Link North supports innovative entrepreneurs and Small-Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) across far northeast Ontario.

Link North is the regional innovation centre supporting innovative entrepreneurs and businesses across far northeastern Ontario:

  • Timmins and area, including Gogama and Foleyet
  • Communities along the Highway 11 corridor from Hearst to Earlton, including Kirkland Lake
  • Indigenous communities along the James Bay Coast, including Moosonee, Moose Factory, Fort Albany, Kashechewan and Attawapiskat

Link North’s operations are supported with project-based funding from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor). Link North also receives financial and in-kind support from the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, a department of the City of Timmins.  

Jasmine Chenier

Business Advisor
 705.360.2600 x7074
E jasmine.chenier@linknorth-nord.ca

Jasmine is our Business Advisor here at Link North, offering a personalized experience for any entrepreneur that partners with us. She will not only be your first point of contact, she will also work with you during any stage of your business journey. Jasmine has experience working with global businesses and understands that each business has a different course to success.

Bringing 5 years of experience in marketing and E-commerce business development, Jasmine successfully helped entrepreneurs set new business strategies and marketing strategies that align with current trends. Jasmine is eager to further develop client relationships as she is also an entrepreneur herself – running an online curated vintage store Classic and Kitsch with her mother/business partner. 

Jasmine has a diploma in Graphic Design and Advertising from Humber College [Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning]. 

Ross MacDonald

Business Development Specialist
T 705-360-2600 x7092
E ross.macdonald@linknorth-nord.ca

Ross oversees the development of Link North and he works closely with staff and our Bank of Consultants on developing and delivering its programs and services. When you become a Link North client you will work with Ross on your project and business development. 

Ross is well-connected with innovation ecosystem partners and has vast and proven experience with assisting entrepreneurs and businesses with applied research, commercialization, scale-up, and expansion projects. In addition to fostering Link North’s programs and services, Ross develops and manages various Timmins Economic Development Corporation projects including Mining Supply and Services and the Industrial Technology Benefits program for Defense Procurement.

Ross recently obtained his Business Accounting diploma through Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology and holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He is a certified Economic Development Professional (EcD) through the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC).

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