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Co-ops and charitable status

Charitable status is a legal designation granted by the federal government to organizations that apply and…

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Government of Canada Information Guide on Co-operatives

The Federal government maintains an information guide on co-operatives and key legislative provisions from each provincial…

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Guide to starting a renewable energy co-op

Thinking about starting a renewable energy co-op? Download this great toolkit from the Solar Energy Service…

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Big Co-operatives

Co-operatives often look for opportunities to invest in the communities they serve through business advice, grants,…

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Western Economic Diversification

Western Economic Diversification (WED) is a government department that falls under the Ministry of Innovation, Science…

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Provincial Co-operative Associations

The provincial co-operative associations are coalitions of co-operatives in their respective provinces that work towards improving…

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Provincial Business Development Centres

Funded by Western Economic Diversification, the four business information centres in each province provide a variety…

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BDC’s financial planning tool

Is your financial management sound? Does it include regular financial planning and budgeting? Is the full…

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BDC’s entrepreneur toolkit

To succeed today you need to have sound business sense and a set of practical tools….

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Guide to building an Opportunity Development Co-operative

The Alberta Community and Co-operative Association works for the development and promotion of co-operatives across Alberta….

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Community Futures Network

The Community Futures network consists of over 268 local non-profits across rural Canada that provides development…

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Futurpreneur’s general tools, tips, and resources for entrepreneurs

Explore Futurpreneur’s resources by topic for both entrepreneur’s and mentors.

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Futurepreneur Canada’s Cash Flow Template

The Futurpreneur Canada Cash Flow Template is here to help you outline your start up costs,…

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Co-operatives First

Providing co-op development services to the four western provinces, Co-operatives First has the supports, resources, and…

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Business resources make life easier

Need a business plan? Start here. The Biz Plan Creator is an easy-to-use and helpful tool. Designed to guide you through the process, the Biz Plan Creator offers a user-friendly platform and clear advice at every stage. Plus, it includes a secure account and customized branding of your plan. So, you can leave and come back to your plan as needed. And when you’re done, a branded PDF business plan ready for investors and financiers is your reward.