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

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Helping Small Businesses in Ontario’s Rural Communities Get Loans Generates Significant Bang for the Buck

in Haliburton the Haliburton County Development Corporation (HCDC) has authorized loans totalling over $65,661,440 and has maintained and created 8,484 jobs since its inception.  The local impact of the lending activity by the Haliburton County Development Corporation can be determined using the economic impact rule of thumb determined in the Conference Board of Canada‘s study of Ontario CFDCs.  Total lending by the Haliburton County Development Corporation from 2009 to 2014 was $22,057,465 x 4.5 = $99,258,592 impact on real GDP

Starting a business?

 Writing a business plan is one of the first steps you need to take to get you off to a successful start.  Check out this video to get you going.  Need some help with your plan?  Give us a call and we can set you up with a business councellor who can guide you through the challenges.

 

Funding for Training

 Canada-Ontario Job Grant:

 Canada-Ontario Job Grant (the Job Grant) provides an opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce, with help from the government.

The Job Grant will provide direct financial support to individual employers who wish to purchase training for their employees. It will be available to small, medium and large businesses with a plan to deliver short-term training to existing and new employees, and will:

  • Provide up to $10,000 in government support per person for training costs.
  • Require employers to contribute one-third of the total costs. There will be additional flexibility for small businesses to provide an in-kind contribution towards their share of the costs.
  • Require training to be delivered by an eligible, third-party trainer.

In Haliburton this funding is coordinated by FlemingCREW.  Additional details at http://www.flemingcrew.ca/employers/canada-ontario-job-grant

 

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

(705)-457-3555.

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

News & Events

  • Canada-Ontario Job Grant - Funding available for training and skills upgrading for new and current employees. Contact FlemingCREW in Haliburton for details and applications http://www.flemingcrew.ca/programs/canada-ontario-job-grant
  • Trillium Foundation Grants - Information available at http://www.otf.ca/apply-grant 
  • If you are a young entrepreneur starting a business check out this page for resources. more...
  • Southern Ontario Prosperity Initiatives invest in innovative entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations. 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