Cell: (778) 552-4704
Rocio Zielinski has been part of the Stó:lō Community Futures Team since 2005. As the Operations and Loans Manager, she manages the many business lending and services, such as the SCF/Bank of Montreal Micro Loans Program, the Stó:lō Community Lending Fund in partnership with Vancity Credit Union, as well as seeking/facilitating training and educational programs, to support Aboriginal entrepreneurs in Sólh Téméxw (Stó:lō Traditional Territory). Rocio works directly with Aboriginal clients who want to start, or expand a business, reviewing and evaluating business plans and strategies, and provides continuous support services. Rocio has expanded SCF’s services into the local Stó:lō Communities by opening Satellite Offices in various Stó:lō Communities, which allows Community Members the benefit of having the lending services and assistance within their reach.
Rocio was extensively involved in the development of the bold business initiative STÓ:LŌ MEANS BUSINESS with the SCF Board of Directors, that was launched in April, 2014. In addition, Rocio provides office management in her day-to-day activities.
Rocio is also the current Chair of the Aboriginal Business and Services Network (ABSN), which is a collective of Aboriginal business service providers in British Columbia who enhance access to business information and resources. ABSN has provided funding for a number of events over the last few years, in partnership with SCF
She is originally from Los Angeles, California and her Aboriginal ancestry is from Mexico. Rocio has extensive legal assistance experience and certifications, and also speaks fluent Spanish.
Stó:lō Community Futures
Hours of Operation
8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Building 10 - 3rd floor
7201 Vedder Road
Chilliwack BC V24 4G5
Fax Number: 604-824-3829