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Western Canada Business Service Network

Western Economic Diversification Canada's (WD) Western Canada Business Service Network (WCBSN) consists of several integrated organizations that provide entrepreneurs with services and resources to help Western Canadians start, grow and expand their businesses. This network of more than 100 offices across the west, includes the following organizations:

  • Canada Business reduces the complexity of dealing with various levels of government by serving as a single point of access for information on federal and provincial/territorial government services, programs and regulatory requirements for business. These offices also serve as the referral point for the Aboriginal Business Service Network.
  • Community Futures offer a variety of services to rural entrepreneurs (business counselling, loan programs and services targeted to entrepreneurs with disabilities) and to communities (planning and community economic development services).
  • Women's Enterprise Initiative offices provide loans, business counseling and skills training specifically for women entrepreneurs.
  • Francophone Economic Development Organizations provide enhanced services to Francophone entrepreneurs (training, information services, networking and marketing advice) and communities (planning and community economic development services).

Our Western Canada Business Service Network database can help you find the office closest to you.

A guideline for WCBSN members to recognize WD support:

A Communications Guide for the Western Canada Business Service Network: (PPT | PDF)

A guide for WCBSN members on using a GCKey to access the WD Web Portal