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Drum Discovery  – local Community Economic Development (CED) Project

Drum Discovery – local Community Economic Development (CED) Project

Community Futures is a program of the Government of Canada (PrairiesCan), mandated to offer three core business services (business coaching, business training and business financing). Community Futures is also mandated to engage in community economic development (CED) through projects and partnerships.

The Drum Discovery project has been a very positive example of local organizations working together to find a solution for a problem. The project partners are Community Futures Big Country (CFBC), Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce, Travel Drumheller, Town of Drumheller (Community Development & Social Planning) and MH Enterprises. The Royal Tyrrell Museum has provided the customer service training component, based on the program they provide to their own employees.

Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (RAYEC)

Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp (RAYEC)

RAYEC is an annual week-long camp held during August at Eagle’s Nest Ranch (Cypress Hills) for 60 youth ages 13-15 who are interested in learning about business and entrepreneurship. The main focus is to educate youth about marketing, advertising, preparing a cash-flow statement and writing a business plan. Campers set up their own businesses and use real money which they borrow from actual bankers. The last day is “Business Day” at the camp, where campers have the opportunity to open and operate their businesses.


Small Business Relief and Recovery in Alberta

During one of the most significant challenges in our program’s history, the Community Futures network was there to make a difference.

Faced with a global health crisis, teams from across the province connected with thousands of small business owners - And the voice of advocacy for their survival was heard.

Understanding the pressures small businesses were facing, Community Futures quickly became experts in deploying a federal government relief program, the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.

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PO Box 610
181 Railway Ave. E.
Drumheller, AB   T0J 0Y0
P: 403-823-7703


Communities Served

Craigmyle, Delia, Drumheller, East Coulee, Finnegan, Michichi, Morrin, Nacmine, Pollockville, Richdale, Rosedale, Rowley, Rumsey, Scottfield, Sheerness, Sunnynook, Throne, Wayne