Aboriginal BEST Program
The Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship’s (CCAE) Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Training Program helps First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people who are interested in becoming self-employed or starting their own business. It is for both those who have a solid idea and want to see it happen, and for those who have an interest in business but have no specific idea yet. More about Aboriginal BEST
What Our Clients Say
You have the ability to engage young people interested in becoming self- employed like no one else I have seen.
Bruce’s unique presentation style and encouragement provided a favourable learning atmosphere, and as a result many participants went on to successfully launch their own businesses.
The program is well designed and it is obvious that a lot of work went into it.
Bruce has provided the necessary energy, enthusiasm and vision to make Aboriginal BEST a highly recognized success across the province. He is a tireless advocate of Aboriginal entrepreneurship.
As previous Chief of the Lower Similkameen Indian Band I would like to give my greatest respect for Bruce as a facilitator. Bruce is one of the best when it comes to working with First Nations. Well done Bruce!
As a first time supporter of this program, Bruce supported us all the way, well above and beyond his mandate.
Bruce is an insightful writer and teacher who created a business development program which successfully engages and educates Aboriginal students in a respectful manner.
Through our Micro Finance Program, Vancity has worked with entrepreneurs and those re-entering the workplace in a variety of sectors, and we appreciate the benefits of having community specific programming and a more holistic approach to conventional self employment training. The life skills components and coaching supports offered under Aboriginal BEST are considered key factors for success for program participants, and this is consistent with our broader experience in Micro Finance.
This training helps our people become independent, working for themselves, starting their own business, and contributing to our community.