About Us

What We Do

Community Futures Thompson Country is a community-based organization with funding derived through agreements and contracts with the federal and provincial governments. Our focus is on providing entrepreneurs, business owners and job seekers access to complimentary business resources, professional business counselling, start-up loan assistance, job placement, training and more.

Community Futures Thompson Country (CFTC) is part of a national economic development program that has been supporting small business and community economic development since 1985 in BC. CFTC has been serving the area since 1987!

Community Futures Thompson Country’s small business specialists are knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated to taking the time to really understand your business ideas – and then rolling up their sleeves to help you make them happen. We can help you apply for business loans, write a business plan, understand your cash flow and access new markets. We have in-depth knowledge of the unique characteristics of this region’s local and regional economies and active partnerships with business and community leaders, local government, educational institutions, other business lenders and not-for-profits.

Community Futures Thompson Country has provided thousands of hours of service and has provided business loans to start a business, expand a business or to purchase another business assisting hundreds of clients. These loans were distributed throughout the Thompson Country region and resulted in the creation of 300 jobs.

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Meet Our Team

Blair Gray

General Manager

Shelagh Pemberton

Business Analyst – Loans

Julie Bayman

Program Manager

Deborah Petrovitch

Site Manager – Merritt

Carmen Jordan

Business Coach

Jennifer Brown-Binns

Projects & Communications Manager

Cody Valley

Financial Controller

Board of Directors

Community Futures Thompson Country is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of local business people who have extensive knowledge and experience of location’s economy and represent our region’s population and main economic sectors. The role of the Board is to establish our organization’s priorities, monitor our business loans, oversee our general performance, and be accountable to key stakeholders, such as local, provincial and federal governments.

Thomas Hoffman, R.P.F

Chair (Kamloops)

Ken White

Vice-Chair (Kamloops)

Kai Bauman

Treasurer (Kamloops)

Hal Hicks

Past Chair (Kamloops)

Ann Nicolson


Lian Dumouchel


Bill Kershaw

Director (Barriere)

Chris O’Hara

Director (Kamloops)

Dieter Dudy

Director (Past Chair)

Contact Us

Call us at 250-828-8772 or email us at info@communityfutures.net.

330 Seymour St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2G2

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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