Growing communities one idea at a time.

Welcome to Community Futures Nadina. Since 1992 we have been helping grow Nadina Region's economy by providing small business loans, expert advice and a wide range of tools and resources.

Business loans
Business loans

You may be eligible for a loan to buy, expand or establish a business.

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Business tools
Business tools

Find what you need to write a business plan or apply for a loan.


Business Links
Small business tools

We connect you with the information you need to succeed.

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Success Stories

See what other entrepreneurs have done with the help of Community Futures Nadina.


Business succession
Business succession

Are you a retiring business owner? Do you have a plan?


Our Projects

See how we are helping your community grow!


Latest News

Community Futures 2017 Growing the North Magazine

Check out the new Community Futures 2017 Growing the North magazine!

The BC Rural Dividend Fund

A new Program Guide is now available. The second application intake will take place from October 3 - 31, 2016.
Please note that a new online application form has... Read more

Helping BC entrepreneurs thrive for over 25 years

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Find Your Fit
Cost: There is no cost to attend
A Community event

The Find Your Fit tour is a fun, interactive event that helps students discover B.C. careers. They can explore careers—from a nurse to a technologist to a welder—getting hands-on experience at up to 16 different stations. Sign up and have the tour visit your community today.

Career activity stations

Career activity stations are available for up to 11 careers across a variety of sectors, as well as one large career technology zone activity station where five careers in technology are featured. Career activity stations are available for:

  • Carpenters
  • Computer Programmers
  • Construction Inspectors
  • Electrical Technologists/Engineers
  • Geological Technicians
  • Heavy Duty Mechanics/Millwrights
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Nurses
  • Social/Community Workers
  • Transport Truck Drivers
  • Welders

Career Tech Zone station:

  • Computer Network Technicians and Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Information Systems Analysts and Consultants
  • Software Engineers and Designers
  • Web Designers and Developers

Labour market information stations

Once students have completed the career activity stations, they can dive into a career of interest by visiting up to 11 labour market stations. Specific stations are set up for the following occupations:

  • Accountants
  • Civil Engineers
  • Concrete Finishers
  • Crane Operators
  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Electricians/Industrial Electricians
  • Land Surveyors
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Oil and Gas Drillers
  • Pipefitters
  • Plumbers

Find Your Fit tour event staff will be right there with students guiding them through all of the WorkBC career planning and labour market information available. They can learn about the careers featured at the labour market information stations or they can research more about a career they’re already interested in.

Students will learn about WorkBC’s Career Toolkit, which contains WorkBC career profiles, Career Trek videos, career quizzes and more. They’ll also learn how to navigate WorkBC to find all of the career information they need.

Location: Northwest Community College 3966 Second Ave Smithers V0J 2N0


Bulkley River Web Design

Carolyn Haywood

“The Right Tools at the Right Time” thats’ what Carolyn Haywood of Bulkley River Web Design says Nadina Community Futures gave her. Wanting to start up her own business, Carolyn parlayed a gift for design and her web skills into a viable business. Taking the Business Opener and other programs offered by Nadina she now enjoys working from home in a job that she loves, “this is the best of both worlds”. The follow up provided by the staff at... Read more


Wood waste from harvested mountain pine beetle killed trees.

Biofire is a Houston, B. C. Company that manufactures Biofire Logs, Biofire Fire Pucks and Biofire Pellets.

The benefits of Biofire fire pucks and logs:

  • wood waste from harvested mountain pine beetle killed trees is ground, dried, and formed under extreme heat and pressure into fire pucks and logs. Lignin, a natural component of wood, liquefies with heat... Read more
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Communities Served

Burns Lake, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Topley, Smithers


Community Futures Nadina
2430 Butler Avenue, Unit A
PO Box 236
Houston, BC
V0J 1Z0

T: 250.845.2522