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


 Business Development Bank of Canada has a wide variety of resources available for growing businesses.

This segment talks about the importance of planning - How can you position your company to survive and thrive?  Part of the answer is to lay the foundation for growth by planning and focusing on the right elements in your business, as shown in this 2½-minute animated video.



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

Eastern Ontario Manufacturing- Skills & Jobs Initiative:

Eastern Ontario manufacturers may be eligible for a 50% reimbursement, currently up to $5,000, to develop their employees' technical and soft skills. Depending upon uptake the $5,000 limit may be increased so please contact your local coordinating agencies to keep them informed of your eligible training activities. 

 For Haliburton County this program is being coordinated by the Peterborough Economic Development office.  Details and applications at:  http://peterboroughed.ca/eodp-training/

HCDC can help with applications to either of these programs.


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

  • 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...
  • 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