Geraldine “Geri” Evlyn Rose Collins 1944-2023

CFDCofCIFN is sad to hear the passing of Geri Collins.

Geri was a founder of our organization and leader for 27 years and as well, a true believer of Indigenous Economic growth and inclusion. She was respected and known for her tireless work and commitment to the issues she believed in. Geri will be missed by many organizations regionally, provincially, and nationally, but never forgotten.

Special condolences to the Colins family for their loss on behalf of CFDCofCIFN Board, management, and staff.

Kukwsts’etsemc | Thank you Geri.

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The Indigenous communities cited in the Mission Statement are People living within the Thompson, Shuswap, Nicola, Fraser Canyon, Lillooet and Okanagan areas.

This includes persons, groups, or businesses living both on and off reserves as well as in urban or rural settings. The Boards' main objectives include the creation and strengthening Indigenous business development and formation of programming and support measures to prepare Indigenous people entering the labour market.

While there are subsequent Community Futures Development Corporations within our geographical area, the Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations is dedicated to the unique economic development needs of Indigenous Communities.

CFDC of CIFN is here to support.
Our hearts & prayers go out to everyone.

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