History

History 2024-06-20T19:59:58+00:00

What is the origin of Community Futures?

Employment and Immigration Canada (now named Human Resources Development Canada), starting in 1986, was responsible for establishing 90 Community Futures organizations throughout rural Western Canada.

In 1995, responsibility for Community Futures was transferred to Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) who continue to provide core funding assistance.

Community Futures Stuart Nechako

Community Futures Stuart Nechako (CFSN) began operations in 1994 (formerly known as Community Futures Development Corporation of Stuart Nechako) as an independent, non-profit organization.

The following community members have contributed/are contributing to the Community Futures Stuart Nechako as board directors:

Present Board Directors
Name Years Served Home Community
Eric Scheffers, Chair 2018 Vanderhoof
Charles Hutchinson, Director, Vice Chair 2022 Vanderhoof
Dave Birdi, Director 2015 Fort St. James
Jennifer Barg, Director 2021 Vanderhoof
Nikki Martens, Director 2021 Vanderhoof
Mike Martens, Secretary/treasurer 2018 Vanderhoof