Building Business

Whether you are considering starting a new business in the Frontenacs or seeking advice for your existing business, the Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) offers a variety of products and services to help you including:

One-on-one business consultations at no cost

Business information and connections to our network of entrepreneurs, government agencies, and community groups

Commercial financing up to $250,000 for new or existing businesses in the County of Frontenac

Interest-free loans for eligible commercial projects, subject to available funding

Eastern Ontario Development Program that supports business growth

Growing Communities

Over and above our mandated services, the Frontenac CFDC has identified areas deserving of special attention to improve the vitality of our communities. To view our strategic plan visit here.

The Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 2003, run by a local volunteer board of directors and staffed by experienced professionals whose objective is aptly expressed by its tag line “building business”growing communities”.   We are one of 37 CFDCs in rural eastern and southern Ontario that is funded by the Federal Development Agency of Southern Ontario (FedDev).

What is Community Futures?

View Frontenac CFDC Service Area

If you would like to find out more about what the Frontenac CFDC can do for you, please contact us.

Anne Prichard, Executive Director
613-372-1414 Ext 204

Sue Theriault, Office Manager
613-372-1414 Ext 206

Or visit us at 5062 Rd 38 Harrowsmith, ON K0H 1V0

Regular Office hours:  8:30 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 – 4:30 pm Monday to Wednesday; by appointment on Thursday and Friday

Business consultations are by appointment. Frontenac CFDC staff maintain flexible hours to accommodate client schedules.  




Loans Administrator Position

This is a new full-time position within the organization that will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity for advancement.  We seek an individual with an eagerness to learn, solid financial analysis proficiency, excellent interpersonal skills and strong proficiency on multiple computer programs.

The position involves the administration of new commercial loans and the ongoing management of the existing portfolio.   The candidate will have the chance to participate in a business lending course(s) and upon successful completion, have the opportunity to advance to a Business Advisor and Loans Officer position.  This position provides counselling to small business owners and individuals looking to start a business.  As well, they review, analyze, and assess loan applications for consideration by the Investment Committee.


Starting salary is $40,000/year, plus 4% contribution to RSP, 3 weeks’ vacation and after three months, Health and Dental benefits.    The cost of the training course (s) will be covered by the organization with the expectation that the candidate will do the course on their own time.  Upon advancing to the position of Business Advisor and Loans Officer, the compensation will be approximately $60,000 plus benefits.  All positions at the Frontenac CFDC are contracts with the contracts aligning with our funding agreements.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in business, commerce or finance;
  • Aptitude to problem solve and pay close attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while consistently presenting a professional attitude and demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills, communications skills, sound judgment and strict confidentiality;
  • Working knowledge of software programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, and the ability to learn loan management software;
  • Public speaking experience and ability to liaise with relevant organizations
  • Reasonable knowledge of Frontenac County and its business sectors
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle;
  • Successful applicant will be required to provide a CPIC

Please e-mail your resume and cover letter with a “re” line of “Loan Administrator Position” in confidence to

Anne Prichard, Executive Director, Frontenac CFDC, 5062 Rd 38, Unit 8, Harrowsmith, ON K0H 1V0

Applications will be accepted until noon, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. We thank you for your interest and only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.









Betty Hunter (Chair)

Brett Prikker (Vice-Chair)

Terry Wilson (Secretary/Treasurer)

Darlene Plumley

Jan Dines

Tyler Thake

Brian West

John Williamson

Jon Dessau

Christopher Lucas

Interested in becoming a board member?

Residents and/or business owners within the County of Frontenac are eligible to apply to become a director.  Candidates ideally have:

An interest in local and regional community development

Knowledge of Frontenac County in general and perhaps an understanding of a specific business sector

An interest in business development with a comprehension of financial statements an asset, but not mandatory.

If you are interested in becoming a Director of the Frontenac CFDC, you can apply by filling out an application form and forwarding it to our office or for more information on becoming a board member, contact Anne Prichard, Executive Director at 613-372-1414 Ext 204.

A strategic plan has been developed by the Frontenac CFDC Board of Directors after receiving input through a community consultation process. Over and above our mandated services of business counselling and commercial loans, the Frontenac CFDC will place particular emphasis on Food and Beverage, Rural Innovative Opportunities, Tourism, Business Promotion and Awareness of CFDC Services

Strategic Plan 2015