Community Futures Southwest

600 Chaplin Street East, Swift Current, SK - Phone: (306) 773-0900

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.



Kara Thompson, General Manager
Phone: 306.778.4242


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Kara Thompson, as a child, travelled many times with her father's banking career. She was born in Melfort, Sask and from there moved to communities of Nipawin, Swift Current, Assiniboia and Regina. Moving back to Swift Current later to make that her home. Kara left a career with RBC, to join Community Futures. She worked  for over 7 years with the bank where she gained experience as a manager. Her skills include office work, leadership, teamwork, community projects and a passion to help people and make a difference in her community. Kara has been with Community Futures Southwest for 8 years and looks forward to many more years with this organization. Her experiences with Community Futures Southwest has been very rewarding and she is grateful to all the wonderful people she has worked with along   the way.


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

Board of Directors - CF_Board_as_of_October_2019.doc

If you are interested in becoming a CF Southwest Board Member, find out how to apply by contacting our office: 306.778.4242 or

Or to view an overview of the Board Member application process, Board terms and volunteer expectations: Volunteer_Board_Member_Expectations.pdf

Hours of Operation are as follows:

Monday to Friday - 8:00 until 4:00

Closed for Lunch - 12:00 until 1:00