The Canadian Youth Business Foundation


Canada’s Entrepreneur Gateway


The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. This national organization is dedicated to growing Canada’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. CFNCD is proud to partner with CYBF to assist in the delivery of this program

Focused on character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business. 

Established in 1996, CYBF has invested to date in more than 5,260 young entrepreneurs, whose businesses have created more than 20,800 new jobs, $147.4 million in tax revenue and hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and export revenue. 


CYBF delivers its program coast to coast to coast through a national network of 184 community partners and more than 4,220 volunteers including business mentors.

Get Started Now!

For more information about the program, its services, and eligibility criteria:

·     Visit, or

·     Stop by Community Futures North Central Development, your local CYBF community partner or call 204-677-1490 today!


January 16, 2018

Thompson to host 2018 Manitoba Winter Games

Exciting news for the north! The 2018 Manitoba Winter Games powered by Manitoba Hydro will be held in Thompson from March 4-10, 2018.  We anticipate Thompson to be a bustling hive of activity as we welcome 1800 athletes plus coaches, families and sport representatives!

January 11, 2018

Dragon's Quest Business Plan Competition

This competition is for Indigenous entrepreneurs who started a business after January 31, 2017 or that will launch before April 30, 2018.  Contest presented by Community Futures Manitoba through their Indigenous Business Service Network.  Deadline to enter is March 23rd. Rural and Urban categories with prizes up to $5,000.  Submit your business plan to enter.  For more information visit the CFM website here