The Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation is a non-profit organization governed by a local Board of Directors. The CFDC is funded by FedNor/Industry Canada and was established in September of 1989. Superior East CFDC serves the communities of Dubreuilville, Chapleau, Wawa, White River, and First Nations located in the Superior East Region. The region is located along the North shore of Lake Superior and extends as far as Chapleau to the North and White River to the West.
The Superior East CFDC offers small business loans and counselling to the residents of the region. The organization is also involved in regional economic development. Working with representatives of the four communities, the organization strives to improve the social and economic environment of the region.
The mission of the Superior East Community Futures Development Corporation is to assist the communities of Wawa, Chapleau, White River and Dubreuilville in the pursuit of their socio-economic development goals. We will participate by acting as a partner, leader, or catalyst, providing expertise and resources in the area of small business lending and counseling, as information providers, and as community development practitioners.
The Community Futures Program, delivered through FedNor supports 61 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Ontario. There are 24 located in the North and 37 located in the South. The Superior East Community Futures Corporation is available to assist in the following areas:
- 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
The Superior East CFDC is governed by a local Board consisting of local volunteers from the region. These volunteers are familiar with their communities’ needs and development priorities and provide direction for the organization.