About Us


Vince Killen

Executive Director
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As Executive Director Vince provides direction and leadership for the achievement of private sector growth and job creation across Eastern Ontario while pursuing the objectives of the Government of Canada’s Community Futures Program and acts as a spokesman for the corporation in the promotion and delivery of the Network’s programs and services. He is an accomplished strategic economic development and financial services professional with extensive experience in a range of areas including finance, banking, project management, and government investment strategies for entrepreneurs. Vince joined our organization in 2012, as the SOFII Program Manager and was promoted to his current role of Executive Director in February 2017.

Michelle Cathers

SOFII Loans Manager
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Michelle joined our team as SOFII Program Manager in June 2017. She is well versed in Commercial Lending and managing client relationships having gained significant experience from her previous positions at CF Peterborough. Michelle began her career in 2006 as a Program Coordinator for the EODP Program then spent six years as the Administration Officer and finally as Business and Loans Advisor since 2014. She is an avid student and enjoys taking regular professional development courses each year. We are delighted to have her as part of our team.

Christine Forsythe

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Christine joined our team as Network Administrator in October 2015 after a successful teaching career at the university level. She completed two degrees in Sociology at Concordia University in Montreal, with a specialized focus on advanced research methods and statistics and taught multiple courses within this discipline. After moving to Peterborough, Christine continued her teaching career at Trent University before moving into her work in Administration and Management. We are pleased to have Christine as part of our team driving innovation and growth throughout Eastern Ontario.