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Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow Program


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 18 every Thursday from 4:00 to 5 pm starting on August 31, 2023.

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

By providing an environment where entrepreneurship knows no bounds, we aim to inspire a generation of forward-thinkers and change-makers. We believe that by equipping our youth with the tools to dream big, innovate, and create, we are laying the foundation for a brighter future.

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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Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP)


What is CDAP?

The Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), by the Government of Canada, helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) adopt digital technologies to increase their competitiveness. Eligible businesses will receive a grant2 to build their digital plan, followed by a 0% loan of up to $100,0001 to implement it.

What does it cover?

The loan covers items directly related to the digital plan. Some examples are:

  • Acquiring IT equipment
  • Installation of new technologies
  • Updating and/or expanding IT equipment
  • Training staff on onboarded technologies
  • Materials and support services directly related to onboarding the technology
  • Further advisory services on particular aspects of the digital adoption plan

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Is Your Business in Need of a Business Loan?

Need a business loan?

Community Futures Wood Buffalo is a non-profit organization that’s dedicated to building an economically diverse future for the communities of our beautiful region.

Our services for small businesses are designed to help Wood Buffalo residents start, grow, expand, franchise, or sell their business.

With a number of specialized business training programs, regular business networking events, and flexible business loans on offer, we’re here to help you achieve your business goals.


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