The LV business community has many resources and supports available to local business owners. We can further connect you to other agencies and organizations that can assist you with a range of services such as business mentoring, training, and preparing your Business Plan.

Here is a list of resources:

Business Development Bank of Canada

Federally funded organization that provides information on business planning, term loans, working capital and venture loans to Canadian small businesses.

Go to BDC's website


County of Renfrew Economic Development Department

Economic Development services is committed to assisting business owners, entrepreneurs and investors seeking new opportunities. We assist with local business knowledge and connections, information on government support and funding programs, site searches and new investment and business acquisition opportunities.

Go to the County of Renfrew's website


Employment Services

These organizations provide support for training and hiring employees and often have grant programs. One is for Pembroke and area employers, the other is for Petawawa and area employers.

Algonquin Employment Services

For Pembroke and area

Go to Algonquin Employment Services website


Petawawa Military Family Resource Centre

For Petawawa and area

Go to Petawawa Employment website


Enterprise Renfrew County

Enterprise Renfrew County has been operating in Renfrew since 1988 and in 2002 opened a satellite office in the City of Pembroke.

Our mandate is to encourage and contribute to the enterprising spirit and economic development of the County by assisting entrepreneurs with the development of new or existing companies.

The Office is a Canada Business Ontario (CBO) regional access site. This joint federal-provincial-municipal initiative provides useful information to new and established entrepreneurs about government programs, services and regulations on starting and sustaining an enterprise in Ontario.

Go to Enterprise Renfrew County



Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada's young enterprise for two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer mentors.

Go to Futurpreneur's website

Invest Renfrew County

Is an organization 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

Visit Invest Renfrew County's website

Labour Market Group

The Labour Market Group of Renfrew and Lanark Counties represents one of 26 workforce planning areas in the province of Ontario. Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, the group works to provide accurate and timely labour market information to employers, job seekers and organizations that use labour market data for strategic planning purposes. The group provides annual labour market reports that outline trends in the local labour force using statistical data from several sources, as well an intelligence gathered from local employers and employment agencies.

Their vision and mission:

  • Vision: A killed workforce contributing to a prosperous Ontario
  • Mission: To work collaboratively with community partners on the creation of innovative labour market solutions that meet local workforce development needs.


Go to the Labour Market Group website

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA)

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is committed to success of Ontario's rural communities and its food and agriculture sectors. The Results-based Plan/Published Plan outlines how we will move forward and what we have achieved.

Go to OMAFRA's website


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.


Learn more

Ontario Small Business Access

Get support, information and advice to run your small business. Support services include: funding, business advice, grow your business, legal advice and more.


Go to Ontario Small Business Access

PARO – for Women's Enterprises

Provides support services and in some cases, grants and loans to women entrepreneurs.

Go to PARO's website


Renfrew County Community Future Development Corporation (RCCFDC)

Community Futures is a community based non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating opportunities for entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic growth in Renfrew County. The RCCFDC is a provincially incorporated non-profit organization that is governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors. We have been helping small business in the Renfrew County area since 1986.

Our approach is simple. We look for local solutions that fit the challenges of our local economy.



The Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce (UOVCC)

The mission of the Upper Ottawa Valley Chamber of Commerce is to be a coordinating body providing a cooperative environment to support member businesses in the quest for growth and economic success by providing leadership, education, advocacy, communication, interaction opportunities and tangible financial benefits.

Go to the UOVCC website

Business Holiday By-Law

We currently have a business holiday by-law that regulates which businesses can be open and when during holidays. Please refer to [By-law 2020-05-39] for additional information. Alternative formats are available upon request.

Mobile Food Vendor

Businesses are not required to obtain a licence in LV, except for mobile food vendors. Prior to operating a mobile food vehicle, please complete the application form to obtain approval. 

Complete a mobile food vendor application form