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Thursday, 21 September 2023 09:53

Motivate Your Team to Greatness

As a small business owner it is very important to get the very best out of your employees; human resources are expensive and you need to see a return on your investment in people every bit as much as making a profit on the goods and services you sell.

Thursday, 21 September 2023 09:18

Networking – Getting it Right


Some people looking at this article will be thinking, “Not another article on networking!” Others will be saying, “Bring it on – the more networking tips I can get, the better.” Those in the first group will not have done much networking this past year, and even though they recognize its potential value, they never seem to make time for it, or make it a priority. They will likely have not received any business this last year from networking referrals. The second group will have taken advantage of every networking opportunity they could find, and their business has likely grown because of their expanding network. If you’re in the first group, you really need to read this article, so that you can network more strategically and make the most of your “face time” with potential customers, even if you don’t naturally enjoy it. If you’re in the second group, you’ve probably already jumped to the first tip!

Thursday, 03 August 2023 09:25


The annual meeting of Community Futures Eastern Ontario (CFEO) was held on July 20th, 2023, at the vibrant campus of Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. Bringing together executives, board members, stakeholders, partners, and representatives from Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) across the region, the event proved to be a remarkable platform for collaboration, learning, and discussion around advancing economic prosperity in Eastern Ontario.

Thursday, 01 June 2023 10:19

HCDC - The Link

Introducing the Haliburton County Development Corporation’s newest project; “The Link” Connecting and Growing Businesses.

The Haliburton County Development Corporation is moving from their locations on Highland Street along with the Business Incubator on Mountain Streets to one new location at 5152 County Rd 21 beside Haliburton Lumber. This new location will be home to “The Link”, the go to place for new and existing entrepreneurs to find the resources they need to start, sustain, relocate, and grow.

The Community Futures Ontario Conference - Leading a vibrant future, held in Ottawa, was a great success. The event brought together CFDCs from across Ontario for professional development sessions, networking, and engagement with parliamentary leaders, all with the aim of equipping teams to lead a vibrant future.

Thursday, 27 April 2023 15:59

Member Peer Councils

Peer Council

These handouts are a great way to get a quick overview of what we do here at CFEO and how our Peer Councils operate. If you're interested in learning more about our organization, our Peer Councils, or how you can get involved, these resources are a great place to start.

Thursday, 02 March 2023 14:22

Volunteer Week 2023

Volunteering can have a profound impact on both the volunteer and the community they serve. As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want to express our deepest gratitude to our CFEO Board of Directors and IRC members.

News Release
For Immediate Release

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Government of Canada continues support for rural economic development in southern Ontario.

FedDev Ontario to invest nearly $40 million for Community Futures Development Corporations to provide targeted support to grow regional economies

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Community Futures Eastern Ontario wishes a warm welcome to Devon Girard, Executive Director of Community Futures Peterborough.

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 08:42

StrikeUP Conference

Calling all Women Entrepreneurs, Make 2023 YOUR Year!

We are proud to invite you to StrikeUP 2023 , a FREE digital conference dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs and providing a forum for growth, mentorship, and financing.

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