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Meet Your Community Futures Northwest Alberta Team

Our team of dedicated small business specialists really care about your goals and would love to hear about your plans. Meet our team of business analysts, proudly located in High Level. They’re here and ready to help you.

Mike Osborn

General Manager      
(780) 926-9102

Having been CFNWA's General Manager for over 20 years, Mike was one of the pioneering groups who established some of the first Community Futures in BC.

Before joining CFNWA, Mike was a small business owner himself, involved in various not-for-profit organizations.

He lives in Northwest Alberta in High Level AB and loves fly fishing.

Andrew O’Rourke

Business Analyst      
(780) 926-0738

Andrew holds a degree in Property Valuation and Management from Limerick Institute of Technology in Ireland, and a certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo.

He started his career in hotel real estate in Dublin, Ireland. He moved to Northwest Alberta in 2013 after volunteering in the area of orphanage construction in Lesotho, Africa, for five years. He later worked in the Municipal Government in the role of economic development officer for six years before joining Community Futures in 2020.

Aside from his role at CFNWA, Andrew also manages the local economic development alliance for REDI (Regional Economic Development Initiative).

He enjoys assisting small business startups and finding the right resources for entrepreneurs.

He is also very passionate about Economic Development and is always looking ahead to what the local economy will look like 10 years from now.

Andrew loves nature and spending time outdoors. In his free time, he likes to go fishing, hiking, camping, mountain biking, engaging in motorsports, and drone-flying. He also enjoys videography and photography.

Diane MacLeod

Business and Community Development      
(780) 926-4233

Diane has an Office Administration Certification.

Arlene Powers

Office Manager / Finance Officer     
(780) 926-0196

Arlene joined CFNWA in May of 2003. She has 15 years of experience as a Finance Officer and as a Bookkeeper for various organizations.

Arlene also owns and operates a local retail business in High Level.

She was born and raised in the region and enjoys travelling, crafts, and gardening in her free time.

Let’s see what we can do for your business

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Contact Us

Box 210
9802 99 Street
High Level, AB  T0H 1Z0
P: (780) 926-4233


Communities Served

Rainbow Lake, Zama City, High Level, Paddle Prairie, Fort Vermilion, La Crete, Steen River, Chateh, Meander River, Buffalo Head Prairie, Garden River, John D’or, Fox Lake