Business Services

Funding

When raising money to start or grow a business, grants and crowdfunding can be a great alternative to traditional financing methods.

  • Industrial Research Assistance Program
    • The Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP) provides innovation and funding services customized the specific needs of your business. IRAP works to accelerate the growth of your business through innovation and technology.
  • Getting Government Grants, Loans and Financing
    • This comprehensive list is a great starting place for research into grant programs.  As many grants have very specific criteria and are targeted to particular groups, not all grants will apply to your business.
  • Federal Government Grants
    • Government departments and agencies provide financing such as grants, contributions, subsidies, and loan guarantees. 
  • Alberta BoostR
    • Alberta BoostR is a place for local businesses to get funding from their supporters, and everyday people who recognize the value of small business. Businesses tell their story, set funding goals, and offer rewards for a Boost.

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Sandra
McIntosh
Program Coordinator
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Contact
 Sandra McIntosh at 780.986.9538 with questions about Business Services programming, regional data, and ongoing studies.