Assisting the entrepreneurial success of individuals.

What We Do

Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen acts as a catalyst for initiating and coordinating community economic development and facilitates entrepreneurship, training, and educational opportunities to enhance the socio-economic diversity and well-being of our communities. We do this through business training and business loans.

Working with Small Business

Building entrepreneurial capacity is one of the keys to thriving, healthy communities. Community Futures provides a wide range of business counseling and advisory services. Survival rates for Community Futures’ sponsored businesses outstrip the national average, often because of the combination of business loans, business trianing and coaching.

Working with the Community

The volunteers and staff who drive the Community Futures program believe that strong, vibrant communities are built by working together. We often act as facilitators, bringing together diverse groups to develop a vision for their future and to integrate community resources into a long-term strategy. The collaboration combines economic, social, educational, cultural and environmental goals.

Annual Reports & Financials

We value transparency in our Finances. The following reports show our growth and successes throughout the years as we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.

Annual Reports

Financial Reports

Our Board

Volunteers who sit on the Board of Directors and Committees of Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen are representative of the diversity of our region. They represent industry, small and large businesses, and regional and social agencies. They bring with them their expertise in business, finance, education, and social policy. Our clients directly benefit from board member input through our Business Loans Committee and Business Training Committee.

Becoming a Board Member of Community Futures

We have a board capacity of 15 members. Potential board members may be identified/nominated by the existing board of directors, or where unsolicited any resident of the Okanagan-Similkameen region may make an application for board membership.  The board of directors will review all nominations and applications for consistency/fit with our board composition policy.  If you have an interest in joining our board, please send a letter to request an orientation package along with a copy of your current resume to:

Chairman of the Board
c/o Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen
102 – 3115 Skaha Lake Road
Penticton, B.C. V2A 6G5

Introducing the CFOS Board of Directors

Brenda Gould *

Brenda Gould *

Chair

Tessa King *

Tessa King *

Treasurer

Chris Bower

Chris Bower

Director

Eric Corneau

Eric Corneau

Director

Derek George *

Derek George *

Rick Giroux*

Rick Giroux*

Director

George Stayberg *

George Stayberg *

Director

Diana Stirling *

Diana Stirling *

Director

Gil Szabo *

Gil Szabo *

Director

 *Loans Committee

Our Staff

Meet the CFOS Team

Charles Cornell

Charles Cornell

General Manager

Sharon Allen

Sharon Allen

Team Coordinator

Holt Hair

Holt Hair

Finance Manager

Nicole Clark

Nicole Clark

Business Counselor & Training Manager

Join Our Team

Do you enjoy helping others find their passion and path? We are in need of talented individuals who can help our entrepreneurs trail blaze their dreams into a reality.

Contact Us

We are here to assist with the success of your business. If you have questions about our business loans or business training or would like to set up an appointment with one of our advisors, please contact us here.

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Find Us

103-3115 Skaha Lake Rd
Penticton, BC V2A 6G5

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(excluding statutory holidays)

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