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Our employees are business experts with extensive knowledge of the local economy. They are experts in business planning, financial forecasting, and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, they are great business advisers and mentors dedicated to working one on one with clients to help them in the best way possible.

Gwen Schmidt
Executive Director

As the Executive Director of Community Futures North Fraser, Gwen’s work not only aligns with her own values but also provides her with the opportunity to make a difference. With a passion for community partnership and collaboration, as well as extensive experience in finance and a certificate in Community Economic Development, Gwen brings unique skills and energy, adding an insightful viewpoint to establishing new foundations in rural development. She has proven herself as a community leader, contributing to the economic growth and development in Mission. 

Growing up in Mission and having raised her own family there, Gwen has a deep-rooted appreciation and love for her community. In addition to fundraising for local charities, she gives back to her community as a Rotarian and by serving on various boards and organizations including Hope Central, Mission Skating Club, Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce, Mission Downtown Business Association, Harrison Agassiz Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Harrison River Valley, Economic Development Select Committee, Mission Tourism Committee, and the Government Affairs Committee.

gschmidt@northfraser.org

Jeanette Calderone
Administration Director

As the Administration Director, Jeanette provides administrative support to the Community Futures North Fraser team and is responsible for day-to-day operations within the office. Her background is over twenty years at a local credit union in a variety of administrative roles. As a local, born and raised in Mission, Jeanette is excited to be supporting her hometown and helping to promote economic development in all the communities served by Community Futures North Fraser. She loves everything outdoors from hiking to paddle boarding.

jcalderone@northfraser.org

Sim Brar
Business Development Officer
 Sim, our dedicated Business Development Officer, brings extensive expertise in fostering business growth, securing financial solutions, driving local entrepreneurs, and providing personalized financial guidance. With a background in banking, Sim adds valuable insights to his role. Passionate about positively impacting the local community, Sim excels at identifying opportunities, developing strategic financial plans, building strong relationships, and empowering businesses. Committed to the success and prosperity of the Mission community, Sim utilizes his skills and experience to make a lasting impact.

 

sbrar@northfraser.org

Holly Seeley
Marketing Coordinator 
 Our Marketing Coordinator, Holly was raised in Mission, British Columbia. She began her work in Marketing in 2021, helping to run the social media and marketing campaigns for the Mission Interact Club. From here she found her passion for marketing and helping within her community. Holly is excited to be able to work in her community in a way that promotes economic development and the success of small businesses.  

 

marketing@northfraser.org

Jada Mangat
Events Coordinator 
 Our events coordinator, Jada has lived in the Fraser Valley her whole life. She has recently graduated in 2024 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Psychology. She is excited to gain experience in the non-profit sector, helping support small businesses. She loves yoga, hiking, and spending time with her dog, Gino! 

Amanda Meggait
Program Director

Amanda moved to the Fraser Valley at the age of 11 and currently resides in Abbotsford. In her former career she was an Administrator for a small business that served as Mission’s waste collection service provider for over a decade so is familiar with Mission and is happy to be working back in the area. In 2021 she started her own small business helping people free themselves of pain (emotional, mental, and physical) and navigate changes with the help of the Self Employment program. While that business is growing, she is honoured to join the team at Community Futures part-time. Amanda is excited to help support businesses in the area to address their needs with all the great resources Community Future has to offer. Ask her about the My Community Futures program today!

  

                                                    amanda@communityfutures.ca

Hours

Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

The office is closed on weekends and on all statutory holidays

 

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33163, 2nd Ave, 
Mission BC V2V 6T8

604 826 6252