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Canva — An Introduction to Social Media

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With the world evolving into a place of technology, business and marketing tasks are evolving with it.

About this event

Canva is a powerful design tool that can be used to create projects and help teach entrepreneurs the basics of digital design. This free tool enables participants to work with photo editing and design layout all within an easy-to-use platform.

This Canva – “Crash Course” will walk through the various features Canva has to offer. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Marketing
  • Digital Design
  • Advertising

To begin the event participants will go through the process of creating a Canva account. Upon access to the platform, the facilitator will discuss the features associated with the design tool, followed by a 30-minute activity whereby the participants get to use the design platform on their own and will create a social media post about their business or future business idea.

To conclude the session, all participants will discuss something they have learned and will take back with them upon attendance.

This event will take place over Zoom and no materials other than laptops are needed to attend.

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Playdate with Business

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Register for our two-day workshop "Playdate with Business."

About the event:

This program is a two-day workshop designed for youth ages 5 to 15 to bring along a friend emphasizing the idea of a "playdate with business."

Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Money Management (Cash versus Credit)
  • The Value of a Dollar
  • A Business Plan
  • How to Start their Own Business

The first day will be more content based getting the youth familiarized with business terms and teaching practices that they will put to use during the second day of the event.

The second day will consist of an activity where the participants will pick a start-up business idea and discuss how they will make this start-up successful.

This event will run on August 6 & 7 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Lunch will be provided on both days.

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Business Support Program

Business Support Program


For immediate release – February 16, 2022

Community Futures Wood Buffalo - Announces Business Support Program

 Fort McMurray, AB – Community Futures Wood Buffalo is pleased to announce the continuation of the Business Support Program which is designed to assist local area businesses gain access to Professional Service providers that can support them as they transition back to full business operations.

The Business Support Program is an opportunity for small businesses with limited resources gain access to media experts, accountants, lawyers, and human resource advisors to support them in pivoting their businesses to remain sustainable.  “Small Businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy and being able to provide support enables them to continue operations, employ locals, and work with professionals that can assist them in overcoming business challenges,” says Jason Vargo, Community Futures Board Chair. 

Pamela Ramrup, Executive Director, “Community Futures has been delivering the Business Support Program since 2020 with much success.  The Program and has helped over 100 local businesses, saved over 250 jobs, and has enhanced the knowledge of many business owners that have participated in business coaching and training support.  Through business training, business owners are more adept to addressing challenges they confront on a daily basis and are better equipped to operate their business.”

We are asking everyone to show their support for the Small Business Community by visiting a local pub, restaurant, shop, and keep those funds flowing locally.”  We are all in this together, YMM Strong.

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Media Contact: Pamela Ramrup, Executive Director

Phone: (780) 791-0330

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Contact Us

9912 Franklin Ave
Suite 105
Fort McMurray, AB  T9H 2K5
P: (780) 791-0330

Communities Served

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