Unique for our collaborative, institutional foundation

Rhiza is co-owned by Community Futures Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Credit Union.
Rhiza Capital is a financial intermediary acting in direct response to the challenge of financing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We build Positive Impact financial products, programs and partnerships that localize the SDGs and connect community to opportunity.
Canadians can now use their capital for a positive contribution to society, environment, and economy. The Positive Impact Initiative works with banks, investors, corporations and the public sector to foster a new set of private-sector, impact-based solutions to the SDGs.


Tom Budai, Managing Director
Tom accumulated over a decade of experience working at independent investment dealers, bank owned dealers, emerging companies, and startups in Toronto, Ontario before relocating to British Columbia in 2020. His work centered around investment banking and corporate development having led the execution of merger and acquisition mandates, equity financings, strategic overviews and valuation assessments while also serving as a corporate finance consultant. Most recently, he served on the Board of Directors of Community Futures Sunshine Coast and as a member of their loans and investment committee. Tom is driven to utilize his skills and experience as a force for good in business.

Board of Directors

John Sutherland, Chair
John, CPA, CGA, is an experienced entrepreneur, mentor and corporate director who has funded, launched and managed companies scanning technology, mining, manufacturing and innovative environmental enterprises.
Shelley McDade
As CEO of Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Shelley is an avid supporter of leadership growth, local economic development and the co-operative business model.
Dawn Bezaire
As a CPA, Dawn is skilled in strategic planning, financial forecasting and sustainability. In her role as CFO of Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Dawn also has extensive experience with Boards in the financial services.
Vickie Morris
Vickie is a retired urban planner with experience in major project land development as well as social infrastructure funding and development.