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Your Partner For Rural Business Development In The Highwood Region

Guidance. Support. Community.

Your pathway to business
success begins here.

Business loans, tools, mentoring, and honest advice for rural small business owners and entrepreneurs in Alberta.

We’re Here to Help

Community Futures Highwood—a nonprofit organization on a mission to craft an economically diverse and thriving future for the breathtaking communities in our region.

We go beyond being a traditional business lender, we are a collective of seasoned business professionals and entrepreneurs, fueled by the passion of our volunteer Board of Directors. We have been serving the community for over 30 years, and have been the catalyst for rural entrepreneurs, helping them not just survive but thrive as small business owners. We don't just see where you are; we want to help you get to where you are going. 

We meet businesses where they're at, with a wide variety of specialized services and training programs, flexible business loans, and ongoing programs. 

With a number of specialized business training programs, regular business networking events, and flexible business loans on offer, we’re here to help you achieve your business goals.

Community Futures Highwood, funded in part by Prairies Economic Development Canada, is a vital piece in creating economic prosperity for entrepreneurs in the Highwood region. Since 1986, we have been a driving force behind small business support and rural economic diversification, with 267 offices across the country.


Who We Help

We help entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout the Highwood region, including: Aldersyde, Arrowwood, Blackie, Carmangay, Cayley, Champion, De Winton, Diamond Valley, Foothills County, High River, Lomond, Longview, Millarville, Milo, Mossleigh, Nanton, Okotoks, Parkland, Priddis, and Vulcan.

Our ultimate goal is to help our area grow and thrive through economic diversification - we help companies across all industries, with a strong history of helping those in the agricultural and tourism sectors.

Rural Economic Diversification

Rural Economic Diversification is the core of what we do. We work alongside community leaders and other key stakeholders to create Community Economic Development plans and implement projects that support value-added activity and expansion into new sectors.

We take the pulse of our business community and provide guidance on business retention and succession planning strategies.



Meet Your Team

Our team of dedicated small business specialists really care about your goals and would love to hear about your plans. Meet our team of business analysts, proudly located in the Highwood region, here to help you.

Let’s see what we can do for your business

Give us a call, send us an email, or drop in for a chat.

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.