OCLF helps small size businesses start and develop. Have a look at some of the businesses we’ve helped.

The Window Butler

OCLF helped David Lawoski's window and gutter cleaning business take off! From a small business in 2007 to one of the fastest growing window cleaning companies in Ottawa, Window Butler has sure come a long way.

Grounded Kitchen, Coffee & Bar

For Owner Amir Rahim, Grounded is more than just a kitchen and coffee house. It’s a personal expression of who he is and the love he has for the restaurant business. It’s not just a place of work, but of family.

The Royale Equestrian Centre

Emily Bertrand's $10,000 loan helped her purchase much needed equipment and supplies. In July 2007 her dream became a reality when The Royale Equestrian Centre opened its doors.

Loving Paws

Loving Paws has been offering expert professional care to pets since 2005. OCLF is proud to be associated with this 4.9 star rated company in helping them start and grow.


When Andriy Azarov was starting out and in need of financing nobody would listen. He was the young guy, with a crazy idea, a new Canadian struggling to get his foot in the door.


I liked all workshop. It was productive and very interesting. I appreciate.
Credit in Canada workshop participant
Excellent presentation! Slides were clear, not too much info/slide- perfect for ESL learners. She (The Facilitator) spoke slowly and clearly, used great examples, rephrased words and ideas to ensure comprehension. Effective use of whiteboard and flipchart to complement slides. Knows her subject very thoroughly.
Community Partner
Useful information for newcomers in addition for people who have never heard of credit.
Credit in Canada workshop participant
I now feel more confident in pursuing my own business and I have access to and know about resources available.
BizTOC Client

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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.