Canadian Agricultural Loans Act (CALA)
CALA is a financial loan guarantee program that gives farmers access to credit to improve and develop farms.
Futurpreneur Canada is the only national, non-proﬁt organization that provides ﬁnancing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-35. Their internationally recognized mentoring program hand-matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.
Local Community Partner: Peterborough CFDC
The Community Futures Program is a Government of Canada initiative which supports 61 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Ontario and offer a wide variety of programs and services supporting community economic development and small business growth.
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Fair Finance Fund
The Fair Finance Fund is a social finance fund for Ontario’s local food and farm sector. The Fund supports local food and farm social enterprises in accessing the capital and mentorship they need to grow and thrive. https://www.fairfinancefund.org/
Farm Credit Canada (FCC)
FCC is Canada’s largest provider of loans and other financial services to farms and agribusiness, though they are accustomed to dealing with conventional farm businesses. They also have a new Young Farmer Loan.
Indian Agricultural program of Ontario
The Indian Agricultural Program of Ontario offers a wide range of services to First Nations farmers and start-ups.
Canada Small Business Financing Program
A program administered by Industry Canada that provides access to credit to small businesses across Canada.
Agricultural Credit Corporation
The ACC is a non-profit organization of 19 producer associations and marketing boards. Provides operating loans to producers, but you are required to participate in AgriStability.