Financing and Strategy For Entrepreneurs

Our Programs


We provide loans of up to $250,000 for qualifying startups and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Strategy Consulting

Meet with one of our advisors to get feedback on your business plan.


Eastern Ontario Development Program: Non-repayable performance-based funding up to $100,000 for business development or community innovation.


Our Gaming and Entrepreneurship Lab offers world class U/X testing.


Compete for a $100,000 investment deal in our annual N100 Startup Competition.


New funding and acceleration initiative for tech startups and innovative SMEs.


2016 was a record year for Northumberland CFDC

We provided $1.4 million in loans to small businesses in Northumberland in 2016, helping entrepreneurs to start up, stabilize and expand their business. In addition to standard financing, we also offer many unique lending products including social enterprise loans, accessibility loans and loans for entrepreneurial newcomers to Canada. Click here to learn more about how the Community Futures Program can help your business succeed.

Our Vision: Community Futures

Prosperity in Northumberland (and across Eastern Ontario) through innovation and entrepreneurship.

How do we get there?

By providing financing and strategy for entrepreneurs. We provide loans of up to $250,000 for business start up, stabilization and expansion.

Who do we work with?

Growth-oriented SMEs, next generation startups and twenty-first century institutions who are creating local economic opportunities and high quality jobs.

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April 20: The Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre (OAFVC) in Colborne is offering a Foodpreneur workshop. There is a $25 workshop fee. Click here to find out more.

May 17: You are invited to the Fifth Annual N100 Pitch Contest at Victoria Hall in Cobourg! Space is limited, get your free tickets today (click here).

Announcement: Our N1M initiative in support of early-stage technology startups has renewed its call for applications! Click here for more information.

Announcement: The Fifth Annual N100 Startup Competition has begun. Click here for more information and apply by March 3, 2017.

Most Sundays: The Port Hope Robotics Club meets at the Port Hope Town Park Rec Centre. Click here for more information.

Key Program Contacts

Wendy Curtis
Executive Director
Northumberland CFDC
905-372-8315 x227
Email Wendy

Susan Latta
Business Manager
905-372-8315 x223
Email Susan

John Hayden
N1M / N100
905-372-8315 x224
Email John

Judy Selvig
Business Development Officer, EODP, CEDP
905-372-8315 x226
Email Judy

Kim Botrie
Program Administrator
905-372-8315 x221
Email Kim

Lorraine Bulger
Program Administrator
905-372-8315 x225
Email Lorraine

Find out how we can help you grow your ideas.

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