Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) support community economic development by assisting Ontario's rural communities to strengthen and diversify their economies. CFDCs are community-based, not-for-profit organizations that are each run by a board of local volunteers. They are staffed by professionals who encourage entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunities. With 37 offices in rural Southern Ontario and 24 in Northern Ontario, CFDCs are well positioned to offer local solutions to local needs. The Government of Canada provides funding to a total of 61 CFDCs. CFDCs offer the following services:
- Access to capital
- Business services
- Support for community economic development
To learn more about Community Futures Development Corporations visit the Ontario Association of CFDCs website.