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Partner Links

Thunder Bay Ventures enjoys business relationships with other organizations in the Thunder Bay CMA. 


It is our pleasure to refer you to these community partners:



Thunder Bay Ventures is a Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) funded by the Federal Government’s department – IndustryCanada– through FedNor.



TBV is a member of the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations.  For a list of other CFDCs in NWO, please click the link to the left and select "map".



PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise is a not-for-profit charitable organization - a unique grassroots, community economic development organization with members involved in decision-making at every level. It provides programs and services designed to increase the economic independence and self-sufficiency of women and their families. 



The Business Development Bank of Canada provides small and medium-sized businesses with flexible financing, affordable consulting services and venture capital. BDC supports the needs of entrepreneurs at every stage of growth.  At the BDC website, you will find an interactive business plan template.


NADF is a non-profit organization that supports the growth of Aboriginal business and economic development in Northern Ontario. NADF offers business support services, workshops and training, community planning, term loans, leasing, microloans, and grants to new or existing Aboriginal businesses and organizations in Northern Ontario. Mortgages and line of credit available to qualifying applicants.



The Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre exists to provide free and confidential business counselling services to both new and existing small businesses. 



The Thunder Bay Public Library provides research assistance and carries a wide range of business-related materials both in print and online in the Virtual Collection.


Northern Policy Institute is Northern Ontario’s independent think tank. We perform research, collect and disseminate evidence, and identify policy opportunities to support the growth of sustainable Northern Communities. Our operations are located in Thunder Bay and Sudbury. We seek to enhance Northern Ontario’s capacity to take the lead position on socio-economic policy that impacts Northern Ontario, Ontario, and Canada as a whole.


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