Community Futures Visions North

Box 810, 711 LaRonge Avenue, LaRonge, SK - Phone: (306) 425-2612

Image Credit: Tourism Saskatchewan/Greg Huszar Photography

About Community Futures Visions North


General Manager: Open

Loans Officer: Gerald DesRoches

Executive Administrator: Jean Powell

Business Support Officer for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs Program: Breanna Parbst

Board of Directors:

 Chairperson: Bruce Fidler - Town of Creighton

Vice-Chairperson: Glen Watchel - At Large Director 

Secretary/Treasurer: Terry DesRoches - Northern Village of Air Ronge

Director: Nola Morin -  Northern Village of Sandy Bay

Director: Julianna Ballantyne - Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation of Deschambault Lake

 Director:  Abby Besharah - Town of La Ronge

Director:  Raeanne Fisher - Northern Representative of Metiis Nation

Director: Vacant - Northern Hamlet of Stony Rapids

Director: Tianna Brahniuk -  Northern Hamlet of Weyakwin

Director: Vacant



Board of Directors

Visions North Community Futures is designated as an Aboriginal Financial Institution. To meet this criteria more than 50% of the Board's composition must be of Aboriginal ancestry. Currently 62% of our Board meet this criteria. As well, there are three women on our Board and one representative of the Metis Nation.

 Our Board of directors represents 11 communities in Northern Saskatchewan, the Metis Nation and a Small Business representative, and are nominated to be on our Board by each community. To be assigned to our Board they must meet a set of criteria which each community is aware of.

Once the Board is set elections are held every two years at our annual General Meeting. Besides reviewing the year in terms of activities and reviewing our year end financial records elections are held for the positions of Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer. A person has to be nominated by another director and this nomination has to be seconded. The person nominated has the option to accept or reject the nomination. Once the nomination has been accepted each director has one vote in a secret ballot conducted by an outside party (The person conducting the election has no affiliation with Visions North).

 From the Board there is a Loans Committee that is composed of five members. Three of the members are from the executive, one from the community that the application comes from and an at large member.

2016-2017 FinancialsVISIONS_NORTH_CF_2017_DRAFT_201706120802.pdf