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

Ray Bonenberg

Ray Bonenberg

CHAIR

Township of North Algona Wilberforce
 
Past Regional Director of Ministry of Natural Resources
Entrepreneur

Darrel Ryan

Darrel Ryan

Past Chair

City of Pembroke
 
Past CAO of Laurentian Valley Township
 
 

Bob Graham

Bob Graham

VIce Chair

Town of Arnprior
 
Entrepreneur
 
 
 

Lynn Saunders

Lynn Saunders

Treasurer

Township of McNab/Braeside
 
CFO – Plaintree Industries
 
 
 

Rick Desilets

Rick Desilets

Director

Township of Admaston/Bromley
 
Entrepreneur
 

Sheldon Reiche

Sheldon Reiche

Director

Township of Laurentian Valley
 
Lawyer
 

Nicole Adams

Nicole Adams

Director

Town of Petawawa
 
Francophone Manager, Veterans Affairs

Wendy Stone

Wendy Stone

Director

Township of Whitewater Region
 
Entrepreneur
CPA CMA

John Becvar

John Becvar

Director

Township of Laurentian Valley
 
Past Regional Director – Scotiabank
 

Tony Garretto

Tony Garretto

Director

City of Pembroke
 
Lawyer
 
 

Barry Thrasher

Barry Thrasher

Director

City of Pembroke
 
Municipal Engineer, Past Director of Public Works
 

Ann Aikens

Ann Aikens

Director

Town of Deep River
 
Past Mayor – Deep River
Relationship Manager for Nuclear Waste, CNL

Dave Lemkay

Dave Lemkay

Director

Township of Admaston/Bromley
 
Canadian Forestry Association
Chair, Algonquin Forest Association

Ray Bonenberg

Ray Bonenberg

CHAIR

Township of North Algona Wilberforce
 
Past Regional Director of Ministry of Natural Resources
Entrepreneur

Darrel Ryan

Darrel Ryan

Past Chair

City of Pembroke
 
Past CAO of Laurentian Valley Township
 
 

Bob Graham

Bob Graham

VIce Chair

Town of Arnprior
 
Entrepreneur
 
 
 

Lynn Saunders

Lynn Saunders

Treasurer

Township of McNab/Braeside
 
CFO – Plaintree Industries
 
 
 

Rick Desilets

Rick Desilets

Director

Township of Admaston/Bromley
 
Entrepreneur
 

Sheldon Reiche

Sheldon Reiche

Director

Township of Laurentian Valley
 
Lawyer
 

Nicole Adams

Nicole Adams

Director

Town of Petawawa
 
Francophone Manager, Veterans Affairs

Wendy Stone

Wendy Stone

Director

Township of Whitewater Region
 
Entrepreneur
CPA CMA

John Becvar

John Becvar

Director

Township of Laurentian Valley
 
Past Regional Director – Scotiabank
 

Tony Garretto

Tony Garretto

Director

City of Pembroke
 
Lawyer
 
 

Barry Thrasher

Barry Thrasher

Director

City of Pembroke
 
Municipal Engineer, Past Director of Public Works
 

Ann Aikens

Ann Aikens

Director

Town of Deep River
 
Past Mayor – Deep River
Relationship Manager for Nuclear Waste, CNL

Dave Lemkay

Dave Lemkay

Director

Township of Admaston/Bromley
 
Canadian Forestry Association
Chair, Algonquin Forest Association