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Press Release - Lesley Thompson Departure


Lesley Thompson

ACCFutures would like to formally congratulate Executive Director Lesley Thompson for her new position as Manager, Programs and Government Relations with Food Cycle Science Corporation, one of ACCFutures many client success stories.

Food Cycle Science was started in Cornwall, now with a head office in Ottawa, and was named the Globe and Mail as one of Canada’s Top Growing Companies of 2021.

With close to 7 years as ED of ACCFutures, Lesley positively reflects on her time with the organization, “serving this community has been one of my greatest passions, but the time has come for a new challenge. I will always be a champion of the work ACCFutures does, and I have absolute confidence the organization and staff will flourish under this Board’s watch.”

“We are thrilled to see another ACCFutures alumni advance in their career, especially with such an innovative organization like Food Cycle Science. Their landfill diversion solutions for rural and remote Indigenous communities are near and dear to our hearts.” -Lila Romanko, Chair of the ACCFutures Board

Lesley’s final day at ACCFutures is February 11th. An announcement is expected within the next two weeks to introduce Lesley’s successor as Executive Director.

About ACCFutures

Founded in 1987, ACCFutures, formerly Cornwall & the Counties Community Futures Development, is an independent, not-for-profit social enterprise. We are one of 268 organizations in Canada that hold contracts with Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDA’s) to deliver the Community Futures Program. Over the past 34 years, the organization has steadily grown its mandate, geographic coverage, and impact.

Today, ACCFutures not only offers a wide range of funding, financing and capacity-building services to the local business communities—with proven impact—it has also undertaken an innovative Indigenous-focused partnerships program that brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners together for a stronger economic future.

ACCFutures employs local staff and is governed by a volunteer board of directors of local residents representing the community.

About Food Cycle Science

Food Cycle Science is the result of two visionary entrepreneurs who decided to introduce green technology to the growing problem of methane emissions caused by the abundance of food waste going to landfills. The result is the FoodCycler, an eco-friendly machine that can reduce kitchen scraps to a nutrient-rich soil mixture in as little as 3 hours.

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