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Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Virtual Business Program


Great news!

Community Futures Wood Buffalo supported by the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is offering a five-week virtual after-school Program for kids aged 5 to 12 every Thursday from 4:00 to 5 pm starting on March 23, 2023.

Our commitment to foster entrepreneurial growth has spurred the creation of this Program designed to ignite passion within the Youth of our community.

Classes include EntrepreneurshipBusiness PlanningMoney ManagementMarketing 101, and Customer Service.

These classes will teach students business skills such as:

  • How to take an idea and turn it into a small business. For example, tutoring, jewelry making, baking goods for sale, and selling lemonade for a profit.
  • Money management and the importance of being on top of your finances.
  • What is credit, and how to use it responsibly.
  • Ways to find funding to help bring your business to life.

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Come Join Our Team as Community Business Officer!

The Community Business Officer is a regular full-time position, reporting to the Executive Director and located in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Travel throughout the Wood Buffalo Region may be required.

The applicant works to create and deliver entrepreneurial training in collaboration with management, provide services, loans, business support and training to businesses within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

They are instrumental in helping extend programs to other communities within the Wood Buffalo Region in addition to the delivery of a variety of services including loans, and technical advisory services for small and medium-sized businesses, services targeted to Women, Youth, Entrepreneurs with Disabilities, the Indigenous communities, and Community Economic Development.

Does this interest you?

If so please email your resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than March 22, 2023.

Everything the government has to offer business – All in one Place


The Community Futures Network of Canada has invited Innovation Canada to deliver a series of webinars to businesses across Canada. The purpose of these webinars is to help businesses understand how Innovation Canada’s programs can help them innovate and grow their businesses.

This free, 1-hour webinar called ‘Everything the government has to offer business – all in one place’ aims to help business owners like you better understand and access the many programs offered by the federal government to innovation-minded entrepreneurs. The Canada Digital Adoption Program, Business Benefits Finder, ExploreIP, and the Strategic Innovation Fund are just a few of the many programs that can help Canadian businesses climb to new heights.

This live webinar is available in English and French, and will be offered on ten occasions throughout March, April, and May.

Pink Shirt Day

For bullied kids, it can be hard to know where to turn. But a helping and supportive hand can make a world of difference!

Remember that whether it's sending a check-in text, calling out bullying behaviour when you see it, or simply offering your support, there are so many ways we can all help and connect with people being bullied.

Let's Lift Each Other Up this Pink Shirt Day, and all year round!

Pink Shirt Day 2023

Professional Services Referral Program

Community Futures Wood Buffalo is pleased to offer small business members in the local community the opportunity to gain access to professionals that can support you as you continue to pivot your business in a post-pandemic Covid-19 environment. 

For additional information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


International Women's Day

For International Women's Day and beyond, let's all fully #EmbraceEquity.

Equity isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have. A focus on gender equity needs to be part of every society's DNA.

It is critical to understand the difference between equity and equality.

When we embrace equity, we embrace diversity, and we embrace inclusion.

We embrace equity to forge harmony and unity, and to help drive success for all.

Equality is the goal, and equity is the means to get there.

Through the process of equity, we can reach equality.

International Womens Day

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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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