Governed by a board of local volunteers and professional staff, The Venture Centre / Le Centre de développement takes a grass roots approach to investing in local entrepreneurs, exporters and community initiatives.
The Venture Centre / Le Centre de développement is a community-based, non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating opportunities for entrepreneurship and to the pursuit of economic growth in our community. We are your local branch of the Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) and a member of the Community Futures Ontario (CFO). Funded by FedNor, we provide a community economic development initiative designed to help find local solutions for local economies.
Our approach is simple: We are people helping people. Here are the key services that we offer you:
• Community economic planning and development
• Access to funding for community projects and small businesses
• Business counseling, services and commercial resources
Northeastern Ontario Partnerships
Along with our sister Community Futures Development Corporations, we are actively involved in many projects which have an impact on our regional economy. Projects include:
• Youth Enterprise Camp
• Export Development
• Northern Ontario Value Added Initiative (N.O.V.A.)