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From our inception in 1986, LaCloche Manitoulin Business Assistance Corporation (LAMBAC) has developed a leadership role in the support of business and community economic development in the LaCloche Foothills and Manitoulin Island area. Our dedicated staff works closely with our volunteer Board of Directors and our many clients to find solutions that will provide sustainable development opportunities in our region.

Today, LAMBAC seeks to understand the needs of our communities and to pursue development opportunities that will strengthen the overall economic wellness of our service area and beyond.

Our Community Strategic Plan, is a framework intended to guide LAMBAC’s involvement over the next five years as we continue to strengthen relationships, support sustainable growth for businesses and communities, and provide quality leadership for economic growth in the LaCloche Manitoulin area. The plan was developed over the last year in a consultative process that built on the successes of the past, looking forward to exciting new opportunities in the future.

In addition to guiding our choices of which initiatives and activities to pursue, it includes a set of performance indicators that will measure progress towards our goals. This plan will guide the development of our annual budget, as well as a rolling five-year budget and operations plan that will direct prioritization and implementation of our strategic objectives. It will also form the basis for a review of our activities as we strive to make LaCloche Manitoulin a stronger and more vibrant community, working together for the wellbeing of all of our stakeholders.

As we enter our 33rd year, we look back at our accomplishments with pride, and we look forward to many future opportunities.

Board of Directors

LAMBAC is run by a volunteer Board of Directors. They represent every region of our catchment area and bring with them experience and interest in either business or community development.

As members of our board, they assist with policy-making and are active in our communities as ambassadors of our programs and priorities. They also sit on our committees, working closely with staff and key stakeholders in decision-making activities.

Community members interested in volunteering on the LAMBAC board are encouraged to contact us.

Our LAMBAC Staff

LAMBAC has a strong team who actively serve in community and business development for the LaCloche Foothills and Manitoulin Island Region. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate staff member below. We are committed to assisting you in any way we can. 

michael addison lambac

General Manager
Michael Addison
Email: michael@lambac.org

diane newlands lambac

Community Economic
Development Officer
Diane Newlands
Email: diane@lambac.org

carolyn dearing lambac

Loans and Business
Development Officer
Carolyn Dearing
Email: carolyn@lambac.org

stefany pepin lambac

Bilingual Customer
Service Representative
Stefany Pepin
Email: stefany@lambac.org

Our Partners