Community Futures Program

The Community Futures (CF) Program is a community-driven, economic development initiative designed to assist communities in Canada’s rural areas to develop and implement strategies for dealing with a changing economic environment.

Community Futures organizations offer a wide variety of programs and services supporting community economic development and small business growth:

  • Strategic community planning and socio-economic development;
  • Support for community-based projects;
  • Business information and planning services;
  • 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.

FedDev Ontario supports those Community Futures organizations and their respective regional networks that are located within rural eastern and southern Ontario.

Should you have questions or inquiries, contact us.

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