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Welcome to Thunder Bay Ventures.
We are a non-profit organization committed to fostering community economic development in Thunder Bay and region.

As a Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), we finance new businesses and expansions, provide business services and referrals and fund economic development projects in the Thunder Bay Census Metropolitan Area (CMA).

With 37 Community Futures Development Corporations in rural southern Ontario and 24 in Northern Ontario, CFDC's are well positioned to offer local solutions to local needs.

Thunder Bay Ventures supports a variety of ongoing community projects, including the Handmade Map, supporting arts and cultural events, and the Small Business Survey. The Small Business Survey has historically been an accurate barometer of the attitudes and opinions of small business owners in Thunder Bay, while the Handmade Map offers a tour of local artists' studios and gallery spaces. Thunder Bay Ventures also provides strategic planning to groups and organizations in our census metropolitan area to assist in improving local businesses' effectiveness.


      • Seeking Board Members

        Thunder Bay Ventures, a community-based organization with a mandate to assist small businesses and support and strengthen our local economy, is looking for new members for our volunteer Board of Directors. We are looking for people who:

        - Have business skills and knowledge

         Are passionate about growing our local entrepreneurial culture

        - Have 3 to 5 hours of time to contribute per month

        Thunder Bay Ventures has a new strategic plan, with a new emphasis on supporting micro-enterprises in our community. Our Board will help us shape the future and usher in a period of renewal for our organization.While we are interested in hearing from all members of our community, we are also wanting to ensure that our Board represents a diversity of perspectives. To this end we would particularly encourage applications from women, members of our Indigenous community and newer Canadians.

        If you are interested, please send a recent resume to:
      • Thunder Bay Small Business PPE Survey

> click here to fill in the survey online  (closed)

Email completed application to:   Maria

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