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Community Futures Southwest

#4-240 Central Ave North, Swift Current, SK - Phone: (306) 778-4242

Image Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar Photography

About Community Futures Southwest

John H. Parker, General Manager
Phone: 306.778.4242  

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John brings 25 years of CFDC to Community Futures Southwest, which he gained working in the communities of The Pas, MB, Dryden, ON, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, and High River, AB. He also has 19 years banking experience and is a Fellow of the Institute of Canadian Bankers. As well John is a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants - an international designation from Harrogate UK. He is an advocate for community volunteer work and has been actively involved with: Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, Junior Achievement Program and acted as the Chairman for Tourism North in Northern Manitoba; Action Southwest as Operations Steward, and as past-president of the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association.


Community Futures has been in the business of encouraging and supporting our communities, our volunteers and our small business owners for more than 35 years. We know what it takes to start and grow a business, to raise money for a community project or to organize and provide a much needed community service. And at Community Futures, we will approach and support your idea in a way that is as individual as you are. 

Community Futures works in partnership with communities throughout the province to promote and expand community economic development. We assist communities in organizing and planning for a self-directed future. Also, we believe it is key to the growth of our communities, for organizations to come together and partner in ways that enhance each other’s capacity by fully sharing their respective expertise. We are willing to learn from each other, share risks, and take on challenges. This is how to build strong communities and having a sense of community unites us!



The volunteer board members provide invaluable guidance and direction to the Community Futures Southwest organization.


Chairperson - Region 3 - Michael Laevens - Retired - Leader, Sask.     


Vice Chairperson - Region 8 - Randy Morris - Farmer - Eastend, Sask.  


Secretary Treasurer - Region 7 - Raylene Packet - Municipal Work - Swift Current, Sask. 


Mike Rogowski - Region 6  - Swift Current, Sask.     


Raylene Packet - Region 5   - Municipal Work -  Webb, Sask.     


Floyd Carefoot - Region 6 - Agriculture - RM of Swift Current, Sask.


Norman Fiss - Region 4 - Small Business Owner - Maple Creek, Sask.




Liz Spetz - Region 4 - Realestate - Shaunavon, Sask.


Region 1 - VACANT - Waldeck, Morse, Hodgeville Saskatchewan

Aboriginal - VACANT 

Youth - VACANT


If you are interested in becoming a CF Southwest Board Member, please fill out the application: Board_Member_Application_Form_2021-22.pdf  and return to our office or email:

To view the Roles and Responsibilities for Board terms and volunteer expectations: Role_of_Directors_2021-22.pdf


Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday to Friday - 8:00 until 4:00

Closed for Lunch - 12:00 until 1:00