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Regional Relief and Recovery Funds (RRRF) Impact to Small Businesses

We are pleased to release the results of the Regional Relief and Recovery Funds (RRRF) for small businesses to support small businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The results below are from April 1 to January 31, 2021.




Community Futures is here to support our rural businesses.

Today we all woke up with the awareness that 2020 will end differently than any of us had hoped for. The Provincial announcement made yesterday impacts us all in one form or another and as we all digest what this means, we want to inform you of support programs available to you. We have outlined the programs in our December 9, 2020 newsletter available HERE.


Community Futures Continues to Bridge the Gap for Rural Small Business

For Immediate Release     |     December 7, 2020

Community Futures Continues to Bridge the Gap for Rural Small Business

Strathmore – Local businesses and non-profits continue to be seriously impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, Community Futures Wild Rose will be offering additional $40,000 small business loans as part of the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund. The RRRF loan zero-interest until January  2023 and intended to help rural small and medium-sized businesses cover ongoing costs and help them resume normal business operations after COVID-19.

“Every day, we see small businesses continue to struggle with reduced revenues, increased costs, and uncertainty because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chantale Hache, Executive Director of Community Futures Wild Rose. “This extension will ensure more rural SMEs have access to relief and recovery funding, and Community Futures can continue to assist as many local businesses as possible during these difficult times.” 

Since May 2020, the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund through Community Futures Wild Rose has:
Approved 42 applications
Dispersed $1.309 million in loans
Helped maintain 113 jobs

The additional funding is part of an initial $18.9 million allocated to the Community Futures Network of Alberta, through the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan, and is targeted towards supporting rural and remote SMEs in Alberta that do not qualify for other federal business support programs, such as the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) or Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP).

For more information visit:

Media contact:     
Chantale Hache, Executive Director   
403.934.8888 ext. 1     

RRRF Inquiries :

Christopher Steeves, Business Analyst
403.934.8888 ext. 2

Shop Local Programs Come to Region



Community Futures Wild Rose is please to announce the Shop Local Programs in partnership with:

Beiseker Chamber of Commerce

Strathmore & Wheatland Chamber of Commerce

Three Hills Chamber of Commerce

The initiative was developed to support Chambers to assist businesses in promoting and supporting local throughout rural communities within the region. The participating Chamber's of Commerce have developed a variety of programs and intiaitives to promote businesses throughout the region. You can follow them on their social media platforms and websites for complete details.



Small Business Spotlight

Community Futures Wild Rose would like to highlight business success stories in the region to share on our website, social media platforms and with our stakeholders! If you would like to share your story, we have provided a list of questions to inspire you!

There are two ways to participate! You may download the form and send your response to wendy [at] or complete the online intake form!

We will be tagging these stories to our local Chambers and Western Diversification’s #MainstreetMondays initiative to name just a few!

Thank you for your support and excited to hear your story!

Community Futures Succession Planning and Matching Program Available to Rural Businesses

Community Futures Wild Rose launches a Succession Planning and Matching Program available to Rural Businesses! See below for full details:


Community Futures Wild Rose and Community Futures Centre West launch a Succession Planning and Matching Program available to Rural Businesses for businesses within Rocky View County and Community Futures region! See below for full details:






Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

Winter Alberta Open Farm Days - Pilot

Join us on December 14 & 15, 2019 for the first Winter Alberta Open Farm Days initaitive. 

See what life is like on the farm in the winter by visiting Eh Farms, Custom Woolen Mills, Back to Good Market & Deli and Your Local Ranch for their field/mill tours, market vendors, retail stores, local food purchases, sleigh rides, demonstrations and livestock viewing. 

Visit for full details!





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