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Capital Growth Initiative

Capital Growth Initiative

Empowering women entrepreneurs to start or grow a business in Alberta.

Offering low-interest business loans, advice and support.

We believe in Women Entrepreneurs 

Offering flexible low-interest small business loans, ongoing support and advice for women entrepreneurs in rural Alberta.

Start or Grow Your Rural Small Business


Whether you're just starting out, or looking for support to take your business to the next level, there are many challenges along the way and sometimes it feels like you're on your own.


Flexible Small Business Loans for Women Entrepreneurs Starting at $10,000


Access low-interest loans designed specifically for women entrepreneurs, and offering flexible repayments options and forgivable loan portions if conditions are met.

Apply for personalized financing from $10,000 up to $75,000, giving you the freedom you need to reach your goals.

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A Team of Experts By Your Side


Grow your skills as a small business owner and receive ongoing support from local business experts in your community.


Community Futures small business supports are tailored to fit your needs and schedule. Get access to trusted advisors that can help you gain the skills and training you need to start and grow your small business.


How we support you:

  • Connect with other local business owners and build your network.

  • Access and explore resources and meet with a Business Advisor you can trust to talk about your business goals.

  • Receive ongoing small business support and opportunities to develop your skills, manage your business and plan for the future.


We are the first stop for new entrepreneurs and existing small businesses in rural Alberta.

Alberta Women’s Economic Recovery – Capital Growth Initiative Loan

Get Started Now


Our loan application process is broken down into 3 stages:


Step 1: Submit an Eligibility Assessment
Step 2: Complete the Loan Application*
Step 3: Loan Application Review*


Ready to start your eligibility assessment?



*Loan applications are subject to an Application Fee of $200.00. Approved loans are subject to an Administration Fee of $500.00.

There is no fee to submit an Eligibility Assessment.

Funds for this initiative are limited. Full requested loan amount may not be available.

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What Makes This Loan Unique?


Women entrepreneurs can apply for an unsecured conditionally repayable loan of 10,000.​

Have Questions?


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our Business Analyst Robin-Lee Vance by phone or email. You can also book a meeting directly with the links below:

Phone: 1-780-849-3232


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Funded by the Government of Alberta, this initiative will provide $3 million in grant funding to the Community Futures Network of Alberta (CFNA) to increase access to capital through flexible low-interest small business loans and offer business advisory supports to women entrepreneurs in rural Alberta through a network of Community Futures locations.

We’re Here to Help!


At Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake Region, we understand rural start-up businesses like no other. We come from the same community you live in. We know what it’s like and we’re determined to make things work for you.

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