Accessible Financing to start, grow or purchase a small business.

We proudly manage the Community Futures program alongside PacifiCan, a partnership dedicated to supporting local businesses. Our main goal is to help small businesses in Comox Valley and Strathcona Regional Districts thrive by providing them with financial support and expert advice. We understand that getting money for a business, which is crucial, can be really tough for those who are just starting out, running small operations, located in rural areas, or facing other challenges.

With more than three decades of experience since we started in 1986, we’ve built strong relationships with businesses like yours. Over the years, we’ve seen that even a little bit of help can have a big impact. It can open up new opportunities for businesses, create jobs, make the local economy more diverse, and ultimately help communities grow and succeed.

Our team, both the board and staff, are all about supporting you. We want to celebrate your successes, understand the challenges you face, and help you get the funding you need in a friendly, respectful, and encouraging way. We truly believe that small businesses play a crucial role in making communities better and more prosperous.


Jobs fostered since conception.


Disbursed funds since 1986.


Businesses have received financing.

If you’re having trouble starting, expanding or buying a business, we can help

CF lending is making a difference!

CF Assisted Firms

Non-Assisted Firms




Employment growth rate

Annual compounded: 2014-2019




Sales growth rate

Annual compounded: 2014-2019




Business longevity rate

5 Year Survival Rate

Using Statistics Canada data on non-metropolitan firms in British Columbia, the performance of CF assisted firms is compared to a group of similar firms that did not receive CF assistance from 2014 to 2019. – Community Futures Program Performance Report – Round 12 (2014-2019) – Policy, Advocacy and Communications Branch – PacifiCan, 2023.


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