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Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge

Welcome to the Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge

Registration for the 14th Annual Chinook Entrepreneur Challenge is now open.

Training begins January 10th, 2018.

Over $60,000 in cash and in kind prizes awarded to last year's winners!

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Our Fall 2017 Newsletter is now available! 

Within the newsletter you will find our Success Story on To the Poynt Accounting Inc., along with information on exciting new programs that we are involved with and two brand new training opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Download your copy here.

Presentations Available for Small Groups

Community Futures Central Alberta will come to you.  We are available to do workshop presentations to small groups, non-profit organizations, educational classrooms or board of directors. We offer presentations on:

·         How to Write a Business Plan

·         Becoming an Entrepreneur

·         Money Skills Training

If you are looking for something specialized we may be able to help with that too.  Contact us at (403) 342-2055 today to set up a presentation for your audience!  


Fall 2017 Training Schedule

We are excited to release our Fall 2017 Training Schedule!

New Sessions this fall include a 2 Day Health & Safety Management (SECOR) Workshop and a Business Website Fundamentals class. These along with our QuickBooks, Business Planning sessions and Business Link webinars round out the Fall schedule. 

Please note that seating is limited so register now to reserve your spot.

Click below to view our training dates and information about each session!

Community Futures Central Alberta Fall 2017 Training Schedule

Click (subject: Training%20Session%20Registration) (REGISTER NOW) or call (403) 342-2055 for more information or to register for any of these sessions!

General Manager's Annual Report and Summarized Financial Statements

The following documents show highlights from Community Futures Central Alberta's operating activities, as well as summarized financial statements for the year ending March 31, 2017.


New Loan Application Fees

Our non-refundable loan application fees have increased slightly to reflect the costs we incur.  Our new loan fee schedule is:

  • Application fees for loans between $0-$4,999 are $75.00
  • Application fees for loans between $5,000 - $24,999 are $200.00.
  • Application fees for loans between $25,000 - $150,000 are $250.00.

If you have any questions or wish to set up an appointment to discuss a loan, please call us at (403) 342-2055. 

Board Room Available for Rental

Since our renovations in the summer of 2013 we have a smaller and more practical board room (seen above).  The room has:

  • Wireless hi-speed internet
  • White board with markers and eraser
  • Seating available for 10 (8 sit more comfortable)

This board room can be rented by the hour or day.  Red Deer Chamber of Commerce members receive 10% off discout while non profit organizations receive 20% off.  If you think this board room would be perfect for your event, please call us to set up a viewing or to discuss pricing. 


Training Facility Available for Rental


Community Futures Central Alberta underwent renovations in the summer of 2013 to create a more interactive training facilty.  This newly renovated space offers:

  • 8 student work laptops
  • SMART board technology
  • New Microsoft Office 2013 software on all computers
  • Wireless hi-speed internet & webcasts

This facility is available to rent by the half day, day or week.  It would be ideal for companies looking to do training with a few staff but do not have an area in their facility to do so.  Red Deer Chamber of Commerce members receive a 10% discount while non-profit groups receive a 20% discount.  For more information, to set up a viewing or to book our facility, please call (403) 342-2055.

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5013 - 49 Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 3X1


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Communities Served

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