About PACE

About Us


Patricia Area Community Endeavours Inc. (PACE) is a Community Futures Development Corporation committed to encouraging local community and economic development by assisting community groups and entrepreneurs.

Through small business loans, non-profit funding, business counseling, and support, PACE provides the tools required to build a brighter economic future in the Patricia Region.

PACE serves communities and businesses within the Patricia Region. This area includes Dryden, Eagle Lake First Nation, Ignace, Lac Seul First Nation, Machin, Pickle Lake, Sioux Lookout, and Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation; and all areas in between.

PACE provides community groups and business owners with services designed to help them succeed. These services include:


  • Business advice, counseling, support, and information.
  • Access to capital for small business.
  • Strategic community planning and development.
  • Regional community economic development.
  • Access to public and private funding for community organizations.