This guide was assembled by the County of Renfrew’s Economic Development Service Department, on behalf of the Ottawa Valley Economic Development Partners Group (OVED).

We are here to help you bring your business to Renfrew County and can assist you with:

  • Resettlement and business start-up counseling
  • One-on-one business consultation
  • Networking and support services
  • Connections to potential employers
  • Matchmaking for business ideas and opportunities

Business Development Services

Ottawa Valley Economic Development Partners Group (OVED), represents Renfrew County’s 17 municipalities, Algonquin College, the City of Pembroke, as well as provincial and federal government departments. We work together to promote and encourage economic growth in the Ottawa Valley.

Enterprise Renfrew County

A locally and provincially funded organization, which provides new and seasoned entrepreneurs with free consulting and information services needed to get business going, and to keep them running smoothly and profitably.

Renfrew: 613.432.6848
Pembroke: 613.735.8224

Community Futures Development Corporation Renfrew County

CFDC’s mission is to provide support to enterprise, community-based development and employment in Renfrew County. We offer many services including business counselling, business financing, community economic development, seminars, workshops and online training.

The Ontario Business Program Guide is your resource for government programs and services for Ontario businesses.

Chamber of Commerce Offices

Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce

Renfrew and Area Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Arnprior Chamber of Commerce


Service Ontario has launched a new section for not-for-profits in Ontario making it faster and easier for organizations to get the services and information they need to start, operate and grow their NFPs. The new site features information on government open call programs for funding, ideas on how to start and manage a not-for-profit organization, a section to help organizations understand the laws that affect the sector, research about the sector, government initiatives that support the sector, and much more.

Please follow the link to visit this new resource: https://www.ontario.ca/page/start-and-operate-not-profit