The Canadian Council for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) is the only national membership-based organization in Canada whose goals are to promote and advance the development of small business and entrepreneurship through research, education and training, networking and dissemination of scholarly & policy oriented information.
The organization was established in 1979 as the first affiliate of the International Council for Small Business (ICSB). Its members include academics, educators, representatives of small business support organizations, researchers, government officials, students of entrepreneurship, and policy makers.
The Canadian Council for Small Business' mandate encompasses the following objectives:
Facilitating networking among shareholders;
Encouraging research in the field;
Disseminating knowledge and research findings; and,
Furthering the cause of entrepreneurship and small business in the educational system.