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The not-for-profit Community Economic Development Department of Glooscap Ventures purpose is to provide business resources and advisory services for members of Glooscap First Nation. This includes new business start ups and expanding existing businesses owned by community members.


 Our Services


  • Business planning, including business plan assistance and review

  • Business Financing Assistance

  • Business Grant Writing Assistance (Non-Repayable Programing)

  • Finance Consulting

  • Supply Chain Consulting

  • Training Programs


Our Programs


Small Business Loan Program


  • Apply for a loan through CBDC in Windsor

  • Access to CBDC Entrepreneurship Training & Workshops

  • Self-Employment Benefits Training workshops

  • Will co-sign up to $5,000 loan


“Soar Up” Scholarship Award


  • Scholarship of $2,500 for post-secondary University Students

  • Scholarship of $2,500 for post-secondary trade

  • Deadline for submissions is May 30th of each program year. Call outs for submission will be April 15th. 

  • You can download the application by clicking here

Glooscap Artisans Promotion Initiative 

  • Provides assistance to community artisans through

    • No cost -website development​

    • No cot - promotional materials

    • Exclusive retail locations (Glooscap Corner and Sweetgrass Convenience) 

    • Future artisans centre


  • Glooscap Ventures sponsors many community events and community members.

  • The sponsorship application can be downloaded by clicking here.  

Our Projects

High Speed Internet 

High speed internet has arrived in Glooscap First Nation and the surrounding area for the first time. This allows community owned and privately owned businesses to advance with the times, allows for better online access for students, and improves entertainment.

Glooscap Artisans Gift Shop

Working with our artisans, Glooscap Ventures will set up and operate a gift shop on Glooscap Landing that will offer artwork and crafts from our community members. This will be located within the Sweetgrass Convenience store in 2022 but will be moved to a new home in the future. There is no cost for community members to sell their wares. In addition we are constructing an artisans market at the new Glooscap Mawi'omi Grounds. Contact us for more information. 


The following organizations have many supports for those who are looking to start their business. 


Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC)

(advice, training & loans)

Ulnooweg Development Group ​

(advice, loans & grants)

Valley Regional Enterprise Network (REN)


Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED)

(advice, loans & mentorship)

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)

(loans & grants)

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

(advice & loans)


Information for Community Members not living in Nova Scotia

Small Business Enterprise Centres (Ontario)

CBDC (New Brunswick)

SBDC (New Hampshire)

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