Business Program

Persons with disabilities may face unique barriers to business creation and development.  In recognition of this, The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) was established in 1997 through funding from Western Economic Diversification and the support of the Community Futures network.  At Community Futures, we see the business and the person’s ability first, and then strive to provide extra support to those entrepreneurs who are also managing disability and health issues.  The goal of the EDP is to increase access to business services and repayable business financing to level the playing field for these entrepreneurs.

The EDP loans program, is available for people who self-declare a disability or health condition and who have completed a viable business plan.  Business loans are repayable and through the EDP, loan terms are designed to be flexible and are tailored to meet your needs.  Contact us and speak with our Business Analysts.




Check out the Community Futures EDP Loans Program Facebook Page!

Through the EDP, specialized support and mentorship may be available for entrepreneurs in need of additional business skills training. This support is for people with disabilities who have a viable business concept and are in need of enhanced services to move their business forward.  Contact the EDP Provincial Coordinator 

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Communities Served

Burns Lake, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Topley, Smithers


Community Futures Nadina
2430 Butler Avenue, Unit A
PO Box 236
Houston, BC
V0J 1Z0

T: 250.845.2522