Urban Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Project (NGO)

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The Independent Living Resource Centre, with the support of Western Economic Diversification Canada, provides entrepreneurs with disabilities a variety of business opportunities.


Urban Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Project (NGO)

Independent Living Resource Centre

The Independent Living Resource Centre (ILRC), with the support of Western Economic
Diversification Canada, offers this program to urban entrepreneurs with disabilities.

ILRC provides:

  • peer support and networking opportunities
  • one-on-one consulting to develop a business idea
  • referral to other programs and services
  • business development resource library
  • introductory workshops and seminars
  • access to training in small business management
  • assistance in preparing and evaluating business plans
  • contact information for external business plan funding agencies
  • one-on-one consulting to assist with finding necessary supports
  • follow-up consulting services after the business has been established


To be eligible for this program, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • have a disability due to physical or mental impairment
  • have a business idea or want to expand a business
  • willing to produce a sound written business plan
  • willing to take any necessary business management training

A limited number of participants will be selected for this project, with special consideration given to individuals facing multiple barriers.


Independent Living Resource Centre
311A – 393 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3H6
Phone: 204-947-0194
Toll free: 1-800-663-3043
Fax: 204-943-6625
Email: thecentre@ilrc.mb.ca
Website: www.ilrc.mb.ca