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Oxford Small Business Support Centre Inc. operating as Community Futures Oxford contributes to sustainable communities supported by economic stability, growth and job creation in Oxford County, enabled through diversified and competitive local economies.

Community Futures Oxford operates as an independent non-profit organization and as such, is overseen by a volunteer board of directors.

Board of Directors for 2023-2024

  • President: Rachel Hodge
  • Vice President: Elizabeth McKinnon
  • Treasurer: Ross Mitchell
  • Secretary: Ken Whiteford
  • David Harding
  • David Wilton
  • Sam Coghlan
  • Alison Stanley
  • Gary Wade
  • June Nussey
  • Gord Niznik


We create and preserve jobs throughout Oxford County by supporting small business development, entrepreneurship and skills training, and by fostering community economic development through:

  • Improving access to capital for existing and new small businesses
  • Facilitating, supporting and promoting self-employment
  • Providing a catalyst for community economic development initiatives


  • To be a leading hub of entrepreneurial support services in Oxford County.


  • Accountability and responsibility
  • Taking a client-focused approach
  • Continuous improvement
  • Partnering and collaboration

Our Team

Allan Simm,
General Manager

General Manager

519-425-0401 Ext. 23

Sharon McArthur,

Accounting & Administration

519-425-0401 Ext. 29

Luigi Basacco,
Business &
Loans Consultant

Business & Loan Consultant

519-425-0401 Ext. 30

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CED Program Coordinator