Business programs

Community Futures East Parkland delivers a number of popular and proven small business development programs each year. If you don't see what you are looking for, check out our other business coaching and training options, and upcoming business skills events, or contact us.

Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program (EDP) was created to provide enhanced small business development support to people with disabilities in rural Alberta.

Success as an entrepreneur is all about playing to your strengths. EDP clients all live with physical or mental conditions that reduce their abilities in some areas. But they make a conscious decision to focus on what they can do, rather than what they can't.

Our services include:

  • Business training
  • Assistance with drawing up a business plan
  • Mentoring
  • Affordable, flexible business loans to establish a new business, purchase an existing business, or expand or upgrade an existing business

To be eligible for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program, you must:

  • Have a self-declared disability or ongoing medical condition
  • Live in rural Alberta
  • Have a viable business idea
  • Be able to contribute in some way to your business

Self-employment can be a great way for persons with a disability or an ongoing medical condition to get back into the workforce. Clients find that the return to work through self-employment is made more manageable through:

  • Flexible hours
  • Personalized work environments
  • A sense of control over their own destiny

If you would like to learn more about this program, please contact us.

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Community Futures East Parkland
5020 - 50 Avenue
PO Box 250
Mirror, AB T0B 3C0

403-788-2212
888-788-2829

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Communities Served

Alder Flats, 
Alix, 
Ardley, 
Argentia Beach, 
Aspen Beach, 
Bashaw, 
Bawlf, 
Bentley, 
Big Valley, 
Birchcliff, 
Blackfalds, 
Bluffton, 
Botha, 
Buck Lake, 
Byemoor, 
Castor, 
Clive, 
Crestomere, 
Crystal Springs, 
Delburne, 
Donalda, 
Dorenlee, 
Duhamel, 
Edberg, 
Elnora, 
Endiang, 
Erskine, 
Falun, 
Fenn, 
Ferintosh, 
Fleet, 
Gadsby, 
Grandview, 
Gull Lake, 
Gwynne, 
Half Moon Bay, 
Halkirk, 
Haynes, 
Hoadley, 
Hobbema, 
Joffre, 
Kelsey, 
Lacombe, 
Leedale, 
Lousana, 
Ma-Me-O Beach, 
Meeting Creek, 
Millet, 
Mirror, 
Morningside, 
Mulhurst, 
Nevis, 
New Norway, 
Norris Beach, 
Parkland Beach, 
Pelican Point, 
Pine Lake, 
Pipestone, 
Ponoka, 
Poplar Bay, 
Red Willow, 
Rimbey, 
Rochon Sands, 
Rosalind, 
Silver Beach, 
Stettler, 
Sunbreaker Cove, 
Tees, 
Westerose, 
Wetaskiwin, 
White Sands, 
Winfield, 

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