Stó:lō Community Futures (SCF) is a non-profit organization with core funding provided by Western Economic Diversification. There are 34 active Community Futures offices in BC, and SCF is one of 4 Indigenous specific offices in BC in the Southwest Region.
The Board is comprised of a volunteer group of local business professionals and community leaders who are both Indigenous and non-Indigenous support for the local business and economic development in S’ólh Téméxw, the Stó:lō Traditional Territory.
Eligible applicants within the service area are individuals of Canadian Indigenous ancestry – First Nation, Métis or Inuit. Indigenous Communities and their economic development corporations, and their community owned businesses are also eligible for support. Businesses and organizations must be majority Indigenous-owned and controlled with a minimum of 51% Indigenous ownership.
SCF has been around since 1990’s providing services to all 24 Stó:lō Communities and all Indigenous peoples located between Fort Langley to Yale on both sides of the Fraser River. We offer business support ranging from financing to training programs to small and medium-sized business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs access to services tailored to individual needs.
Most of all, SCF embraces and celebrates Stó:lō cultural values and believes in creating and supporting the entrepreneurial spirit in our communities.
The Vision of Stó:lō Community Futures is to facilitate and provide ongoing support to Indigenous businesses and to foster entrepreneurial growth in S’ólh Téméxw, Stó:lō Traditional Territory.
Stó:lō Community Futures’ ongoing Mission is to provide Indigenous entrepreneurs and Stó:lō First Nation communities within S’ólh Téméxw, the Stó:lō Traditional Territory, with a wide range of business and economic development programs and services.
Community Futures BC
Haida Gwaii Community Futures
Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations
Nuu-Chah-Nulth Economic Development Corporation
Additional Funding Sources located in Vancouver area
Tale'awtxw Aboriginal Capital Corporation (TACC)