Community Futures is a non-profit organization guided by a volunteer Board of Directors and staffed with business professionals. We work with community partners to help foster entrepreneurship and economic development in our region.
Community Futures is the only organization throughout rural BC with a mandate for small business and community economic development. Our office is one of 34 offices throughout rural BC (269 across Canada) offering a variety of services and tools to help entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve their goals.
Community Futures provides financing alternatives to small and medium enterprises when access to credit is a challenge to starting or growing their business. Different than a bank, Community Futures uses different lending criteria, focusing on rural development and providing business financing to small local businesses. We also work in partnership with other business lenders, not-for-profits and community governments to grow and diversify the local economy.
We provide a variety of different support services to people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business in the community.
Community Futures is funded in western Canada by Western Economic Diversification Canada.