Cindy Reasbeck - Youth Entrepreneurship Advisor – Northern Ontario
Cindy Reasbeck - Youth Entrepreneurship Advisor – Northern Ontario
" The best way to predict the future is to create it"- Peter Drucker

Cindy is currently the Youth Entrepreneurship advisor for Community Futures Development Corporations across Northern Ontario. Cindy is a certified Centre for Entrepreneurship Education and Development Facilitator, and holds certification in Small Business Counselling and is Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® qualified.

With a passion for youth entrepreneurship, she coordinates the youth entrepreneurship outreach efforts of thirteen Community Futures Development Corporations in Northern Ontario. Cindy and her team share a common goal of promoting entrepreneurship as a viable career option to youth.

Cindy serves as a member of the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations Youth Committee, and is Co-Chair of the municipal youth economic development committee in her hometown of Kapuskasing.

Cindy is married and has two children, Shannon and Sheldon, both teachers. Sheldon is also the owner of his own small business, PowerPlay Sports Camp.

Jennifer Cartwright - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Jennifer Cartwright - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
" Only those who risk going too far can find out how far one can go." T.S. Eliot

NECO Community Futures Development Corporation
Jennifer Cartwright is the Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative Coordinator for Northern Ontario. Jennifer is a teacher who has many years of teaching experience (both locally and internationally) and experience in working with youth in the community. Jennifer has her Master’s of Education degree in Organizational Studies and Leadership from the University of Ottawa. She believes in the importance of promoting youth entrepreneurship to encourage student creativity and as a viable career option for the future.

Jennifer loves the thought, innovation and excitement that youth display towards entrepreneurship, and is excited to be able to bring entrepreneurship education and curriculum to students across Northern Ontario. Jennifer strongly believes in the importance of goal setting, in being passionate about your work and in striving to make the world a better place, all while following your dreams. Her love of entrepreneurship, calculated risk taking and leadership are what led her to work with us!

Bonnie Martineau - Youth Program Initiative Coordinator
Bonnie Martineau - Youth Program Initiative Coordinator
"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart." – Confucius

Bonnie Martineau is the Youth Program Initiative Coordinator for the South Temiskaming area. She grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and decided to be adventurous and move to the North.

Bonnie has recently graduated from the Small and Medium Enterprise Management program from Algonquin College and hopes to add value and creativity to the NOYEI team! She also has a diploma in Print Media and Creative arts, literature and languages programs.

She was once herself a young entrepreneur, having her own small interior design business in high school and a graphic design business in College. It is her passion for entrepreneurship, creativity and insatiable thirst for knowledge she hopes to instill in the youth of the North! “I adore the curiosity and fearlessness of the youth, and by planting the seed of entrepreneurship now, our future will be bright as ever!”

Her three favourite things to do: Traveling, photography and drinking coffee!
Alannah Deline - Youth Entrepreneur Coordinator
Alannah Deline - Youth Entrepreneur Coordinator
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Alannah Deline is a youth entrepreneur coordinator in the Lacloche Manitoulin Region. She grew up in Espanola, Ontario and is glad to be helping her local community grow. Alannah has an honours degree in Studio Art from the University of Guelph and her Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University. Alannah has worked with youth in various jobs as a tutor, a park leader, a teacher and a safety coordinator through a school bus company. Alannah looks forward to working with youth and inspiring them to think creatively and innovatively and helping them see the opportunities and beauty in the local area.

I love being around youth of all ages, they view the world so differently and remind us to live in the moment. They get excited about the little things that we forget about and remind us how wonderful our world truly is.

I love to spend time outdoors, especially near water; I love to be around family and friends; I love creating new things; I love taking new adventures and I especially love my dog Sasha.
Cierra Parkhill - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Cierra Parkhill - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
"“She must find a boat and sail in it. No guarantee of shore. Only a conviction that what she wanted could exist, if she dared find it.”- Jeanette Winterson

Cierra is a Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator for Northwestern Ontario. Originally from Manitoba, Cierra started her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Winnipeg, and is currently completing her degree though the University of Athabasca. Two years into university, Cierra decided to exchange the snow for the sand. After snorkeling the entire Mayan Riviera and surfing the shores of Hawaii, she found herself where she had grown up every summer; on Lake of the Woods. Two months at the lake turned into two years, as she found herself involved in the building and growth of a local social enterprise. Suddenly, she was thinking like an entrepreneur and knew more than most people do about hotels, hostels and grinding concrete floors!

She is excited to spread the infectious entrepreneurial spirit onto ‘tomorrows future leaders’ and to watch their worlds expand. When asking kids what they want to be when they grow up, instead of hearing ‘firefighter’ or ‘doctor’, she wants to hear ‘entrepreneur’!

Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative – Other Team Members