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Alberta Women's Economic Recovery - Capital Growth Initiative

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Community Futures West Yellowhead is part of a new provincial initiative giving women entrepreneurs easier access to capital to start or grow their businesses in the local community.

The Alberta Women’s Economic Recovery - Capital Growth Initiative, offers flexible low-interest small business loans, that will support women entrepreneurs on the road to recovery. 

Many women entrepreneurs experienced setbacks and challenges during the pandemic and this initiative is aimed at helping local women-owned businesses to get back on track.

Youth Entrepreneurship and Lemonade Day

Community Futures West Yellowhead Youth Entrepreneurship programs are thriving.

Lemonade Day is a free, fun program where youth entrepreneurs learn how to run their own business - A lemonade stand!

Northern Alberta Lemonade Day is coming June 17, 2023 and Registration opens soon!

Goods From Woods and Community Futures West Yellowhead

Goods from Wood is a Grande Cache business success story in the region.

Our office provides flexible and affordable small business loans, business coaching/training services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, or sell a rural business in the West Yellowhead Region of Alberta.

Our team of dedicated small business specialists really care about your goals and would love to hear about your plans. Reach out to us today!

Ecoomic Development and Partnerships

The purpose of Community Futures West Yellowhead (CFWY) is to help rural communities in the West Yellowhead Region of Alberta develop and implement local solutions to challenges and opportunities in the areas of:

• Economic Stability, growth, and job creation
• Diversified and competitive local rural economies
• Economically sustainable communities

Patricia Street Deli and Community Futures West Yellowhead

Patricia Street Deli  in Jasper Alberta are a client of clients of Community Futures West Yellowhead. The great thing about the Community Futures West Yellowhead developmental lending process is that we, the staff, get to know the client and they get to know us.

We build trust as we work together to prepare a comprehensive business plan and financial projections for their business start-up or expansion.

We are Community Futures West Yellowhead. We work to build communities one idea at a time.

Entrepreneurs with Disability Program

We know that 1 in 4 people in Canada is working with some form of health condition, and quite often, the “disability” is not visible. Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) is an innovative program that helps people working with barriers or health conditions start and grow their business. EDP offers training, mentoring, loans and other financial support. As part of the program, the entrepreneur has access to one-on-one coaching, access to loans, technology training and mental wellness resources.

Reeve Tyler Olsen on Coaching and Business Planning

From help writing your business plan, developing expansion strategy, or securing financing, we can help.

Community Futures has been helping small business owners and entrepreneurs in rural Alberta for over 30 years. We know what it takes to launch, grow, and scale a successful business in our region.

The Loan Application Process

Community Futures West Yellowhead (CFWY) is staffed by seasoned professionals, and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors, we are more than just a business lender. CFWY has over 30 years of experience helping rural entrepreneurs grow and thrive as small business owners. We understand where you are now, and where you want to go in the future.

Community Futures West Yellowhead fosters rural economic growth

Community Futures has been helping rural Alberta entrepreneurs for over 30 years with guidance, business loans, training, and free resources.

Want to see your success story here?

Give us a call, send us an email, or drop in for a chat.

Contact Us

221 Pembina Ave.
Hinton, AB  T7V 2B3
P: 780-865-1224


Communities Served

Bickerdike, Big Eddy, Brule, Bryan Spur, Cadomin, Carrot Creek, Coal Valley, Dalehurst, Diss, Edson, Eirth, Embarras, Entrance, Evansburg, Galloway, Grande Cache, Grey, Hanlon, Hargwen, Hinton, Holloway East, Holloway West, Hornbeck, Jasper, Leadman, Leyland, Luscar, MacKay, Marlboro, Medicine Lodge, Mercoal, Mountain Park, Niton Junction, Nojack, Pedley, Peers, Pocahontas, Robb, Shaw Fidler, Solomon, Steeper, Sterco, Swan Landing, Thordarson, Wild Hay, Wildwood, Winniandy North, Winniandy South, Wolf Creek, and Yates