Community Futures give small towns second chance

Cathryn Atkinson Squamish, B.C.— Globe and Mail Update Published Tuesday, May. 11, 2010 8:55AM EDT Last updated Wednesday, May. 12, 2010 9:15AM EDT Jeff Dawson has watched his B.C. town suffer through a decade of downturn in the forestry sector, and he says the best way to revitalize its future is through entrepreneurship. Mr. Dawson [...]

Community Futures: Community Website Development

Community Futures Kitayan has begun the process of creating community based websites for all their communities. These websites will create advantages for its members by opening communication gateways and allowing more public presence. These websites will be community shaped and allow its members to connect with other areas of the country. Imagine for a moment [...]

Aboriginal Veterans Day

During the 20th Century more than 12,000 First Nations, Inuit and Metis men and women served in the Canadian Armed Forces in the First World War (1914-1918), Second World War (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953) combined. Over 500 Aboriginal Veterans died in service to Canada during the conflicts. Aboriginal people have also served in [...]

Community Futures Kitayan

The Community Futures programs are community-based, volunteer driven, economic development organizations, and are independent in their operations. KITAYAN CFDC is a Community Futures program and will accordingly implement its program of services under the guidance of nine Board of Directors, one from each of the following member communities, which make up the service area:

· Garden Hill First Nation
· Gods Lake Narrows First Nation
· Manto Sipi Cree Nation
· Gods Lake Narrows Community
· Oxford House First Nation
· Shamattawa First Nation
· Red Sucker Lake First Nation
· Wasagamack First Nation
· St. Theresa Point First Nation

Under these guidelines, KITAYAN CDFC is committed to providing its services as a community support program, working as a team with established community initiatives and recommending economic and business development ideas to the communities.