Ottawa Community Loan Fund

The Ottawa Community Loan Fund turns investments and donations into accessible financing to fuel innovation, expand opportunities and improve lives.

Our History

The Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF) is a non-profit organization providing microloans for business and professional development purposes, as well as creating awareness of the importance of a strong credit history.

OCLF was formally launched in July, 2000 to fill the social-financing gap within the local community. It started out with a dedicated working Board and a single staff member. Over the years OCLF has actively participated in enhancing community economic development (CED) in the Ottawa area.