Partners and Ambassadors

Become a Squamish Ambassador

We appreciate that word-of-mouth is a powerful tool and so we want to help you when you're on the road, talking about Squamish. Check out the Ambassador Tools specially designed to provide you with easy-to-use resources to help represent Squamish in a consistent and professional way. 

Access the Squamish Ambassador Toolkit

We've got the best partners

Check out our local, provincial, federal partner organizations providing independent support, programming, and tools for business.

Local partners

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Squamish Chamber Of Commerce

The Squamish Chamber is a member-based organization that serves its members by advocating on behalf of the local business community, providing programming and services including training and events, special discounts and marketing and promotional opportunities Find out more by visiting the Chamber’s website.

 

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Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association

The Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association (DSBIA) has been in existence since 2006 when local Squamish businesses came together as a collective voice for downtown. Surrounded by the stunning beauty of the Sea to Sky, the DSBIA’s catchment area is located between Pemberton Avenue, north and Westminster Street to the south, bookend between Loggers Lane and Second Ave to the east and west. The DSBIA’s long-term goal is to diversify the downtown economy by attracting new businesses and people to the downtown core. Find out more by visiting the DSBIA website.

 

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Community Futures Howe Sound

Community Futures Howe Sound provides assistance to small businesses from Lions Bay to Birken including Britannia Beach, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Mount Currie and D’Arcy. Working in partnership with Western Economic Diversification Canada, they offer small business loans, and confidential, comprehensive assistance in developing your business plan. Visit the Community Futures Howe Sound website for more information.

 

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Tourism Squamish

Tourism Squamish is a non-profit community-destination marketing organization (DMO). Tourism Squamish takes the lead in promoting Squamish and coordinating destination marketing efforts. Their role includes developing strategies in the areas of marketing and sales to promote overnight stays in Squamish. The Society is governed by an industry-appointed Board of Directors and represents more than 110 businesses that comprise the local tourism economy. Check out the Tourism Squamish website to find out more.

Provincial partners

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Small Business BC

Small Business BC helps British Columbia’s entrepreneurs grow successful and sustainable businesses through expert business advisors, educational services, easy-to-use free resources and engaging community events. They are a non-profit organization, whose core services are provided in partnership with Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) and the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation.

 

WorkBC

WorkBC is your direct access to the world of work in British Columbia. Its key goal is to help all British Columbians successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market. WorkBC connects job seekers and employers – helping people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills, and helping employers find the right talent and grow their businesses, connects job seekers and employers – helping people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills, and helping employers find the right talent and grow their businesses.

 

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WeBC (formerly Women's Enterprise Centre)

WeBC is a not-for-profit that has been supporting women business owners across the province for over 25 years. Working with regional partners, they’ve provided thousands of entrepreneurs with business loans and expertise, training, resources, and peer network support to help businesses grow and thrive.

 

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Innovate BC

Innovate BC delivers ​cost-effective, ​high-impact programs ​to address the biggest pain points of BC businesses. This means helping entrepreneurs access resources to help them start and scale their companies – and stay in BC.  

As a Crown Agency, Innovate BC represents the Government of British Columbia, reporting to the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation. It’s the ministry’s mandate to grow BC’s technology sector, champion innovation, nurture small businesses, support economic development throughout the province, and promote BC internationally as a preferred place to invest and do business. Innovate BC’s work supports the Ministry in achieving its mandate.

 

Destination BC

Destination British Columbia (Destination BC) is a Provincially funded, industry-led Crown corporation that supports a strong and competitive future for BC’s tourism industry through a combination of global marketing, destination development, industry learning, cooperative community-based programs, and visitor servicing. Destination BC’s programs help to improve the visitor experience, support businesses and communities across the province, and strengthen BC’s worldwide reputation as a destination of choice.

 

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Spring Activator

Spring acts globally as a collaborative partner to guide and empower change-makers with high-impact knowledge, tools, and a network to help them thrive and drive regenerative innovation. Their services span training programs, capacity-building, mentorship, advisory services, and more.

Federal partners

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Futurepreneur Canada

Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,400 volunteer mentors.

 

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Business Development Bank Of Canada

BDC supports small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice.

 

Trade and Invest BC

Trade and Invest B.C. works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia (B.C.) an attractive place to work, live and invest.

 

Invest in Canada

Invest in Canada is Canada’s global investment attraction and promotion agency. Facilitating global investment that spurs job growth and makes Canada stronger, Invest in Canada is the foreign investor’s primary point of contact. Our customized services help global companies unlock investment opportunities in Canada. 

 

Export Development Canada

Export Development Canada (EDC) is a Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian companies of all sizes succeed on the world stage.  We equip them with the tools they need – the trade knowledge, financial solutions, equity, insurance, and connections – to grow their business with confidence. This in turn, creates jobs and increases prosperity at home.