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Guidance. Support. Community.

Growing communities
one idea at a time

Business loans, tools, mentoring, guidance, and support for rural small business owners and entrepreneurs in Alberta.


Building Up Rural Alberta, One Idea At A Time

We’re more than just a business lender. For over 30 years Community Futures has been a catalyst for business growth in rural Alberta. Here at Community Futures Highwood, we have been transforming business dreams into reality through FREE business planning, coaching, and small business financing.

Our small business specialists will connect you with the skills and resources you need to succeed. We provide training, upskilling, and financial support to build your confidence and expertise, while strengthening our communities through diversification of businesses and industries.

Whether you’re in the inception phase, strategizing for growth, or faced with rejection from traditional financial institutions, our team stands ready to assist you on your entrepreneurial journey.

Training, Guidance, And Financial Support For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're just starting out, trying to expand your business, or looking for some guidance on how to sell your company, Community Futures is here for you every step of the way.

Our skilled team offers a wide variety of business support services, designed to help rural business owners launch new services, attract more customers, and thrive in an increasingly competitive business environment.

Business Guidance and Support

Whether you need help writing your business plan, securing funding, or exploring your online marketing opportunities, our business advisors can help. With years of experience helping small business owners in the Highwood region, our team knows what options are available to you and can help guide you towards your business goals.  

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Business Loans

If you're struggling to find investment for a new business, exporting your products, investing in technology, or just trying to seize a new business opportunity, our flexible business loans may be the answer you're looking for.

With loans up to $150,000, we're known for saying “yes” when other lenders say “no”, with flexible qualification criteria.

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Business Training Programs

Want to expand your skill set? We offer a wide range of business training programs and upskilling opportunities, from health and safety training to quick-start business intensives.

Learn how to market your business, understand basic accounting, and explore how to attract and retain talent as a rural business.

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Office Rentals

We offer fully furnished offices with high speed wireless internet on an hourly, daily, and monthly basis.


Boardroom Rentals

Rent a boardroom for your next large meeting or training seminar.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Community Futures?

We help rural businesses to start and grow. Our services include business coaching and advisory services, plus financing if necessary. We also work within our communities on community economic development projects and strategic planning.

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How Community Futures supported rural business during the COVID-19 pandemic

Let’s Build Your Business In The Highwood Region, Together.


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Contact Us

14 McRae Street
PO Box 1599
Okotoks, AB  T1S 1B5
P: 403-995-4151


Communities Served

Aldersyde, Blackie, Carmangay, Cayley, De Winton, Diamond Valley, Foothills County, High River, Kananaskis Improvement District, Lomond, Longview, MD of Willow Creek, Millarville, Milo, Mossleigh, Nanton, Okotoks, Priddis, Vulcan, and Vulcan County.