We strive to promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, support and advance underserved communities with honesty and integrity.
Founded and headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta since 2019, Canadian Imperial Advantage (CIA) is a not-for-profit that is committed to empowering the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities in Alberta with business support services and access to capital through capacity building workshops and networking event.
CIA is also one of the six organizations approved by the Government of Canada to advance the black business ecosystem in Western Canada; and has since facilitated value-accretive capital and advisory support to over 250 entrepreneurs.
Some of our programs include:
Ask an Accountant
HER-conomy Initiative Program (HIP)
Incubator and Accelerator
Youth Entrepreneurship and Mentoring Program
Newcomers’ settlement program
Shared Office Space and Virtual Meeting Room
Business Trainings & workshops
Virtual office space
Access to capital
Coaching and Advising
Business advisory support
Information and referrals
Integration and Settlement