Women’s Business Development Program

This program is designed to help Métis Women get into business.

This program is intended 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.

Under this program CCDF can provide an interest free loan of up to the lessor of $100,000 or 65% of project costs excluding pre-operating costs, working capital and goodwill identified in the program costs.

The purpose of this program is:

  1. To establish a new business
  2. To purchase an existing business
  3. To expand and renovate an existing business
  • Contribution Agreement
  • Funding under this program is intended to support individual women or women partnerships.
  • Businesses funded under this program must be for-profit and demonstrate viability through a sound business plan.
  • Applicants must contribute a minimum of 2% equity to the project.
  • Maximum contribution of $100,000.
  • The contribution will be an interest-free repayable loan.
  • No administrative fees.
  • The business must be 100% owned by Saskatchewan Métis Woman or Métis Women
  • After 36 months of satisfactory repayment of principal, the client will have the option to repay the balance in full less ten percent (10%) of the original approved amount.
  • Ten percent (10%) will be forgiven in the form of a grant to a maximum amount of $10,000.
  • Repayable contribution for a term not to exceed ten years.

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