Everything you wanted to know about Community Futures Huron

Part 1

Community Futures Huron is a not-for-profit organization serving the communities of Huron County since 1993. As a Community Futures Development Corporation, we are mandated by and partially funded through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (a.k.a. FedDev Ontario).

CFH operations are overseen by a 12-member volunteer Board of Directors (plus 1 County of Huron Councillor appointed by the Warden). These individuals represent the various communities and economic sectors of Huron County. In addition to possessing financial, strategic planning and community development skills, board members are committed to improving the local economy through their involvement in community-based business and economic development initiatives.

What is Our Purpose? Our Mission Statement is kept purposely broad to encompass the full range of activities that we undertake in the name of Community Economic Development:

“To Help Entrepreneurs Make Good Things Happen in Huron County”

The word “Help” suggests that we provide services to assist our clients achieve their aspirations – we are facilitators, but they, not us, are the drivers of their own vision;

By “Entrepreneur”, we mean not only business owners, but visionary individuals in the community that see an opportunity to improve the quality of life. Community leaders, municipal officials, not-for-profits, youth, volunteers are all regarded as “entrepreneurs” in their own right;

“Making Good Things Happen” reflects the expansive range of activities that we support and encourage – everything from small business financing to festival development, sustainable manufacturing to on-line learning; workforce attraction to youth engagement; downtown revitalization to social enterprise development.

We are Community Futures Huron.

We help make good things happen.

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Community Futures Huron is located at 435 Turnberry Street, Brussels, Ontario. Come see us in this new location.

Office hours are Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. Phone: (226) 889-8256; emailpnichol@cfhuron.ca.

Areas we serve: Howick, Wingham, Blyth, Brussels, Dungannon, Goderich, Clinton, Seaforth, Hensall, Zurich, Bayfield, Exeter.