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Manitoba Resources

In September 1958, a dedicated group of data processors (DP) got together to talk about common concerns of DP workers. That conference demonstrated to participants the value of sharing ideas, networking with fellow professionals, and learning about coming changes in the technology, practices, and management of information systems. This event sparked the formation of the Computing and Data Processing Society of Canada. In 1968, the society changed its name to the current Canadian Information Processing Society.

Economic Development Winnipeg Inc.
Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. (EDW) is the lead economic development agency for Winnipeg. EDW facilitates investment promotion and attraction, capacity building, tourism development, marketing and the management of market information. By applying competitive intelligence and by fostering relationships with industry leaders, government officials and community stakeholders, potential opportunities and innovation drivers are evaluated to develop key industries and define future economic growth. EDW supports targeted sector development and promotes Winnipeg’s diverse economy and high quality of life.

Eureka Project
The Eureka Project is Western Canada's most successful technology-based business incubator.  From its location in Smartpark on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus, The Eureka Project provides business expertise to companies with strong technical knowledge and the desire to succeed on an international scale.

The Eureka Project's management team is second to none, each member being a specialist and a serial enterpreneur in their own right.  The team is instrumental in helping dynamic, young companies commercialize new technologies and grow to sustainability by providing experience-based leadership and management support services.

Information Systems Audit and Control Association - Winnipeg Chapter
ISACA is a leading information technology organization representing more than 35,000 individual members in 100+ countries. Membership is comprised of all levels of IT professionals--executives, management and practitioners--all of whom are dedicated to the promotion of advanced IT governance, control and assurance practices. Uniquely positioned and equipped to be the single provider of leading edge products and services, ISACA has assumed a role as the harmonizing source for IT control practices and standards the world over.

ManACE is a Special Area Group of the Manitoba Teachers' Society. ManACE is also a member of the International Society for Technology in Education. The primary purpose of ManACE is to promote the use of instructional technology at all levels of education.

YES!  Winnipeg
YES! Winnipeg is Winnipeg's 10-member business development team whose mandate is to assist in the creation of jobs in the Winnipeg region. We proactively attract new businesses to Winnipeg, and we assist local companies and entrepreneurs to launch new ventures or expand existing businesses to create new jobs. We work with our clients to determine what key actions need to be taken so they can launch their new business or expansion, and how can we assist. Do they need help arranging financing or securing equity investment? Are there government assistance programs that might apply? Can we help open doors for strategic customers or suppliers? Do they need help in finding the right location or staff? Is there important information they need to make their decision? Can we help navigate government departments? We know the right people to get what's needed and we facilitate those connections. We are a results-focused, not-for-profit organization, operating within Economic Development Winnipeg, Inc. and we offer our services to our clients free of charge. YES! Winnipeg is funded by the generous support of 120 local businesses, and government.

Please contact YES! Winnipeg if your company or a company you know is considering establishing or expanding operations in Winnipeg, or if you have any contacts with non-Manitoban and/or international companies that YES! Winnipeg should speak to about the many benefits of operating a business here.

Contact:  Sonya Muraro, Director, International Business Development, 300-259 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2A9, t: (204) 954-1972, e:

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Canada Resources

Information and Communications Technology Council
The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) is a not-for-profit sector council dedicated to creating a strong, prepared and highly educated Canadian ICT industry and workforce. ICTC is a catalyst for change, pushing for innovations that will provide skills definitions, labour market intelligence, career awareness and professional development for the Canadian ICT industry, educators and governments. We forge partnerships that will help develop the quantity and quality of ICT professionals needed to maintain and improve Canada’s position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Information Technology Association of Canada
ITAC is the voice of the Canadian information and communications technology industry. Together with its affiliated organizations across the country, the association represents 1300 companies in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in all sectors including telecommunications and Internet services, ICT consulting services, hardware, microelectronics, software and electronic content. ITAC's network of companies accounts for more than 70 per cent of the 550,000 jobs, $130 billion in revenue, $5.2 billion in R&D investment, $18.7 billion in exports and $10.8 billion in capital expenditure that the sector contributes annually to the Canadian economy.

CATAAlliance (Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance) is Canada's leading, most influential and entrepreneurial technology alliance, in regular contact with twenty thousand high tech business executives.

Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association
The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) is the authority on wireless issues, developments and trends in Canada. It represents cellular, PCS, messaging, mobile radio, fixed wireless and mobile satellite carriers as well as companies that develop and produce products and services for the industry.

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Government Resources

Canada/Manitoba Business Services Centre /
To ensure that businesses and entrepreneurs in every part of Manitoba have access to government information through a convenient single window. The C/MBSC provides information and referrals that are accurate, timely and relevant.

Community Access Program
Industry Canada's Community Access Program (CAP) gives thousands of Canadians affordable access to the Internet in places like schools, community centres and libraries. It provides access to those people who might not have computers or Internet access in their homes or workplaces.

Electronic Commerce Branch of Industry Canada
Canada is a world leader in the adoption, use and development of e-business. The Electronic Commerce Branch of Industry Canada aims to build on this foundation to support and facilitate continued growth of e-business in the Canadian economy.

The on-line resource for export information on subjects including: Market Research, Trade Statistics, Export Financing, Export Contacts, Export Regulations/Logistics, Trade Shows and Missions.

Industry Canada
The department's mission is to foster a growing competitive, knowledge-based Canadian economy. The department works with Canadians to increase Canada's share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit
Eligible companies that develop and produce interactive digital media projects in Manitoba may receive a refundable corporate income tax credit equal to 40% of Manitoba labour costs on eligible projects. The maximum tax credit on an eligible project is $500,000.

Province of Manitoba
The Manitoba government Web site can help explore all the opportunities available within Manitoba. The information found here can help you learn more about the government and the programs and services available.

Small Business Venture Capital Tax Credit Program (SBVCTC)
The SBVCTC will assist eligible small corporations to issue new equity to primarily new investors. The small corporation will be able to issue from $100,000 up to a limit of $5,000,000 of new equity that will be eligible investments for the SBVCTC. The SBVCTC is not a tax benefit for the eligible corporation.

The federal government site with information for business on topics such as company directories, trade & investment, economic analysis & statistics, research, technology & innovation, business support & financing and much more.

Western Economic Diversification Canada
A department of the Government of Canada, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) works to strengthen Western Canada's economy and advance the interests of the West in national economic policy.

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R&D and Technology Resources

Scientific Research & Experimental Development Tax and Finance Centre
Canada offers some of the world's richest R&D tax incentives, but chances are you're not taking advantage of them and getting the cash that you deserve. As the pace of business accelerates and competition increases, you may be more likely to overlook this source of cash because you lack the time, resources or expertise needed to identify and manage R&D tax claims.

TRTech is Canada's leading research consortium in information and communications technology. Based on industry, university and government collaboration, TRTech operates five laboratories in Western Canada.

Canada's advanced Internet development organization. CANARIE's mission is to accelerate Canada's advanced Internet development and use by facilitating the widespread adoption of faster, more efficient networks.

NRC - Industrial Research Assistance Program
IRAP understands the risks and rewards of technological innovation. For more than 50 years, IRAP has been helping small businesses turn good ideas into commercially viable products and services.

National Research Council
NRC is Canada's premier science and technology research organization, is a leader in scientific and technical research, the diffusion of technology and the dissemination of scientific and technical information.

Canada Intellectual Property Office
The Canadian Intellectual Property Office is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of Intellectual Property in Canada and encourages invention, innovation and creativity in Canada.

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