Community Futures North Central
Phone: (204) 677-1490
Community Futures North Central Development (CFNCD) is a community economic development corporation that serves the north central region of Manitoba. Core funding is provided by the federal government through Western Economic Diversification Canada.
At present there is a staff of 7 that work in the CFNCD office, located at 3 Station Road, Thompson, MB. CFNCD receives direction from a volunteer board of directors. For each community in the region, one board member is appointed by local government.
There are currently 17 communities including First Nation (7), Northern Affairs (7), and Urban Industrial (3).
CFNCD Communities: Town of Churchill Cross Lake Community Council Cross Lake First Nation Fox Lake First Nation Gillam Ilford Community Council Nelson House Community Council Nelson House First Nation Norway House Community Council Norway House Cree Nation Pikwitonei Community Council Split Lake Cree Nation Thicket Portage Community Council City of Thompson Wabowden Community Council War Lake First Nation York Landing First Nation
The structure of CFNCD consists of:
• The Board of Directors,
• An Executive Committee (Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and Past Chair),
• Business Development Committee,
• Community Development Committee and
• Other advisory committees as required from time to time.
CFNCD plays an active role on a regional level by participating in various organizations such as: Aboriginal Accord, Mining Association of Canada – Community of Interest Panel, Thompson Regional Airport Authority, Community Futures Manitoba, Thompson Newcomer Settlement Services, Tourism Advisory Committee and Vision Quest.
The North Central Community Futures Development Corporation will endeavour to bring together to support, develop, and promote communities, individuals, organizations, business and other appropriate stakeholders within the north central region (of Manitoba) to encourage self reliance and viability of the social and economic quality of life.
The North Central Region of the future will have undergone unique challenges to convert opportunities based throughout the region, including human resources, cultural diversity and natural, environmental and historical significance into very positive and successful local production and regional use.
This will have also produced a healthy, competitive and self- sufficient economy with an improved infrastructure, a common access to all cultural technology as well as a more balanced trade to the "south".
On the "human" side the north central region will have increased awareness and understanding of cultural diversity produced and enhanced coordination, cooperation and communication and a common trust among all political organizations within the region, and will have provided the regions with youth with education and entrepreneurial spirit.
Technology commercialization – bringing new goods and services to market
Trade and Investment – increasing the market presence of western Canadian goods and services in domestic and export markets, traditional and new
Business productivity and competitiveness – supporting western Canadian businesses to find way to compete better with their global competitors by increasing productivity.