The Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program (EDP) helps people with disabilities or ongoing health conditions start businesses in rural Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Community Futures offices deliver the EDP program and provide business advice, training, mentorship and access to repayable business loans for viable businesses.

Entrepreneurs with disabilities or ongoing health conditions tell us entrepreneurship works for them because it can provide:

  • Flexible hours
  • Personalized work environments
  • A sense of control over their own destiny

Find a Community Futures office in your province:


How it works

To be eligible for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program, you must:

  • Self-declared having a disability or ongoing health condition
  • Live in a rural area.
  • Have a viable business idea
  • Be able to contribute in some way to your business

To learn more about Community Futures, visit the Community Futures Manitoba and Community Futures Saskatchewan websites, or get in touch with the Community Futures office near you.