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.

NEW!  CF Sunrise's Micro-loans of up to $25,000 to Start Your Business or Give It a Boost

Learn more about the Community Futures Loans to support small business: Loans

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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.

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



YouthBiz celebrates its fourteenth year in 2020!  This youth business competition has been created especially for grade 6 - 12 students in the CF Sunrise region (southeast Saskatchewan).  So much has changed over the years, but the basics of YouthBiz stay the same.  Students are asked to dream up a great business idea (or describe one they currently operate), write about it and show it off to inspired others!  YouthBiz has always showcased the entrepreneurial spirit in our southeast SK youth! 

This year, YouthBiz will be pivoting - we know that school looks different for our youth this year, so we wanted to focus on helping students explore the creative and fun side of business more fully. 

The 2020 YouthBiz Commercial Contest offers just that . . . a chance for youth to come up with an awesome business idea, write about it and create their own audio commercial for that business. That's all that's needed to enter, aside from a creative attitude and readiness to learn and have fun!

Prize money will be awarded to winners:

1st Place receives $300, 2nd Place receives $200, 3rd Place receives $100.  There are also a number of Achievement Awards that will be presented, for $50 each.

Students can enter as a group or individually, but only one submission per student per year is accepted. To enter, grade 6 - 12 students must live or attend school in the CF Sunrise region.  Entry deadline is 4pm on November 19, 2020.

Download: 2020 YouthBiz Contest Guide

Contact the Community Futures Sunrise office to request a virtual YouthBiz presentation or to ask questions about YouthBiz :  or  1.306.842.8803.


2019 YouthBiz Contest Highlights

Congratulations to all students who entered YouthBiz in 2019 - you worked hard, learned a lot and showcased your entrepreneurial spirit!

2019 Winners: Download the Winners List 

A total of 212 students from 12 schools in southeast Saskatchewan participated in YouthBiz in 2019. Each one came up with a fantastic business idea, wrote about their plans and submitted their entry to compete for YouthBiz prizes. Here are samples of the winners work:

2019 YouthBiz Winners - Grade 6 - 8

1st Place: Broken Spur, Brynn Fettes and Ashlyn Becker from Radville

2nd Place: Biology Bay, Sadie McFadden and Harper Stewart from Radville

3rd Place: Sticks 'N Rings Ringette Shop, Vianne Marquart from Ecole White City

2019 YouthBiz Winners - Grade 9 - 12

1st Place: Soup 'R Snacks, Entrepreneurship 30 class from Weyburn Comp School

2nd Place:  Infinite Designs, Jennifer Wiebe and Rebecca Bleasdale from Midale

3rd Place:  Bunnyhop Cafe, Rhea Sturgeon and Jaylyn Prawdzik from Midale


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 2019 YouthBiz Sponsors:

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