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

Jason Brown MBA, Business Advisor
613-372-1414 Ext 202

NOTE: Our offices are currently closed to the public.  Staff are working remotely until further notice.  However, we continue to receive calls and provide business consultations by phone. 


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

Frontenac CFDC staff maintain flexible hours to accommodate client schedules.  














Betty Hunter (Chair)

Brett Prikker (Vice-Chair)

Terry Wilson (Secretary/Treasurer)

Darlene Plumley

Tyler Thake

John Williamson

Jon Dessau

Christopher Lucas

Ian Murdoch

Dr. Gian Kaillon

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