In fiscal year 2017-18 Community Futures Rural EDP program across BC disbursed $1.5 Million in loans, served 307 clients, helped to create or maintain employment for 124 individuals and created or expanded 52 businesses.
The Community Futures Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) is a business loans program that reduces the obstacles that people with disabilities or ongoing health issues may face when looking for financing. The program began in 1997 through funding from Western Economic Diversification and the support of the Community Futures network. In 2006, the EDP was expanded to provide specialized assistance directly to rural entrepreneurs with disabilities. At Community Futures, we believe that managing ongoing health or disability issues should not be a barrier to business success.
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