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Government Support Programs

Government Support Programs

Please see below for other COVID-Relief Government Support programs for small businesses:

Alberta Jobs Now Program

Alberta Jobs Now is the largest job training program in our history to create jobs and get thousands of Albertans back to work. Starting May 20, private and non-profit businesses can apply for funding to offset the cost of hiring and training unemployed or underemployed Albertans into new or vacant full-time jobs. Visit to learn more.

Taber Beautification Program

Taber Beautification Program

The Town of Taber and Municipal District of Taber, along with Community Futures Chinook, is pleased to offer businesses in the MD Taber Region an opportunity to receive a beautification loan and grant to enhance the appearance of a business. Businesses can apply for up to $10,000 in funding of which 80% would be an interest free loan and 20% would be a grant. Successful applicants could receive up to an $8,000 loan and a $2,000 grant.

Ask A Farmer Series Debuts

In collaboration with Potato Growers of Alberta, Community Futures Chinook is proud to present a new educational video series! 

Learn all about planting 'process' potatoes from one of our local farmers North Paddock Farms Ltd. in the first episode of "ASK A FARMER":

To learn more about potatoes, visit

 Access Our Free Online Training

Access Our Free Online Training

Making time for training these days isn't easy, which is why we've put recordings of all our recent workshops online for you to access anytime, anywhere! Take a look HERE.

COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Workers

Please find below, links to resources you may find useful at this time.


Should You Buy or Lease Your Commercial Space?

One of the trickier decisions many entrepreneurs face is choosing between buying or leasing their place of business.

There are advantages and disadvantages to both options, and the decision requires lots of analysis and planning. Here are some considerations to help you understand what you’re getting into with each option. Weighing them effectively will help you navigate this delicate decision to your business’s best advantage.

Interested in Becoming a Board Member?

Community Futures Chinook is a community driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors.  We provide a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business.  A Board member has the responsibilities of: governing; formulating policies enabling the board to make responsible decisions on fiscal and business matters and establishing the purpose and vision of the organization.

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5324 48 Ave.
Taber, AB  T1G 1S2
P: 403-223-2984


Communities Served

Barnwell, Coutts, Cranford, Enchant, Grassy Lake, Hays, Milk River, New Dayton, Purple Springs, Rainier, Scandia, Skiff, Taber, Vauxhall, Warner, Wrentham