Phone: 250-724-1241

About Us

About Community Futures Alberni Clayoquot

Who We Are

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.


What We Do

Our Community Futures office provides services and program supports to entrepreneurs and owners of rural small and medium sized businesses owners. Our services include:

  • Business planning support (we do not write business plans)
  • Small business training
  • One-on-one start-up or expansion consulting
  • Support in gaining access to other small business supports, information, and access to capital

Community Futures are developmental lenders. That means we work in collaboration with, not in competition to, conventional lenders like banks and credit unions. For over 30 years we have successfully helped local entrepreneurs get financing to:

  • Start or expand a business
  • Apply new technology to a business
  • Upgrade a business' facilities and/or equipment
  • Develop new products and services
  • Access new markets
  • Expand into the global marketplace

About Us

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