Elevate Program

Elevate is a dynamic new business building program for youth and adults with a disability or health condition interested in starting a business.

This program assists entrepreneurs locating their businesses in rural, remote or northern communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.

Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program, Elevate can profide successful applicants with:


  • Up to $13,500 in support to take your business to the next level
  • Based on need, can provide living allowance, training allowance, equipment purchase, professional fees, etc! 
  • support and resources (business plan assistance, mentorship, etc) 


Contact a Business Development Officer from CFNCD today to see if Elevate is a fit for you 204-677-1490, 1-800-303-2232 or stop by 3 Station Road 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