Founded in 1992 by the economic development initiatives of the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF), Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC) is a Manitoba Metis-owned lending institution created to finance the start-up, acquisition and/ or expansion of viable Metis controlled small businesses based in Manitoba.

If you are a Manitoba Metis looking at the possibility of owning your own business, LRCC can help you find business information, identify skills training and provide access to financing for the business start-up, acquisition and expansion of viable businesses.

The staff and board at LRCC understand that successful businesses don't "just happen". Our team members have extensive practical experience and backgrounds in business research, business knowledge, and commercial lending.

We continue to maintain business associations and partnerships in the financial industry to help you reach your business goals.

We are here to help you build on your idea, assisting with the development of your business plan, and the financing of your project. Once you are past the start-up, you may still need assistance and we can continue to provide ongoing support as needed.

LRCC provides the following business services:

  • Business Term Loans & Equity Contribution (Grant) Programs
  • MMF Entrepreneurship Initiative (Youth, Fishers, Trappers, Small/Home-Based Businesses)
  • Metis Women's Entrepreneurship Program
  • Developing Business Plans
  • Analyzing Business Performance
  • Business Advisory Services
  • Understanding Financing Options

LRCC also provides the following personal services:

  • MMF First Time Home Purchase Program (FTHPP)
  • Red River Metis Personal Loan Program

In order to be eligible for consideration of LRCC services, an applicant must be an individual of Metis ancestry or a corporation or other approved entity, controlled or owned by Metis people.

Please check the Services drop-down menu at the top of our webpage for a breakdown of all available products and services.