Page last updated 05/19/20 9:08 AM
Now Accepting Applications for the Métis Business Emergency Loan.
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 then complete the Métis Business Emergency Loan Application. Once you have completed the form and read the term sheet you can email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org (not a .com email).
Planning to re-open your business? Please visit our post for important information regarding Relaunch Considerations from the Government of Alberta.
❗ 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
IMPORTANT MESSAGE RE: COVID-19
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
We are experiencing an unprecedented economic event with the coronavirus pandemic affecting families, businesses and communities. AMDI is reaching out to our clients to update you on how we are approaching this situation and what assistance is available to our clients in need. Effective immediately we are deferring all regularly scheduled loan payments for April, May & June, 2020 for all our clients and will consider extending this to further months if required. For those who wish to continue with their payments, please contact our office by phone or direct your instructions by email to;
We are currently working with the MNA and NACCA (National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association) who are in direct communication with the Federal Government regarding the development and roll-out of any specific programs and relief packages available to support our Metis small business owners. We will keep you apprised of any developments on this front as soon as we have something concrete to share.
We would also encourage you to visit our Facebook page for any developments and information as it becomes available.
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.