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