, we will continue to award $18,000 in scholarships each year in perpetuity.

The foundation also supports success experience programs in our community like Junior Achievement, Scouts Canada, YMCA Sky High Program, Youth in Transition and the Day Home Provider Program at Norquest College, as well as programs like Toastmasters.

Shad Valley

SHAD is a registered Canadian charity that empowers exceptional high school students – at a pivotal point in their education – to recognize their own capabilities and envision their extraordinary potential as tomorrow’s leaders and change makers. Each year, SHAD provides the opportunity for 700+ students from across Canada and internationally to attend a month-long summer program, in-residence at one of our Canadian host universities, focused on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math). There are currently more than 15,500 SHAD alumni including 32 Rhodes Scholars, Top 40 Under 40 & Top 20 Under 20 award recipients, and many other accomplished professionals, all sharing the transformational SHAD experience and able to leverage their SHAD network for life. Founded in 1980, SHAD is based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Students selected through the rigorous, competitive process for places in the summer program are top performers who are also well-rounded emerging leaders demonstrating initiative, creativity and flair. They are leaders in their schools, volunteers in their communities, and are often gifted musicians, artists and athletes.


Starting your Business

Tech Futures



Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Government of Canada – Business & Industry

Business Link

Canada Business Network

Grants: This video explains how to search for government grants that support small business.

Canadian Franchise Association

Futurpreneur Canada

Industry Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Canada Small Business Financing Program