Clarence Campeau Development Fund

Serving Saskatchewan’s Métis


The Clarence Campeau Development Fund (CCDF) was established by The Métis Society of Saskatchewan Inc. subject to an agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan dated June 11, 1997. In September of 2001, an amendment to the Gaming Act recognized CCDF in legislation and a new agreement between the province and the Métis Nation–Saskatchewan Secretariat Inc. was executed in December 2002.

VISION

CCDF is recognized as the most successful and professional Métis Financial Institution in the country. We are leaders in identifying market opportunities and providing Métis entrepreneurs with innovative financing and skill development solutions that benefit everyone in Saskatchewan.

MISSION

The mission of CCDF is to improve the economic circumstances of Saskatchewan’s Métis by providing market intelligence; funding for business and community economic development; plus development of management skills and assistance to new and existing Métis owned businesses.

VALUES
  • Accessibility
  • Accountability
  • Credibility
  • Integrity
  • Relationship Based
  • Service Excellence
  • Transparency

The objective of the Fund is to stimulate economic development activities of Métis people and communities by providing equity for Métis businesses, support to community economic development initiatives, and assistance for the development of the management skills of new and existing Métis business owners and entrepreneurs. The Fund derives its revenue subject to the agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan.

Programs & Applications

*Applicants must be of Métis ancestry operating a business based in Saskatchewan
*Businesses funded must demonstrate viability

Business Plan Assistance Program

Application Form

This program is intended to provide support to entrepreneurs who in the opinion of the Fund have a business concept that through initial screening provides excellent opportunity but requires a professional business plan in order to attract financing.

This program will allow entrepreneurs to engage the services of a professional consultant in order to undertake the quality of research and planning necessary to develop a business plan and attract financing.

Guidelines:

  • The applicant will provide CCDF with an application for initial screening by the fund;
  • The applicant must provide the name and qualifications of the consultant, a terms of reference and a quote of the costs agreed to;
  • CCDF can consider funding up to 75% of the costs to a maximum of $10,000;
  • This funding will not be repayable.
Loan / Equity Contribution Program

Application Form Personal Financial Statement

This program is intended to assist Métis entrepreneurs by providing capital through repayable contributions that will enhance the applicant’s ability to leverage financing
from other institutions and agencies.

Under this program, CCDF can provide interest free financial assistance of up to the lessor of $300,000 per project or 50% of project costs excluding pre-operating
costs and working capital as identified in the program costs.

Repayable contribution term not to exceed 10 years.

Purpose:

  • The purchase of an existing business
  • To start a new business
  • Business expansion or renovation

Method of Investment:

  • Contribution Agreement
  • Preferred shares
  • Common Shares
  • Mortgages

General Guidelines:

  • Businesses funded under this program must demonstrate viability through a sound business plan
  • Applicants must contribute a minimum of 5% equity to the project
  • Equity may be in the form of cash, machinery, equipment, real estate or other unencumbered assets. Assets must be valued at fair market value by an independent appraiser.
Métis Women’s Equity Program

Application Form Personal Financial Statement

This program is to assist Saskatchewan Métis Women who wish to become entrepreneurs overcome barriers and enhance their ability to leverage financing and support services from financial institutions and business support agencies.

Under this program CCDF can provide equity assistance of up to 65% of project costs to a maximum of $10,000 Total project costs cannot exceed $ 25,000 (excluding working capital).

Purpose:

  • To purchase an existing business
  • To start a new business
  • To expand or renovate an existing business

Method of Investment:

  • Maximum $10,000
  • Repayable contribution for a term not to exceed five years
  • The contribution will be interest free
  • Security will consist of a promissory note

Repayment:

  • After 24 months of satisfactory repayment of principal, the client will have the option to repay 75% of the remaining contribution with 25% being forgiven

General Guidelines:

  • Businesses funded under this program must be for-profit and demonstrated viability through a sound business plan
  • Applicants must contribute a minimum of 5% equity to the project
  • No administrative fees
  • The business must be 100% owned by a Saskatchewan Métis Woman
Métis Youth Equity Program

Application Form Personal Financial Statement

This program is to assist Saskatchewan Métis Youth ages 18 to 35 with the desire to become entrepreneurs, overcome barriers and enhance their ability to leverage financing and support services from other financial institutions and agencies.

Under this program CCDF can provide equity assistance of up to 65% of project costs to a maximum of $10,000 Total project costs cannot exceed $ 25,000 (excluding working capital).

Purpose:

  • To purchase an existing business
  • To start a new business
  • To expand or renovate an existing business

Method of Investment:

  • Maximum $10,000
  • Repayable contribution for a term not to exceed five years
  • The contribution will be interest free
  • Security will consist of a promissory note

Repayment:

  • After 24 months of satisfactory repayment of principal, the client will have the option to repay 75% of the remaining contribution with 25% being forgiven

General Guidelines:

  • Businesses funded under this program must be for-profit and demonstrated viability through a sound business plan
  • Applicants must contribute a minimum of 5% equity to the project
  • No administrative fees
  • The business must be 100% owned by a Saskatchewan Métis Youth
Community Business Development Program

Application Form Personal Financial Statement

This program is intended to assist Métis communities develop businesses that will result in the creation of wealth and jobs for Métis people.

Under this program CCDF can provide a one-time non-repayable contribution up to the lesser of $300,000 or 50% of project costs excluding pre-operating
costs and working capital. Should the business be sold or disposed of within three years of receiving a non-repayable contribution it will become repayable
immediately.

As well, CCDF can contribute up to a maximum of $700,000, with an interest rate to be determined by the Fund. Repayable and non-repayable contributions will not exceed 85% of approved project costs. Maximum funding under this program will be $1,000,000.

