The Community Development Corp. (CDC) is a private, non-profit organization.

It is a member of the Ontario Association of Community Development Corporations Inc.

There are 61 federal Community Futures Development Corporations across Ontario. There are 269 offices across Canada funded through Industry Canada.

CDC Achievements

Continued support is the key to our success in helping clients build strong businesses and strong communities.

Since we began in 1984:

  • We’ve served over 43,000 business clients, providing information, consulting & advice, and financing
  • We’ve invested over $26.5 million in our community
  • Offered 101 business related workshops to 1,582 participants since 2012
  • We’ve helped create or maintain more than 5,243 jobs
  • Provided more than $770,000 in grants to local organizations in the past 9 years

Mission, Vision & Values


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


To be the foremost business resource centre, ensuring an economy in Ontario’s Lake Country that is prosperous, growing and sustainable.


  1. CollaborationCollaborating within and outside the organization to develop positive working relationships as a means to foster community economic development.
  1. CommunityA sense of responsibility and contribution that define our existence.
  1. Resourcefulness Being solution-focused by identifying needs and working diligently and adaptably towards meeting those needs.