STÓ:LŌ TRADITIONAL TERRITORY
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Community Futures network is celebrating over 25 years of providing business and
community economic development throughout British Columbia.
Stó:lō Community Futures offers business counseling, business loans for small to medium-sized Aboriginal businesses
that are either just starting out, need to expand or are maintaining their business,
and works collaboratively with the 24 Stó:lō Nation communities within the Stó:lō Traditional Territory,
on initiatives to improve Community Economic Development.
12-12-2013 13:00 -
Rocio at Seabird - 1:00-3:00pm
17-12-2013 13:00 -
Rocio in Sumas - 1:00-3:00pm
23-12-2013 - 01-01-2014
CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Our office will be closed on Monday, November 11th, 2013 for Remembrance Day.
Our office will be closed for the Holidays from Monday, December 23rd, 2013 to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014. We will re-open on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014.
Stó:lō Community Futures is a "not-for-profit" organization whose programs are directed by a Board of Directors whose members are a volunteer group of local business professionals and community leaders who are concerned about the economy and development of their community. Stó:lō Community Futures is mandated to provide support in the process of community economic development to all Aboriginal peoples living within the Stó:lō Traditional Territory. Most of all, Stó:lō Community Futures embrace and celebrate Stó:lō cultural values and believe in creating and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit in our communities.
Stó:lō Community Futures contributes to social and economic well being within the Stó:lō Traditional Territory by providing small to medium-sized business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs access to services tailored to individual needs. We assist Aboriginal people living within the Stó:lō Traditional Territory through a range of community economic development initiatives, business support services, and lending services. We offer a full-service support centre, for Aboriginals wanting to start or expand their own businesses, with business supports ranging from financing to training programs.
Community Futures was established by the Federal Government in 1986 to assist local communities in responding to the severe economic and labour market changes they were facing.
Core funding is provided by Western Economic Diversification. Community Futures branches are locally based, non-profit organizations overseen by a volunteer board of directors. There are 34 active Community Futures in BC.
Click here for the History of Community Futures.
The Stó:lō Community Futures supports the growth of Aboriginal entrepreneurs and the economic development of the Aboriginal Communities, within the Stó:lō Traditional Territory, by assisting the Communities to develop and diversify their economies by means of strategic planning, business services and access to capital, while also developing an entire suite of support services to encourage Aboriginal entrepreneurial growth in the Stó:lō Territory.
Stó:lō Community Futures’ Mission is to provide services to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and Stó:lō First Nation communities within the Stó:lō Traditional Territory, through a wide range of business and economic development services. Stó:lō Community Futures offers entrepreneurial training, has a central business resource centre, helps with obtaining financing and creating business plans. Our Community Services focus on building Stó:lō Communities with community planning, and focuses on youth, business, agriculture, forestry and tourism sector initiatives.
Through partnerships with Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal, and government agencies, Stó:lō Community Futures is committed to building upon community strengths and creating employment opportunities for Aboriginal people. Some of the ways we are able to do this is by building community capacity, diversifying the local Aboriginal economy, attracting new business and investments, expanding existing businesses, and by training and supporting young entrepreneurs.
ALL STÓ:LŌ AND ABORIGINAL ENTREPRENEURS
Each One, Grow One – Vancity and Stó:lō Community Futures are jointly offering Vancity’s Small Business Seminar Series to Aboriginal Entrepreneurs in the Stó:lō Traditional Territory at NO COST for all seven modules!
October 23 - Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?
October 30 - How to understand your credit rating
November 6 - How to develop cash flow projections
November - 13 - Keys to market research
November 20 - Ten things a lender looks for in a business plan
November 27 - Attract customers by developing a marketing plan
December 4 - Where to look for capital
Each seminar will be held every Wednesday from 6:30 – 8:00pm at:
Stó:lō Community Futures
Building 10 – Third Floor
7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack, BC
(Stó:lō Resource Centre)
** ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED, AS SPACE IS LIMITED! **
To RSVP, contact Shannon Smith at 604-858-0009 or email@example.com. Or join the individual events on Facebook