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Indigenous Organization Business Projects

AIC is focused on supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs and their small-and-medium sized businesses. Indigenous organizations in southern Ontario may be considered for support towards for-profit business activities or projects that benefit local Indigenous-owned business. The focus of AIC support for organization is planning.

Eligible organizations must demonstrate:

  • The ability to commit at least 10% cash equity towards the capital cost of the project and 25% cash equity towards the project's non-capital costs;
  • the ability to secure the balance of financing required for the project from other funding or financing sources;
  • sound fiscal management;
  • adequate management capacity to implement the project and manage the business activity;
  • the organization’s leadership support and commitment towards the project;
  • a qualified/designated project manager; and,
  • confirmation the project will not impact the viability of any established business.