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 Manitoba, 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.
Recovery Funding Available for Rural Business
Small and medium size businesses in rural communities impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for new funding. Rural businesses can apply for loans of up to $40,000 from the $95.7 million earmarked for Western Canada through the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund.
The 90 Community Futures organizations will administer this program. Click on your province below, then go to the contact page to find the Community Futures office closest to you to learn more about the program.
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.
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 Board Development brochure
#C230-7871 Stave Lake St.
T: 604 – 289-4222 ext 225
Suite 4213, Building C.
101 Sunset Drive
Cochrane, AB T4C 0W7
T: 866 453 2998