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Greater Peterborough Business Development Centre Inc.






Business Development Manager (BDM)



Reports to and works under the direction of the Executive Director and liaises with Loans Committee Chair.



BDM provides administrative and consulting support to business clients; efficiently and effectively administer the processes and services of the Corporation within the Policies and Guidelines approved by the Board of Directors and directed by the Executive Director.



  • Serves as the B.D.M. for CFP
  • Administers the general day to day operations of the Investment Portfolio and all clients
  • Provides business information and consulting services to clients



  1. With Executive Director

Receives direction, guidance and encouragement; discusses plans and priorities

  1. With Other Staff

Works in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork with other staff

  1. With Clients, Prospects and Business Community

Liaises on behalf of CFP in a positive and proactive manner with all current and prospective clients, as well as representatives of the business community, public sector and planning and economic development agencies.

  1. With Board and Loans Committee

Presents new and renewal applications to the Loans Committee and/or Board of Directors.  Provides program leadership and consulting skills in pursuit of heightened investment portfolio development as directed by Board sanctioned policies and objectives.



  1. Business Consulting
  • Provides community leadership and operational support in the facilitation of the consultative processes necessary to integrate and harmonize the strategic goals of CFP.
  • Provides business counselling and advice to business owners on business plans and development, loan application analysis and monitoring and promoting self-employment in a proactive manner.
  • Provides objectives and independent third party advice and assistance to parties interested in the economic infrastructure of the community.
  • Proactively seeks to utilize the Investment of the Corporation’s financial and other resources in the creation of employment opportunities of the community.


  1. Investment Services

 Responsible for performing initial loan inquiries and credit investigations, maintains all loan records, including the tracking and reporting procedures for all loans.

  • Performs the loan collection process, including, but not limited: to the processing of the loan payments; providing receipts; calculation of penalties and interest; the preparation of the Loan Delinquency Reports; preparation of Request for Payment notices; loan collections, small claims court filings and the organization, posting and balancing of loan accounts.
  • Ensures registration of and full compliance with: loan security documents, client reporting, and accuracy of loan files and file summaries/reports.
  • Reviews and analyzes client financial statements and business plans in depth; provides advice and assistance for same; advises Executive Director on status of statements; annual review and monitoring of client files, updated financial statements and supporting documentation.
  • Provides general counselling services relative to business management and related issues.


  1. Other Duties
  • Provides leadership and operational support in the development of the Corporation’s strategic planning process.
  • Provides the Loans Committee and Board of Directors with regular reports to the achievement of its objectives and suggests variations, as circumstances and best practices dictate.
  • Provides policy advice to the Loans Committee and Board of Directors on business and operational matters affecting CFP’s pursuit to the responsibilities mentioned above.
  • Performs other responsibilities that may be reasonable assigned to the position by the Executive Director.
  • As necessary, cross-trains and supports other functions with in the office, which may be outside of the identified responsibilities of the position.



  • Usual public office conditions; work is in view of the public with frequent public contact and is subject to tight deadlines and interruptions.
  • Work is subject to unusual and unscheduled hours.
  • Work will be occasionally off site at township offices
  • Work is highly confidential and requires utmost tact and discretion.
  • Work has responsibility for providing leadership in the development and maintenance of a positive, proactive and supportive communication environment with the community.



  • Position requires a Business Degree or equivalent and 3-5 years of relevant experience.
  • Positon requires an in-depth knowledge of the participants, policies and procedures inherent in the various economic development stakeholders in the community.
  • Position requires extensive experience in a variety of business environments, lending and collection procedures
  • Position requires high-level interpersonal skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Windows and PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat and various internet browsers.
  • Position requires a clean driving record, the ability to travel using a personal vehicle throughout Peterborough County.
  • Position requires a credit check and police check
  • Positive, proactive, common sense and sense of humour



Errors (information, accounting and judgement) could result in confusion, misinformation given to the Executive Director; Board of Directors; government agencies and the public, and could result in financial loss and/or unfavourable public relations.



Directly supervised by the Executive Director under the direction of the Board of Directors and/or the Board Chair.


