We are a small team with big personalities, diverse skills and roles to help you thrive.
is a COMMUNITY-DRIVEN, economic development initiative designed to assist communities in Canada’s RURAL areas to develop and implement strategies for dealing with a changing economic environment. Valley Heartland is part of a network of 268 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) across Canada and 61 across Ontario.
The Community Futures Program
91 Cornelia St W, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 5L3
613 283 7002 @valleycfdc #valleycfdc
Tina Stevens, General Manager
Tina leads the Valley Heartland team and works with our Board, community partners and stakeholders to guide the strategic direction of our organization and ensure the Valley Heartland mission and objectives are carried out. Tina is directly connected to all facets of Valley Heartland's efforts, including Community Economic Development projects and entrepreneurship programs. Tina sits on the Community Futures Eastern Ontario Network Board and has a keen interest in fostering innovation and commercialization in rural communities. Away from work, Tina calls Beckwith Township home and is kept busy with her three sons and football.
Amber Coville, Business Development + Program Officer
Amber works to ensure our programming is responsive to the evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem and provides business advisory services, social media mentoring, coordinates our funding programs and co-facilitates the Food + Beverage Peer Group. Amber is a Panelist for the Starter Company Plus Program, a member of the Regional Economic Development Alliance of Lanark County and North Leeds and a member of the Collaborative Innovation Panel; the primary mechanism for collaborative intelligence for gaining input on regional opportunities for accelerating innovation across Eastern Ontario. Away from work, she enjoys time at home in Rideau Lakes gardening, beekeeping and listening to the oldies on vinyl.
Stacie Lloyd, Regional Economic Development Officer
Stacie is often on the road meeting with business and municipalities working on the 'Big Picture.' She leads our Regional Economic Development Alliance to advance strategic economic development initiatives collaboratively across Lanark County and North Leeds. Stacie is a member of the Algonquin College Perth Campus and the Smiths Falls Economic Development Advisory Committees and is a community resource for municipalities, business organizations, stakeholders and community partners.
Away from work, Stacie enjoys time on her farm in Mississippi Mills.