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