Financing from non-government organizations 

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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.

  • Saskatchewan Capital Network

    If you have a Saskatchewan startup or growth focused business, the Network can connect you with potential investors who are looking for good investment opportunities.

  • Seed Capital Initiative
    Applies only to: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia

    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

    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.