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Our Mission

 "To enhance and stimulate strong community based economic growth in the Nicola Valley by providing business and training services and participating in community economic development initiatives."

nʔéye ne tmíxʷ kt
xʷiʔ kəntém he séytknmx
ʔeks cunwentíyxs he scwəmiyxs
ʔeł xʷiʔ naʕʔíp tíʔtax̣ʷiyxs ʔe zeytniyxs ne scəwiyxs
ʔeks zoʕʷzoʕʷt s ne tékm ʔe scəwiyxs
Our Vision

"Community Futures Nicola Valley will be a recognized leader and partner in providing community based solutions to enhance the economic and social wellbeing of the region."

About Community Futures Network of Canada 

We operate 267 non-profit offices across Canada that provide small business services to people living in rural and remote communities. Each office delivers small business loans, tools, training and events for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business. Our association actively supports Canada’s 267 member offices. We are guided by a Board of Directors made up of Community Futures representatives from across the country.

About Community Futures Development Corporation of the Nicola Valley  (CFNV)

We are a non-profit established in 1989 to assist residents of Merritt and the Nicola Valley in generating local solutions to shared economic challenges. The Community's we serve are Merritt, Aspen Grove, Brookmere, Douglas Lake, Lower Nicola and Quilchena.

Business Partnerships; As a lender, we can often lend money to businesses or individuals whose banks are unable to assist. Many financial institutions refer clients on to us as another potential source of financing. Or, we may work with financial institutions and other organizations on joint financing for clients. Many entrepreneurs have had success using a combination of loans from both Community Futures, their financial institution and/or other organizations.

Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and supported by community members who volunteer to sit on Committees of the Board, CFNV offers a wide selection of Community Economic Development (CED) services including: small business lending and counseling; economic stabilization projects; and support for local not-for-profit agencies involved in tourism, arts and culture, and community vitality.

Although not CFNV’s core mandate, we offer support where possible, to the City of Merritt Business Development Department which takes lead on investment attraction and municipally funded economic development services. Core funding for CFNV is provided by Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan) of the Government of Canada.

Pacific Economic Development Canada | Government of Canada
1300 – 300 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6B 6B4


Pacific CanSDE

2181 Quilchena Ave.
P.O. Box 159
Merritt BC V1K 1B8

Phone: 250-378-3923
Fax: 250-315-0205
Toll Free: 1-888-303-223

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed Sat, Sun & all Stat Holidays

Community Futures Nicola Valley respectfully acknowledges the traditional and unceded
territories of the Nle?kepmx and Syilx Nations of the Nicola Valley

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