Entrepreneur and Business Development

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däna Näye Ventures delivers the Entrepreneurial and Business Development Program (EBDP) on behalf of CanNor to Indigenous Citizens residing in the Yukon. EBDP promotes economic self-sufficiency for Indigenous people in the Yukon by providing financing for small and medium-sized individually-owned Indigenous businesses and for community-based projects.

Contributions of up $99,999 are available for individuals.  Contribution levels vary based on program guideline being applied for.  Cash equity requirement must be at least 10% of total project costs.

EBD provides funding for business activities such as:

  • Entrepreneurship Training Allowance
  • Planning and Research Activities
  • Skills and Capacity Development
  • Market Development and Promotion
  • Commercial Ventures
  • Innovation

Application Process

How do I get started?

  1. Schedule an appointment with the Program Officer
  2. Review and complete the application
  3. Provide supporting documentation as discussed with the EBD Program Officer

How long will it take to process my application?

This depends on the complexity of your project. The screening process occurs once all supporting documents have been received and assessed by the Program Officer. The Program Officer will present your proposal and will provide a response within 4-weeks of a completed application being submitted.

What happens after approval?

Once approval has been granted the Program Officer will present you with a letter of offer reviewing the details of the approved project. An in-person meeting will be scheduled to review and sign the legal documents. Depending on the project approved; reporting and monitoring requirements may be necessary.


For more information contact:

Martin Meyer, Entrepreneurship and Business Development Program Officer, (867) 668-6928 ext. 1008 or email martin@dananaye.com

Eligible Projects

ProjectMax EBD Contribution
Developing business, marketing, and feasibility plans80%
Business Start-up and Acquisition40%
Business Expansion40%
Marketing Initiatives80%
Skills and Capacity Development80%
Entrepreneurship Training Allowance 100%

Please note that any project costs pre-committed prior to application will be ineligible for funding.