Special Programs

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP)

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) offers business services to people with disabilities or health conditions interested in starting a business in rural Manitoba.  This program is open to anyone with a viable business idea who has a disability or a health condition.

One to One Business Consultation

If you are planning to start a business or already have a business, we can help. We can meet with you to discuss your business needs.

Business Plan Development

We can assist you in creating your business plan.

Business Resources

We can direct you to available resources and business training with our offices or in the community.

Access to Repayable Loans for Viable Businesses

Community Futures organizations are a source for small and medium sized business loans. If you have a disability or a health condition, please let us know. There are supports available to assist you.

Capacity Building Grants for CF offices

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program invites Community Futures offices annually to submit proposals for EDP Capacity Building Projects that will increase the participation of individuals with health conditions or disabilities in entrepreneurship in their regions. The EDP Capacity Building Projects are also an opportunity for CF offices to work together and to partner with local community organizations and service providers to pool their talents to achieve their project goals.

The maximum project contribution is $5,000 per CF office. CF offices can partner together for additional funding beyond $5,000.

Click here for more information on applying. 


For more information on any of these programs you can phone: 1-888-303-2232 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.