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Community Futures West Yellowhead staff are working and able to assist you.  Our office is open to the public and we are practicing recommended physical distancing measures. Our preference is to continue to offer our services virtually for a little while longer.  If you need an in-person meeting, please make an appointment.  You will be expected to wear a mask and practice good handwashing in our office.

If you would like to speak to a staff member about our programs and services, contact our office at (780) 865-1224, or use the ‘Book A Virtual Appointment’ link above to make an appointment.

Business programs

Community Futures Central Alberta delivers a number of popular and proven small business development programs each year. If you don't see what you are looking for, check out our other business coaching and training options, and upcoming business skills events, or contact us.

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) allows entrepreneurs with a disability or on going health conditions the opportunity to be a business owner.  Upon qualifying for the EDP program, you are eligible for up tp $3000 to be used towards applicable coaching or training.

To be eligible for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities programs you must:

>  Have a self-disclosed disability or ongoing health condition
>  Live in rural Alberta
>  Have a viable business idea
>  Be able to contribute in some way to your business

For more information on the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program, please contact us.


Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp

Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp and Community Futures are excited to partner with Rotary District 5360 to bring you Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (RAYEC).

Taking place at Eagles Nest Ranch in Cypress Hills, RAYEC is a week-long camp held yearly in August that teaches youth aged 13-15 about entrepreneurship and business skills within a summer camp atmosphere. Campers hear from guest speakers and participate in workshops to learn the components of a business plan such as marketing, advertising, cash-flow and record keeping. Youth are put into business teams where they plan out a business idea, meet with suppliers and bankers and build a product or a service. On the final day of camp, these youthful business ventures are open for business! Every product or service is sold for real money and, once Campers pay back their business loans, they get to split their profits amongst their team.

It’s not only about numbers and business plans though. These youth also get to participate in a variety of summer camp experiences and recreational activities, such as ziplining, wall climbing, paint balling, and yard games.

An additional component to RAYEC is the Youth Leadership Training Program.  Each year, 10 youth who have previously attended the camp to attend the camp in a different capacity - to provide mentorship to campers. Youth leadership trainees benefit in the development of leadership capability, team building skills and community spirit.

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Maskawisîw Women in Business Start Up Program


The Maskawisîw Women In Business Start-Up Program is designed to provide guidance, expertise, and mentoring at an early start-up phase of business to Indigenous women who are ready to explore business ownership opportunities and develop a business plan that could be used for financing purposes and as a roadmap for business success. The unique delivery format of inspiration, education, and support has been developed specifically to meet the needs of Indigenous women.
The program includes nine weeks of inspiration, workshops, and one-on-one mentoring (2 days per week) and celebration focused on determining readiness for entrepreneurship, marketing research, operations planning, and financial planning. Our small group sessions include real-life examples, success stories, and practical training in a supportive learning environment.

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Red Deer, AB T4N 3X1


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Burnstick Lake, 
Cline River, 
James River Bridge, 
Pine Lake, 
Red Deer, 
Rocky Mountain House, 
Spruce View, 
Sylvan Lake, 
Water Valley, 
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