Accepting Applications for Winter 2023
Program Start - January 24, 2023
Eligibility - Indigenous BC Residents
Indigenous Community Entrepreneurship Development and Action Recovery (I-CEDAR) program – is a 14 week fully funded online program for Indigenous Artists, Carvers, Creators, Performers, Storytellers, and Entrepreneurs in the tourism and hospitality sector.
The I-CEDAR is an Indigenous Entrepreneurship Development Program balancing cutting-edge business concepts with practical learning and adherence to traditional values using one-to-one mentorships and hands-on training.
Participants build or re-structure their businesses to transition to the emerging domestic Indigenous tourism sector while stimulating economic growth.
After completing the I-CEDAR program graduates will receive certification from the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria.
Learn useful knowledge and valuable skills that are applicable in real-life scenarios happening in the business world.
The program is delivered with an effective balance of cutting-edge concepts, relevant activities, and exercises to advance your business.
There is no need to travel and attend universities in urban centres. The I-CEDAR Program brings world-class entrepreneurship education to your community.
The design of the I-CEDAR Program is rooted in Indigenous culture to covey and anchor business concepts in an appropriate way.
Our faculty and mentors provide focused guidance, specific to the challenges and needs of your personal, professional, and business development.
The courses in the program focus on practical skills and provide the knowledge and skills needed to run a business.
The I-CEDAR program will consist of 12 cohorts (25 participants each) from 2022 to 2025. The program will have a Fall and a Winter registration. The first two cohorts will begin this Fall 2022.
Click here to learn more about the I-CEDAR program.
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