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About

Community Futures Okanagan-Similkameen acts as a catalyst for initiating and coordinating community economic development and facilitates entrepreneurship, training, and educational opportunities to enhance the socio-economic diversity and well-being of our communities. We do this through business training and business loans.

Performance &
Financial Reports

We value transparency in our results & finances. The following reports show our growth and successes throughout the years as we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit.

Performance Reports
Financial Reports

Meet The Team

Charles Cornell

Charles Cornell
General Manager

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Finance Manager

Nicole Clark

Nicole Clark

Business Advisor 

Training Manager

Jaquie Carbajal

Jaquie Carbajal

Administrator

Jessie Laven

Jessie Laven

Accounting Manager

Our Board

Volunteers who sit on the Board of Directors and Committees of Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen are representative of the diversity of our region. They represent industry, small and large businesses, and regional and social agencies. They bring with them their expertise in business, finance, education, and social policy. Our clients directly benefit from board member input through our Business Loans and Business Training Committees.

 

Becoming a Board Member of Community Futures

We have a board capacity of 15 members. Potential board members may be identified/nominated by the existing board of directors, or where unsolicited any resident of the Okanagan-Similkameen region may make an application for board membership.  The board of directors will review all nominations and applications for consistency/fit with our board composition policy.  If you have an interest in joining our board, please send a letter to request an orientation package along with a copy of your current resume to:

Chairman of the Board
c/o Community Futures Okanagan Similkameen
102 – 3115 Skaha Lake Road
Penticton, B.C. V2A 6G5

Brenda Gould-Chair

Brenda Gould

Chair

Tessa King

Tessa King

Vice Chair

Treasurer

George Stayberg

George Stayberg

Director

Juliana Buitenhuis

Juliana Buitenhuis

Director

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Volunteer for our Board

Our Directors have many areas of expertise including
  • Community Economic Development
  • Accounting

  • Training & Education

  • Project Management

  • Retail Sales & Automotive

  • Property Management

  • Development Projects

  • Small Business Management

  • Government Contracting

  • Management of Non-Profits

  • Financial Planning

  • Indigenous Cultural Sites

  • Lending

South Okanagan Business
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