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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities

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The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities program is currently at capacity.

We understand the importance of your inquiry and the value of our program. Once capacity opens, a Business Coach will reach out to you to discuss your entrepreneurial aspirations and provide guidance accordingly.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your understanding.

The Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) is a business development program that reduces obstacles that people with disabilities or ongoing health issues may face when looking for financing. The program celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2022 with the continued funding from PacifiCan and the support of the Community Futures network. EDP provides specialized assistance to rural and urban entrepreneurs with disabilities. At Community Futures we believe that managing ongoing health or disability issues should not be a barrier to business success.

This program is designed to make it easier for entrepreneurs with disabilities or ongoing health conditions to pursue their business goals by providing access to a network of business professionals and resources.  Self-employment provides flexible hours, personalized work environments and economic inclusion for individuals who have a viable business idea and are ready, willing and motivated to run their own business.

The program offers assistance with developing a business plan, business training, business coaching and business loans.

To qualify for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program you must:

  • Self-declare a disability or ongoing health issue
  • Have a viable business idea and have demonstrated commitment through research, learning and planning
  • Be ready, willing and motivated to run your own business
  • Need additional support to build your business future.

The Pre-Accelerator Program

Igniting Your Entrepreneurial Spirit!

Supporting individuals with a self-identified disability or ongoing health condition to explore self-employment concept, viability and launch of a business.

Entrepreneurs on the Rise

Entrepreneurs on the Rise is a free program presented with ETHOS Career Management Group in partnership with Community Futures British Columbia. The program will provide specialized entrepreneurial skill training and individual coaching to build and launch a business.

This program offers self-paced online training combined with workshops and guest speakers. The Entrepreneurs on the Rise is exclusively for women and persons who identify as non-binary.

For more information and find out if you are eligible please visit:



Community Futures British Columbia
33163 2nd Ave
Mission, BC  V2V 6T8

About Community Futures

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