Success Stories

Organized with Kimberly - Vernon, BC

“I will forever be thankful to Community Futures for setting me on the path to starting my own business,” says Kimberly Mason.  After discovering an aptitude for organizing when visiting her sister in Prince George, Kimberly returned to Vernon and started the Community Futures North Okanagan’s Self Employment Program.  Returning to Vernon, Kimberly began the Self Employment program with a goal of creating a business where she would have enough work and the work be something that she loved. 

Due to a stroke that had left her right side paralyzed, Kimberly’s energy levels best suited part-time work, and she had given up on finding work that would both support her financially and be something she enjoyed.  Now with the skills obtained from the Self Employment Program and assistance from Community Futures to access funding for technology to help her succeed, Organized with Kimberly is a viable, operating business that helps seniors downsize or busy families declutter.


Community Futures British Columbia
C230-7871 Stave Lake Street
Mission, BC  V2V 0C5

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