Volunteer with Us

Volunteer with Community Futures Cowichan

At Community Futures Cowichan, we have supported economic development in the Cowichan Region since 1987. We help businesses start and expand and we get involved in economic and community development projects. As a not-for-profit corporation, our strength comes from our volunteer Board and Committees.

If you have a background or interest in small business development, finance, economic and social development OR if you care about helping create a bright economic future for our community, then we are looking for someone like you!

Contact Cathy Robertson, General Manager, at 250-746-1004 to discuss volunteer opportunities.

Moira Hauk
Volunteer of the Year 2021

Moira Hauk

Moira Hauk, Regional Manager for Coastal Community Credit Union, became a Community Futures Cowichan volunteer in 2013 and has served on the Board of Directors and as the Chair of the Business Development Committee. In 2019, Moira stepped up to become our Board Chair.

As an active volunteer for many organizations, Moira believes that by supporting the communities where we live and work, we contribute to the health and vibrancy of our local economy.

Our CF has benefited from her extensive knowledge of commercial lending and years of governance and leadership experience.

Board of Directors

Moira Hauk

Board Chair

Moira is the South Vancouver Island Regional Manager for Coastal Community Credit Union and is the leading edge of change in the banking industry in BC.

With a career-long history as an active volunteer, Moira has held many community positions with emphasis on supporting local business.

Florie Varga
Mike Evans
Victor Gamble
Carroll Taiji
Matthew Huotari

Previous Members of the Year

  • 2020: Janna Jorgensen
  • 2019: Dana Thorne
  • 2018: Sarah Morden
  • 2017: Ronnie Doman
  • 2016: Mark Marcil
  • 2015: Bob Annis
  • 2014: Sheila Service
  • 2013: Mike Evans
  • 2012: Dave Jackson
  • 2011: Greg Clifford
  • 2010: Gordon Holyer
  • 2009: Geoff Millar
  • 2008: Tek Manhas
  • 2007: Doug Allan

Committee Members

Business Development Committee

  • Mr. Matthew Huotari, Chair
  • Mr. Tavish Annis
  • Mr. Kevin Gamble
  • Ms. Shannon Roome
  • Mr. Al Jackson
  • Ms Janice John-Mitchell

Finance & Audit Committee

  • Mr. Michael Evans, Chair
  • Mr. Victor Gamble
  • Ms. Julie Scurr
  • Ms. Moira Hauk (Ex-Officio)
  • Ms. Amanda Cairns

Executive Committee

  • Ms. Moira Hauk, Board Chair
  • Ms. Florie Varga, Vice Chair
  • Mr. Michael Evans, Treasurer and Finance & Audit Committee Chair
  • Mr. Matthew Huotari, Business Development Committee Chair

Governance Committee

  • Ms. Florie Varga

Community Economic Development (CED) Operational Committee

  • Ms. Florie Varga
  • Ms. Caroll Taiji