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

Funding for businesses impacted by BC wildfires extended for another year
Community Futures Statistics Canada Analysis

Please click the links below to learn more about Community Futures across Canada and to view the Community Futures Infographics which outline the success of the Community Futures loan clients compared to similarly sized incorporated companies in their area!

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Helping BC entrepreneurs thrive for over 25 years

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 9:00am to Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:00pm
Making Resilience and Recovery the New Norm
Cost: FREE
A Community Futures event

A BC Wildfire Business Transition Workshop Presented by CF Nadina sponsored by Western Economic Diversification

Presenters:  Dale Wheeldon, President and CEO, BC Economic Development Association

                    Colleen Bond, Disaster Recovery Specialist


Community Future Nadina is extending an invitation to you and your organization to attend this very important workshop.

This workshop is designed for Economic Developers; Mayors; Chiefs; Council Members and other Elected Official; CAO’s and Senior Staff; Emergency Managers; Chambers of Commerce; Planners; Economic Development Committee Members and Other stakeholders that have a role in business and economic recovery.

We have all heard the stories of disasters impacting communities around the world.  The fact is the number of disasters happening is increasing and it is going to get worse.  Your community and its businesses can survive but it depends on your level of readiness.

Today, emergency planning means preparing for the potential impacts of disruption on the local and regional economy.  The majority of Local Emergency Plans do not account for the needs of the business community or the economy, before, during and following a disaster.  Preparing for disruption and planning for recovery can make a significant difference in offsetting detrimental side effects of an already unfortunate situation.  This workshop will help you prepare for the impacts that a disaster will have on the local economy. 

Participants will benefit from the hands-on experience of two of Canada’s most experienced Economic Development Professionals who launched Canada’s first Economic Recovery Program and have shared it across Canada and the US.  The speakers develop recovery plans for impacted communities and are leaders in assessing businesses affected by disasters.

You will learn during this full one-day workshop:

  • What is a disaster?
  • Emergency Planning vs Economic Resiliency and Recovery
  • Preparation activities
  • Post Disaster Actions and Planning
  • Business Retention and Expansion and Business Continuity (your role)
  • Disaster Case Studies
  • Workforce organizations


Please choose the location of your convenience. 

Burns Lake:  March 25th, 2019, 9AM to 4PM:  - Burns Lake Vineyard Fellowship, 457 W Highway 16

Houston:  March 27th, 2019, 9AM to 4 PM:  - Community Futures Nadina, 2430 Butler Ave, Unit A.

Smithers:  March 28th, 2019, 9AM to 4 PM: - Old Church Hall, 3704 First Avenue, Smithers, BC


SPACE IS LIMITED – lunch is provided

RSVP REQUIRED BY March 18th, 2019:  please specify the workshop location when reserving


                       Phone:    Ais Sheridan at 250.845.2522

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact CF Nadina.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (All day) to Thursday, October 24, 2019 (All day)
2019 Regional Business Forum
A Community event


Art and Soul Pottery Studio

Franziska Cody

Art and Soul Pottery Studio and Gallery is your source of handmade, artistic and functional pottery. Located on Highway 16 in Telkwa B.C., Art and Soul Pottery offers wheel thrown and hand built pottery by Franziska Cody, as well as crafts from local artisans. Art and Soul Pottery supports fair trade organizations from around the... Read more


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

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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