Community Futures Program

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Through its Community Futures Program (CFP), FedNor supports 24 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) located throughout Northern Ontario. These community-based, not-for-profit organizations are staffed by professionals and are each governed by local volunteer board of directors familiar with their communities' needs, concerns and future development priorities. 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;
  • Business information and planning services; and
  • Access to capital for small and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises.

Information on the Horizontal Evaluation of the Community Futures Program.


To find your local CFDC or for more information on the services it offers, visit the Community Futures Development Corporations in Ontario website.