What we do

The Community Futures Lethbridge Region office is a community driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. We provide a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise or sell a business. We also run a number of specialized business programs, organize exciting business events and actively work with community and business leaders to foster rural economic growth.

Funded in Western Canada by Western Economic Diversification Canada, Community Futures has been supporting small business and rural economic diversification since 1986. There are 27 Community Futures offices in rural communities throughout Alberta, and a total of 269 across the country.

Established in 1986 by Employment and Immigration Canada (now named Service Canada), Community Futures has been responsible for establishing 90 Community Futures organizations (CFs) throughout rural Western Canada, including 27 offices in Alberta.

Since then, Community Futures has been assisting rural communities to plan and restructure to meet the demands of a changing economy and labour market.

Through Community Futures, the private and public sectors form partnerships with non-metropolitan and smaller communities in transition.  Community Futures participates in a local process to assess economic problems and opportunities and to achieve long-term employment stability, growth and adjustment.

Today, with core funding assistance provided by Western Economic Diversification Canada, the CFs in Western Canada are actively engaged in a wide array of community economic diversification activities in their respective regions.

Given the importance of small business to Canada's changing economy, one of the primary focuses of the CFs is to foster entrepreneurial development by providing both financial and technical support to new and existing small businesses. CFs utilize their loan investment funds to achieve the strategic objectives established by their Boards with inputs from the communities they serve.

 

Community Futures Lethbridge Region is a non-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors and staffed with business professionals, who together are actively engaged in helping to develop and implement community based economic development strategies. We are a proactive, progressive community organization dedicated to strengthening both our community's entrepreneurs and our community's economy as a whole.

Our Mission Statement:

To financially assist and support entrepreneurs and communities to foster economic growth.

Our Vision Statement:

To be a recognized, respected and a reliable community leader for economic and business development services in Lethbridge and surrounding areas.


Community Futures Lethbridge Region Performance Results for 2016-17


Audited Financial Statements:

To view a summary of the audited financial statements of Community Futures Lethbridge Region as at March 31, 2017 please click here.


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Community Futures Lethbridge Region
2626 South Parkside Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 0C4

403-320-6044

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Communities Served

Barons, 
Blood Band Reserve, 
Broxburn, 
Coaldale, 
Coalhurst, 
Del Bonita, 
Diamond City, 
Iron Springs, 
Kipp, 
Lethbridge, 
Magrath, 
Monarch, 
Nobleford, 
Raymond, 
Shaughnessy, 
Spring Coulee, 
Stand Off, 
Stirling, 
Tempest, 
Turin, 
Welling, 

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