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.

Regional Business Liaison
Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) - Community Futures Stream


Applications for the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) have closed as of June 30, 2021.


B.C. Business COVID-19 Support Service
Workforce Gap Analysis and Action Plan - March 2020
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.


Latest News

FROZEN NORTH - Ice Cream Parlor Seeking Entrepreneur

Are you a student between the ages of 17 and 22 and keen to:

  • Learn how to run your own business?
  • Want to operate a fully-functioning mobile ice-cream parlor?

Send your Expression of Interest to the Smithers District Chamber of Commerce by Friday, March 26, 2021 to info@... Read more

More support for tourism and other small businesses experiencing COVID-19-related losses across Western Canada

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada

News release

The expanded Regional Relief and Recovery Fund now offers up to an... Read more

Helping BC entrepreneurs thrive for over 25 years

Upcoming Events

Thursday, November 18, 2021 (All day) to Friday, November 19, 2021 (All day)
Business Start Up 101
Cost: $25.00
A Community Futures event

Join us for this 2-day workshop aimed at assisting entrepreneurs to define their business model and business plan!

On Day 1, we do the Business Model Canvas course which teaches participants how to create, iterate and test new business models, all on one canvas. The course starts with breaking down the business models of well-known companies (Google, Nespresso, Apple, etc.) into 9 building blocks and ends with participants creating their own canvas and then testing it against 7 key questions. The course is the ideal preparation to do before one writes a business plan.

On Day 2, in the morning we revise the CF Nadina loan requirements and run through a tutorial on how to create a customer survey and data report to enable participants to add powerful market research and statistics to their business plan. For the remainder of the day, we do an hour-long each Q&A session with an insurance broker, lawyer, and accountant, focussing on the start up phase of the participants business.

Check out our poster for more details!


Lychak Acres

Ana Stavast

Ana Stavast is a young entrepreneur who makes a variety of all-natural beeswax lip balms. She operates under their family business, Lychak Acres, located in Smithers, B.C. When Ana came to Community Futures Nadina, she was selling her product in a Smithers shop with the hope to expand her business across the Bulkley Valley. From there, she received a microloan from Community Futures and used the funds to purchase equipment and supplies to... Read more

Dog Digs Kennel

Cheryl McRae

"I am writing this testimonial with heartfelt gratitude towards Community Futures of BC (Nadina), and the professional guidance and assistance they provided during a challenging year for my small business. As sole proprietor of a successful dog boarding and training facility for the past decade, I was in uncharted water when the boarding business dried up overnight due to Covid-19.

Shannon, our local representative was remarkable in... 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