“The impact our team at Community Futures Peterborough has had in the downtowns and neighbourhoods in our city and county is immense. I couldn’t be more proud to assist hundreds of businesses each year to create sustainable employment in our community.”

Devon Girard, Executive Director

Welcome to Community Futures Peterborough. We’re here to help create a thriving and sustainable business community in the City and County of Peterborough. With a personalized approach, we offer flexible financing and strategic advisory services to small businesses. We aim to nurture sustainable employment and promote business growth in the region.

Our History

For almost 40 years, Community Futures Peterborough has been supporting community economic development, job creation, and business development in Peterborough City and County. We operate as an independent, not-for-profit organization, funded by the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario to foster a vibrant and thriving business environment through business loans and advisory programs.


Our Culture

  • Our Mission

    Our Mission

    We’re here to lend a hand to small businesses by offering flexible financing and expert advice.

  • Our Vision

    Our Vision

    We’re all about nurturing a sustainable business community within the City and County of Peterborough.

  • Our Why

    Our Why

    We’re passionate about growing a strong business community that creates jobs and opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Our Values

  • Integrity: We’re honest and committed to providing expert service to our business community.

  • Equality: We embrace diversity, welcoming everyone and promoting opportunities for all.

  • Innovation and Change: We love to encourage new ideas and innovation.

  • Entrepreneurial: We understand the drive and spirit of entrepreneurs and support them in growing their businesses.

  • Partnership: We believe in teamwork. By working closely with our partners, we can make a bigger impact in our community.

Our Team

Meet our team members who are dedicated to helping the Peterborough business community:

Devon Girard

Devon Girard

Executive Director

705-745-5434 ext. 1

Devon has over two decades of experience in communications, government, non-profit, and media sectors. She’s passionate about helping entrepreneurs and boosting economic growth in Peterborough City and County.

Braden Clark

Braden Clark

Loans Manager

705-745-5434 ext. 2

Braden’s background includes over 20 years in sales, operations, project management, entrepreneurial coaching, and financial lending. He takes care of the loan portfolio, ensuring smart investments and effective risk management.

Michelle Foster

Michelle Foster

Financial Administrator and Program Coordinator

705-745-5434 ext. 3

Michelle’s versatile experience spans loan management, office administration, and administrative support. She manages our finances and coordinates our programs.

Gwyneth James

Gwyneth James


Gwyneth serves as Controller at Community Futures Peterborough, offering her financial expertise. Passionate about her community, Gwyneth is an active volunteer, taking on leadership roles in various organizations and contributing to the growth and vibrancy of the Peterborough area.

Our Brand

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We invest in entrepreneurs while boosting our local economy. We have lent over $42 million, served over 1,300 businesses, and created or maintained more than 4,300 jobs in the Peterborough region.

Caring for Our Community

Here at Community Futures Peterborough, we’re all about helping entrepreneurs and community leaders create a positive impact in diverse and innovative ways.

Get in Touch

Are you an entrepreneur or small business in the Peterborough area seeking business support? Reach out to us today and discover how we can help you.

Contact Information:

Community Futures Peterborough
270 George St N, Suite 103 Peterborough, ON K9J 3H1

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