Community Futures Program
FedNor administers the Community Futures (CF) Program in Northern Ontario, supporting 24 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs). CFDCs offer a wide variety of programs and services supporting community economic development and small business growth.
In particular, they provide:
- Strategic community planning and socio-economic development;
- Support for community-based projects;
- Business information and planning services; and
- Access to capital for small and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises.
These community-based, not-for-profit organizations are staffed by professionals and are each governed by local volunteer boards of directors familiar with their communities' needs, concerns and future development priorities.
To find your local CFDC or for more information on the services it offers, visit Community Futures Development Corporations in Ontario.For information about CFDC networks in other provinces visit Community Futures Network of Canada.
Information on the Final Evaluation of the Community Futures Program in Ontario