Financing from non-government organizations
Look beyond traditional funding sources. There may be not-for-profit or community-based organizations that can offer you financing or direct you towards financing. These organizations are often set up to help business owners in a specific geographic region or demographic group. Your success is their success!
Organizations offering financing
These not-for-profit and community-based organizations either offer financing or can help you access financing.
- CYBF Expansion Program
You could get $10,000 to grow your business if you received a Start-Up loan from the Canada Youth Business Foundation within the last three to five years.
- CYBF Newcomer Program
If you are a recent immigrant to Canada and are between the ages of 18 and 39 years old, you can apply for money to start a business.
- CYBF Start-Up Program
Are you between 18 and 39 years old? If you are a Canadian resident with a good business idea, you could get $15,000 or more to start or run a business full-time.
- Seed Capital Initiative
If you live in one of 5 major Atlantic cities, you could obtain a loan to start, grow or improve a small business and get business training.
Other organizations offering business support
There are a variety of organizations that offer business assistance in the form of business development, coaching services, or networking opportunities. Often these organizations can also help you access financing.
- Business support organizations
You don't become an expert business manager overnight. Seeking the advice of peers, professional business counsellors and coaches can help you transition from new business owner to experienced entrepreneur.
Government financing delivered by not-for-profit organizations
Some government agencies provide funding to not-for-profit organizations to deliver financing services to entrepreneurs. These programs are listed in our government grants and financing section.
- Government grants and financing
Find out about government grants, loans, and other financing available for your business.
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