UWCRC manages certain non-academic business units at the University of Winnipeg, including student and community housing, the bookstore, and food services. Most significantly, UWCRC has partnered with a community economic development organization, SEED Winnipeg, to create a unique campus food service, Diversity Foods, a social enterprise which provides affordable, nutritious, locally sourced, organic, multi-ethnic food .  Diversity also provides significant job opportunities for new Canadians and Aboriginal people.

UWCRC is also supporting business development capacity building for First Nations associated with the University’s Master’s in Development Practice program, including a land acquisition plan utilizing Treaty Land Entitlement funds, and an organic fertilizer facility using  fish polluting Lake Winnipeg.