Community Futures

Did you know that CBDC’s are part of the Community Futures Network Canada? 



“At Community Futures, we believe diversity builds stronger businesses and communities for all of us. We value all people equally regardless of age, ethnicity, ability, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, gender, and sexual orientation.”

Let’s find out more about Community Futures. They operate 267 non-profit offices across Canada that provide small business services to people living in rural and remote communities. Each office delivers small business loans, tools, training, and events for people wanting to start, expand, franchise, or sell a business.

History of the Community Futures Program

History of the Community Futures Program


 The Community Futures Network of Canada (CFNC are guided by a Board of Directors made up of Community Futures representatives from across the country.

According to the CFNC Bylaws, the class of CFNC Members are divided into four groups of Members:

  • the “Atlantic Group” composed of Associations from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador;
  • the “Ontario Group” composed of the Association from Ontario;
  • the “Western Group” composed of Associations from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia; and
  • the “Territories Group” composed of Associations from Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut

The Funding for Community Futures offices and the CFNC Network is provided by the Government of Canada’s Regional Development Agencies.

Still have questions about Community Futures? Please contact us for more information.

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