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New! Supports for Métis Micro Businesses
This fund will provide non-repayable financial support to Métis owned micro-business and businesses collectively owned by MNA Regions, Locals, and Métis Settlements that do not qualify for the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) or other federal support programs.
Eligible micro-businesses can receive contributions of up to $5,000 with collectives eligible for a maximum of $50,000. The non-repayable contributions can be used for operating costs like:
- Salaries and benefits
- Bank fees and interest payments
- Rent and loan payments
- Other applicable operating costs
Watch the video with Mike Ivy to learn more about this fund and how to apply!
You can also read the FAQ
Now Accepting Applications for the Métis Business Emergency Loan.
❗ Due to demand. Our Metis Business Emergency Loan is now only for those Metis owned businesses who have not received CEBA funding from their deposit bank. If you are a CEBA recipient you are encouraged to go to your Bank for CEBA+ funding now available.
We are pleased to announce that we are now in a position to accept applications for the Métis Business Emergency Loan and Subsidy Program. Please carefully read the term sheet (these terms will change as the situation evolves) outlining how the subsidy program works before applying. Once ready, complete the Métis Business Emergency Loan Application. You can email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org (not a .com email).
❗ Due to the number of inquiries we have for this program, we anticipate a minimum of 5 days assessment, from receipt of the application – however this is dependent upon receiving all necessary information required at the time the application is received.
Additional information regarding support that AFI’s across Canada will be providing for their respective provinces can be found on the NACCA Covid-19 webpage.
Frequently Asked Questions
REGARDING LOAN & MEAP APPLICATIONS:
The Métis Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Program (MEAP) is designed to assist Métis entrepreneurs to start and/or expand their for-profit business in Alberta. Given the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and the dramatic effects on our local, national and world economies we are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach for any new applicants to MEAP. While we are accepting new applications please be advised that it may be in the best interests of for everyone involved to assess, and re-assess their true market opportunity in today’s environment. This will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and we would request everyone to have patience while we obtain more clarity as to what future demand looks like.
MESSAGE TO OUR CURRENT CLIENTS:
Updated 05/01/20 8:49 AM
These are unprecedented times and we want to let you know that health and well-being of you and your family, along with everyone in the Apeetogosan community, is our first priority. Together, we can work through these difficult times and look forward to a prosperous future.
– Board and staff of Apeetogosan & Pinnacle Business Services Ltd.
If you need to contact any of our staff individually their phones numbers are below:
Sally Bidin- 780-447-6224
Cindy Castelletti – 780-447-6205
Joanne Gunville – 780-447-6201
Rachel Castelletti – 780-447-6208
Michael Abrantes – 780-447-6213
Ken Balcom – 780-447-6202
Insurance Coverage Issues – Many businesses have business interruption insurance; Now is the time to contact your insurance agent to review your policy to understand precisely what you are and are not covered for in the event of an extended incident.
For information regarding Covid-19 please visit trusted sources such as Alberta Health Services, Canada Health Services or the World Health Organization.