Self Employment Program
The Community Futures Self Employment program provides financial assistance to Employment Insurance or Reachback eligible applicants who want to start their own business or purchase an existing business, in which they have had no prior ownership.
The program provides income support, business plan development support, a variety of business skills development workshops, one-on-one mentoring, business counselling, collaboration with peers and experiential learning in hands-on workshops.
Community Futures has operated the program continuously for 25 years and has an excellent track record of successful business start-ups through this program. The business plans that result from the program are comprehensive, market driven and highly regarded by industry.
How do you get started?
For those who would like more information about the program and your funding options, please call Community Futures at 250-868-2132 ext. 224 to book an appointment to explore your options.
WorkBC Employment Service Centre locations and contact numbers
West Kelowna: 778-741-0155111-3011 Louie Dr, West Kelowna, BC, V4T 3E3
Kelowna - Capri: 778-738-0225107-1835 Gordon Dr, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 3H4
Rutland: 778-738-290940-31 Hwy 33 West, Kelowna, BC, V1X 1X8
I've attended the Orientation Session at WorkBC – what is my next step?
I'm ready! How do I write a plan?
What other help does Community Futures provide?
or call 250-868-2132 to meet with a business counsellor to explore your options.