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Our Vision

Community Futures Peterborough fosters a vibrant and sustainable business community within the city and county of Peterborough by supporting economic development

Your Vision, Our Support

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Our Mission

CFP supports small businesses with flexible financing and strategic advisory services that encourages sustainable employment and accelerates business growth.

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Our Vision

CFP fosters a vibrant and sustainable business community within the City and County of Peterborough, by supporting economic development.

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Our Why

A sustainable business community that creates employment and growth opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Our Values

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    Integrity

    We act with integrity to provide high standards of service to our business community.

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    Equality

    We welcome people from all backgrounds and respect differences while promoting equality amongst all.

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    Innovation and Change

    We embrace change by encouraging innovation and development of new ideas.

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    Entrepreneurial

    We understand the passion and mindset of an entrepreneur and support their pursuit of business growth.

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    Partnership

    We value collaboration. Together we can expand our reach within the community.

For over 37 years, Community Futures Peterborough has contributed to over:

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Our Staff

Devon

Devon Girard

Executive Director

705-745-5434 ext. 223

Devon Girard is a passionate and collaborative leader committed to supporting entrepreneurs to advance economic growth in her hometown of Peterborough. Bringing more than two decades of experience in communications, government, non-for-profit, and media, Devon leads the team at Community Futures Peterborough as its Executive Director. Before joining Community Futures Peterborough, Devon led the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy programming at Northumberland CFDC where she founded the StrikeUP Canada digital conference for women entrepreneurs. Her prior roles include leading other large-scale projects for the 2010 Olympics, as well as an advisor to political leaders in the Government of British Columbia.

Devon lives in Peterborough with her husband and two daughters.

Braden

Braden Clark

Business & Loans Manager

705-745-5434 ext. 224

Braden brings over 15 years experience in retail sales & operations project management as well as entrepreneur coaching to the loans team.  He is accountable for managing the loan portfolio, both recommending investments and managing risk.

Braden lives on a small hobby farm and in his spare time enjoys volunteering in his community of Asphodel-Norwood.

Michelle Foster

Michelle Foster

Finance Manager

705-745-5434 ext. 229

Michelle has an extensive and varied background, having previously held positions in loan management, office administration, and retail sales.

She is currently responsible for maintaining the company’s financial records.

In her spare time she enjoys producing short films and commercial content for local businesses.

Board of Directors

Community Futures Peterborough (CFP) is a not-for-profit organization that stimulates economic development, diversity and employment opportunities throughout Peterborough County by providing an array of community and business development services. We are led by our dynamic volunteer Board of Directors who direct the vision for the organization.

Charlina Westbye

Charlina Westbye

Board Chair

Member since 2019

Wayne Harding

Wayne Harding

Vice Chair & Chair of Governance and HR Committee

Member since 2016

Marie Dietrich

Marie Dietrich

Treasurer & Chair of Finance and Audit Committee

Member since 2017

Peter Gaffney

Peter Gaffney

Board Director

Member since 2017

Grant Seabrook

Grant Seabrooke

Board Director

Member since 2017

Ron Black

Ron Black

Board Director, Chair of Loans Committee

Member since 2019

Raymond Yip Choy

Raymond Yip Choy

Board Director

Member since 2020

Rod Wallace

Rod Wallace

Board Director

Member since 2021

Sophie Andreou

Sofie Andreou

Board Director

Member since 2021

Warren Faleiro

Warren Faleiro

Board Director

Member since 2021

Jenny Olauson

Jenny Olauson

Board Director

Member since 2022

Community Futures Peterborough (CFP) is a not-for-profit organization that stimulates economic development, diversity and employment opportunities throughout Peterborough County by providing an array of community and business development, counseling and lending services.

We are committed to supporting the efforts of entrepreneurs and forward-thinking community leaders in building community wealth in diverse and innovative manners.

Staff Recruitment

There are no current openings at this time

Board Recruitment

We are recruiting for Board members now.  Application deadline is May 31.

Continuing to build on its successes, CFP remains open to interest from potential candidates on an ongoing basis. 

The Board of Directors meets 6 times annually, on the 3rd Tuesday of the selected month, at 8 a.m. There may also be additional meetings for committee work.

Our ideal candidates are residents, or work in the City or County of Peterborough and have experience in two or more of the following:

  • board governance,
  • small business operations,
  • manufacturing,
  • research and development,
  • market development
  • finance/banking and/or
  • community economic development

If you are interested in volunteering on our Board of Directors and have a passion for nurturing prosperity on your community, we invite you to forward an expression of interest (form can be found here) with a resume to:

Board Recruitment

Community Futures Peterborough
270 George Street, Suite 103
Peterborough, ON K9J 3H1
Email: devon@cfpeterborough.ca