Community Economic Development

CED Project Description

Community Economic Development (CED) is a participatory process by which communities and organizations initiate and generate solutions that will have a positive impact in communities.  CED projects that CFTC involves itself with must be grass roots driven from communities or organizations. CED projects often relate to sector or community needs and generally require small investments of resources either in-kind or monetary.  Typical outcomes and results are usually focused around creating employment; stabilizing local economies, contributing to the health of the natural environment, and the like.  CFTC assists CED projects by facilitating and getting involved, acting as a mentor, and providing general guidance to organizations and individuals.

CFTC does not have a recognized funding source for community economic development initiatives. Services provided by CFTC may only be staff services to assist in funding proposal development and/or project coordination. Projects that receive assistance, more often are longer term in nature and assist rural communities or support community and economic sustainability.

All CED projects must have some measure of in-kind community and/or organizational investment. All projects require partnership funding investment from some source other than CFTC. These funding investments may vary depending on the complexity or size of the project.

If you have a project that you want to bring to our attention please contact us.

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Communities Served

Avola, Barriere, Blue River, Chase, Clearwater, Kamloops, Little Fort, McLure, Pritchard, Sun Peaks, Vavenby, Westwold

Self-Employment Communities Served

Chase, Kamloops, Lillooet, Merritt


330 Seymour Street
Kamloops, BC
V2C 2G2

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