Haliburton County Development Corporation

Funding for Training

The Haliburton County Development Corporation is not currently accepting applicaitons for Skills Development Program


Purpose of the Skills Development Program

This program intended to assist and encourage training of employees/owners of for-profit businesses and social enterprises* to enhance the skills set of those employees/owners, provide transferable skills and contribute to the overall strength of the work force capabilities of the area. This program includes individuals who are sole proprietors and or business owners.

Skills Development Program Guidelines in PDF

Skills Development Program Application in PDF

Skills Development Program Guidelines in Word

Skills Development Program Application in Word

Eligible Activities:

Eligible activities include:

Ineligible Activities

Eligible Recipients:

Eligible Costs:

*     For the purpose of the HCDC’s Eastern Ontario Development Program a “Social Enterprise” is defined as a not-for-profit organization that is involved in revenue-producing activities – Please note: Only expenses for the employees involved in the revenue producing activities of an organization are eligible for funding in the Skills Development Program.

Funding Criteria:

Application Process

Applications must follow the format of the HCDC application form.   Applications can be faxed to 705-457-3398. Applications submitted after the deadline date may be considered dependent on the availability of funding. Please call to inquire before submitting an application after April 15, 2013.

It is highly recommended that applicants discuss this project with Patti Tallman at 457-3555, prior to completing an application to ensure it fits the criteria and/or to examine opportunities to partner with other organizations/potential applicants. Please note: The review committee will only consider complete applications.

Approval Process

Receipt of an application by HCDC does not indicate a commitment for funding. Project proposals will be reviewed by a funding review committee of the HCDC Board of Directors.  If the application is approved, HCDC will prepare a letter of understanding with terms, conditions and a funding disbursement schedule. 

Reporting and Monitoring

Successful applicant(s) will be required to report to HCDC on the progress of their training initiative and submit a final report. These responsibilities will be outlined in a letter of understanding for approved projects. HCDC reserves the right to request site visits to monitor training progress (with advance notice).

Payment of HCDC Contributions
Detailed instructions and claim forms will be provided to applicants after their projects are approved by HCDC. However, applicants may find the following general information useful in their financial planning:

Evaluation Criteria

The review committee will use the following criteria to evaluate the applications for funding:

All projects are funded in partnership with FedDev Ontario.