CFT7 continues to devote attention to ensuring that business development staff provides timely pre-care with financial management assistance, business plan development, and consultations regarding loan financing.
Business Support Services
Bringing resources to entrepreneurs whether it is business training, coaching or aftercare, the partners all have the common passion to assist Treaty Seven entrepreneurs.
Community Economic Development
(CED) is action taken locally by a community to provide economic opportunities and improve social conditions in a sustainable way.
Annual First Nations Youth Entrepreneur Symposium
Training youths ranging in age from 18 to 35 years old from the various Treaty Seven areas.
CFT7 holds an agreement with Western Economic Diversification (WED) for operations, lending, and business support services for members of Treaty Seven. CFT7 has been a member of the Community Futures Development Corporation since 1989. The purpose of the program is primarily for business creation/start-up and expansion. The small business loans are for asset purchases, equity, and joint venture participation. Loans that would not otherwise qualify at the traditional financial institutions may be eligible if the loan meets the criteria. Emphasis is on loans that will generate long-term employment for reserve residents or Treaty Seven members. Technical assistance is also available for reviewing business plans, identifying potential opportunities, business counseling, and entrepreneurial training.
CFT7 vision is a leader in economic development, and employment, and training best practices, supporting, advising, and collaborating with Treaty Seven First Nations and their members to build on collective and unique strengths and successes, respecting cultural diversity and political autonomy.
CFT7 mission is to strengthen, encourage, and support the Treaty Seven economy through community economic development, financing, and entrepreneur capacity building.
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