Message from Community Futures Mt. Waddington regarding the Coronavirus

It is clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating an ever-changing situation within our province and in our workplaces.

Over the past several weeks our office at #14-311 Hemlock Street in Port McNeill has been open Monday to Thursday 8:30 – 4:30 and Friday 8:30 – 12:30. If you require access to a computer, photocopying or faxing during these hours, please contact us at 250-956-2220.

We will continue with these hours until September 4th and then reassess. We hope to maintain regular hours during the fall, but we will be guided by our government health authorities.

Staff are also available Monday to Friday by email or by phone. If you are new to Community Futures please email:
David Mitchell, General Manager –
If you are already receiving services through Community Futures you should contact the staff member
you’ve been working with directly:
Lawrie Garrett –
Riley Zimmerman –
Christie Dreger –

Thank you for your patience and also thank you for doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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
  • God’s Pocket Resort 08 / 21, 2019 God’s Pocket Resort – A Succession Plan Realized Located on Hurst Island, not far from Port Hardy, God’s Pocket is an all-inclusive, destination eco-lodge that offers scuba diving and kayaking trips in God’s Pocket Marine Provincial Park. In a beautiful protected bay the resort offers comfortable, off-grid accommodation for its guests and some of the
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  • 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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