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About Community Futures Cowichan

Community Futures is part of a national economic development program that has been supporting small business and community economic development since 1986. There are 269 Community Futures offices in rural communities across the country, with 34 of those in BC. Eight offices serve Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast.

 Our Community Futures office is a non-profit organization guided by a volunteer Board of Directors and staffed with business professionals. We work with community partners to help foster entrepreneurship and economic development in our region.


Building a Sustainable Business Community

Mission Statement

Providing leadership, resources and infrastructure to entrepreneurs and community organizations for the benefit of local and regional economic growth and development.

We provide a variety of different support services to people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business in the community. In addition, we offer facility rentals to local groups and businesses.

We also work in partnership with other business lenders, educational institutions, not-for-profits and local governments to grow and diversify our local economy. We are completely focused on the needs of our clients, our local businesses, and our area's economy.

Areas we Serve

Our Region covers four distinct areas:

  • Duncan, which includes the City of Duncan and those areas of the Municipality of North Cowichan which make up the core metropolitan area of the region.
  • South Cowichan, including Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Shawnigan Lake and Cowichan Bay.
  • West Cowichan, including the Town of Lake Cowichan, Youbou, Mesachie Lake and Honeymoon Bay.
  • North Cowichan including Chemainus, Crofton and Thetis / Penelakut Islands.

For more detailed information about all we do, please see our services page.

To view our Annual Performance Indicators please click here

To view our 2015-2016 Financial Statements, please click here

Community Futures is funded in western Canada by Western Economic Diversification Canada.

For services in French please use the assistance of La Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique (SDECB)