Community Futures is part of a national economic development program that has been supporting rural-based small business and community economic development since 1986. There are 34 Community Futures offices throughout rural BC and 268 Community Futures offices across Canada.

Community Futures Mt. Waddington is a non-profit organization serving North Vancouver Island and the Central Coast. We are guided by a volunteer board of directors and staffed with business professionals.

Our Services Include

We also work in partnership with other business lenders, educational institutions, not-for-profits and community governments to grow and diversify our local economy.


“CFMW is a centre of excellence for supporting community economic development, entrepreneurship and capacity-building.”


“To support responsible business development and economic growth in the North Island and Central Coast regions.”


We will conduct ourselves with integrity and be responsive and responsible to our communities and our Network. We will adhere to our Core Values and high professional standards:

  • Honesty: We will be genuine, fair, truthful and sincere in all our dealings.
  • Respect: We will show consideration and deference for the contribution of others.
  • Trust: We will behave responsibly and honourably, maintaining an atmosphere that inspires trust.
  • Openness: We will share information in a timely fashion, while at the same time respecting the need for discretion and confidentiality.
  • Results: We will create positive community outcomes through innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, excellent client care and strong partnerships.


Community Futures Mt. Waddington depends on volunteers to help guide and monitor our organization. Volunteers come to us as part of our “Member” group. Members participate in Strategic Planning and our Annual General Meeting. As required members may be elected to our Board of Directors as openings become available.


Community Futures members are individuals and organizations who support the aims and goals of our organization. We believe it is important to create a strong network around our organization so that we can gather diverse perspectives and ideas that will help shape our priorities and directions now and in the future.

If you support the aims and goals of Community Futures we would like to invite you to explore becoming a member.

Membership infoMembership application

For more information, please contact our office or call 250-956-2220

Board of Directors

Community Futures Mt. Waddington is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of local business people who have extensive knowledge and experience of the regional economy and who are representative of the population and our main economic sectors.

The role of the Board is to establish our organization’s priorities, monitor our financial arrangements, oversee our general performance, and be accountable to key stakeholders, such as local, provincial and federal governments.

Skye Kervin

Port Hardy

Liza Furney

Port McNeill

Warren Beatty

Port Alice

Kim Lefebvre

Port McNeill

Please contact us or call 250-956-2220 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.


Community Futures small business specialists are dedicated to taking the time to really understand your business ideas – and then rolling up our sleeves to help you make them happen.

We can help you apply for a business loan, write a business plan, understand your cash flow and access new markets. We have in-depth knowledge of the unique characteristics of the north island and mid-coast’s local and regional economies and active partnerships with business, community leaders, local government, educational institutions, other business lenders and not-for-profits.

Call or email us today to get your business dreams moving forward.

Riley Zimmerman

Executive Director

Kristian Knutson

Business Analyst

Christie Dreger

Comptroller and Business Skills Trainer

Danielle Gaudreault

Accounting Assistant

Donna Kollman

Administrative Assistant

Facility Rentals

Need a meeting space? We’ve got it! Whether you need a small boardroom or a larger training space, Community Futures has a room for you. All our meeting spaces include Wi-Fi, projector and screen and a conference phone for those who can’t be with you in the room.

  • Board Room

    Seats up to 10 people

    • flip charts
    • projector, screen & laptop
    • Wi-Fi
    • conferencing telephone

    $40 half day or $75 full day

  • Classroom Rental

    Seating for 22 people in a traditional classroom format. Boardroom, pods or lecture style can accommodate up to 30 people.

    • flip chart computer equipment
    • conferencing telephone
    • tables and chairs can be rearranged to suit your needs
    • Wi-Fi Internet

    $40 per half day, $75 per day

Contact Us

Phone: 250.956.2220
Toll Free: 1.877.956.2220
Fax: 250.956.2221

14 – 311 Hemlock Street
Box 458
Port McNeill, BC V0N 2R0

Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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