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March 5, 2004

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Canadian Bankers Association - Small Business Page
The Small Business Page provides direct links to the small business web sites of Canada's major banks.

Canadian Youth Business Foundation
Start up loans of up to $15,000 for youth from 18 to 34.

Self Reliance Loans
Self-Reliance loans are loans for "people who want to start or expand a business to create employment for themselves." Loan approval is based primarily on character and credit history.

Rising Tide Micro-Loans
This program, a partnership between Coast Capital Savings and Western Economic Diversification is for small business ventures that do not qualify for conventional credit.

Peer Lending Program
The Peer Lending Program provides loans from $1,000 to $5,000. VanCity Credit Union offers this service to micro-business owners in Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

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