Jim Colmer

Jim is a consultant and active mentor for small and medium size business start-ups. Involved with a number of organizations within his community and across Quebec, Jim helps businesses to source the proper training, financing and motivation to get up and running and to grow and expand, including teaching best practices for purchasing and negotiation techniques.

Jim is also a financial supporter of community economic development projects in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Columbia, Malawi, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic and El Salvador.

Current community involvement

Fondation de l’Entrepreneurship
Certified mentor

Centre local de développement de Deux-Montagnes (Réseau M)
Mentor

L’Hirondelle (Montreal)
Mentor

Fondation Canadienne des Jeunes Entrepreneurs
Mentor

Fonds communautaire d’Accès au micro-crédit
Animator, Group Mentoring Program

Chambre of Commerce and Industry of St.-Eustache, Deux-Montagnes and Ste.-Marthe sur-le-Lac.
Member

Centre de santé et de services sociaux du Lac-des-Deux-Montagnes
Board member, (2 years)

Loan Review Committee for the Fonds communautaire d’Accès au micro-crédit
Member

Centre local de développement de Deux-Montagnes
Member of the Self-employed Worker finance review committee

Laurentian English Services Advisory Network (4 Korners Family Resource Centre in Deux-Montagnes)
Member

Community Connections
Journalist

Professional memberships

  • Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
  • Ingénieurs Sans Frontières (Québec)
  • Réseau des ingénieurs du Québec

Past involvement

Economic Development Committee for the city of Deux-Montagnes
Member, (1 year)