Community Futures is part of a national economic development program that has been supporting small business and community economic development since 1986. There are 269 Community Futures offices in rural communities across the country, with 34 of those in BC. Eight offices serve Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

Our Community Futures office 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.

We provide a variety of different support services to people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business in the community.

In addition we offer facilities rentals to local groups and businesses. 

We also work in partnership with other business lenders, educational institutions, not-for-profits and community governments to grow and diversify our local economy. We are completely focused on the needs of our clients, our local businesses, and our area’s economy.

For more detailed information about all we do, please see our services page.

Community Futures is funded in western Canada by Western Economic Diversification Canada.

Francophone Economic Development Organizations (FEDOs) enhance the vitality of minority language communities in Western Canada and assist in their economic development.

These independent entities have their own boards of directors with broad representation from their respective provinces. Board members are knowledgeable about business as well as the challenges facing francophone entrepreneurs. Support from WD enables these regional organizations to provide enhanced services to Francophones including training, business and community economic development, access to capital, information services, marketing advice, networking and mentoring.

For more information contact the FEDO office in your province:

Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique (website only available in French)

220-1555 7th Avenue West
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6J 1S1

British Columbia Toll Free: 1 877 732-3534
Phone: (604) 732-3534 (for the Vancouver area)
Fax: (604) 732-3516

Western Economic Diversification Canada