As the largest small business awards in our province, the 2020-21 Small Business BC Awards represent an amazing opportunity to put your brand in front of British Columbia’s small business community.
The SBBC Awards is only possible thanks to the support of our sponsors. Download our sponsorship package to find out what opportunities we have available.
With more than $14 billion in total assets and assets under management, and more than 250,000 members, First West is one of Canada’s largest credit unions. Through four locally known brands (Enderby & District Financial, Envision Financial, Island Savings, and Valley First), First West Credit Union provides services and advice that reflect local economies and meet the needs of those who live, work and play in our communities.
Premier's People's Choice Sponsor
The B.C. Government recognizes that small businesses are the heart and soul of our communities, and the backbone of our economy. Small business plays a vital role in developing both the economic and social fabric of our province. The Small Business Branch, through the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Recovery and Innovation , is committed to supporting and developing small businesses throughout the province in every stage of the business lifecycle. It’s part of our goal to make B.C. the most small-business friendly jurisdiction in Canada.
Best Community Impact Sponsor
The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) is a not-for-profit organization that provides BC employers with solutions, tools and resources they need to attract, hire and retain qualified immigrant talent. They believe that the successful integration of skilled newcomers into the BC labour force is critical to both their success and the province’s long-term economic performance. IEC-BC works with employers, the government, and other partner stakeholders to ensure that BC employers can effectively integrate global talent. To learn more about IEC-BC's programs for skilled newcomers, please visit https://iecbc.ca/our-work/programs/.
Best Immigrant Entrepreneur Sponsor
BDC is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. It provides access to financing, both online and in-person, as well as advisory services to help Canadian businesses grow and succeed. Its investment arm, BDC Capital, offers a wide range of risk capital solutions. For 75 years and counting, BDC’s purpose has been to support entrepreneurs in all industries and all stages of growth. For more information and to consult more than 1,000 free tools, articles and entrepreneurs’ stories, visit bdc.ca.
Best Innovation Sponsor
For more than 30 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. They aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation and community development.
Best Youth Entrepreneur Sponsor
With five campuses across the South Fraser region, Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers a diverse variety of programs ranging from bachelor’s degrees and graduate and post-baccalaureate diplomas, to certificates, citations and diplomas. As Canada’s only polytechnic university, KPU is committed to experiential learning opportunities that augment classroom learning with real-life experience. They work closely with industry partners and community organizations to ensure our graduates are well prepared to enter the workforce.
COVID-19 PPE Health & Safety Partner
WorkSafeBC is dedicated to promoting workplace health and safety for the workers and employers of this province. By consulting with and educating employers and workers and monitor compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.
WorkSafeBC is committed to creating a province free from workplace injury or illness, and to providing service driven by our core values of integrity, accountability, and innovation. By partnering with workers and employers, they help British Columbians come home from work safe every day.