What We Do?
Community Futures Western Ontario (CFWO) is a non-profit, community driven organization. Through our 21 Community Futures offices located across rural western Ontario and our SOFII program, we support business development and growth and offer business loans.
It may seem like we are a lot like other lenders and business development agencies. The truth is we are very different: we understand small business in rural Ontario like nobody else. We live and work in the communities that you do and know that rural communities thrive when small businesses do. Our business succeeds when you do.
Each CFDC has personal mandates that are specific within the community in which they serve. However, similar goals of each CFDC include the desire to create jobs, help small and medium business owners thrive, and implement initiatives that will promote community development. The CFDC program is nothing new. Organizations like these have been in operation throughout Southwestern Ontario for over 30 years.
Each Community Futures office provides flexible and affordable small business loans, business coaching/training services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise, or sell a rural business. We offer additional supports to priority sectors identified by Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario).
Find your nearest Community Futures office to find out more.
Who We Are
CFWO Executive Director
519-752-0381 ext. 5
Marketing and Communication Officer
519-752-0381 ext. 3
519-752-0381 ext. 2
Portfolio Administrator (SOFII)
519-752-0381 ext. 1
Allan Simm, GM
Community Futures Oxford
Barb Fisher, GM
Bruce Community Futures
Arthur Barrows, GM
North Simcoe Community Futures Development Corporation
Sara McLellan, GM
Dave Vince, GM
Two Rivers Community Development Centre
Diane Malenfant, GM
Community Futures Essex County
Don Anderson, GM
Sarnia-Lambton Business Development Corporation
Donna Pollock, GM
Community Futures Development Corporation of Chatham-Kent
Frank Rupcic, GM
Gillian Fairley, GM
Community Futures South Georgian Bay
Kevin Jackson, GM
Elgin Business Resource Centre
Wendy Timpano, GM
Orillia Area Community Development Corporation
Martin Kuzman, GM
Meghan Marshall, GM
Perth Community Futures Development Corporation
Paul Nichol, GM
Community Futures Huron
Phyllis George, GM
Tecumseh Community Development Corporation
Rick Whittaker, GM
Wellington-Waterloo Community Futures
Rose Austin, GM
Saugeen Economic Development Corp.
Tauri Caputo, GM
Grand Erie Business Centre
Todd Copeland, GM
Community Futures Middlesex