Our Community Futures office provides services and program supports to rural small- and medium-sized business owners and entrepreneurs. Our services include:

  • Business planning support (existing clients only)
  • Small business training
  • One-on-one start-up or expansion consulting
  • Support in gaining access to other small business supports, information, and access to capital

Community Futures are developmental lenders. That means we work in collaboration with, not in competition to, conventional lenders like banks and credit unions. For over 30 years we have successfully helped local entrepreneurs get financing to:

  • Start or expand a business
  • Apply new technology to a business
  • Upgrade a business' facilities and/or equipment
  • Develop new products and services
  • Access new markets
  • Expand into the global marketplace
Western Economic Diversification Canada