Your Partner For Rural Business Development In The Yellowhead East Region

Guidance. Support. Community.

Your pathway to business
success begins here.

Business loans, tools, mentoring, and honest advice for rural small business owners and entrepreneurs in Alberta.

We’re Here to Help

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

Staffed by seasoned business professionals, and guided by a Board of Directors of 10 elected officials, we’re more than just a business lender. Community Futures has over 30 years of experience helping rural entrepreneurs grow and thrive as small business owners. We understand where you are now, and where you want to go in the future.

Our services for small businesses are designed to help Yellowhead East region 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.

Community Futures Yellowhead East is funded by Western Economic Diversification Canada, as a part of the larger Community Futures organization. Community Futures of Canada has been supporting small business and rural economic diversification since 1986, and now has 267 offices across the country.

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Who We Help

We help entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the Yellowhead East region, including: Alberta Beach, Barrhead, Benbow, Birch Cove, Bloomsbury, Blue Ridge, Camp Creek, Castle Island, Cherhill, Darwell, Fallis, Fort Assiniboine, Fox Creek, Glenevis, Greencourt, Gunn, Hurdy, Kaybob, Knight, Lake Isle, Lisburn, Lombell, Lone Pine, Manola, Mayerthorpe, Neerlandia, Onoway, Pass Creek, Rich Valley, Rochfort Bridge, Ross Haven, Sandy Beach, Sangudo, Silver Creek, Silver Sands, Southview, Sunrise Beach, Sunset Point, Swan Hills, Tiger Lily, Val Quentin, Vega, West Cove, Whitecourt, Windfall Junction, and Yellowstone.

Our ultimate goal is to help our area grow and thrive through economic diversification. We help companies across all industries, including retail, recreational, value-added agriculture, oil & gas, and everything in between.

Vision Statement

Community Futures Yellowhead East, the trusted and respected leader, fostering business development. Leading the way to economic prosperity and diversity within our region.

Mission Statement

To help communities thrive economically by supporting an entrepreneurial culture through training, coaching and lending best practices.

Values

  • Knowledge / Education
  • Character / Innovation
  • Trust / Respect / Confidence
  • Collaboration / Support

Rural Economic Diversification

Rural Economic Diversification is the core of what we do. We work alongside community leaders and other key stakeholders to create Community economic development plans and implement projects that support value-added activity and expansion into new sectors.

We take the pulse of our business community and provide guidance on business retention and succession planning strategies.

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Meet Your Team

Our team of dedicated small business specialists really care about your goals and would love to hear about your plans. Meet our team of business specialists, proudly located in the Yellowhead East region, here to help you.

Let’s see what we can do for your business

Give us a call, send us an email, or drop in for a chat.

Contact Us

Unit #1, 5023 - 50 Ave.
Box 2185
Whitecourt, AB  T7S 1P8
P: (780) 706-3500
E: mjones@albertacf.com
  

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Communities Served

Alberta Beach, Barrhead, Benbow, Birch Cove, Bloomsbury, Blue Ridge, Camp Creek, Castle Island, Cherhill, Darwell, Fallis, Fort Assiniboine, Fox Creek, Glenevis, Greencourt, Gunn, Hurdy, Kaybob, Knight, Lake Isle, Lisburn, Lombell, Lone Pine, Manola, Mayerthorpe, Neerlandia, Onoway, Pass Creek, Rich Valley, Rochfort Bridge, Ross Haven, Sandy Beach, Sangudo, Silver Creek, Silver Sands, Southview, Sunrise Beach, Sunset Point, Swan Hills, Tiger Lily, Val Quentin, Vega, West Cove, Whitecourt, Windfall Junction, and Yellowstone