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The  non 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

  • Business Financing Assistance

  • Business Grants Assistance (Non-Repayable Programing)

  • Marketing Plans Consulting

  • 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


“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) 


  • 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 Community Radio

In 2020 Glooscap First Nation launched its first community radio station - GCR. GCR broadcasts local Indigenous music, news, and information to the Glooscap community members. The station is operated and funded through the community development department and can be found here:

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. Contact us for more information. 



Business Registration Forms (Nova Scotia)


Access Nova Scotia:


Programs for Youth



Programs & Organizations for Everyone


Community Business Development Corporation (CBDC)


Annapolis Ventures

  • Social Enterprise Loan

  • First-Time Entrepreneur Loan

  • General Business Loan

  • Youth Loan

  • Students in Business

  • Skills Training

  • Self-Employment Benefit Program

  • Innovation Loan

  • Business Counselling


Ulnooweg Development Group


  • Aboriginal Business Development Program

  • Youth Business Loan

  • General Business Loan

  • Cottage Craft Industry Loan


Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development (CEED)


  • Workshops & Training

  • Business Counselling

  • Youth Employment Program


Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA)


  • Atlantic Innovation Fund

  • Business Development Program

  • Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

  • Innovative Communities Fund

  • Seed Capital Program


Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre


  • Training Programs

  • Business Counselling

  • Incubation Centre


Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)


  • Advisory Services

  • General Business Loan Program

  • Venture Capital Program


Capital for Aboriginal Prosperity and Entrepreneurship (CAPE Fund)


  • Investments for large Aboriginal Businesses



Information for Community Members not living in Nova Scotia


ONE Network (Ontario)

Small Business Enterprise Centres (Ontario)

CBDC (New Brunswick)

SBDC (New Hampshire)

New Hampshire Economic Development (New Hampshire)


Local Post-Secondary Education


Acadia University – FC Manning School of Business

St. Mary’s University – Sobey School of Business

Dalhousie University – Rowe School of Business

Mount Saint Vincent – School of Business and Tourism

St. Francis Xavier University – Schwartz School of Business

Cape Breton University – Shannon School of Business

Nova Scotia Community College – School of Business

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