Resource Partners


The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) provides advice, connections, and funding to help Canadian small and medium-sized businesses increase their innovation capacity and take ideas to market. If you operate an innovative small or medium-sized business in Canada, we can help you build your innovation capacity and take your ideas to market.

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Chamber Group Insurance (Affinity Program)

Through Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan, Steinbach Chamber members can deliver executive level life, disability and health insurance at prices made for emerging businesses. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, home-based business or part of a larger firm, benefits are an important part of your financial security. The Chambers Plan creates a solid foundation for that security, based on a benefit program that can be designed specifically for business owners of any size. You will get the flexibility and security you need, along with a benefits program that’s personalized for you and your company. You will also get rate stability, guaranteed coverage, customer service and additional advantages not offered anywhere else. You will even have access to Business Assistance Service, providing the resources to help manage your business more effectively with access to professional accounting, legal and human resource experts, confidential coaching, and referral services all at NO additional cost.

See why over 25,000 business owners selected this plan, visit  For more information, contact our coordinator:

Andy Anderson, CAIB | Associate Insurance Broker
Call or Text: 204.746.5589

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First Data Canada (Affinity Partner)

At First Data Canada, they look for every opportunity to help customers leverage more value from each transaction – developing new solutions to make them simpler, faster, safer, and more rewarding. First Data delivers the most competitive rates on Mastercard and Visa fees, taking the pain out of the cost of doing business. First Data Canada offers merchants wide selection devices and payment options, so you never have to say “no” to a customer’s preferred payment method. Plus, the Chamber has negotiated market-leading rates for our services, which are not open to seasonal price adjustments. If you have any questions on the First Data Affinity Program, please contact Ryan Preston, our Steinbach Chamber Member representative at First Data for more details:

Ryan Preston

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World Trade Centre Winnipeg

The World Trade Centre Winnipeg (WTC Winnipeg) is a bilingual private sector-led organisation and the leading trade organization for the Province of Manitoba. The WTC Winnipeg caters to the business community by acting as an information portal for Manitoba entrepreneurs. Equipped with access to extensive market research databases and privileged access to global leaders through its memberships with the Canada Business Network and the World Trade Centers Association, the WTC Winnipeg is a key resource for those seeking comprehensive information, research and connections. They also identify ways of simplifying the import/export process for their clients’ products in the right markets with the right partners. The WTC Winnipeg’s core objective is to work with Manitoba companies in gaining the confidence, training, tools and network of contacts essential to compete locally, nationally and internationally. Check out their Trade Accelerator Program.

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Women’s Enterprise Centre

Every idea is as different as the entrepreneur who conceives it so a one-size-fits-all approach won’t work for women entrepreneurs in their quest for business start and growth. Instead, we provide you with a variety of ways to connect with our team, acquire skills and build your network. Our goal is to help you access the programs and resources you need when you need them. It may mean a one-on-one meeting with a business advisor, taking part in a seminar, learning more about financing options or attending an event. There is an array of opportunities for you to achieve success on your own terms in your own time.

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Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer mentors.

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Community Futures Triple R

Community Futures is a non-profit that can provide business advisory services, such as assistance with business planning and research. We also have a loans fund that start-ups and existing business can access. We also offer some community development services such as some pathfinding and strategic planning.

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