In order to apply you will need to leave OCLF’s site and create a user account with CYBF ( You can apply and give permission for a credit check to be run by the OCLF on behalf of the CYBF straight away but we strongly recommend that you contact us before doing so on 613-366-2159.  An initial conversation will give us a chance to double check that there are no obvious barriers to you being considered for a loan from the CYBF, as well as giving us an opportunity to provide more focussed guidance on the process.  As the CYBF’s Community Partner in Ottawa you will need to work with us through that process and we will need to be in contact sooner or later anyway.