Purpose:

  • To start a new business
  • To purchase an existing business
  • To renovate or expand an existing business

General Guidelines:

  • Businesses funded under this program must be for-profit and demonstrate viability through a sound business plan
  • The community will be expected to demonstrate its commitment through an injection of reasonable equity.

 

Métis Energy and Resource Program

Application Form Personal Financial Statement

This program is intended to help increase the involvement of Métis entrepreneurs in the energy and resource sectors and other large scale business initiatives.

CCDF can provide financial assistance of 50% of the project costs excluding pre-operating costs and working capital. Minimum funding under this program is
$301,000 up to a maximum of $1,000,000.

Projects funded under this program must be for-profit and commercially viable with total project costs in excess of $600,000. All projects must demonstrate viability
through a professionally prepared business plan.

Priority will be given to, but not restricted to projects that demonstrate a high degree of job creation.

Applicants must provide a minimum 5% equity to the project. Equity may be in the form of cash, equipment, real estate or other unencumbered fixed assets.

Maximum term of repayment will be flexible and at the discretion of CCDF.

Purpose:

  • To establishing a new business
  • Purchase an existing business
  • Expansion or Renovation of a business that will result in increased capacity and revenue.

Method of Investment:

  • Common Shares
  • Preferred Shares
  • Mortgages
  • Contribution Agreement
  • Other forms of debt
Development of Management & Marketing Skills Program

Application Form

This program supports training for new and existing Métis entrepreneurs to develop their management and marketing skills.

Guidelines:

  • Applicants must provide an application that includes the purpose of the course, as well as a course outline and detailed budget;
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they have approached other Métis educational funding agencies prior to applying to CCDF. CCDF does not intend to duplicate the services of other Métis Nation agencies or affiliates:
  • Training must be through credible organizations that undertake to provide appropriate training;
  • The training must be specific to business management and not technical training unrelated to the development of management and marketing skills;
  • CCDF can consider funding up to 75% of the approved costs, to a maximum of $10,000.00 over the life of the contribution;
  • CCDF funds only direct course costs such as tuition, workshop fees, and books. Living costs are not included;
  • This funding is only for short courses (degree and post-graduate studies are excluded);
  • CCDF can support the development of business related courses through Métis training institutions. In this case the institution must provide accurate budgets, complete details on the training including a course outline and a list of the individuals (full and part time) enrolling in the program and other information that may be required to evaluate the success of the training upon completion.
Business Support Program

Application Form

This program is intended to provide professional support to new businesses in order to help improve the opportunity for success.

Guidelines:

  • Funding under this program is intended to allow the business to engage the services of a professional consultant to examine the operations of the business in order to identify areas that may require special attention;
  • The applicant must provide the name and qualifications of the consultant, a terms of reference and a quote of the costs agreed to;
  • CCDF can consider funding up to 100% of the cost, to a maximum of $10,000 over the life of the contribution;
  • Funding under this program is not repayable;
  • Funding is not intended for the development of interim or annual financial statements.
Projects that are NOT ELIGIBLE
  • Political bodies for political process
  • Cultural activities
  • Social Programs
  • Residential real estate
  • Commercial real estate for the sole purpose of lease or rent to others.  The applicants’ business must occupy the majority of space and be commercially viable exclusive of the rental/lease income to receive support from CCDF (some exceptions may apply)
  • Basic Farming & Ranching
  • Payments of dividends
  • Refinancing (some exceptions apply)
  • Business involved solely in the sale of liquor
  • Restaurants in large Urban Centres (some exceptions apply)

 

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Metis Business Development and Equity

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Youth
Equity Program

Are you a young Métis entrepreneur looking to start a business or expand a business in Saskatchewan? Learn more about Youth Equity programs available through the Clarence Campeau Development Fund!


Women's
Equity Program

Are you a female Métis entrepreneur looking to start a business or expand a business in Saskatchewan? Learn more about Women's Equity program available through the Clarence Campeau Development Fund!

Testimonials

Meet Our Staff

Saskatoon Office

Roland
Duplessis

Chief Executive
Officer

Georgette
Nicolas

Director
Business Development

Pam
Larson

Director - Finance and Administration

Monica
Brunet

Director Métis Economic Development Sector

Steve
Danners

Director- Métis Energy and Resource Program

Rebecca
Mirasty

Business Development Specialist

Maxine
Reddekopp

Business Development Specialist

Dean
Villeneuve

Business Development Specialist

Christine
McGowan

Executive Assistant

Stephanie
Favel

Administrative Assistant

Jessica
Kaiser

Senior Corporate Accountant

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Regina Office

Ryan
Patterson

Divisional Manager
South

Tyler
Morin

Business Development
Specialist

Meet Our Board Members

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Chairman

Minister of Economic Development

Rick Watson

Vice Chair Southern 
Voting Member

Barb Gustafson

Urban
Voting Member

Walter Hood

Northern
Voting Member

Wayne Cowan

Member at Large
Voting Member

Laurier Donais

Ex-Officio
Province of Saskatchewan

Chandra Mark

Ex-Officio Province of Saskatchewan

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Saskatoon Office

2158 Airport Drive
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 6M6

Phone: (306) 657-4870
Toll-free: 1-888-657-4870
Fax: (306) 657-4890
Email: info@clarencecampeau.com

Regina Office

2380 2nd Avenue
Regina, SK
S4R 1A6

Phone: (306) 790-2233 (CCDF)
Toll-free: 1-877-359-2233 (CCDF)
Fax: (306) 790-2220
Email.regina.info@clarencecampeau.com