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Located within the Nadina Community Futures building; 2430 Butler Ave, Unit A, Office #3, Houston BC. 

  • 120 sq ft office space with lobby access
  • Term negotiable
  • Utilities included
  • 1 reserved parking stall
  • Available immediately 

For inquiries, please call us at 250.845.2522 or email

Living, Working and Employing People in the Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako

Enter to win! Be involved in a survey focused on workplace trends in our Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako. We take pride in our communities and try to better understand the area’s economic development and diversity. What makes us strong? What can we improve upon? What are our future steps in education, training, and employee retention? Complete this survey at  and help our region’s workforce to grow stronger! Enter for a chance to win prizes from these local businesses:​

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!

CF Main Page

CF Infographics 

The Smithers Co-Working Space


Can’t afford the overhead of a downtown office space? Do you need an inexpensive, convenient downtown location to conduct business? 

The Smithers Co-Working Space is a quiet, bright, and modern place for you to work with desk and office space for rent, by the day or by the month. You can take advantage of free wi-fi, lockable desk drawers, and a boardroom. We are located in downtown Smithers, BC – just off Main Street and close to all amenities.


Rent A Desk

Rates start as low as $20 per day and up to $150 per month.

Private Office Space

Office space is only $450 per month. Mountain view included!

Book A Boardroom

Boardroom rates start at $40 per two hour booking.

WiFi Included!

Reliable, high speed internet available all day, everyday.


Suite #200 - 3848 3rd Avenue, Smithers, BC

For further inquires, please contact Kim Martinsen at 250.845.2522 or

Community Futures 2017 Growing the North Magazine

Check out the new Community Futures 2017 Growing the North magazine!

The BC Rural Dividend Fund

A new Program Guide is now available. The second application intake will take place from October 3 - 31, 2016.
Please note that a new online application form has been developed for the Rural Dividend. Some components of the online application form (i.e. council/board resolution) may require additional time and planning to complete.

Program Overview

The BC Rural Dividend is providing $25 million a year over three years to assist rural communities with a population of 25,000 or less to reinvigorate and diversify their local economies. It was developed to recognize both the contribution rural communities have made to B.C.’s economy, and the unique challenges they face to diversify beyond natural resources.

The program will contribute to the strength and sustainability of small rural communities, making them more attractive places to live and work. The program is focused on supporting worthy projects that help rural communities navigate changes impacting their economies, such as attracting and retaining youth, using innovation to drive economic growth, and developing new and effective partnerships to support shared prosperity.

The program was developed in consultation with the Rural Advisory Council, made up of 13 members from across rural B.C. with a mandate to advise the government on how to best support rural prosperity and thriving rural communities across the province.

The Rural Dividend is administered by the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. 

The Future of Entrepreneurship Series

Community Futures has achieved a major milestone, celebrating 30 years of service to entrepreneurs and communities across BC. As part of our 30 year celebration, we are publishing The Future of Entrepreneurship Series. Written by business leaders, this series of forward thinking articles will provide insights and opinions in regards to a number of key challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in the future.

Entrepreneurs' Perspective Overcoming Doubt and Difficulties

Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs

The New Normal

Reality of Risk

The Art of Innovation

Invest Local BC - Alternative Funding Opportunity

Taken from Invest Local BC Website: is an initiative of Community Futures Stuart Nechako for local nonprofits, the arts communities and business startups to create online forums to fund, support and evolve their initiatives and projects in our communities. accelerates creative ideas into reality by providing an online platform to seek financial investment and collaboration.

Through local investment empower your community – with

To learn more, click the image above.


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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