Need help with business recovery? Let's talk.

Community Futures Wood Buffalo and partners are proud to offer the BizStrong Business Recovery Loan. We're offering a new financing option for local business owners wanting to start up, expand or take advantage of growth and diversification opportunities. This program will currently be available until September 30, 2018.

What we provide

Timely access to capital

Approval within 10 days of completed application

and tools

Training and resources for eligible businesses

Small business support

Access to our small business experts


The Recovery Loan Program

On June 1, 2017, the Recovery Loan became available in order to meet the needs of businesses in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo who are in recovery or who want to help in the rebuild and recovery of the region.

Community Futures Wood Buffalo is proud to offer the BizStrong Recovery Loan Partnership Program to support local business owners, both urban and rural, that need access to timely, repayable financing to recover or grow their business, or to take advantage of new opportunities.

In order to qualify, businesses must meet the following requirements:

  • Completed business case or plan that demonstrates commercial viability
  • Resident Business License or Professional License (if applicable)
  • Demonstrated commitment by the company’s management team

Successful applicants will be offered a 50% discount on a one-year membership to the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce and the Fort McMurray Construction Association.

Business owners interested in learning more about this program are invited to attend the intake sessions.

Register here.

The Wood Buffalo Recovery Loan Partnership program will be available until September 30, 2018.

Business owners are asked to apply in person at:

Business Innovation Centre
9912 Franklin Avenue


Complete the Application Form, scan and send to: (subject: Recovery%20Loan%20Application) .


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Community Futures Wood Buffalo
9912 Franklin Ave
Suite 105
Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K5


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Communities Served

Fort Chipewyan, 
Fort Fitzgerald, 
Fort MacKay, 
Fort McMurray, 
Mariana Lake, 
Saprae Creek, 
Tar Island, 


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