Through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, the Federal Government provides funding, advice and support to a network of CFDCs across Southern Ontario who carry out the following services:
- Community Economic Planning & Development
- Investment in Local Business
- Business Development and Counselling Services
Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) offer services that help Ontario's rural and northern communities expand their economies. As a community based, non-profit organization, CFDC is run by a board of local volunteers and staffed by professionals who encourage entrepreneurship and the pursuit of economic opportunity.