Welcome to Community Futures. We offer financing, training, and advisory services for small businesses and entrepreneurs in our community. Community Futures organizations have been dedicated to promoting rural economic development for over 20 years.

Training Opportunities

Digital Marketing 101 course (DM 101)

Community Futures Peace Liard is sponsoring the $1000 fee of the Digital Marketing 101 course (DM 101) course for 15 businesses in the region!

Discover digital strategies and tools to grow your business.

June 1st – 24th -Tuesdays and Thursdays – 9 am- 12pm

Don’t worry if you can not attend a live session, if you are registered you will have access to all the session recordings, resources and slides.

See course outline here:Digital Marketing 101

 Already a Taking care of Business Member

Register for the course the DM 101 course at takingcareofbusiness.biz

 Not a member yet, become one today, its easy:

Step 1

Sign up for a membership at takingcareofbusiness.biz membership.

Step 2

Once your membership is confirmed you can register for the June 1st-24th DM-101 course



Community Futures Peace Liard is accepting applications for a qualified Full Time FINANCE MANAGER

View Position Description Here


Community Futures Programs

Many businesses have been or will be affected by Covid 19 and the recent mill closures in the region.

Businesses are a foundation to any community and key to a community’s success. When businesses can’t operate or have operated at reduced levels due to an emergency situation, we know they require support to get them back on track.

Business Façade Program

Thinking about updating your storefront? You could receive up to $2500!

The 2021 Business Façade Program is now open. To apply for a grant, view the program guidelines below and the application. All applications should be submitted to our local Community Futures Peace Liard branch.

The City of Dawson Creek, in partnership with Northern Development Initiative Trust, is happy to provide incentive for businesses to make improvements to their building’s exterior.

How do I apply?

Business Façade Improvement 2021 Program Guide & Application

For more information, contact Joanna Phinney from Community Futures at (250)-782-8748 or jphinney@communityfutures.biz.

Northern Development Regional Business Liaison Program

The Regional Business Liaison works with businesses,and stakeholders to access and benefit from economic resources and programs available in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Regional Business Liaison      Fran Haughian        250-219-8960                      fhaughian@communityfutures.biz

Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business – A Community Futures Program, bringing training, and one on one support to eligible businesses in Northern BC.

The goal is to help you grow your business!

Click here for more information about the Taking Care of Business Program

BC Business Match Program

BC Business Match helps entrepreneurs and their families to find the right business for their skills and interests, and relocate from large urban centers. It’s an initiative  designed to sustain and grow the local economies of non-metropolitan BC  communities and is spearheaded by Community Futures, a non-profit organization with offices throughout BC.

Click here for more information


Community Futures Regional Relief and Recovery Program (RRRF)

***** RRRF and RRRF Extension applications will continue to be ACCEPTED

Please note, due to the significant demand for RRRF funding, consideration of applications received will be subject to availability of funds

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund  (RRRF)- up to $40,000

Click here to apply for a RRRF loan

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) Expansion

Big changes to the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF).

Since Western Diversification launched it on May 13, 2020, the RRRF has protected over 33,500 jobs in Western Canada and supported almost 7,400 businesses and organizations, of which nearly 45 percent are located in rural areas and 30 percent are owned by women.

Here’s what’s new:

  • Over $800 million available for western Canadian small businesses unable to access other federal pandemic support programs, an increase of over $250 million.
  • Up to $60,000 of liquidity support to cover eligible COVID-related losses, an increase of $20,000.
  • Up to 12 months of liquidity support to cover eligible COVID-related losses from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, an increase of six months.
  • Twenty-five percent of all RRRF funding is earmarked for the hard-hit tourism and hospitality sector.

For more information on the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

To apply, please click on the link to start the online application process:  RRRF on line application 

Funding, Grant, and Support Links

Covid-19 Resources


Northern Development Funding Programs


Small and Medium Sized Business Recovery Grant


British Columbia Covid-19 Supports

The Circuit Breaker Business Relief Grant provides up to $10,000 to businesses affected by the March 30, 2021 provincial health orders. It can help with expenses like rent, insurance, employee wages, maintenance, utilities or unexpected costs, such as the purchase of perishable goods.

Supports for Businesses and Individuals in BC

Connecting businesses with the resources, and guidance necessary to navigate challenges from COVID-19

B.C. Supply Chain Resiliency Grant program

Canadian Covid-19 Supports

COVID-19 benefits and services for Businesses and Individuals in Canada

 Federal Government Covid-19 Measures – Implications for Sector Organizations 

Business Benefits Finder

 Dawson Creek Open For Business Support Local

Shop Local North Peace

FSJ Shop Local

Tumbler Ridge Businesses Have Heart


Community Futures Peace Liard launched TAKEOUTNORTHEASTBC.COM website on April 16, 2021!

Press Release_Discover all the great restaurants in Northeast BC






Stoddart Creek Water Services Inc awarded 2021 Foresight BCCleantech Community Impact Award

February 19, 2020-Stoddart Creek Water Services Inc. has been chosen as the winner for the 2021 Foresight BCCleantech Community Impact Award!

” Special Thank you to Fran Haughian Community Futures Peace Liard for Nominating Stoddart Creek Water Services Inc.and thank you to the incredible group of partners & team members at @Foresight who work hard to showcase BC’S Cleantech and entrepreneurs for such noble causes.”

Partnership Announcement

Northern British Columbia Tourism Association (NBCTA) and the seven northern Community Futures announced today that the organizations have entered a formal partnership, working collaboratively to support businesses in the Northern BC region through the COVID19 pandemic.

Northern British Columbia Tourism Association and Community Futures Peace Liard Partner to Support Northern BC Tourism Recovery Press Release



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