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.

  • Futurpreneur Canada Expansion Program

    You could get $10,000 to grow your business if you received a Start-Up loan from Futurpreneur Canada within the last 3 to 5 years.

  • Futurpreneur Canada Newcomer Program

    If you are between the ages of 18 and 39 and have lived in Canada for less than 60 months you can apply for financing to start a business.

  • Futurpreneur Canada 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.

  • Youth Social Innovation Capital Fund

    As a young entrepreneur with a social or environmental goal you may be eligible for loans of up to $25,000 to start or grow a business.

  • däna Näye Ventures
    Applies only to: Yukon, British Columbia

    Your business could benefit from financing assistance, business counselling, flexible loans, and training offered by this institution.

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.