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Eastern Ontario Development Program Announcement

About EODP

The EODP is a program of the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and is being delivered in partnership with the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations in eastern Ontario.  The program supports rural eastern Ontario communities to pursue the creation of a competitive and diversified regional economy through investment in economic development, small business growth, job creation and community innovation. To date, more than $48 million has been invested through the EODP business and community development projects.

Community Innovation supports strategic community-led economic development projects that will enhance and diversify Peterborough’s economy.

 Business Development supports projects to stimulate business development opportunities within that lead to the growth of new and existing businesses within the City and County of Peterborough.

Primary consideration will be given to projects that will provide the following to Peterborough County:
Sustainable Long Term Job Creation, Innovation, Market Diversification, and Research & Development

Industry Sectors may include:
Clean technology & Water Quality, Agriculture and Agri-tourism, High Technology, Manufacturing, Health, Women Entrepreneurs, Indigenous, Youth, and Innovation

Download an application and funding guidelines at http://communityfuturespeterborough.ca/eodp/



EODP - Supported By The Government Of Canada

Funding Available For Expanding Local Companies to Create Employment Opportunities


For Immediate Release

 Funding Available For Expanding Local Companies to Create Employment Opportunities

 February 3, 2016   Peterborough, ON

The Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) is now accepting new applications through the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP), which advances economic development in rural eastern Ontario.

A wide variety of projects focusing on business growth, community innovation and/or collaborative economic development will be considered for non-repayable contributions through this Government of Canada program, supported by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). All decisions are made locally, by the volunteer Peterborough CFDC Board of Directors, which considers projects throughout the City and County of Peterborough. For full details on eligibility please visit: www.communityfuturespeterborough.ca .

The deadline for applications is February 23, 2016.

Through EODP, FedDev Ontario is collaborating with CFDCs in eastern Ontario and the Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporations Network Inc. (EOCFDC Network) to promote the growth of new and existing businesses in rural communities.

Quick Facts

  • The Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) provides services for passionate entrepreneurs who require financing and understanding to start or expand their business. They have been proudly assisting the Peterborough community since 1985 with flexible financing, loans and non-repayable contributions.
  • The Peterborough CFDC is one of the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in eastern Ontario funded by the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). CFDCs deliver a wide variety of programs and services to support community economic development and small business growth. They employ local staff and are each governed by a volunteer board of directors, made up of local residents representing the community.
  • The EODP is a $48-million economic development initiative focused on addressing economic challenges in eastern Ontario and taking advantage of innovative opportunities in the region. The five-year renewal of the program, from 2014 to 2019, is expected to result in more strategic, long-term economic development investments and collaborative projects that will benefit eastern Ontario businesses and communities.


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Compass Early Learning Centre Expanded

Compass Early Learning Centre Expanded

Published in the Peterborough This Week – January 28, 2016

More smiling faces, laughing and learning — as well as more jobs — are some of the benefits the community will reap after a Peterborough-based child care business received an $85,000 non-repayable contribution from Community Futures.

Tonya Kraan, general manager of Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation, says the Eastern Ontario Development Program, is intended to help catapult businesses to the next level.

It’s an investment into the future, Ms Kraan says, one that will not only help the grant recipients but also the community at large.

“We have the flexibility to approve projects that are going to be the best for the community,” she says. “It’s really about what is best for Peterborough.”

 To view the full story, visit: http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6253218-peterborough-child-care-company-awarded-85-000-for-job-creation-project/

EODP Project Funded By The Government Of Canada

Community Futures CFDC Announces Community Innovation EODP Recipients – September 2014

The following Peterborough CFDC clients have been approved for a non-repayable contribution through the Community Innovation funding from the Eastern Ontario Development Program:

Lang Pioneer Village

Lang Pioneer Village Museum was established by the County of Peterborough in 1967 to celebrate and preserve the rural history of the area. Each year, tens of thousands of visitors from around the world take a trip back in time to discover how the pioneers lived.

Nestled along the banks of the historic Indian River, Lang Pioneer Village Museum features over twenty-five restored and furnished buildings constructed between 1825 and 1899. Many of the buildings were donated by townships within the County of Peterborough and moved to their present site when the Museum was founded.

A photographer’s paradise, the Village is complete with lanes and pathways, farm animals, rail and stump fences, vegetable and herb gardens, as well as other authentic details of a 19th-century hamlet. Villagers of all ages, dressed in authentic historical costume, go about their daily chores contributing to the authenticity of this living history experience. Sparks fly from the anvil in the blacksmith shop, handbills are printed on the old press in the Register Print Shop and the gentle smell of wood smoke fills the air. Chat with the Village carpenter at his treadle lathe or the spinner at her wheel and visit the 14-room Keene Hotel for lemonade or afternoon tea. Step back in time and enjoy a day like no other!

  • Approved Amount: $135,000
  • Applicant Contribution: $135,000


The Mount Community Centre

The Mount Community Centre will offer a mix of housing and community uses to a property that is a historic and architectural gem in the City of Peterborough. This 10 acres in the middle of the City of Peterborough is set on a major arterial road. Its 131,400 square feet of buildings includes:

• apartments of various sizes and rent ranges
• a beautiful chapel that will double as a performing arts space
• a large-scale kitchen
• limited office space


Future uses will include:

• community gardens
• meeting places — indoor and outdoor
• new standalone buildings for additional housing
• rentals of other facilities within the large complex

The Mount Community Centre aims not just to become a landlord, but to build a community where a mix of uses enriches the lives of the people who come to live or just to visit.

  • Approved Amount: $3750
  • Applicant Contribution: $3750


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Noble Purifications – EODP Funding Approval

The Peterborough CFDC is pleased to announce that funding has been approved for Noble Purification to expand their operations through the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) over the next two years.

 Noble Purification Inc. has invented a Euglena Bio Filtration System to absorb minerals, heavy metals and excessive nutrients (such as phosphorous) from wastewater. This system recreates an algae bloom and harnesses Euglena’s capabilities to create a cleaner, controlled way of removing nutrients or contaminates and avoiding their release back into the environment.

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EODP Grant Program – 2014

See EODP Grants For More Information About This Program

For more than 10 years, the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation (PCFDC) has supported local companies and organizations expand their operations through the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP).

Applicants can apply for support for projects that focus on job creation and market expansion between August 1, 2014 and September 30, 2018. The PCFDC is encouraging applicants to submit multi-year projects – up to a maximum of $100,000 per recipient.

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