The NSBA works with a number of organizations in Saskatoon and beyond to improve the business community and the conditions for business. Whether partnering to deliver programs that benefit business, sponsoring community events, or working with other associations the NSBA is honoured to be involved with all of the organizations below and support their work towards our shared goals.
Click the headings below to learn how the NSBA works with each organization to help support business.
The Raj Manek Mentorship Program (RMMP) is the leading provider of business coaching, mentorship, and complementary tools to small and medium-sized entrepreneurs who demonstrate a strong desire and readiness for personal and professional growth in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
The NSBA is a strategic partner of the RMMP, supporting the growth of Saskatchewan companies by matching young entrepreneurs with experienced, successful mentors.
The Edwards School of Business offers a robust Bachelor of Commerce program with six majors, study abroad options and a cooperative education program. At the graduate level, we offer a variety of Master’s programs in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, and Marketing. We also work closely with the business community through our Executive Education team by providing training and professional development opportunities.
The NSBA is involved with the Edwards School of Business through sponsorship of the Edwards Student Formal, membership on the Hanlon Advisory Board, and a partnership program with the Edwards Career Services Mentorship Program whereby students are encouraged to attend NSBA events.
WESK a non-profit, membership-based organization that empowers entrepreneurial women in Saskatchewan to succeed at all stages of business through access to financing, knowledge, networks, and advocacy.
The NSBA is a proud sponsor of WESK’s Shaken With A Twist networking event, featuring casual conversation with some of Saskatoon’s successful local entrepreneurs.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities. Programs serve every economic and public service sector. As a polytechnic, the organization provides the depth of learning appropriate to employer and student need, including certificate, diploma and degree programs, and apprenticeship training.
The NSBA is a sponsor of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s annual Business and Industry Dinner, which brings together businesses and students for a gala dinner and keynote address. The NSBA is also a member of the Saskatchewan Polytechnic President’s Circle that offers stakeholder input to the Polytechnic’s leadership.
The Saskatchewan Mining Association is the voice of the mining industry in Saskatchewan. SMA advocates on behalf of members on issues related to provincial and federal regulatory changes, develops and supports educational outreach programs, organizes and hosts public outreach and membership events.
The NSBA partners with the Saskatchewan Mining Association to present an annual Mining Week Breakfast as part of the official Mining Week programming. The NSBA is also a sponsor of the annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum, organized by the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association and Saskatchewan Mining Association.
The Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association represents Saskatchewan companies who provide goods and services to the industrial, mining, and energy sectors. SIMSA’s membership of over 190 companies represents over $10-billion in annual revenues and 20,000 employees in Saskatchewan.
The NSBA is a sponsor of the annual Saskatchewan Mining Supply Chain Forum, organized by the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association and Saskatchewan Mining Association.
SREDA’s role is to strengthen and grow the local economy by providing programs and services in the areas of business attraction and expansion, entrepreneurship, regional economic development and planning, Indigenous economic development, economic intelligence, marketing the Saskatoon Region, and talent attraction.
The NSBA is a proud sponsor of the annual SREDA Forum, which brings together thought-leaders in politics and business to offer thoughts on economic growth and development in Saskatoon.
SKYXE, incorporating the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport and Saskatoon Airport Authority, serves the City of Saskatoon, central and northern Saskatchewan, an area containing a population of more than 500,000 people. SKYXE strivesto exceed the expectations of guests, partners, and the community by providing service quality initiatives that meet its vision to be Canada’s Most Valued Airport Experience.
The NSBA advises SKYXE as a member of both the Air Services Group and Community Consultative Committee which serve as vital mechanisms for the airport to receive feedback from community stakeholders.
Seeds for Dreams is a source of early stage financing without transfer of equity or debt obligations for small female-led Saskatchewan businesses. Seeds for Dreams hosts 4 Pitch Nights annually, where the Seeds for Dreams members decide on a “winning” pitch. Additionally, the quarterly events expose competing businesses to potential investors, mentors, and customers.
The NSBA supports Seeds for Dreams by providing a free NSBA membership to all winning companies to help them grow their network.
The Combined Business Group shares intelligence, and coordinates advocacy, to further the enhancement of Saskatoon’s business environment. It is comprised of business-minded individuals from local business associations and business improvement districts as well as other community leaders.
The NSBA is a member of the Combined Business Group.
The Saskatchewan Business Council (SBC) is an independent coalition of like-minded associations and other business support groups, mandated to promote the positive contributions of Saskatchewan’s business community, advance ideas on common priorities that enhance the competitiveness of Saskatchewan’s business climate, and collaborate on providing feedback or consultation to government on business-related issues.
The NSBA is a member of the Saskatchewan Business Council.