Community Resources

Community Resources

Here is a list of programs and resources coordinated by MFS community partners and other community organizations that are specifically relevant to military family entrepreneurs.

Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE)
Every year POE holds several workshops for budding entrepreneurs in military communities across the country. Military Spouses, soon to be releasing members and veterans are allowed to attend these training sessions free of charge. POE also holds week long boot camps for releasing military members and veterans and has a wealth of online resources available on their website.

Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
BDC is Canada’s only financial institution dedicated solely to entrepreneurs. They supports Canadian entrepreneurs through financing, advisory services and indirect financing and also provide excellent free resources for entrepreneurs at all stages in their business development. 

Futurepreneur is a national, non-profit organization that provides financial, mentoring and support tools to Canadians business owners aged 18-39.

Provincial Government Entrepreneurship Programs
Every province and territory in Canada offers or supports entrepreneur development programs. Take a look at our Provincial and Territorial Programs and Resources Sheet for Entrepreneurs for more information.

BDC Entrepreneurs Toolkit
BDC has put all their free resources, including eBooks, webinars and business templates in one place.

Strategyzer provides over 30 free downloads of tools and resources that you can use while developing your business idea.

Futurepreneur Resource Library
Futurepreneur maintains an extensive entrepreneurship resource library.

POE Veteran Business Directory
If you are a business owner and part of the military community, you are able to promote your business for free on the POE Veteran Business Directory. This directory is open to all former and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families. It is not only a great place to promote your business but also a great place to find your next service provider or store!