Lorne Cutler

LAC & Associates Consulting |
Based in Ottawa, ON serving organizations in Ontario and Nova Scotia

Lorne Cutler is a consultant and active volunteer with over 30 years of finance, engineering and training experience. Lorne specializes in providing consulting services to the not-for-profit, public and private sectors with a special focus on helping organizations understand the importance of financing issues. Without a solid business approach, a social enterprise will not be in a strong position to fulfill its social mission.

Through his experience with Invest Ottawa and Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF), Lorne has reviewed numerous start-up businesses, including social enterprises, and has helped them better meet their operating challenges. Lorne has consulted with OCLF on their social finance programs including social finance, social impact bonds and crowdfunding.

Finding solutions is only part of the problem. Being able to explain them and help organizations implement them is critical. Lorne is an experienced trainer on a variety of topics. Lorne has worked or volunteered with such organizations as:

  • Ottawa Community Loan Fund
  • Invest Ottawa
  • Federation of Citizens’ Association of Ottawa
  • Jewish Family Services of Ottawa Tzedakah Foundation
  • Abbeyfield House Society
  • Heartwood House
  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • City of Ottawa
  • Elections Canada
  • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Export Development Canada

Lorne is a P.Eng with a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at Western University where he majored in finance and international business.