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

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

The Future of Entrepreneurship Series

Community Futures has achieved a major milestone, celebrating 30 years of service to entrepreneurs and communities across BC. As part of our 30 year celebration, we are publishing The Future of Entrepreneurship Series.... Read more

Helping BC entrepreneurs thrive for over 25 years

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (All day)
2017 Regional Business Forum
A Community event

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00am to Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 5:00pm
Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit
Cost: $350.00
A Community event

Location: 515 West Hastings St, Vancouver BC, V6B 5K3

Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit is co-hosted by Simon Fraser University and the City of Vancouver.

We use the term hopeful economics to describe our conviction that building strong, sustainable, local economies is the way forward. The dominant economic paradigm, based on the myth of boundless growth, has led us into environmental catastrophe and leaves many people behind. 

There is another way forward. On a local level, people everywhere are already building new economic models that sustain both people and places. Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit is an opportunity for us to share these solutions, and to do some big picture thinking together. 

The seed of Hopeful Economics: Leadership & Innovation Summit was planted by the alumni network of the SFU Certificate Program for Community Economic Development. We wanted an opportunity to gather, to learn and to put our heads together around issues we face in our communities. 

With the partnership of the City of Vancouver, this idea grew into a two day summit, for not just alumni, but for municipal staff and leaders of communities both urban and rural, for non-profit organizations, for social entrepreneurs, for credit unions and other funders, for private sector partners looking to enhance their CSR and community impact goals, for community activists and changemakers of all kinds. When we all bring our diverse experience and skills to the table, we can achieve great things together. 

Hopeful Economics takes place April 21 and 22 with full days of workshops, speakers and panel discussions. There will be a social innovation challenge where people will pitch their social impact ideas, with opportunities to win funding, mentoring and other prizes.

On April 20, at a seperately ticketed event, Leman Kewan Hasano from Syria will give a presentation about the revolutionary co-operative models emerging in war-torn Rojava, Syria, sharing how a new economy is emerging thanks to communities responding to challenges together.



Mark Thibeault

Resophonic guitars and Hawaiian acoustic guitars built with the highest standards using koa, figured maple, mahogany, rosewood and more.

My background is in visual arts having attained a BFAHonours in 1992. I have also played music semi-professionally for 25 years. Music and visual arts came together with designing and playing our own instruments. My business partner Jason Friesen and myself both worked for a large guitar manufacturer... Read more

Eye Candy Custom Cycles

Sam and Sara Henderson

An eye-catching success, Eyecandy Custom Cycles has enjoyed three years of growth. Sam and Sara Henderson move to Smithers with a desire to parlay a love of motorcycles into being their own boss. With the help of Tenley Dahlie and Nadina Community Futures’ Self-Employment Program along with Sam’s accredited skills and experience they developed a business plan that has proven to be strong and viable. Something sweet to ride is their motto and... 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