About Us

Community Futures is a community based non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating opportunities for entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic growth in Renfrew County.

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The Renfrew County Community Futures Development Corporation is a provincially incorporated non-profit organization that is governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors. We have been helping small business in the Renfrew County area since 1986.
Our approach is simple. We look for local solutions that fit the challenges of our local economy.

Our objectives are as follows:

To promote and participate in the development of community plans and strategies for addressing socio-economic change, development of local economies and job creation.
To provide financing to small businesses and entrepreneurs experiencing difficulties in obtaining traditional financing for the development, expansion, or restructuring of their operations where the aforementioned objectives, new employment opportunities or the introduction of new business initiatives are involved.
To become self-sufficient in the provision of loans to enhance regional economic diversification and job creation.
To provide skilled business advice to clients.

About the Community Futures Program:

The Community Futures (CF) Program supports 61 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Ontario— FedDev Ontario serves 37 in rural eastern and southern Ontario. The remaining 24 CFDCs located in the north are served by FedNor.
CFDCs offer a wide variety of programs and services supporting community economic development and small business growth.

In particular, they provide:

Strategic community planning and socio-economic development;
Support for community-based projects;
Business information and planning services; and
Access to capital for small- and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises.

OUR PARTNERS


COUNTY OF RENFREW MAP


THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Darrel Ryan

Darrel Ryan

Past Chair

City of Pembroke
 

Paul Curtis

Paul Curtis

Chair

Town of Deep River
 

Rick Desilets

Rick Desilets

Vice Chair

Town of Renfrew
 

Robert Pilot

Robert Pilot

Secretary/Treasurer

City of Pembroke
 

Ted Murray

Ted Murray

Director

Township of Madawaska Valley
 

Rick Bielawski

Rick Bielawski

Director

Township of Bonnechere Valley
 

Lynn Saunders

Lynn Saunders

Director

Township of McNab/Braeside
 

Bob Graham

Bob Graham

Director

Town of Arnprior
 

Ray Bonenberg

Ray Bonenberg

Director

Township of North Algona Wilberforce

Terry Hoelke

Terry Hoelke

Member

Township of Bonnechere Valley
 

Hannah MacMillan

Hannah MacMillan

Member

Town of Renfrew
 

Darrel Ryan

Darrel Ryan

Past Chair

City of Pembroke
 

Paul Curtis

Paul Curtis

Chair

Town of Deep River
 

Rick Desilets

Rick Desilets

Vice Chair

Town of Renfrew
 

Robert Pilot

Robert Pilot

Secretary/Treasurer

City of Pembroke
 

Ted Murray

Ted Murray

Director

Township of Madawaska Valley
 

Rick Bielawski

Rick Bielawski

Director

Township of Bonnechere Valley
 

Lynn Saunders

Lynn Saunders

Director

Township of McNab/Braeside
 

Bob Graham

Bob Graham

Director

Town of Arnprior
 

Ray Bonenberg

Ray Bonenberg

Director

Township of North Algona Wilberforce

Terry Hoelke

Terry Hoelke

Member

Township of Bonnechere Valley
 

Hannah MacMillan

Hannah MacMillan

Member

Town of Renfrew