Haliburton County Development Corporation
The Haliburton County Development Corporation (a CFDC) is a local, not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. With financial assistance from the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario, we offer a variety of products and services to promote small business growth, and community economic development.
Government of Canada Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario


Local Initiatives Program funding - applications now being accepted

  • Are you a not-for-profit organization in Haliburton County?
  • Would you like to receive funding for up to 80% of a community economic defelopment project?
  • Does your project contribute to the resiliency and vibrancy of the community?

If YES, please talk to us about submitting an application for the HCDC Local Initiatives Program.  

The purpose of the Local Initiatives Program is to strengthen Haliburton County communities by supporting community economic development projects that are new or enhance/add to existing activities and involve not-for-profit organizations that strive to enhance the economic development efforts of the community.

Applications for Local Initiative Project funding will be accepted until April 15th 2015.

Please click here for program guideline and here for an application form.  We encourage you to discuss your projects with Patti Tallman at the Haliburton County Development Corporation at 705-457-355 prior to completing your application.  Patti will be happy to help ensure your project fits the funding criteria and to examine opportunities to parter with other organizations/potential applicants.

EODP Funding for 2015 / 2016

Please Note:  No EOPD funds remain available for 2015/2016 projects.   Applications for 2016/2017 projects will be available late fall 2015.

The Haliburton County Development Corporation is seeking to partner with for-profit businesses, not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and post-secondary institutions who are looking to undertake innovation initiatives with the potential of making a significant impact on the economy of Haliburton County.

Please feel free to review the following documentation for future planning.  

  • Please click here for more information on our Business Development Program.
  • Please click here for more information on our Community Innovation Program.

 If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at 

Haliburton County Development Corporation is located at
235 Highlands Street, 2nd Floor, Haliburton, Ontario K0M 1S0

News & Events

  • Mark your calendar: April 28th, 2015 noon - Accessibility Works - EnAbling Change workshop - one-hour workshop to help businesses learn about accessibility requirements and the AODA (Access for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) - call HCDC at 705-457-3555  more...
  • CONGRATULATIONS to Jim Blake, HCDC consultant, on receiving the "Highlander of the Year" award at the Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce Awards of Excellence.  more...
  • If you are a young entrepreneur starting a business check out this page for resources. more...
  • Free Government Funding Webinar. more...
  • Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives invest in innovative entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. more...
  • Advanced Manufacturing Fund. more...
  • CRA offers FREE Webinars for Businesses. more...
  • The EOWC has posted the Economic Development Strategy on their website. more..
  • Market Feasibility Study for a Retirement Residence in the Haliburton Highlands more..
  • Workforce infomation for Employees and Employers.  more...

NEW! In Business - Articles by Lauren Forbes

Each month our Self Employment Benefit Coordinator Lauren Forbes publishes an article on Business development and Management.  Great tips and advice on topics such as: 

  • Marketing
  • Business Plans
  • Financing
  • Starting from scratch or buying an existing business or franchise

Click here for links to all articles.  These articles appear monthly in County Life magazine