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 $34 million in our community
  • Offered 196 business related workshops to 4,392 participants
  • Helped create or maintain more than 6,284 jobs


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The mission of the CDC is to enrich the local economy through coaching, training and financing businesses, and fostering community economic development projects.


An economy in Ontario’s Lake Country that is prosperous, growing and sustainable.


Collaboration – Collaborating within and outside the organization to develop positive working relationships as a means to foster community economic development.

Community Centred – A sense of responsibility, inclusiveness and contribution that define our existence.

Resourcefulness – Being solution-focused by identifying needs and working diligently and adaptably towards meeting those needs.