Programs

The objective of the Fund is to stimulate economic development activities of Métis people and communities by providing equity for Métis businesses, supporting community economic development initiatives and developing management skills of new and existing Métis business owners and entrepreneurs. To achieve this, the Fund provides programs for start-ups, expansions, and to purchase existing businesses.

The Fund’s eight programs have been designed to reflect the business needs of Saskatchewan’s Métis entrepreneurs. The Fund is set up to assist community-based or individual entrepreneurs with small or large scale projects. There are also specific programs designed to assist Women and Youth to help increase their participation as entrepreneurs.

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Program

    This program is intended to provide support to entrepreneurs who in the opinion of the Fund have a business concept that through initial screening provides excellent opportunity but requires a professional business plan to attract financing.

Business Loans & Grants

  • Business Development Program

    This program is intended to assist Métis entrepreneurs by providing equity through a repayable interest-free loan contribution enhancing the applicant’s ability to leverage financing from other institutions and agencies.

  • Major Business Development Program

    This program is intended to assist Métis entrepreneurs by providing equity through a repayable interest-bearing loan contribution enhancing the applicant’s ability to leverage financing from other institutions and agencies.

  • Women’s Business Development Program

    This program is to assist Saskatchewan Métis Women with the desire to become entrepreneurs, overcome barriers and enhance their ability to leverage financing and support services from other financial institutions and agencies.

  • Youth Business Development Program

    This program is to assist Saskatchewan Métis Youth ages 18 to 35 with the desire to become entrepreneurs, overcome barriers and enhance their ability to leverage financing and support services from other financial institutions and agencies.

Support for Business

  • Management Skills Program

    This program supports training for new and existing CCDF clients to develop their management skills.

  • Business Support Program

    This program is intended to provide professional support to existing CCDF clients to help improve their opportunity for success.

General Guidelines
  • Applicants must be of Métis ancestry operating a business based in Saskatchewan
  • Businesses funded must demonstrate viability
Projects Not Eligible
  • Political bodies for political process
  • Cultural activities
  • Social programs
  • Residential real estate
  • Commercial real estate (some exceptions may apply)
  • Basic farming & ranching
  • Payment of dividends
  • Refinancing (some exceptions apply)
  • Business involved solely in the sale of liquor & cannabis
  • Restaurants in large Urban Centres (some exceptions apply)