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EDP-Winnipeg News

November 27, 2020 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

Businesses without storefronts don’t qualify for lockdown relief

According to CBC News, some small business owners are being left out of Manitoba's financial relief program. (more…)
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November 23, 2020

Federal Rent Subsidy for Canadian Businesses Starts Today

Businesses across the country struggling financially because of COVID-19 can now apply for the new commercial rent relief program. (more…)
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November 12, 2020 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News

Province launches new grant for businesses affected by COVID-19

The province of Manitoba says it is offering up $250 million to protect Manitoba businesses hit hard by COVID-19. (more…)
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October 26, 2020 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News

COVID Alert app makes its way to Manitoba

An app created by the Federal Government that helps trace possible COVID-19 exposures is now available in Manitoba. (more…)
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October 13, 2020 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News

CRB: What you need to know

The Federal Government's Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) program ran out on Oct. 3, but Canadians who are out of...
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September 28, 2020 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

Federal Government launches Black Entrepreneurship Program

The Government of Canada announced a new program that will support Black Canadian entrepreneurs for the foreseeable future. (more…)
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September 9, 2020 / EDP Winnipeg News, Entrepreneurs

How an entrepreneur with disabilities grew her Dog Nerd business in Manitoba

Our client, Lisa Hazelwood, and her business Dog Nerd were recently featured by Western Economic Diversification Canada on her success...
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August 27, 2020 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News

New information on EI/CERB Benefits

Changes to EI/CERB benefits are coming into effect in late September, according to a CBC News article written by Richa...
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July 20, 2020 / COVID-19, EDP Winnipeg News

EDP-Winnipeg dedicated to safety during pandemic

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program – Winnipeg, and its parent company, Equal Opportunities West,  are dedicated to providing a safe and...
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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.



We offer a wide range of services to help your business succeed.

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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.