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EDP-Winnipeg News

Banner stating the bridge grant is now open to new applicants
June 23, 2021 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

Manitoba opening Bridge Grant to more applicants

The Manitoba government is reopening the Manitoba Bridge Grant program and will now provide support for seasonal businesses and new...
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May 10, 2021 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

Manitoba extend Bridge Grant again

Manitoba's Premier says the province is extending its support grant for Manitoba businesses for the fourth time. In a news...
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April 26, 2021 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

Province tightens restrictions further

The Manitoba government announced additional public health orders as COVID-19 cases and variants of concern continue to spike. (more…)
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April 22, 2021 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

Businesses, entrepreneurs heavily featured in 2021 federal budget

The federal government announced its 2021 budget this week, with two key areas of focus being business supports and entrepreneurship....
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April 21, 2021 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

Manitoba COVID-19 update: new restrictions on retail stores, gatherings, new vaccine eligibility

The province has placed new limits on retail stores amid a spike in COVID-19 cases. Premier Brian Pallister and chief...
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April 14, 2021 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

Some Manitoba businesses nervous about possible new restrictions

CBC Manitoba is reporting some local businesses are anxious in the face of possible new restrictions. (more…)
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March 11, 2021 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News

Manitoba Expands Vaccine Eligibility, includes some people with disabilities

The province of Manitoba is including more people in its vaccine priority list. (more…)
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March 3, 2021 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

The province extends Bridge Grant for a third time

The province of Manitoba is issuing a third round of payments to small businesses that apply for the Manitoba Bridge...
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February 10, 2021 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs, Financial

Some Canadians won’t have to repay CERB

If you are self-employed and were told you have to repay the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), you might be...
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February 5, 2021 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

Manitoba considering further loosening of restrictions

Manitoba is considering easing pandemic restrictions for the second time in a matter of weeks. (more…)
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How can we help you?

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) provides people in Winnipeg who self-identify as living with a disability with the resources and tools to help them start their own businesses.

Delivered through Equal Opportunities West and Western Economic Diversification Canada, some of the services we provide include:

      • Assisting clients with developing business plans
      • Providing business advisory services and organizing training workshops
      • Website development and marketing assistance
      • Encouraging clients to enroll in higher business education courses;
      • And giving them a directory of relevant resources and contacts in the community

We are an inclusive agency supporting people from all ethnic, cultural and gender backgrounds and are committed to a spirit of reconciliation with Indigenous participants and their communities.

We offer up to three years of mentoring and guidance, providing constructive feedback while encouraging independence and creative thinking.

If you or someone you know has a disability and wants to start a business, get in touch with us.



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Dog Nerd featured on Western Economic Diversification Canada Website

WEDC produced a video with EDP-Winnipeg client Lisa Hazelwood on her dog training business.