Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Ontario – Community Futures Program (CFP) (2022)


CFDCs are dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses access services and capital, as well as enhancing their community’s economic and employment growth through community-based planning and economic development initiatives.
CFDCs offer the following services:

  1. strategic community planning and socio-economic development;

  2. support for community-based projects;

  3. business Services and Counselling;

  4. business Loans up to $150,000 ($300,000 on exception).

Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of loans. Loan amounts vary for each CFDC and are usually up to $150,000 or $300,000 on exception.

Loan terms and conditions are specific to each CFDC.


Applicant must:

  • small and medium sized businesses;
  • in Canada’s rural areas.

Applicants must check the eligibility criteria specific to each CFDC.

Applications Steps:

Applicants must check the technical application steps with the CFDC in their area.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must check the documentation with the CFDC in their area.

Other Things to Note:

Through FedDev Ontario, the Government of Canada provides funding, advice and support. There are 61 CFDCs across Ontario and 269 CFDCs across rural Canada.


Program Contact:

Community Futures Program


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