Community Futures Annual Conference and AGM 2019

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 12:00pm to Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 12:00pm












The 2019 Annual Provincial Conference will take place from Tues October 1, 2019 to Thurs October 3, 2019 at the Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna. 

The CF room block is now full, however the hotel may still have rooms available at regular rates. Book here

Alternative hotel options are:

The Royal Kelowna

Prestige Beach House Kelowna

Royal Anne

Hotel Zed

Kelowna Inn and Suites

Accent Inn

Coast Capri Hotel

Best Western Plus



We are finalizing the Agenda lineup to include more great Speakers. View the current Agenda

Register using the Eventbrite Portal

Early Bird Registration is $550  (until July 1, 2019) and $650 thereafter.

Relax prior to the conference with two optional activities:

Uncorked Wine Tour

Golf at Sunset Ranch Golf Course


Thank you to our Sponsors!

Indigenous Business Services

Trushield Insurance

Granville West Group

Common Goals

Fern Software


Womens Enterprise Centre


Small Business BC & Export Navigator

Trade Commissioner Service



Now is the time to submit your nominations for the CF Provincial Awards, for presentation at the Gala Event at the 2019 Conference in Kelowna.

Does someone you know deserve an award for their outstanding commitment to CF in BC, or has your office made a significant contribution to the local community and/or to the Network as a whole?

Full details of each award are on the  nomination forms linked below. Deadline for submission of nominations is September 5, 2019.


We look forward to receiving your nominations.


NEW Feature Loan Award

CF’s create and support the entrepreneurial spirit in rural communities throughout BC and across Canada and your commitment to helping small businesses start and expand is second to none.

All this unique lending flexibility and related supports for rural SME’s has lent itself to some very innovative loans written by CF’s.  And this is your opportunity to showcase them!

This Year’s Winner Could be you!

Nomination Form


CFBC Provincial Partnership Award

Community Futures’ partnerships with provincial organizations or corporations, can provide considerable opportunities for advancing the economic development and sustainability of rural communities and small businesses across the province. This award recognizes such partnerships that have demonstrated significant impact and helped grow and sustain rural communities throughout BC.

Last Year’s WinnerWestern Economic Diversification

Nomination Form


CFBC Community or Regional Partnership Award

Partnerships between Community Futures offices and other organizations or corporations, can be creative and powerful opportunities for advancing the economic development and sustainability of a specific location or region. This award recognizes such partnerships that have demonstrated impact and helped support a community’s development.

Last Year’s Winner Vancity, Partner with Stó:lō CF

Nomination Form


Al McCracken Memorial Award – Provincial Volunteer Award of the Year

Would you like to nominate your local volunteer of the year for the provincial volunteer award? Or do you have someone else that you’d like to nominate? The Al McCracken Memorial Award is presented to an outstanding individual who has offered their business skills and development expertise; continually making incredible contributions to the Community Futures Network.

Last year’s winner Adam Hawryluk, CF Central Island

Nomination Form


Don McMillan Memorial Award – Award for Outstanding Contribution to CED

This award is for a CF Staff member or volunteer, or group of staff members or volunteers. They must have shown an impact on CED in the Network by development of a program, partnering with community social development agencies, or other contribution to CED.

Last Year’s Winner – Wanda Zink, for her many years of commitment to CED initiatives.

Nomination Form


Award for Excellence and Innovation – Award for a Unique Initiative or Project

This award can gain your initiative province-wide visibility and recognition as a successful practice. The initiative must demonstrate relevance to the economic goals (with a proven track record) be transferrable to another CF location, and have a measurable impact.

Last Year’s WinnerCF Central Kootenay for their Small Business Training Centre

Nomination Form







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About Community Futures

For over 30 years, we’ve been fostering entrepreneurship in rural BC. We offer small business loans, business counseling and specialized programs to help you start or grow a business, and to help communities become more resilient and dynamic. Find out more…

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