LAC & Associates Consulting
Making Your Financial Decisions Work for You 
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Lorne Cutler, P.Eng., MBA founded LAC & Associates Consulting following his retirement in 2009 after a 25-year career with Export Development Canada (EDC).  LAC & Associates specializes in providing consulting services to the private, public and NGO sectors in the areas of finance, international trade development and public policy as well as financial coaching/mentoring for individuals.

LAC & Associates Consulting activities to date include:


  • The development and delivery of Canada’s only dedicated training program on the Fundamentals of Municipal Finance held in Ottawa, Toronto and London Ontario
  • Financial review and analysis of the Lansdowne Live development in Ottawa for Friends of Lansdowne
  • Preparation of a financial review and preliminary proposal for the proposed Brampton Sports and Entertainment Complex
  • Review of the financial environment for residential land development in Russia for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Membership on the Toronto Financial Services Association committee on the implementation of Islamic Financing in Canada
  • Associates member of the board of the Canada Russian Eurasia Business Association
  • Trainer on international trade financing under the Forum for International Trade Training program for OCRI
  • Trainer for the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers on its Foreign Trained Engineers accreditation course
  • Trainer for a leading Canadian tax service company for their personal income tax courses

Some of our clients: 


  • Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation, Ottawa
  • Ottawa Community Loan Fund, Ottawa
  • Goldblatt, Mitchell Law LLP, Ottawa
  • AlphaSite Ltd., New York, NY.
  • City of Kitchener, Ontario
  • Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, Ontario
  • Ottawa Centre for Regional Innovation, Ontario


On a volunteer basis, we have also supported:


  • Ottawa Community Loan Fund
  • Jewish Family Services Foundation
  • Invest Ottawa
  • Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa
  • Usury Free Association of North America
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (Ottawa Chapter)
  • Ontario Not-for-Profit Network (ONN)
  • Rural Social Enterprise Constellation