Community Futures Central Vancouver Island

Community Futures Central Vancouver Island


We would like to share our wonderful experience with Community Futures. We are grateful for their advice and suggestions- Kelly & Leslie have been Godsends! We have built a successful company with their help along the way!

We invest time, resources and expertise in entrepreneurs and their community. We are a relationship lender who help businesses succeed and grow! Founded in 1986, Community Futures “opens doors to opportunity”

Free COVID Webinar

Time to start planning for the next stage.

BC’s restart will be a careful, step-by-step process to make sure our combined efforts and sacrifices are not squandered.

Some restrictions will be in place for a while. But some things will become a little easier, starting mid-May.

But to keep moving forward, it’s going to take all of us – people, businesses and organizations – staying vigilant and following BC’s enhanced protocols, like cleaning more often and making spaces safer.

Let’s all do our part as we move forward, together.

Learn more about BC’s Restart Plan:

[05/07/20]   Job Opportunity – Loan Clerk/Jr. Business Analyst, Part Time Position (20 hours per week)

Supports the Business Development Credit Officer with all lending and technical assistance activities including administrative duties associated with monitoring and maintaining the loan portfolio, coordinating all loan default management and collections activities, and preparing Loan Services performance reports. For more information visit;

B.C. Liberals call for more COVID-19 business tax relief - Parksville Qualicum Beach News Andrew Wilkinson urges sales tax ‘holiday’ for 60-90 days

$252M emergency aid package coming for farmers, food plants hit by COVID-19 | CBC News The Liberal government unveiled a multimillion-dollar, multipart package this morning aimed at helping farmers and food processors safely navigate the coronavirus pandemic. But the funding envelope falls far short of the $2.6 billion dollar emergency fund requested by the Canadian Federation of Agri...

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Bespoke Spirits House

Open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 1pm ~ 4pm. Door sales at the distillery Virtue Vodka and hand sanitizer! See you here! Shelly

Meat Craft Island Butchery

No meat shortage here. We’ve got your Mothers Day covered. Give us a try today.

Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre

YEAH! It's Thursday, no cooking required❤ Support our local Oceanside restaurants and food trucks. So many choices... we're already hungry. 🍕🍔🧁🌭🍟🍺🍷

Meat Craft Island Butchery

Prepped something a little different today. Stuffed pork tenderloin stuffed with Goat cheese, herbs and blueberries. Also a cream cheese and apricot stuffed pork tenderloin with a walnut crust.

Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centre

Tune in to hear the Oceanside Initiatives Business Recovery Plan.
To participate in the ZOOM meeting click through for all the details:
Innovation Island
Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association
PQB News

COVID-19: B.C. prepares to restart more retail, services, offices in May - Parksville Qualicum Beach News Dentistry, hair salons, restaurants need approved protection plans

Small Business BC

As businesses start to reopen, business owners must ensure their workplace is safe to stop the spread of COVID-19

Join us in this webinar presented by Chris Back from WorkSafeBC. He will cover important aspects of COVID-19 transmission, best practices for working from home and available WorkSafeBC resources.

Register at

Reputation Management Webinar - BC Tourism Resiliency Network Date: May 5, 2020 at 10:00AM In this session Beattie Tartan’s Managing Director, Deirdre Campbell, will talk through the steps tourism and...

April Newsletter Recap

Volunteer Week, COVID-19 Support Programs, Office Space for Lease and more.

Read our full newsletter here.

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses CECRA for small businesses provides financial support for commercial property owners who provide reduced rents to affected tenants during COVID-19. Learn more!

Business Resiliency Series: The Honourable Michelle Mungall - Navigating COVID-19

Learn about the latest support available for businesses from the Government of British Columbia.

Timeline Photos

Little Cedar Falls Steelhead

Just wondering if there are any commercial users out there that might be interested in some great local lettuce..We have a few cases available. Tropicana leaf lettuce. Grown in Aquaponics. Great tasting and long shelf life.

Community Futures British Columbia

It’s National Volunteer Week!

Canadian companies are stepping up to volunteer and support volunteerism. In every province, companies are reaching out to community organizations to see how they can help. In spite of a challenging economy for many businesses, Canadian companies of all sizes are pitching in wherever they can. Virtual volunteering and fundraising events are being organized, skills and expertise and being made available at no
cost and volunteer recognition programs are generating thanks and much-needed donations.

#NVW2020 #CheersToVolunteers #Volunteers #Canadianvolunteers #communityfutures #letscelebrateourvolunteers #togetherwecelebrateNVW

Gord Johns MP for Courtenay-Alberni

You might want to tune into the parliamentary committee on Industry, Science and Technology this morning at 8 am. The agenda will address the Canadian response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Minister of Small Business, the Honourable Mary Ng will appear and I am looking forward to brining the stories of the many small business owners and their workers who have been affected by the pandemic. [email protected]

Go here at 8 to watch:

Parksville distiller to give out free hand sanitizer to residents - Parksville Qualicum Beach News

Support a new business that is already finding a way to give back to the community. ‘OK, this is the opportunity to contribute’

Small Business BC

Need help navigating the business resources around COVID-19? We’re here to help 😊 Visit our dedicated resource website at: or speak to one of our advisors on 1 833-254-4357


Innovation Island

Are you a Small & Medium Sized Businesses? Is your business closed or running at below normal capacity? Do you have alternative sales or other income that will help you weather this COVID crisis? Are you currently doing business online, or would you like to do more? Is it time to consider a pivot or change to your business model?