Application deadline is January 17, 2020.  Please submit a resume and cover letter to gail@cfpeterborough.ca


Peterborough-based Cambium Consulting & Engineering has received the top prize of the ignite100 competition, announced by Community Futures Peterborough (CFP) at its annual general meeting held this afternoon.

“We are overjoyed to learn of our success in the ignite100 competition,” says Cambium President and CEO John Desbiens. “Thank you to Community Futures Peterborough for the encouragement and belief in the concept.”

The ignite100 program allowed local businesses to compete for a $100,000 loan interest-free for the first three years with no payments for the first year. Cambium was awarded the grand prize, while the two finalists, Cottage Toys and Goodwin Metals Products, will work with CFP to obtain flexible financing options for their new business ventures.

“The ignite100 program was launched by our Board of Directors earlier this year to propel a local business idea that was innovative and able to create local, sustainable jobs in the region,” said CFP Board Chair Peter Gaffney. “We are thrilled to support Cambium on their business venture and congratulate all participants.”

Cambium’s business model includes the development of a system to broker the transfer of excess soil from one construction site to another. “The positive impact of this made-in-Peterborough initiative will be far reaching, further enhanced by guidance from our regional public and private development partners,” adds Desbiens.

More information on the ignite100 program can be found at ignite100.ca or through the CFP website at communityfuturespeterborough.ca

With support from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), Community Futures Peterborough’s mission is to generate and assist in creating and maintaining sustainable employment opportunities in the City and County of Peterborough by supporting small businesses through flexible financing and business services. CFP has invested $28 million in 700+ small businesses since 1985, leading to the creation or maintenance of more than 3,300 jobs in the City and County.



 Gail Moorhouse                                                                                                                     John Desbiens

Executive Director, Community Futures Peterborough                                                  President and CEO, Cambium

Cell: 705 917-4245                                                                                                                 Telephone: 705.742.7900



Community Futures Peterborough Announces New Funding Competition To Support Business Expansion

ignite100 has officially landed in Peterborough. Community Futures Peterborough announced its new innovation challenge program today giving area businesses the opportunity to compete for significant funding opportunities to grow or expand their business.

“This program is about giving area businesses another avenue to gain a competitive advantage,” says Peter Gaffney, Chair of Community Futures Peterborough. “We wanted to develop something specific for our community and allow as many businesses as possible participate in the competition.”

ignite100 was created by Community Futures Peterborough to assist in local business expansion. This is a local initiative open to all organizations within the city or county of Peterborough that have been in business for more than 2 years. It is also open to any business willing to relocate to the region. All industry sectors are encouraged to participate. 

“The Greater Peterborough community has done an amazing job supporting our youth and startups, and Community Futures Peterborough is a major partner of both the Bear’s Lair and Win this Space programs,” says Gail Moorhouse, Executive Director of Community Futures Peterborough. “We believe that now is the time to focus on business expansion and provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to catapult their business forward. ignite100 is the catalyst to do just that.”

Entrants to ignite100 are competing for a 3-year interest free loan, with no payments for year one. They will also have access for up to one million dollars as a repayable loan(s) or equity position through Community Futures Peterborough partnerships. 

The Ignite100 website opened for applications on Thursday January 10th, 2019 and applications will be accepted until March 15th, 2019. The winner will be announce at the Community Futures annual AGM and Community BBQ on June 26th, 2019.

More information can be found at www.ignite100.ca

Gail Moorhouse
Executive Director
Community Futures Peterborough
705 745-5434

Interim Executive Director appointed for Community Futures Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH –Community Futures Peterborough and its Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Gail Moorhouse as its interim Executive Director. Moorhouse has valuable knowledge and understanding of Community Futures Peterborough garnered through her roles both in the private sector and as a Board member.

“We are confident Gail is the best person to lead the organization through this transition and maintain stability for our clients during this time,” says Board Chair Peter Gaffney. “In addition to her successful career, her service on the Board provides her with the skills, knowledge and experience to oversee the organization during this transitory period.”

Moorhouse also has more than 20 years’ experience in various sales, management, training and marketing roles. She currently runs her own business in Ennismore and has previously held positions with Microsoft, HP and Catalyst Finance.

Moorhouse is replacing Jeff Day who announced his resignation in December. She has resigned from her position from the Board during this interim appointment.