Community Futures Sunrise

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

Sunrise Services

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.

Featured!  CF Sunrise's Microloans of up to $25,000 to start your business or give it a boost.

Community Futures (CF) Sunrise’s Biz Start and Biz Boost Micro-Loans provide a low interest, flexible, business financing solution for entrepreneurs in the southeast region of Saskatchewan.  CF Sunrise understands the difficulties that entrepreneurs face due to recent impacts on the economy.  As a result, CF Sunrise is providing further support to small business owners in the form of quick, simple, online access to financing for working capital or expansion needs.

Biz Start Micro-Loans (new or in operation for less than one year) and Biz Boost Micro-Loans  (existing business) have the following terms:

  • Maximum loan of $25,000
  • Interest rate of prime + 2%
  • No principal payments for six months
  • No application fee
  • Repayment over three years, with no penalty for early payout
  • A one-time administration fee of 2%, which can be added to the loan amount

Microloan Eligibility Requirements

  • Funds will be used to start, buy, maintain or expand a business in the CF Sunrise region
  • Funds may not be used to prepay or refinance existing indebtedness
  • The business must demonstrate viability
  • A complete loan application has been submitted  

Apply for a Microloan today!


Loans Up To $150,000!  Looking for a larger business loan?  CF Sunrise can lend up to $150,000 to entrepreneurs in our southeast Saskatchewan region.  Learn More

Resources to Support Your Loan Application: Business Plan    Loan Application   Cash Flow Worksheet   

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



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.

Interested to contact CF Sunrise and discuss economic development? Get in touch with our Regional Economic Development Coordinator today.


Have an area of business development you’d like addressed in a workshop setting? CF Sunrise offers in-person, or virtual (via Zoom) facilitated workshops that can be customized to the business development topics you request. It’s easy to get the ball rolling.

Check out our business workshop offers:  CF Sunrise Upcoming Events and Go Digital Sask Upcoming Events


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.



YouthBiz is an exciting and fun business competition for grade 6 - 12 students in the CF Sunrise region (southeast Saskatchewan).  The contest promotes entrepreneurship, financial literacy and it encourages the connection between young people and the business community.  Students come up with a business idea, write about it, plan the finances to back it up and have fun developing simple marketing materials too!

Since YouthBiz began in 2007, over 2,825 students from southeast Saskatchewan have competed for more than $30,000 in prize money!

NEW in 2022 . . . YouthBiz will focus on digital skill building.  We all know that business has changed over the last three years, and having an online presence is a 'must' for small business. That's why 2022 YouthBiz will include website building as an entry requirement (don't worry, we're here to help along the way).  Big Thanks to Go Digital Sask, who are sponsoring a prize package for one lucky 2022 YouthBiz winner:  a one-year e-commerce subscription and the help of the Go Digital Sask team to get their business online!

The 2022 YouthBiz program is OPEN FOR REGISTRATIONS!   Simply contact CF Sunrise to register:

When you register for YouthBiz, you'll receive the 2022 YouthBiz Guide, can request a YouthBiz presentation, and will stay connected to CF Sunrise for tips on how to submit a great YouthBiz entry.  You can also download the 2022 YouthBiz Guide and Income Sheet here!

YouthBiz has two student categories: Grade 6 - 8 and Grade 9 - 12.  For both categories, the students compete for cash prizes:

First Place:  $500  -  Second Place:  $300  -  Third Place:  $150  -  PLUS a number of Special Achievement prizes to recognize outstanding YouthBiz entries!

Entry Deadline is 4:00pm on Thursday, November 17, 2022.

Handy Tutorials and Resources 

How to Set Up a Account   Getting Started with Wix   How to Publish & Unpublish Your Wix Website   

STUDENTS - How to Use the YouthBiz Entry Form   TEACHERS - How to Upload ALL Student Entries

2022 YouthBiz Guide  Income Sheet 

When your entry is ready to submit:  STUDENT Entry Form  

TEACHERS, you can submit all your student entries at once.  Find out more:  TEACHER entry form

Have more questions?  Contact CF Sunrise, we're happy to help: 



Congratulations to the 2021 YouthBiz winners

275 students from 13 schools in southeast Saskatchewan entered the contest in 2021, writing about their creative business ideas and describing how they would operate their ventures!  This year's students really showcased their entrepreneurial mind and spirit, committing tremendous time and effort to their entries.  Thank you to their teacher-mentors who supported them along their journey of learning and discovery!


Download the 2021 Winners List and see below for small sample of the winning students' entry materials.

Grade 6 - 8 Category:

1st Place ($500):  Kamryn Doud - Dzigns (Radville)

2nd Place ($300):  Brooke Dzeryk and Kate Dalziel - Bistro 2 Go (Estevan)

3rd Place ($150):  Ember Sim - Ember's Alley (Weyburn)


Grade 9 - 12 Category:

1st Place ($500): Brianna Macfarlane - Redemption Roads Custom Van Builds (Carnduff)

2nd Place ($300): Ella Leko - Cookie Co. (Weyburn)

3rd Place ($150):  Connor McIndoe - Gunners (Midale)


Special Achievement Awards ($50 each)

  • Creative Business Ideas:  Grade 8 Class, Redvers School (Redvers) 
  • Big Bold Commercial: Kyde Schwindt and Mulugeta Kesete - Skates with MK (Weyburn)
  • Big Bold Commercial: Mira Bourassa and Sophie Walkeden - Academic Academy (Weyburn)
  • Audio Commericals: Grade 6 Class, Carievale School (Carievale)
  • Income Calculations and Notes: Grade 6 Class, Assiniboia Park Elementary School (Weyburn)
  • Income Calculations and Notes: Grade 9 Class, Carnduff Education Complex (Carnduff)


Thank You to the 2021 Sponsors!  Without community support, this youth entrepreneurship program would not be possible.  These community-builders are simply amazing, sponsoring YouthBiz each year and contributing to economic development in southeast Saskatchewan.  

2021 Sponsors