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!

Samantha Losier - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Samantha Losier - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
“Fais de ta vie un rêve, et d'un rêve une réalité.”-- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Samantha Losier holds a bachelor of business administration and is passionate about entrepreneurship initiation and education. When she is not grooming today’s youth for their future role as titans of business she tends to her own small business – Dubosq Guitars(shameless self promotion) where she oversees all things marketing, media and public relations... In short, she is the Ambassador of Buzz.

For me, working with youth is completely mind boggling. They never cease to amaze and enlighten with their unparalleled imagination and ability to push the boundaries of what we consider “possible.”

I am a lover of all things vintage and handmade, the book of awesome, long weekends, knitting, sushi, the glad game and of course my daughter Zoé.

Sue St. Jules - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Sue St. Jules - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe" by Anotole France

Sue St Jules is currently a Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator for Northern Ontario. She is certified in Ontario Business Management and has over 20 years in business management . Sue holds a diploma in development services and has experience as an educational assistant in the school system and in working with youth through many community organizations.

Having grown up in the operation of family businesses, Sue is passionate about small business and the development and betterment of our communities. Through her experiences and the many programs offered by the Northern Youth Entrepreneurship Initiatives she is thrilled to be working with youth in providing opportunities for them to discover the world of business and to open their eyes to business opportunities in the North.

Having lived in a small Northern community all her life and having raised three grown daughters in Blind River, Sue recognizes the importance of instilling an entrepreneurial spirit in today’s youth with the hope that they will invest in Northern Ontario in the future.
Jessica Commission - Start Me Up Coordinator
Jessica Commission - Start Me Up Coordinator
“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word” ― Margaret Atwood

Jessica Commission is a Start Me Up Coordinator in the Iroquois Falls Secondary School. Jessica has a Business Administration diploma from Cambrian College and loves to work with people. She has worked with new businesses and entrepreneurs in the Economic Development Department of her home town, Espanola, and has spent many hours training staff as a health and safety coordinator for a mining exploration company.

During her spare time, Jessica loves to get outside; especially to fish. She enjoys four-wheeling, hunting, or just sitting in the sun with a good book.

“I’m really looking forward to the challenge of teaching in a brand new atmosphere, but I’m mostly looking forward to being a part of an initiative that helps young entrepreneurs channel their creativity and get connected with resources in their area. Aspiring entrepreneurs are the future of our economy, and Start Me Up gives them a head start; I’m proud to be involved in such a great thing!”
Travis McArthur - Youth Entrepreneurship Program Intern
Travis McArthur - Youth Entrepreneurship Program Intern
"Don’t judge each day by the harvest that you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." – Robert Louis Stevenson

Travis McArthur is currently a Youth Entrepreneurship Program Intern at the Superior North Community Futures Development Corporation, based in Terrace Bay but servicing communities from Dorion to Manitouwadge

Born and raised in Terrace Bay, Travis understands the small town atmosphere and is looking forward to building a strong core of young entrepreneurs in the area. By introducing entrepreneurship as a viable career option, he hopes to foster innovation in youth and usher in a new wave of young entrepreneurs. He believes that small businesses are the heart of many Northern Ontario communities, and that the promotion of entrepreneurship will help these communities grow and prosper in the future.

Travis attended Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, graduating with a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science. He enjoys reading, watching hockey (Go Leafs Go), and spending time outdoors. He is looking forward to spreading the entrepreneurial spirit to youth in the region.
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.
Julie Durocher - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Julie Durocher - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
"La vie est un mystère qu'il faut vivre, et non un problème à résoudre."

Julie is the Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator for Northeastern Ontario. She is originally from Ottawa but spent 5 years in Sudbury to pursue her post-secondary studies. Having graduated with a B.A majoring in English with a specialisation in Religious Studies, she then went on to receive her B.Ed. After graduation, Julie decided to head further north to Timmins in order to pursue her teaching career in various intermediate and secondary schools.

Since moving to Timmins, Julie has taken full advantage of her opportunities to explore the great outdoors. Being a true nature lover, she feels at home in her Northern community.

Julie is excited to be back in the classroom teaching youth about entrepreneurship through our many programs. She sees the positive impact small business’ have in her community and can’t wait to encourage others to follow suit!
Madison - Schell - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Madison - Schell  - Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator
“The only source of knowledge is experience” by Albert Einstein

Madison Schell is currently a Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator for Northwestern Ontario. She began her years in Terrace Bay, Ontario and moved to Geraldton Ontario in 1999, situated in the heart of the Greenstone region. Growing up she was an avid figure skater and loved performing in front of people. She holds a diploma from Seneca College in Esthetics, and has extensive experience in various customer service roles. She is also currently a student at Confederation College in the Business – Human Resources Program.

In her spare time, she enjoys singing, crafting, home renovations, and spending time with her dog. She loves summertime fun, road trips, shopping, and travelling. She aspires to travel around the world and experience as many cultures as possible.

“Being from a small town in Northwestern Ontario, I feel privileged to have such a close knit community basis. People are always willing to lend a helping hand and that is an amazing quality. They go above and beyond the call of duty especially when help is needed. I look forward to working with the youth in this area and getting them excited about investing in a future here in the Greenstone area.”

Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative – Other Team Members