About Us

North Claybelt is a community-based agency offering financial and counselling assistance for new and existing small businesses in our area of Northern Ontario, Canada. To attain its objectives of creating and maintaining jobs and contributing to the economic development of the area, North Claybelt provides local businesses with information, consulting assistance, loans, loan guarantees, and equity investment.  We are also involved in numerous economic development initiatives, including Head Start in Business, Entrepreneurs Francophones PLUS and Northeast Community Network.   


North Claybelt is administered by a Board of local civic, professional and business volunteers.

Claude Babin                   President                    Moonbeam

Gilbert Peters                  Vice President            Kapuskasing

Ron Nadeau                     Treasurer                   Kapuskasing

Cathy Ellis                        Director                     Iroquois Falls

Michelle Lebel                 Director                     Kapuskasing

Denis Dorval                    Director                     Opasatika / Val-Rita / Harty

Sue Perras                         Director                     Smooth Rock Falls

Anne Lynn Kucheran     Director                     Fauquier / Strickland

VACANT                           Director                     Cochrane


The experienced staff at North Claybelt understands small business and the local marketplace. They offer their expertise to guide existing and aspiring entrepreneurs through the steps to owning and operating their own business in Northern Ontario. 

Linda Semczyszyn     Executive Director

Linda Semczyszyn     Business Development Consultant

Brigitte Beadow          Administrative Assistant

Mary Jane Sonier       Financial Services Officer

Brigitte Beadow          Program Coordinator                                          “Entrepreneurs Francophones PLUS”

Sara Haldenby            Tile Drainage Program Coordinator                   Northeast Community Network

Cindy Reasbeck          Program Manager                                                  Head Start in Business

VACANT                      Program Coordinator – Algoma/Manitoulin     Head Start in Business 

Cierra Parkhill            Program Coordinator – Kenora                           Head Start in Business 

Adèle Delorme             Program Coordinator – Thunder Bay                Head Start in Business 

Erinn Nesbitt               Program Coordinator – Terrace Bay                  Head Start in Business 

Annie Pauzé                 Program Coordinator – Hearst/Kapuskasing   Head Start in Business 

Phil Dittburner            Program Coordinator – Sault Ste. Marie           Head Start in Business

VACANT                       Program Coordinator – North Bay                     Head Start in Business


Not sure where to start? We're here to help!

Tel: 705.337.1407

Toll: 1.888.289.4233

Fax: 705.337.6285

6 Ash Street

Kapuskasing, ON  P5N 2C8

Satellite offices in Iroquois Falls & Cochrane 

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6 Ash Street

Kapuskasing, ON  P5N 2C8

Satellite offices in Iroquois Falls & Cochrane