Small Business Loan Program

Launched in 2015, CFKA’s First Capital Community Development Loan Program is currently suspended pending a review by the Board on how CFKA can best suppport small businesses and social enterprises. We encourage you to review the list below for other great resources in Kingston & Area.

Other Local Resources

Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation

Frontenac CFDC is a non-profit organization offering free business advice and commercial financing to entrepreneurs and those looking to start a business in the Frontenac’s and supports community based projects.

Futurepreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada supports young entrepreneurs (ages 18-39) with up to $45,000 in financing, an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help you plan, manage and grow your business.

KEDCO/Invest Kingston

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation provides support services to both start-up and existing businesses in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth. Support services help with business planning, financial forecasting and analysis, marketing & sales strategies and connections to community resources. Business Fundamentals for Start-Ups is offered monthly and recommended for new business owners or those thinking of starting a business.  The Business Development team works closely with existing businesses on growth strategies through facilitated workshops and consultations. Tel: 613-544.2725 ext. 7222 Email: Visit: to register for workshops.

Queen’s Business Law Clinic

The Queen’s Business Law Clinic operates year-round to provide free legal services to a wide variety of individuals, businesses and non-for-profit organizations in southeastern Ontario who would otherwise have difficulty affording legal counsel.

RISE Asset Development

Rise provides low interest small business loans, training, and mentorship to entrepreneurs with a history of mental health or addiction challenges.

Skebo & Associates Inc.

Skebo & Associates Inc. is a private corporation dedicated to providing quality training and support to assist in the growth and development of new small businesses in Eastern Ontario.

Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre

Free training, guidance and mentorship, and several opportunities for funding to get your idea off the ground. Participate in one of their incubation or acceleration programs to fit your needs!

SLC Innovation and Business Engagement 

St. Lawrence College use the skills and talents of their faculty, staff, and students to develop and execute impactful community-centred projects. They organize this work into three areas of focus: Research; Workforce and Economic Development; and Community-Based Innovation.

275 Ontario Street Suite #100
Kingston, ON K7K 2X5
Phone: 613.546.9696
Fax: 613.531.9238

Community Foundation for Kingston & Area