EODP Grants

Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP)


For more than 10 years, the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC) has supported local companies and organizations expand their operations through the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP).

The EODP is managed by the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and is being delivered in partnership with the 15 Community Futures Development Corporations in eastern Ontario, as well as the Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Network Inc. The program supports rural eastern Ontario communities to pursue the creation of a competitive and diversified regional economy through investment in economic development, small business growth, job creation and community innovation.

To date, more than $80 million has been invested through the EODP on more than 7,600 business and community development projects. 

For information about Eastern Ontario Collaborative Projects through Community Futures Ontario East, visit:


For a complete list of projects supported through Collaborative Projects, visit:


Applications Due:

If you have a job creation initiative that meets the program objectives, please contact the Peterborough CFDC at 705-745-5434 as funding becomes available we may be able to support your project before the next application deadline (January 31st, 2016).


EODP Applications & Guidelines

EODP funding supports recipients whose projects focus on business growth and job creation. Multi-year applications are encouraged.

  • Labour market development
  • Strategic planning and research studies
  • Business incubators
  • Supply chain analysis and development
  • Industry cluster development and expansion
  • Productivity enhancements
  • Market diversification and expansion
  • Product development
  • Training and mentoring
  • Skills development and training


Application Process:

To ensure we receive complete applications, and for quality assurance purposes, only hard copies will be accepted.  Email submissions will not be accepted.

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2016 

Application Fee: None

EODP Application 2015-2018 – Peterborough CFDC

EODP Guidelines – Updated January 2015



2014-18 EODP Recipients

Eastern Ontario Development Program

Community Innovation
Recipient Funding Amount Approval Date Completion Date
The Canadian Canoe Museum $9,000 9-Jul-14 28-Feb-15
Peterborough Economic Develoment $48,000 19-Aug-14 28-Feb-17
Trent University – Drug Discovery Program $65,000 9-Jul-14 31-Dec-15
Trent University – Euglena Reseach Project $30,000 9-Jul-14 31-Jan-15
Lang Pioneer Village $135,000 16-Sep-14 31-Dec-17
The Mount Community Centre $3,750 16-Sep-14 31-Mar-15
Hiawatha First Nation $10,000 18-Nov-14 31-Mar-15
Canadian Mental Health $3,528 18-Nov-14 31-Mar-16
Kawartha Child Care $85,000 27-Mar-15 31-Dec-15
Hospice Peterborough $100,000 27-Mar-15 31-Mar-16
Business Development
Recipient Funding Amount Approval Date Completion Date
Beasley Brothers Outdoor Inc. $32,064 08-Jul-14 30-Jun-15
Birchbark Media $9,178 19-Aug-14 28-Feb-15
Canadian Distribution Channel $100,000 08-Jul-14 28-Feb-15
Noble Reliance Inc. $100,000 08-Jul-14 31-Dec-15
Aclarus Inc. $24,715 08-Jul-14 28-Feb-15
Lucky Strike Bait Works Inc. $12,287 19-Aug-14 31-Dec-14
PKA SoftTouch $34,910 19-Aug-14 31-Jan-15
Crowe River Studio $10,000 21-Oct-14 31-Dec-14
Green Communities Canada $15,000 21-Oct-14 28-Feb-15
Carlson Wagonlit $10,932 18-Nov-14 31-Mar-15
Lindsay Broadband Inc $30,708 18-Nov-14 31-Mar-15
Bairs Lair – PED $4,500 17-Feb-15 31-May-15
The Publican House Brewery $18,000 30-Mar-15 31-Dec-15
Smithworks Brewing Company $20,000 30-Mar-15 31-Dec-15
Next Millennium Farms Inc. $40,000 30-Mar-15 31-Dec-15
Carbonix Inc. $80,000 30-Mar-15 31-Dec-15




EODP - Supported By The Government Of Canada