The Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF) is an incorporated non-profit charitable organization working for financial empowerment in the Ottawa area
Resumption of In-Person Consultations
Commitment to OCLF programs and client safety remain our priority, so we continue to adapt to the ever-changing COVID environment. With the best interests of our clients in mind, and with most public health measures now being lifted, OCLF will offer services virtually or in person, whatever works best for you.
- You can reach out to us by phone (613-366-2159, ext. 1001) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will get back to you within 24 hours to book your appointment.
- We are accepting walk-ins between 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Mondays to Thursdays. On Fridays, in-person consultations are available by appointment only.
- Although masks are not mandatory, we encourage our clients to still wear them for their comfort and safety.
We look forward to assisting you with your needs!
With the support of Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), OCLF is offering several comprehensive Entrepreneurship Programs. Offered in partnership with YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, OCLF delivers Trades-specific Entrepreneurship Training in the areas of Home Renovation and Green Building several times per year. Additionally, OCLF offers similar Programs via other community partners. Funded by OTF’s Grow Investment Stream, the entrepreneurship programs bring about positive changes in the lives of aspiring Ontarian entrepreneurs.
OCLF arranges loans to start, buy or expand your business, and professional development loans to increase your employability.
We also provide workshops about starting a business and building credit in Canada through community partners for on-site delivery.
OCLF provides loans to support your business development or growth. The loan process includes support with business plan writing and creating a
Professional Development Loans
OCLF provides loans to cover tuition and related costs in programs that increase employability.
OCLF empowers people by giving them information and tools to increase economic confidence and self-reliance or to start a business.
Our Commitment to Truth and reconciliation
OCLF recognizes the Calls to Action outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation report and is committed to the development and implementation of an action plan that will facilitate working with Indigenous communities as partners to identify opportunities to improve Indigenous Peoples’ access to our programs and services. Land acknowledgements are incorporated into all OCLF’s education and entrepreneurship offerings.
In response to #92 (ii) OCLF facilitates Aboriginal peoples’ equitable access to jobs, training, and education opportunities through access to microloans intended to assist in achieving professional development, education, training and entrepreneurship goals.
Additionally, OCLF has implemented 92(iii) into our core operational activities by providing education for leadership and staff on the history of Aboriginal Peoples, including the history and legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal Crown relations.
Get in touch
OCLF empowers people by giving them information and tools to increase economic confidence and self-reliance or to start a business. Call or email us to find out how we could help you.