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Community Futures Loan Program

Throughout Western Canada the locally run, non-profit, Community Futures organizations have achieved outstanding success by integrating the social and economic needs of their communities. A wide range of services and financing opportunities are available to small businesses and entrepreneurs at the local Community Futures (CF) offices.

In general, businesses seeking financing must:

  • be located in a rural area of one of the four Western provinces (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta or British Columbia)
  • be operating, or about to operate, in a designated Community Futures area
  • contribute to local economic growth
  • be seeking financing of up to $150,000

Loans on commercial terms, equity financing and loan guarantees are available through the Community Futures offices. Applications are assessed by the Community Future’s local volunteer Board of Directors. Training and assistance preparing business plans are also available at the Community Futures offices.

As each Community Futures community is different, specific financing activities undertaken by each individual Community Futures office varies from community to community. Search our Business Service Network database to locate the network offices nearest you or visit the Community Futures national  website.