Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program
Your future. Your way.
The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program.
Get the support you need to build your dream business.
We know that 1 in 4 people in Canada is working with some form of health condition and, quite often, the "disability" isn't visible. Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disability Program (EDP) is an innovative program that helps people working with barriers or health conditions start and grow businesses. We offer training, mentoring, loans and other financial support, and we’re here to help you every step of the way.
As part of the program, you’ll have access to one-on-one business coaching, access to loans, technology training, and mental wellness resources.
The program is now celebrating 25 years of operation and, to mark this milestone, head over to the EDP website's blog for details!
Eligibility for the Entrepreneurs With Disability Program
To be eligible for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program you must:
- Have a self-disclosed disability or ongoing health condition
- Live in rural Alberta
- Have a viable business idea
- Be able to contribute in some way to your business
With 27 locations across rural Alberta, we’ve got you covered.
All of the Community Futures offices in rural Alberta provide support, guidance, and loans for small businesses and startups.