Ch'nook Accelerated Business program

Community partnerships

Partnering with Ch'nook

Is your community or organization interested in delivering an Accelerated Business Program?

Given the current Covid-19 pandemic, Accelerated Business Program (ABP) deliveries have been offered online for 2020. In the past, ABP deliveries have been offered in-person at the location of our partnering community and/or organization. Our partner communities and organizations often provide support, assistance, or in-kind contributions to ABP deliveries. These contributions can include program recruitment, homestay accommodation for student instructors, catering for the courses, space/materials/technology for course delivery, and others.

If your community or organization would be interested in partnering with the Ch’nook Indigenous Business Education office to deliver an ABP course, please reach out and let us know! Ch’nook is happy to co-create a delivery that suits the needs and resources of our partner community or organization and deliver the ABP course content online.

If you would like to partner with us, please contact and our team will be in touch.

Course format & content

Online ABP delivery:

ABP deliveries that take place online are typically scheduled over five weeks, offered twice a week (approximately 1.5 hours to 2 hours per class). Given the flexibility of online technology, ABP deliveries can occur in the evenings to accommodate participants’ busy work schedules, if needed.


In-person ABP delivery:

Due to travel and accommodation costs, ABP deliveries that take place outside the Lower Mainland are typically structured as two-week (ten to twelve-day) intensive courses where participants attend class throughout the day. Student instructors stay within the community during the course either in a home-stay or hotel accommodation. ABP deliveries within the Lower Mainland can be more flexible in format and time-frame. 

Our summer 2018 ABP delivery in the Downtown Eastside community in Vancouver, for example, was run over a six-week period with two evening classes per week. The same topics and content are covered in both formats.

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