Community Futures Mt. Waddington provides small business loans, expert advice and a wide range of business tools and resources to the Vancouver Island North and Central Coast Regions.

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Financial Impact

Community Futures Mt. Waddington provides service for the North Island, starting in Zeballos and stretching over to the coast up to Bella Bella and Klemtu. In the past 5 years Community Futures has lent close to $10 million, which has helped start or expand over 100 businesses in the Tourism, Forestry, Marine, Retail and Service sectors.

  • Nimmo Bay Resort

    West Coast Helicopters wanted to expand their business, Community Futures Mount Waddington was there with the financing. Come soar with us.

    "With Community Futures of Mt. Waddington, it is a personal relationship. Traditional banks have gone away from that and you don't know who you are dealing with. When you are dealing with Community Futures, you are dealing with someone in your own town." - Fraser Murray

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  • Malcom Island Growers

    Andrew loves wasabi and grows it on Malcolm Island, BC. Community Futures Mount Waddington helped them expand their greenhouse operation.

    "We found that Community Futures of Mt. Waddington were the best people to deal with in this area because they understand what people need to do here on the North Island" - Andrew Cole

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  • West Coast Helicopters

    West Coast Helicopters wanted to expand their business, Community Futures Mount Waddington was there with the financing. Come soar with us.

    "The best thing about our relationship with Community Futures of Mt. Waddington is just that, it's a relationship" - Peter Barratt

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Stories & News
  • Resort purchase ‘Bolster’s woman’s entrepreneurial dream 01 / 17, 2019 By Karen Stewart for the North Island Eagle Sometimes being in the right place at the right time is just what’s required to achieve a lifelong goal. For Lisa Bolster it meant swapping her job as a Private Investigator in Vancouver to becoming the owner of Cedar Park Resort in Port McNeill, where she grew
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  • Vancouver Island North in 2019 by David Mitchell 12 / 17, 2018 Vancouver Island North in 2019 by David Mitchell Over the past year I have been involved in the Vancouver Island North Training and Attraction Society. Last spring we launched the “MyVIN Attraction Campaign.” (https://myvancouverislandnorth.ca/) Vancouver Island North is a desirable place to live, play and work, but there are still a number of issues that we
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Do you have a disability or ongoing health problem but would like to be an entrepreneur? This program might be for you!

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Congratulations Strategic Natural Resource Consultants Inc.Congratulations to Strategic Natural Resource Consultants Inc., awarded Leader in Innovation for its technology that involves an electronic check-in procedure that is noted as one of the best for people working alone. Learn more: bit.ly/2MXfHtB See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosThe Impact Award will be awarded in honour of Barb Cranmer, who recently passed away, supported by UBCP / ACTRA.

This award is presented for a career, or singular body of work, that creates a significant impact through breaking boundaries, investigating historical experiences, and; or challenging perceptions.

Belonging to the U’mista Cultural Society and the T’sasala Cultural Group, Barb Cranmer was a documentary filmmaker whose works documented cultural renewal and traditional knowledge of First Nations of Canada’s North Pacific Coast. Join us for a special tribute to Barb at the ceremony. Read a tribute to Barb written by her publicist Teresa Marshall here: bit.ly/2JdhDZE
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