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We are here for you! While we are currently not open for in-person meetings or training, we are available by phone appointment or virtual meeting during our regular business hours. If you would like to speak to a staff member about our programs and services, we can be reached by:
Phone: 403-342-2055 or Email: central [at]

Business loans

Great loans and terms from great people

Community Futures provides a variety of customized, affordable loan options for small business owners and entrepreneurs in rural Alberta, ranging from $500 to $150,000. We are known for saying “yes” when other lenders say “no”, and for having flexible qualification criteria. Our goal is to help you succeed so that our community becomes a better place to live and work.

Get in touch today to find out more about our loans and other services, including free business advice and counselling, low-cost business coaching and business development programs and exceptional tips and tools.

Community Futures loan products – something for everyone

Click here for a Printable CFH Program Information Sheet

Community Futures Highwood is dedicated to helping businesses and entrepreneurs in our communities thrive. 
Our shareholder regions are the towns of Black Diamond, High River, Okotoks, Nanton, Turner Valley, Vulcan, as well as Foothills County, the MD of Willow Creek, Vulcan County and Kananaskis Improvment District.

Programs and Services

• Business Idea Consultations
• Business Plan Analysis and Support – up to 4 hours
• Consultation on buying or selling a business
• Workshops for Entrepreneurs
• Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Coaching
• Business Coaching

Small Business Loans

Term Loans & Lines of Credit

• General Loans

Term Loans and Operating Lines of Credit up to $150,000 at Bank Prime plus 4.5%
o Can be used for new start-ups, business purchases, existing business expansion or new projects

• Youth Loans

Term Loans and Operating Lines of Credit up to $25,000 at Bank Prime plus 2%
o For youth ages 18 to 29

• Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Loans

Term Loans and Operating Lines of Credit up to $150,000 at Bank Prime plus 4.5%
o With specialized supports provided to entrepreneurs with disabilities or ongoing health conditions



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Community Futures Highwood
14 McRae Street
PO Box 1599
Okotoks, AB T1S 1B5


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Communities Served

Black Diamond, 
De Winton, 
High River, 
Turner Valley, 


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