At Community Futures Peterborough, we believe in the power of collaboration. That’s why we’ve joined forces with a diverse group of exceptional partner organizations. As a member of any of our partner organizations, you’ll gain access to exclusive perks designed to help your business thrive.

Browse through our list of partners and discover the benefits of being part of our collaborative community. Together, we’re creating a brighter future for businesses like YOURS!


Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Economic Development (PKED) is the lead regional economic development agency contracted to conduct core economic development and tourism activities on behalf of the City and County of Peterborough. PKED operates Peterborough & the Kawarthas Tourism – the region’s official Destination Marketing Organization and Visitor Centre, and the Business Advisory Centre – the region’s Small Business Enterprise Centre.

The friendly and knowledgeable team at PKED provides complimentary training, advice and support to assist local businesses to start, grow and diversify. By participating in programs such as Starter Company Plus, businesses receive opportunities to compete for microgrants from PKED and can be fast-tracked for pre-approval for microloans from Community Futures Peterborough.

Peterborough and Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce

The Peterborough and Kawarthas Chamber connects businesses to valuable local resources and opportunities, driving success and growth in the community.

Strengthen your network and access valuable resources with a free 6-month trial membership at the Peterborough and Kawarthas Chamber of Commerce. Available to any new Community Futures Peterborough loan client, this membership helps you build connections and drive success.

Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas

Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas (ICPK) is focused on supporting entrepreneurs to launch, grow and scale their businesses. They help entrepreneurs reach their business goals so that our local community, job market, and economy continue to grow. The ICPK supports startup businesses by providing entrepreneurs dynamic programming, mentorship, workshops, and networking opportunities through three core programs: Startup Incubator, STARTup Visa Program Canada and Student Entrepreneurship Program.

Unlock your innovative ideas’ potential with the Innovation Cluster’s support. As an Innovation Cluster client, you’ll be pre-approved for a loan up to $20,000, empowering you to scale your business.

Rotary Club of Peterborough and Cleantech Commons

The Rotary Environmentalist Innovators Fund (REIF) was created by a collection of active citizens and businesses – the Environmental Champions group – to support and advance the passion of local Environmental Innovators—environmentalists working on some of the top environmental concerns facing us today and impacting us locally.

REIF Champions participate in selecting three Innovator applications for funding, with $3,000 awarded to each finalist. By participating in the voting process, Champions significantly and immediately impact local environmental leaders’ initiatives in sustainable projects.

Finalists from the REIF are pre-approved for a microloan of up to $20,000 to grow their sustainable business ventures.

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Board delivers responsive workforce development solutions to meet local labour market needs through knowledge, resources, and partnerships. Working together with Community Futures Peterborough, the Workforce Development Board informs area business owners and potential business startups about local labour market trends and opportunities, providing valuable insights into the economic indicators supporting the workforce in the region.

Trent University

One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative. Consistently recognized nationally for leadership in teaching, research and student satisfaction, Trent attracts excellent students from across the country and around the world. At Trent, undergraduate and graduate students connect and collaborate with faculty, staff and their peers through diverse communities that span residential colleges, classrooms, disciplines, hands-on research, co-curricular and community-based activities. Across all disciplines, Trent brings critical, integrative thinking to life every day. Today, Trent’s unique approach to personal development through supportive, collaborative community engagement is in more demand than ever. Students lead the way by co-creating experiences rooted in dialogue, diverse perspectives and collaboration. In a learning environment that builds life-long passion for inclusion, leadership and social change, Trent’s students, alumni, faculty and staff are engaged global citizens who are catalysts in developing sustainable solutions to complex issues. Trent’s Peterborough campus boasts award-winning architecture in a breathtaking natural setting on the banks of the Otonabee River, just 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, while Trent University Durham Greater Toronto Area, delivers a distinct mix of programming in the east GTA.

Students in the New Venture Planning and Design class can get their business ideas going with pre-approved loans of up to $20,000.

Fleming College

Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features over 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students and 75,000 alumni.

Students in the Global Business Management program, here’s your opportunity. Pre-approved loans of up to $20,000 are available to help get your new enterprises running.

Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area

The Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area (DBIA) works to enhance the vibrancy of downtown Peterborough by collaborating with local businesses, promoting economic development while also marketing and promoting it as a destination. We are committed to working together, connecting DBIA members with funding opportunities through Community Futures Peterborough, and contributing to a healthy downtown community.

Kawartha Manufacturers Association

Dedicated to supporting the manufacturing sector, the KMA
provides resources, networking opportunities, and industry

Enhance your manufacturing business with a free membership
to the Kawartha Manufacturers Association. Exclusive to
Community Futures clients, this membership gives you access
to industry insights, networking opportunities, and resources to
keep your business on the cutting edge.

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact our Executive Director, Devon Girard, at to explore partnership opportunities and help empower local businesses.

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