Exceptional Opportunity for Board Director

The Peterborough CFDC 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 innovation manners.

Continuing to build on its successes, the Peterborough CFDC is currently seeking to fill Board vacancies.  If you are interested in volunteering on a dynamic Board of Directors, are a resident or work in the County of Peterborough; have experience in board governance, small business operations, manufacturing, research and development, financial reporting, and/or community economic development and have a passion for nurturing prosperity in your community we invite you to forward an expression of interest with a resume and references by July 15, 2014 to:

Board Recruitment
Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation
351 Charlotte Street, Main Suite
Peterborough, ON     K9J 2W1
Email:     comdev@cdc.on.ca                    www.cdc.on.ca

Media Release

June 25, 2014 – For Immediate Release

For more than 10 years, the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation (PCFDC) has supported local companies and organizations expand their operations through the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP).

The PCFDC is now accepting applications on a continuous basis until all funding has been committed. Applicants can apply for support for projects that focus on job creation and market expansion between August 1, 2014 and September 30, 2018. The PCFDC is encouraging applicants to submit multi-year projects – up to a maximum of $100,000 per recipient.

"The Eastern Ontario Development Program is so important because it provides economic development solutions that are tailored to our community," stated Dean Del Mastro, Member of Parliament for Peterborough. "The benefits of this program are widespread and they complement the needs and priorities identified by our community. I applaud the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation for their stewardship in delivering this program so successfully."

Primary consideration will be given to projects that address sustainable, long-term job creation in the following priority areas: CleanTech, High Tech, R&D, Health, Nuclear, Aerospace and Transportation. Eligible activities include: supply chain analysis & development, productivity enhancements, market diversification, market expansion, export development and product development.

Visit www.cdc.on.ca to download funding Guidelines and an Application Form.

About EODP:

The EODP program is funded by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. To date, the Agency has invested over $80 million through 7,636 business and community development projects. The success of EODP is based on a strong delivery model which utilizes the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in eastern Ontario and the Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Network Inc. The EODP renewal means that these organizations will continue to assess and fund projects that help make rural eastern Ontario communities better places to live and work.  http://www.feddevontario.gc.ca/eic/site/723.nsf/eng/h_00042.html

About PCFDC:

The Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation (PCFDC) is a federally funded lending agency providing loans of up to $150,000 to small businesses in the City and County of Peterborough. The Peterborough CFDC has invested more than $20,000,000 helping 700+ small businesses create or maintain 2600+ jobs since 1985.

Media Contact:

Tonya Kraan, General Manager


Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications to our Start-Up Program from non-profit organizations. 

New non-profits as well as existing non-profits who are launching a new social enterprise may be eligible to apply for up to $15,000 in financing, mentoring and access to business planning workshops and webinars.  In addition, through the generous support of the Trico Charitable Foundation, 5 of these organizations will have access to specialized coaching and will be profiled through Futurpreneur Canada's network.

For more information, please visit www.futurpreneur.ca



General Manager Appointment

Chairman W. D. (Doug) Armstrong and the Board of Directors for the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation (PCFDC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tonya Kraan to the position of General Manager effective Monday, May 12, 2014.

Tonya is Manager of Innovation for the City of Kawartha Lakes with responsibility for the ongoing development of the Water Research and Innovation Network (WRAIN).  This initiative has enabled her to develop many strategic partnerships in the Kawartha region including Trent University, Fleming College, Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation, Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster as well as local area municipalities.  Previously, she was employed as Corporate Senior Manager, Marketing with EHC Global leading the Marketing Department and Global Sales Team for business development, contract administration and key account management with clients in over 40 countries.

Ms. Kraan has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Trent University and successfully participated in the Queen's University Executive Development Program with a speciality in marketing management.

Tonya served on the Board of Directors of the Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation for four years.  She is presently a Director on the Boards' of Women's Resources and WRAIN and previously participated on her local Easter Seals Board.

Mr. Armstrong stated, "We were impressed with Tonya's achievements and the leadership she has displayed with the WRAIN project and strong collaborative and relationship building skills she possesses.  Her analytical style will positively impact the services we provide our clients.  She is passionate about Peterborough and its surrounding communities and will be an excellent addition to our team". 

Tonya and husband Joe, a Manufacturing Engineer with G.E. in Peterborough, and son Colby reside in the City of Kawartha Lakes.  She is very family oriented and is an active volunteer in her community when times allows it.  Tonya grew up in and around Peterborough and believes strongly in trying to ensure our local residents and particularly young people have every opportunity to remain employed and committed to the area.

PCFDC is a community-based, not-for-profit organization.  Its mandate, through Government of Canada funding, is to provide access to capital, business consulting services and community economic development through community dialogue, planning and the delivery of initiatives that help finance and assist small businesses and social enterprises maintain or create jobs and promote local prosperity.

W.D. (Doug) Armstrong
Chairman of the Board of Directors


 Professional Office Space Available for Lease
351 Charlotte Street

Lower Unit: 3 offices available, utilities included with shared waiting area and kitchenette

Office A:  400 sq. ft. - $300/month

Office B:  200 sq. ft. - $150/month

Office C:  200 sq. ft. - $150/month

All offices are available immediately

   For more information, please contact Michelle Teasdale, Administrator, 705-745-5434


**  New Financial Assistance Opportunity **

Business Improvement Loan (BIL)



See our Business Financing page for more details



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