FUNDING AVAILABLE
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The Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund: Support for Black Entrepreneurs on their road to success.
CIA will help Black business owners secure loans up to $250,000.

2021 Budget
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Budget 2021 includes $101.4 billion over three years in proposed investments as part of the Government of Canada’s growth plan that will create good jobs and support a resilient and inclusive recovery.

Seniors Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Training (SEET)
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Empowerment of seniors financially through entrepreneurship training, business support, and education on how to access government services and benefits.

Black Business Advancement Project (BBAP)
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To provide small business services, promote business startups and growth among the black community.

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For youths: 15-35 years old interested in starting a business or learning the basics of entrepreneurship.

Apply to become a Mentor
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To provide support and guidance; establish connections that foster program participant’s professional and personal growth.

Future Possibilities
Canadian Imperial Advantage
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To establish and support a sustainable solution through quality resources, technology and practicality to the dynamic complexities that the world faces, requiring individuals to delve beyond the surface.

Canadian Imperial Advantage (CIA)
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was founded by a locally branded, well-traveled African community activist, Popoola Akande. Headquartered in Edmonton, our primary focus is the empowerment of the local underserved community; economically and culturally.

Canadian Imperial Advantage Entrepreneur Center (CIAEC)
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We provide unique programs and services tailored to serve the newcomer and underserved populations.

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PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

CIAEC

Canadian Imperial Advantage Entrepreneur Center

CIANC

Canadian Imperial Advantage Newcomer Center

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My business is expanding to a new location, the external funding you secured for us is responsible for this growth. You guys are a light in the small business community.

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