Our Services

Community Futures Development Corporation of Central interior First Nations (CFDCofCIFN) promotes community economic development support services to Indigenous people within the Central Interior of British Columbia.

Business Recovery Support

We have partnered with Economic Trust of the Southern Interior of BC (ETSI-BC) to provide support and guidance to small Indigenous businesses that have been negatively affected by COVID-19.

Our support services include assistance in:

  • Coaching
  • Developing business plans
  • Economic development planning
  • Exporting goods and services
  • Feasibility studies and market research planning
  • Financial management
  • Human resources
  • Identifying marketing, promotion, and branding strategies
  • Identifying specific business needs
  • Identifying various grants and loan programs to fit business eligibility
  • Planning for investment ready strategies
  • Planning/strategizing for business retention/expansion
  • Market analysis
  • Operation management planning
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Export Navigator

Exporting allows you to expand the horizons of your small business beyond the local market. Export Navigator’s community-based advisors provide FREE support and ongoing guidance to help your business grow outside of B.C. Whether you need export advice or help with developing export strategies and researching new markets, we are standing by to connect you with expert guidance.

Our Advisors Offer:

  • An export readiness assessment
  • A business readiness assessment
  • Market entry strategy support
  • Market tools and information
  • Streamlined service connections to support services
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Our Service Area

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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