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Guidance. Support. Community.

Get The Support & Resources
Your Business Needs To Grow
In Wood Buffalo

Business loans, tools, mentoring, guidance, and support for rural small business owners and entrepreneurs in Alberta.

Guidance. Support. Community.

Your pathway to business
success begins here.

Business loans, tools, mentoring, and honest advice for rural small business owners and entrepreneurs in Alberta.


We’re More Than Just A Business Lender - We’re Your Partner For Growth And Success

For over 30 years the dedicated team here at Community Futures Wood Buffalo has been helping our region’s residents turn their business ideas into reality with FREE business planning and coaching.

Our small business specialists will connect you with the skills and resources you need to succeed. We provide training, upskilling, and financial support to build your confidence and expertise, while strengthening our communities through diversification of businesses and industries.

Whether you’re in the start-up phase, planning for growth, planning your exit strategy & retirement, or you’ve been turned down by a financial institution, our team is here to help you.

Business Training And Financial Support For Entrepreneurs In Wood Buffalo

Whether you're just launching a new business, trying to expand your current operations, or looking for some guidance on how to sell your company, we’re here to help you with honest guidance, flexible business loans, and business training programs.

Our skilled team offers a wide variety of business support services, designed with rural business owners in mind.

Business Consulting and Guidance

Whether you need help writing your business plan, securing funding, or exploring your online marketing opportunities, our business advisors can help. With years of experience helping small business owners in Wood Buffalo, our team knows what options are available to you and what’s most suitable for your business goals. 

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Business Loans

If you're struggling to find investment for a new business, exporting your products, investing in technology, or just trying to seize a new business opportunity, our flexible business loans may be the answer you're looking for.

With loans up to $150,000, we're known for saying “yes” when other lenders say “no”, with flexible qualification criteria.

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Business Training Programs

Want to expand your skill set? We offer a wide range of business training programs and upskilling opportunities, from health and safety training to quick-start business intensives.

Learn how to market your business, understand basic accounting, and explore how to attract and retain talent as a rural business.

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Let’s Work Together for Your Clients' Success

We know that it can be frustrating when an enthusiastic entrepreneur comes in, has a great business idea, however, the business can't get the funding they need to get started.

When a financial institution’s business lending policies don't allow for a prospective client to receive a lending product, we want to partner with you to ensure their success and help bridge that gap. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

Community Futures Wood Buffalo is a non-profit grassroots organization governed by a local Board of Directors. We support entrepreneurs as a developmental lender providing small business loans up to $150,000 as well as business plan coaching and business training. In addition, we support communities with strategic planning and regional economic development initiatives.

Building Wood Buffalo’s Future, One Business At A Time.

Contact Us

Unit 107 - 8026 Franklin Avenue
Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 5K3
P: (780) 791-0330

Communities Served

Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Fort Chipewyan, Fort Fitzgerald, Fort McKay, Fort McMurray, Janvier, Saprae Creek