Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP)

EDP recognizes that entrepreneurs with disabilities have special needs and ensures easy access to business services and other support mechanisms needed to consider self-employment as a viable option. (edp@nsilc.com)


What does EDP offer?
  • Business and accessibility counselling

  • Business resource funding up to $750

  • Access to business loans up to $2000 with terms tailored to meet your needs

  • One-on-one business counselling to help you develop a business plan

  • Peer support and networking opportunities


Who is eligible for EDP?

Anyone with a disability who is interested in going into business for themselves is eligible for the program. Loans are available to entrepreneurs with disabilities who are unable to obtain funding from traditional lenders.


What can loans be used for?
  • Small loans of up to $2000 available

  • Starting or expanding a business

  • Purchasing and applying new technology

  • Developing marketing and promotional materials

  • Upgrading facilities and services


What is the loan application process?
  • An applicant must meet with the business counsellor to develop or review their business plan.

  • A completed business plan is then sent to the loan committee for review.

  • Businesses must be operated in the city of Saskatoon to be eligible for financing.


Contact Chelsea at NSILC to find out more about your ability to take control of your future and start your own business.






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Starting a business? Already running a business?

The program is open to people living with a self-declared disability who have a viable business idea or are operating a business.

Call Us: (306) 665-5508   /  info@nsilc.com   /  237 5th Ave N Saskatoon, SK S7K 2P2

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