NEW! Superior East Community Development Fund:
The Superior East Community Development Fund is available to First Nations, municipalities, economic development corporations or other non-profit community organizations in the Superior East region.  The fund can provide up to $2,000 in non-repayable contributions to community projects that will have an economic impact on the region.  The fund is limited and approvals will be made on a first come, first serve basis. Please click on the link for The Superior East Community Development Fund Guide and Application.

Community Development Fund Guide and Application EN

Regional Mayors Group:
The Manager sits as a resource to this committee. The CFDC Business Plan and Annual Performance reports were presented to the group as part of our accountability requirements. The group continues to deal with issues surrounding operations of the municipalities, lobbying politicians, water conservation areas and other issues dealing with economic development are discussed.

Youth Enterprise Camp:
For a ninth consecutive summer, business-minded youth had their place to shine. Youth Enterprise Camp was run from August 10th to 14th at Algoma University and offered a unique summer camp experience aimed to foster entrepreneurial interest in young minds. They also offered a recreational side similar to most other summer camps with fun games, activities, swimming and campfires. The 27 campers also learned the qualities and skills to be a successful entrepreneur.

Community Futures Development Corporations throughout Algoma-Manitoulin region, the Northern Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative (NOYEI), Algoma University, local businesses and community organizations are proud sponsors of the Youth Enterprise Camp.

PARO Lending Circles:
The CFDC has a Letter of Understanding to support the creation of a lending circle for the region. We hosted a dinner for women leaders in the region as well as creating a socio-economic profile for women in the region.

Create a Logo & Market Your Thoughts:
Through the months of March to June 2015, the Superior East CFDC in partnership with the Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative, delivered two youth entrepreneurship programs called “Create a Logo” and “Market Your Thoughts”. The programs are designed for students in grades 3 to 8 to help promote entrepreneurship. The Create a Logo program asks students in grades 3 to 6 to design a logo for a business. For Market Your Thoughts, the grade 7 & 8 students are asked to write an essay on a business they would like to establish. The entries are judged by local individuals to determine the winners. All schools within the region were invited to participate in the contest. The winners received a cheque for $25.00 and were also presented with a shirt and sunglasses. The winners were then forwarded to the Northern Regional level for a chance to win $100.

Superior East would like to thank all of the schools that participated in this year’s program. In addition, we would like to thank all of the local sponsors who have supported our youth initiatives for many years.

Northeastern Ontario Youth Internship Program:

Is your business looking to undertake a project related to innovation, digital economy or trade?

We may be able to help you hire a youth intern.

The Northeastern Ontario Youth Internship Program, supported by FedNor and brought to you by your local Community Futures Development Corporation, helps post-secondary graduates obtain crucial professional experience and, in turn, provides Northeastern Ontario businesses with access to educated and motivated young people to help support their goals.

Superior East C.F.D.C. will contribute up to 50% (to a maximum of $31,500.00) for the eligible costs of salary, employee benefit expenses, professional/business skills development and associated travel costs for a period of 12 months in a full-time position.

To learn more, please contact:

Chantal Croft, Community Development Officer
Superior East C.F.D.C.
705.856.1105 ext 223 / 1.800.387.5776
or stop by our office located at 14 Ganley Street in Wawa