Community Futures Sunrise

11 - 3rd Street North East, Weyburn, SK - Phone: (306) 842-8803

Sunrise Services

Business Loans
Community Futures Sunrise has flexible lending criteria and each loan application will be evaluated on its own merit. Businesses must be physically located within our region and the majority of employment created must be within our region.

Learn more about the various loan products Community Futures offers: Loans

Business Plan    Loan Application   Cash Flow Worksheet   

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Review CF Sunrise's loan application, loan decision process and redress policy:  Loan Process   

Regional Economic Development 

With funding secured from the Canada Coal Transition Initiative, CF Sunrise assists and supports businesses and communities in the southeast Saskatchewan region during the transition away from coal-fired power generation.

Take a 10-minute Business Survey to tell us what business supports would help you run your business better:  Take the Survey

Interested to contact CF Sunrise and discuss economic development?  Get in touch today:


Business Training in southeast Saskatchewan.
Have an area of business development you’d like addressed in a workshop setting?  CF Sunrise offers in-person, facilitated workshops that can be customized to the business development topics you request.  It’s easy to get the ball rolling.

Contact the CF Sunrise office to inquire about current business workshop topics or to request a session in your own community at 1.306.842.8803 or  

Business Boosters DVDs are available to clients in southeast Saskatchewan.
These short, informational and highly entertaining DVD programs cover a range of business topics:  customer service, leadership development, staff retention and business branding/visioning.  Use them as a basis for in-house staff training, or request a CF Sunrise workshop based on the DVD content.  Learn more about these resources and how to borrow a title.

Youth Entrepreneurship in southeast Saskatchewan.
A leader in encouraging youth entrepreneurship in the province, CF Sunrise works with regional schools to assist students in experiencing the world of micro business. Find out more about the YouthBiz contest.

Board Room and Video Conference rental
Modern meeting room space featuring video conference technology is available for bookings.  Learn more about the board room and how to book your meeting.


YouthBiz is an exciting business competition designed to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit in youth. Students from the CF Sunrise region come up with a fantastic business idea, write about it and compete for YouthBiz prizes.  Over the last 12 years, approximately 2,400 students in southeast Saskatchewan have flexed their entrepreneurial muscles and participated in YouthBiz.  That is amazing!

YouthBiz entries are separated into two categories, based on grade level:  Grade 6 - 8 and Grade 9 – 12.

Prize money is awarded to winners in each age category:

1st Place receives $500, 2nd Place receives $300, 3rd Place receives $150.

Students can enter as a group or individually, but only one submission per student per year is accepted. This year, the YouthBiz deadline is November 21, 2019 at 4:00pm. 

Download the NEW 2019 YouthBiz Guide and Income Sheet Download

Contact the Community Futures Sunrise office to request an introductory YouthBiz presentation at your school or to ask questions about YouthBiz :  or  1.877.851.9997

 Students . . . Are you ready to submit your YouthBiz contest entry?  Upload your YouthBiz entry on the YouthBiz Entry Form now!


Need some inspiration?  Take a look at the outstanding work done by students over the years.  Congratulations to all students who entered YouthBiz in 2018 - you worked hard, learned a lot and showcased your entrepreneurial spirit!

2018 Winners:  Download the Winners List

2018 Highlights:  2018 Award Presentation Photos

Student Testimonial    CF Network of Canada Annual Report - feature article

A total of 388 students from 17 schools in southeast Saskatchewan participated in YouthBiz in 2018.  Each one came up with a fantastic business idea, wrote about their plans and submitted their entry to compete for YouthBiz prizes.  Here is a sample of the winners work:

2018 YouthBiz Winners - Grade 6 - 8

1st Place:  S & C Photography, Conner Piche and Sydney Clausen from Spruce Ridge School

2nd Place:  Ninja Bootcamp, Lucas Dzeryk and Logan Dalziel from Estevan

3rd Place:  Frosted Crown Cupcakes, Ella Tanton, Mila Marquart and Caoimhe Mullins from Ecole White City School

2018 YouthBiz Winners - Grade 9 - 12

 1st Place:  EDU Rewind, Natasha Wiebe and Delia Wall from Midale Central School

2nd Place:  Pawsome Puppies, Lonna Erickson and Jamie Neufeld from Midale Central School

3rd Place:  Fishers Custom Computers, Fisher Hauglum from Midale Central School


This youth entrepreneurship program is made possible by the hard work of mentor teachers - a big thank you for guiding students as they learned all about entrepreneurship.  And here's what a few of the students had to say about their YouthBiz experience: Click Here

The generous support of YouthBiz sponsors is fundamental to the success of this long-running youth program.  Thank you to our 2018 YouthBiz Sponsors:

Sponsors website