A Gathering Place 2024 Conference Logo RGB XL


Community Futures Ontario recognizes Angels Childcare as Entrepreneur of the Year.

Angels Childcare, co-owned by Mostafa Heikal and Noura Elbeialy, has four locations across Middlesex and Lambton Counties – Arva, Komoka, Thorndale, Sarnia.

Angels Childcare opened their first location in December of 2019, offering 60 childcare spots and employing 20 people. The location created access to childcare outside of large urban centers where childcare spaces are limited. During the onset of the global pandemic, Angels Childcare closed, then re-opened and scaled up to address the childcare needs of essential workers. Since 2019, three more locations have opened, offering 248 childcare spots and employing 60 full time people and 15 part-time people.

Congratulations to Angels Childcare and to Community Futures Middlesex for nominating them!


Each year, Community Futures Ontario, a government funded program to facilitate rural economic development, recognizes the successes and impact of Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs). In 2023, they presented three awards: Entrepreneur of the Year, Outstanding Youth Entrepreneur, and Award of Excellence for Community Economic Development (CED).




CF 05 02 23 Awards 018

From left: Sherri Sword (CF Middlesex), Felisha Forman (Angels Childcare), Noura Elbeialy (Angels Childcare), Mostafa Heikal (Angels Childcare), Jessica Colley (Angels Childcare), Cindy Viner (CF Middlesex), Todd Copeland (CF Middlesex)