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Canadian Imperial Advantage

Canadian Imperial Advantage


About Us

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

CEO Roundtable

Community development

Tax clinic

Seniors Empowerment

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

Volunteer opportunities

Information and referrals

Integration and Settlement

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