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Simon McLinden

Simon joined ACCFutures in early 2017 as the Project Manager for what was the Cross Border Partnership Program (CBPP). The CBPP has since evolved into a permanent division of ACCFutures which Simon now leads, called ACCPathways . Passionate about relationships and strengthening community bonds, his goal is to break down barriers and foster strong, trusting relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities.

Through ACCPathways, Simon has worked on a multitude of economic and workforce development projects in the area including the Tri-Chamber alliance, The Port Lands, and Regional Collaboration Studies to name a few. ACCPathways is a recipient of an Economic Development Council of Ontario achievement award for best Cross Border Collaboration.

Simon is also a volunteer director for the Eastern Ontario Training Board and Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation. He has been fortunate enough to speak at conferences around the country and in the United States.

A New Zealander and somewhat of a world traveler Simon lived on 3 continents before he turned 2. Immigrated to Canada in 2009 where he lived in Nova Scotia for 7 years eventually ending up in the Cornwall area, his wife’s hometown. They live with their two young daughters Annie and Nora. If Simon isn’t with his girls or at the office you’ll likely find him on a golf course or doing very average stand-up comedy for charity. Where he has raised over$25,000 for local organizations.