Helping you be a force for good online.



As a B Corp, we are in business as a force for good. Social benefit is at our core. We love nothing more than to understand the change you would like to see, how you are trying to do it, and then come up with a plan to make you effective online.

Take a look at our portfolio to see what we have done for others.


We really don't like saying "it can't be done". We learn new technologies, find software that can be integrated with your website, or work with you to modify internal processes. Our village approach brings an experienced team to the table to create solutions that reflect who you are.

Contact us, and we are happy to chat.

Get it done

We understand that you are busy, and what you want is someone to take care of your online needs -- whether you need to update a website, create software or reach more people through SEO or social media. Or if you just need some help understanding how something works.

We are there for you.


Announcing social benefit software

Northern Village finds ways to help social benefit organizations make a greater impact in the world. We have developed our software into affordable fee-for-service products to make it more widely available. Find out about our Social Benefit Software or our current products, and

Our services

We provide a full range of website development services, from strategy consultation to design, content creation, migration, hosting, SEO and support. We'll also integrate your site with the right tools for a wide variety of functions, like running an online store. We'll even manage your social media to extend your reach. See our website services and our portfolio.

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Northern Village specializes in finding Software as a Service (SAAS) applications that integrate into our client websites. Applications can enable online stores, donation software and mailing lists, or help you manage program databases. Do you have a problem that you think you can solve with an online component? See what we integrate.

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Northern Village can energize your digital marketing ecosystem. Whether you are just getting comfortable with the technology, or you are looking to optimize your social media strategy, develop online newsletters or purchase digital ads, we can help. We have the expertise to co-create a holistic marketing and communications plan with you.

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Northern Village develops custom Software as a Service applications to meet the unique needs of social benefit organizations. We create purpose built tools so you can work more easily. Our software, like our websites, are easy to navigate and easy to update.

See our software development services and portfolio.

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We had an outdated website that was in desperate need of a total overhaul. The reason we put this project off was basically the time it takes and the cost. After researching different website designers, we decide Northern Village would be a good a good fit for us. They were very organized and had me provide them with the information we needed changed, so we quickly reached a finished product. The time and the cost were not nearly as problematic as I had anticipated. Would highly recommend!

Elizabeth Kent , Executive Director
Victim Services Wellington

My website is not a burden anymore. It's taken away that administrative stress of having to do something that I'm not equipped to do. The process of designing the site was very collaborative. We met and had conversations, and he really looked into who I am and what I'm trying to achieve. That part of the process can take a long time if the person you're working with doesn't take the time to understand you. He knew the right questions to ask so we got to a format and design very quickly.

Karen Farbridge
Karen Farbridge and Associates

We are a small business who were looking to make our website current and accessible. We chose Northern Village to help update our site as they came highly recommended from other satisfied clientele. We were not disappointed!

When you work with Northern Village you get the sense they are committed to their business, which makes us confident that they will be around to support us when our website needs updating/changing in future years.

Hilary Stonehouse , Co-founder
Grand River Physiotherapy

Northern Village was invaluable to us. No one at the Society is overly ‘tech savvy’. I would be better characterized as ‘tech challenged’. We needed to be led by the hand through software selection, website design and content loading. Northern Village bent over backwards to help us out. They completed the work on time and on budget. We have received many compliments on the new website and experienced a noticeable spike in new members following the launch of the website.

The Stanley Thompson Society can’t thank Arni and team enough for their tremendous help and patience. I would enthusiastically recommend Northern Village to any organization with similar needs.

Grant Forrest
Stanley Thompson Society

NV made our website painless. It looks good and functions well. The value proposition is great service, cost effective, and a good turn around.

Len Khan

We had to all of a sudden move an existing webpage to get Google search results working. Over the course of a weekend NV took time out to work with me on it so that by Monday morning everything was working perfectly. It was above and beyond. When we created the site, they sat down with me and mined my knowledge of what I really wanted. They really put heart and soul into the design, they understood me, and the results were seamless.

Elizabete Ludviks,

We moved to home delivery during the Covid-19 pandemic, and NV was very quick in helping us to ensure that everything was up and running, figuring out shipping and other needs. It’s great to have a person to call directly when we need something custom. We’re very satisfied with the customer service.

Gord Auld
Wellington Brewery

Arni has put his heart and soul into the company. As a long time Chamber member, I have been happy to refer him to other members and have received positive feedback from them. He's easy to talk to and always responsive. He’s also into continuous improvement and certifications. He’s managed a good business in a competitive market for many years.

Jane Wielhorski
Guelph Chamber of Commerce

Northern village is our go-to for migrating or setting up a website quickly and enabling the owners, users or staff to easily, actively manage the content.

Paul Cassel
Up Marketing

The value add for me is that I don't have to worry about the website. It's a turn key solution. NV handles all the updates and patches, and the domain hosting, and makes sure everything's working. The owner has a breadth of knowledge so he can provide broad strokes and specific details to address whatever need I have. It's a one stop shop.

Kyle Mackie

They listened to us and gave us suggestions about what the site should look like. Then they were very responsive to our suggestions. I felt like they heard and understood what we needed, and gave us what we were asking for.

Hindy Kennedy
Guelph Solar

We needed something quite unusual and were having difficulty getting all the parts to function. We needed a custom calculator to work out pricing and unusual currency conversions. Arni had to be fairly creative in the way he used what was available through Shopify to come up with what we needed. It was a challenge but he made it work. Being able to figure things out is a selling point, and he responds to requests in a timely way, so customer service is excellent

Bob Nadon
Upper Canada Stretchers

I’ve recommended many clients to Northern Village. Arni is such a relationship builder. He connects to so many people, and is therefore able to really understand what people want. I like the website platform and think its versatility is great. I could always get in touch with Arni and he would make it do whatever I wanted. He's always been very quick to respond.

Candice Lepage
Circle of Media

Their support and accessibility is very good. When I break stuff, Arni just fixes it. I really like him and know he does awesome work.

Crystal Wilson
Flow Office Wisdom

What I've appreciated as a charitable organization is that they provide a solid, basic and well-priced website. I find the platform simple and easy to manage. There were a couple of times we had problems and Arni was able to provide immediate customer service. I thought he was a great listener, understood what the needs were, and was relaxed and easy going to work with, not too technical. It felt like we were speaking the same language.

Glenna Banda
United Way Guelph

The owner’s eager to get it right and make sure the customer's happy, at a price that's reasonable, especially for a charity. It feels like he's part of our extended family at the Children's Foundation, and truly cares that we do well. He's always quick to respond and makes us a priority. He's helped us tremendously over many years, including designing a user-friendly online system for families to apply to our Free to Grow Program.

Karyn Kirkwood , Program Director
Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington