Growing communities one idea at a time.
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Courtesy of Tourism Nanaimo

Welcome to Community Futures Central Island. Since 1992 we have been helping grow Central Island Region's economy by providing small business loans, expert advice and a wide range of tools and resources.

Business loans
Business loans

You may be eligible for a loan to buy, expand or establish a business.

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Business tools
Business tools

Find what you need to write a business plan or apply for a loan.

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Business Links
tools and resources for a better business

We connect you with the information you need to succeed.

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Client Accomplishments
Painted Turtle success story

See what other entrepreneurs have done with the help of Community Futures Central Island.

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Business succession
Business succession

Are you a retiring business owner? Do you have a plan?

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Our Community

See how we are helping your community grow!

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Latest News

Hire For Talent

According to a study by Statistics Canada in 2015, 55% of 2.3 million Canadians with disabilities aged 25-64 are unemployed.

A recent study by Guelph University found that unemployment rates are twice as high among graduates with disabilities and that those who attain employment earn $4,000 to $6,000 less per year than their peers... Read more

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Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan 

There are many reasons why a business plan should be prepared. Regardless of  the specific reason, the underlying goal of preparing a business plan is to ensure  the success of the business. Here are the main reasons why a business plan  should be prepared. Are you ready to ask "what if?"  ... Read more

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CLIENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Painted Turtle

Angie and Bruce Barnard

"Since start-up loans for small tourism business are unavailable from traditional banks, we sought and received funding from Community Futures of Central Island to get the operation up and running."

In 2003, Angie and Bruce Barnard purchased the Painted Turtle Guesthouse, a European-style accommodation located in the heart of downtown Nanaimo. The couple devoted 11 years to the hotel/hostel, committing hard work and innovation... Read more

Sockeye Technologies Inc

Charles Hamer

“Community Futures acted as a launch pad for the project,” Charles says. “Their loan helped to inject capital into the business during its early stages.”

 

Launched in March 2014, Sockeye Technologies (SockTech) is a company that provides enterprises around the globe with a software program that assists with maintenance and labour supply. Since the business’ inception, Chief Executive Officer, Charles Hamer and Founder... Read more

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Communities Served

Ladysmith, Nanaimo, Gabriola Island, Lantzville, Nanoose, Parksville, Qualicum Beach, Bowser, French Creek, Lasqueti Island

CONTACT US

Community Futures Central Island
#14 - 327 Prideaux Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 2N4

T: 250.591.7499
T: 888.303.2232
T: 877.585.5385
F: 250.591.7498