Stó:lō Community Futures (SCF) provides community economic development and resources for the twenty-four Stó:lō communities within Sólh Téméxw, the Stó:lō Traditional Territory, which are advanced through the business services provided by the Stó:lō Community Futures program that works with and for local Indigenous individual entrepreneurs, small, and medium sized Indigenous businesses.
Our service area includes S’ólh Téméxw, the traditional lands of the 24 Stó:lō communities. We serve all Indigenous people living on and off reserve living within this territory.
Our Business Services include the following:
Business Counselling & Support Services
Starting or expanding a business requires a great deal of research and planning in order to be successful. Our team of professionals are here to provide business counseling and advice to small and medium sized Indigenous businesses for the start-up of a new business or the expansion of an existing one.
Business Loans - Lending Programs
Within the Stó:lō Traditional Territory, SCF has investment funds available to assist viable small and medium sized Indigenous businesses, with loan amounts up to $150,000. Our Team is ready to assist Indigenous entrepreneurs with business loans, applications to other Indigenous Lenders, support to get their business up and running, and assistance with business aftercare, once the business is established.
Community Economic Development
Stó:lō Community Futures is committed to becoming a leader in Community Economic Development for the 24 Stó:lō communities within S’ólh Téméxw. We work with the individual Stó:lō communities by offering assistance with their objectives in advancing Community Economic growth.
Stó:lō Community Futures Loan Clients
Stó:lō Community Futures has a number of Policies regarding its Lending Programs.