PO Box 278
Nelson, BC V1L 5P9
Telephone: (250) 352-1378
Toll free: (888) 927-7473
Fax: (888) 927-7473
A federally incorporated and accredited non-profit organization with charitable status. Mandate is to provide persons with disabilities, and those facing other challenges, to employment business start-up and web development training. Services are available online across Canada.
Make A Change Canada is looking for students:
- Who have an interest in becoming employed or self-employed
- Who already have basic computer skills
- Who may find it difficult to work outside their homes
- Who may find it difficult to attend regular scheduled training programs in their communities
- Who have the desire to learn and strive for independence
Business Abilities Program
Provides coaching and tools for researching a business idea and preparation of a business plan. Students have online access to webinars and tutorials for managing and growing a business. There is no charge to participate, but participants are required to contribute a minimum of 10 percent to the overall cost of their business startup. Funded by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities.
Internet Business Development for Entrepreneurs (IBDE)
Provides skills training in web technologies and design with two college accredited, online certificate programs. Training is provided in a supportive environment by an industry-experienced team, using virtual classrooms, video messaging, email, and telephone. Programs meet eligibility criteria for several funding options.