The Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) is here to help your business start, grow and succeed!
We provide counselling, training & funding to local businesses to support job creation, growth and innovation. We also work with many community partners on various community economic development projects to build an economy in Ontario’s Lake Country that is prosperous, growing and sustainable.

Our business communities in the City of Orillia, Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara, Severn, and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation
all benefit from our diverse range of services. Visit our local Client Profiles page to learn more!

Since we began in 1984 we’ve:

  • Invested over $37.6 million in our community
  • Offered 228 business related workshops to 5,050 participants
  • Helped create or maintain more than 6,765 jobs


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To enrich our economy through business financing and coaching, to foster innovative thinking and to enable impactful community economic development initiatives.


A prosperous, growing and sustainable economy throughout Orillia and the surrounding area.


Collaborative – We develop positive working relationships to foster innovative thinking and community economic development.

Community Centred – We are responsible, inclusive and contribute to the betterment of our shared community.

Resourcefulness – We identify needs, collaborate with experts, and focus on finding solutions that are flexible, agile and responsive to the community..