Community Futures is part of a national economic development program that has been supporting small business and community economic development since 1986.
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin is a non-profit organization guided by a volunteer board of directors and staffed with business professionals. Our volunteers and staff work with community partners to develop and implement community-based economic development strategies.
Community Futures provides a variety of support services to people who are wanting to start a business, and to owners of small- and medium-sized businesses in the community.
We work in partnership with other business lenders, educational institutions, not-for-profits, and community governments to grow, and diversify our local economy.
Community Futures is funded in Western Canada by PacifiCan.
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin is dedicated to promoting Truth and Reconciliation while fostering Indigenous inclusion in BC's economy.
We support Indigenous entrepreneurs, celebrating their success and prosperity through diverse, equitable, and collaborative programs that contribute to more inclusive communities.
Meet our dedicated staff ready to assist you with all your business endeavors.
Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin has a hard-working and dedicated local Board of Directors who are committed to enhancing and stimulating the economic growth in the Cariboo Chilcotin area. These unpaid community volunteers are an example of the strength of the Cariboo Chilcotin area to be a catalyst for positive community growth.
John presently owns and operates O-Netrix Solutions, and has been the owner of several other successful businesses in the Cariboo.
John is also a dedicated volunteer in our community.
Brian presently owns and operates the guitar seller and has been a member of the Williams Lake community since the late 1970’s when he was transferred here with the post office. A few years later Brian opened Auto Video which was a staple in the downtown core for over 30 years. Brian has been a dedicated volunteer on the Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin Board of Directors since 1996.
Trenisa currently owns and is the Sole Operator of Spa Bella which she opened in 2003. She has lived in Williams Lake her whole life and has been an active member in the community where her and her husband have raised their three children. Trenisa is also a dedicated volunteer in our community.
Alvin is now retired. His background was in commercial banking and property management.
Alvin is an active volunteer in the community.
Stephen Pellizzari, CAIB
Originally form Prince George, I moved to 100 Mile House in 1996
I started my General Insurance career in 1989 where I specialized in
commercial Insurance. In 1991 I accepted a position with Barton Insurance Brokers, now HUB
International Insurance Brokers. Since then I have continued to provide insurance solutions to a
wide variety of commercial and personal clients along with various branch management
Stephen Pellizzari, CAIB
I have lived in William's Lake with my husband close to 30 yrs. We own a local downtown business (AllwaysTravel). I am on the chamber of commerce board as a director. Also very involved with CCCTA, I am a huge supporter of all businesses in our region and am always looking to where I can help.
Uli is now retired and lived in the Cariboo for the last 30years. Her background was in accounting and small business. Uli and her husband raised a daughter and were very active in 4H, Girl Guides, Rotary and currently enjoy being active members of the Cariboo Chilcoltin.
Performance Reports & Financial Statements
For the Community Futures Cariboo Chilcotin Performance report 2022-2023 please click here