Our Vision For The Future

Mission: Working in Partnership for the Communities' Future.

Mandate: SEDC exists to promote sustainable economic and social development throughout the region.

Who we are: A member of the Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association

Core Values

Cooperative Regionalism
We believe in...

  • all levels of government and grass roots organizations working together with a regionally minded focus
  • being receptive to the concerns of all stakeholders by being proactive
  • cooperative regionalism being achieved through the facilitation and development of mutually beneficial partnerships

We believe in...

  • positive staff and board development / relations / mutual respect
  • the diversity of our Board of Directors
  • effective communication
  • recognizing excellence
  • exemplary service
  • identifying needs and developing programs to support the communities of our region
  • the creation and maintenance of job opportunities

We believe in...

  • the importance of community awareness of SEDC and its services
  • the importance of community awareness of the current business and social environment
  • the recognition of success
  • the necessity of profiling our communities

Resource Management
We believe in...

  • educating and training
  • gathering and using regional data
  • accessible information regarding available programs and services

Business Support
We believe in...

  • promoting and providing exemplary business practices
  • making recommendations and decisions based on current data
  • providing loans and resources to businesses and the social economy

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April 7, 2015

(click on link below for full article)

Business Coaching & Mentorship: You don't have to do it alone!

Industry Canada has plans to support broadband access for all Canadians;
learn more about Digital Canada 150 in this press release: 


If you own a manufacturing business and you need funding for training, you will be interested in this program: 

Yves Landry Foundation: 
Achieving Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence (AIME) Global
Click here for more information -
(including on-line application form): 


FedDev Ontario

is partnering with Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters on a $20 million program called

SMART Advanced Technologies for Global Growth. 

For full details, follow this link to their news release: http://bit.ly/14Ai4rf

For instructions on how to apply, click here: http://www.cme-smart.ca/prosperity-now/funding/how-to-apply.html

Please check out our handy "LINKS" page for new listings of many useful websites and government information for business owners. https://sbdc.ca/services/links