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Have a disability and a dream for a business? Ask us about the Entrepreneurs With Disabilities Program (EDP).

Self employment can be a great way for persons with a disability or an ongoing medical condition to achieve economic inclusion.  Self employment is made more manageable through flexible hours, personalized work environments and a sense of control over your future.  Explore your Entrepreneurial potential by completing the BDC Self-Assessment.

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program is for people who:

  • Self-disclose a disability or ongoing health issue
  • Have a viable business idea, and have demonstrated commitment through research learning and planning
  • Is ready, willing and motivated to run their own business
  • Is creative, resourceful and ready for change
  • Needs additional support to overcome a barrier to entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurs With Disabilities Program Includes:

  • Access to a network of business professionals and resources
  • Business skills coaching
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities
Entrepreneurs With Disabilities Program

Make an appointment by emailing info@1637.ca or by calling 250-635-5449 during business hours of Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm (Closed for lunch)

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