If you answered YES to any of the questions above, this new program may be for you. The new Digital Economy Rapid Response Recovery Program (DER3) is here to support regional businesses enter and/or expand into the "Digital Economy".

This is a free service and program open to small and medium sized business living or working on Vancouver Island (North of the Malahat), on the Sunshine Coast, or Northern or Southern Gulf Islands.

Check out the Program:
Sign up at:

#der3 #digitaleconomyresponseprogram #digitaleconomy #rapidrecovery #digital #digitize #digitalresources #godigital #business #supportlocalbusiness #islandstrong #inittogether #vanislestrong #backtobusiness #create #letsdothis #supportlocalvi
#economicrecovery #responseprograms #workingtogether #collaboration #innovativesolutions #strongertogether #icet

Jennifer Lee Hufnagel Island Coastal Economic Trust

Let's start some conversations about how you have shifted your business over the past month. How have you adapted, what are your challenges and what is working in this new environment?

Government of British Columbia

The rate of new COVID-19 cases is slowing down in BC because of your actions. Do your part. Continue to practice strong physical distancing. And remember: be kind, be calm, and stay safe.

Gord Johns MP for Courtenay-Alberni

Thanks to StartUp Canada for hosting a “Conversation with Gord Johns” Entrepreneur Town Hall on April 22 at noon. Please go to the link to this post to register and share with friends who are interested in discussing the ways in which Canada should support small businesses during this pandemic. StartUp Canada provides an important platform for the community to share its perspectives and priorities and provide entrepreneurs with a voice to decision makers during COVID-19. Looking forward to hearing your questions, ideas and issues next Wednesday! [email protected]a

Artists band together for Islanders in need - Parksville Qualicum Beach News Rock for Relief: A Living Room Concert for Vancouver Island broadcasts tonight

The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance

Did you make it to our seventh video session on the 'Small Business BC Hotline'?

If not, you can view the full session (and previous sessions) here:

Business Directory - Things That Are Open A Notice About Safety Organizations listed agree to follow government precautions to safeguard clientele. Non-essential closures are noted - Read More

Justin Trudeau

Great News! Trudeau announced that $962 million will be made available to regional development agencies and the Community Futures Network, which will help small and medium-sized businesses who “fall through the cracks” and do not qualify for CEBA, especially for those in rural communities.

We’re working day and night to make sure everyone gets through this challenging time. And today, I’m announcing new supports to make sure more people get the help they need. Watch live:
On travaille jour et nuit pour que tout le monde puisse passer à travers ces moments difficiles. Aujourd’hui, j’annonce de nouvelles mesures de soutien pour qu’encore plus de gens aient l’aide dont ils ont besoin. Regardez ici :

Community Futures Greater Trail

To help B.C. businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the B.C. government, through the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness and the Government of Canada, through Western Economic Diversification Canada, have partnered with Small Business BC (SBBC) to launch a new B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service.

As part of the support service, a dedicated website – – will feature announcements from industry and community partners, as well as a variety of important resources, including webinars and practical tools. Advisors can be reached by phone toll-free at 1-833-254-4357, by email [email protected] and live chat.

For more information, read the news release below.

Small Business BC

We believe this is a time for the BC community to come together to support your local small businesses. To help support small businesses we've created the Small Business Digital Marketplace

It is a platform you can find a list of small businesses that are still operating in BC during COVID-19. Any small businesses can list their goods and services on the page through this submission form

Visit and #SUPPORTLOCAL businesses! ❤️

Island Coastal Economic Trust

📣Are you a Small or Medium-sized Business looking to move your services online? Innovation Island is here to help!
Check out their DER3 program -- a rapid response, recovery initiative -- aimed at helping your business transition to the digital economy.
👉Learn more & sign up here: #digitaleconomyresponseprogram #economicrecovery #COVID #StrongerTogether

Community Futures small business loans builds communities!

At Community Futures, we work for you. Our loans support small and medium sized businesses as they grow. Your success is our success!

We specialize in small business loans with customized re-payment schedules. We can fill the financial gap, leverage funds that will take an idea from rocky to possible. Our loan packages can help you when you're ready to start a business, when it's time to expand your business, and help with a smooth exit from your business. Is it time to get started?

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#14 - 327 Prideaux St
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 2Y2

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30
Thursday 08:30 - 16:30
Friday 08:30 - 16:30
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