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Want to connect with jobs and career opportunities in the North Island?

2014 Mt. Waddington Jobs and Career Expo is a hit with North Island employers!

Port Hardy - Event organizers say that registrations for table and booth displays are rapidly filling up.  With the event just 4 weeks away, interested employers are encouraged to reserve their space now. 

The website,, is a one-stop shop for employer registrations, sponsorships and event information.   

David Mitchell, Manager of Community Futures Mt. Waddington and planning committee member said, “Events like the Mount Waddington Jobs and Career Expo are a great opportunity to showcase your business, the jobs you create and to connect with prospective employees from the North Island.”

In a recent Op-Ed by Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, wrote “A recent survey showed that 59 per cent of young adults in this province simply don’t know how to get started. They don’t have the right information on what it’s like to work in skilled trades and technical positions. They know it’s a good pay cheque but they also think there are few long-term prospects.”

The Mt. Waddington Jobs and Career Expo makes it clear that there are good jobs and careers right here in our own North Island communities.

For more information about your opportunity to get involved call 250-956-2220 or go to


High School Bursary

Amount: $1000 for each North Island Secondary School and Port Hardy Secondary School

Criteria: $1000.00 will be awarded to a student who has demonstrated involvement in the community and who has shown entrepreneurial spirit through fund-raising, employment, work experience, promoting economic development or participating in the operation of a small business. Bursary applications MUST include a 300 word essay on entrepreneurship or economic development.

Selection is made by Community Futures Mount Waddington. The decision of the donor committee is final

Submit your application to your school (NISS or PHSS) Scholarship Committee

How to Claim Scholarship: Scholarship is paid directly to the student recipient upon proof of full-time registration at an accredited post-secondary institute or technical school.  Student must claim scholarship by March 31st of the following year, e.g. March 2016.

CFMW raised $900 for Gazette Hamper Fund

Thank you for supporting the fifth annual BBQ Fundraiser for the North Island Gazette Hamper Fund.  On September 5, 2014 we raised $900 for the Gazette Hamper Fund.

Strategic Sections Plan - Issue #2 Newsletter Regional District Mt Waddington

The Regional District of Mount Waddington is currently undertaking a 'Strategic Sectors Plan'.  The goal of the plan is to determine ways to support the key sectors in our economy, and the outputs will eventually become Mount Waddington Regional District policies, projects, actions and programs.  Read the newsletter Issue #2 July 2014.

Tell Us Your Thoughts!
Your ideas about the local economy matter, and we want to know your suggestion for how we can support our key sectors.  Please take a few minutes to provide your input into this process.  Take the Survey


Dream - A Video that may Change Your Life

At Community Futures we are proud to partner with School District 85.  The students are motivated to learn about the risk, challenges and rewards of starting a business.  We love to teach, but we also love to learn from the students...this is a great example of a North Island Secondary School student teaching us.


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Community Futures Mount Waddington
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