Small businesses are important for economic growth and job creation!
CFDC of CIFN has partnered with WD to mobilize micro entrepreneurs, small businesses and agriculture-sectors that were negatively impacted by the 2017 BC wildfires.
Our Wildfire Transition, Outreach Workers are scheduling one on one appointments and group sessions in your communities The WTP is designed to support small business owners, agriculture Industry (ranchers, farmers, orchards, food processing etc.) and Not for profit organizations that are financially vulnerable as a result of the 2017 Wildfires.
We assist by:
Did the Wildfire affect your cultural livelihood; the ability to access and materials and/or lose in you main source of income by making or harvesting?
To have the Wildfire Transition Program in your community please contact our Outreach worker. Office Hours are 8:30-4:30.
Flora Joe, Tina Malkie,
Outreach Worker Accounting and Logistics
Cell: 250-819-1688 or Office: 250-828-9753
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.