Building communities one idea at a time.

Wel­come to Com­munity Futures Pan West, a joint ini­ti­at­ive of the four pro­vin­cial Com­munity Futures asso­ci­ations that was estab­lished in 1996 and form­ally incor­por­ated in 2018. Work­ing in part­ner­ship with West­ern Eco­nom­ic Diver­si­fic­a­tion Canada, the Com­munity Futures Pan West Net­work provides sup­port to the net­work of 90 Com­munity Futures organ­iz­a­tions in Brit­ish Columbia, Alberta, Saskat­chewan and Alberta, which provide busi­ness devel­op­ment ser­vices to Canada’s rur­al west. Our shared vis­ion is to help cre­ate diverse, sus­tain­able com­munit­ies by sup­port­ing loc­al, com­munity-based eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment.

The Com­munity Futures Pan West Net­work is part of a lar­ger net­work of 268 Com­munity Futures organ­iz­a­tions across Canada. For more inform­a­tion about the rela­tion­ship between Com­munity Futures Pan West and the nation­al net­work, please click here.

Welcome to the Community Futures Pan West Leadership Institute

Com­munity Futures cre­ated its Staff Cer­ti­fic­a­tion and Board Devel­op­ment pro­grams to encour­age and recog­nize learn­ing at every level. By invest­ing in new skills, and build­ing upon your exist­ing know­ledge and expert­ise, you help ensure that Com­munity Futures has the tools to live up to its prom­ise of excel­lence. And by mak­ing a com­mit­ment to lifelong learn­ing, we can all help our organ­iz­a­tion to oper­ate at its fullest capa­city – and help our staff and volun­teers reach their full poten­tial.

Career opportunities

Com­munity Futures are always look­ing for tal­en­ted people who have a pas­sion for entre­pren­eur­ism and com­munity devel­op­ment. Check this site reg­u­larly as we will post pos­i­tions from all 90 Com­munity Futures in our Pan West net­work.

Resources + Publications

Community Futures — A Canadian Success Story

Pub­lished on May 5, 2014
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Community Futures — Clients testimonials and impactful stats on success of the program

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CF Pan West Network Board

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Community Futures Pan West Annual Report

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2018 Audited Financial Statements

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2018 Management Letter and Audit Report

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Financial Accountability Chart

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Board Development Performance Report for 2018 – 2019

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Staff Development Performance Report for 2018 – 2019

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Community Futures Board Development brochure

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Community Futures Staff Development brochure

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Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta


British Columbia

#C230-7871 Stave Lake St.
Mis­sion, BC
V2V 0C5
T: 604 – 289-4222 ext 225


Suite 3209, Build­ing B.
101 Sun­set Drive
Cochrane, AB
T4C 0B4
T: 403 – 851-9995


Box 1545
Saska­toon, SK
S7K 3R3
T: 306 – 477-3030


559 – 167 Lom­bard Ave.
Win­nipeg, MB
R3B 0V3
T: 204 – 943-2905

Suite 4213, Build­ing C.
101 Sun­set Drive
Cochrane, AB T4C 0B4

T: 403 580 6061