Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP)

 Please Note - Applications Are Now Closed.

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).

Project Qualifications:

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


EODP Applications & Guidelines

EODP objectives focus on two priority areas that will increase new, sustainable jobs in the City of Peterborough and Peterborough County:  Business Development and Community Innovation. Multi-year projects are encouraged.

Application Process:

As of October 28th, all funding has been committed and we will not be accepting applications until February 23rd, 2015.

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

Download An Application:

EODP Guidelines

EODP Application

Mail Or Deliver Applications To: 

351 Charlotte Street, Main Floor
Peterborough, ON K9J 2W1

If you have any questions about the Eastern Ontario Development Program, please call:


2014-15 EODP Recipients

 Applicant    Approved Amount  Project Completion Date
  Community Innovation Projects    
The Canadian Canoe Museum $9,000 28-Feb-15
Peterborough Economic Develoment $18,300 28-Feb-17
Drug Discovery Program (Trent U) $65,000 31-Jan-15
Euglena Reseach Project (Trent U) $30,000 31-Jan-15
Lang Pioneer Village  $11,250 31-Dec-17
The Mount Community Centre $3,750 31-May-15
CMHA HKPR $3,528 31-Mar-16
Green Communities $15,000 28-Feb-15
 Hiawatha First Nation $10,000  31-Mar-15 
 Business Development Projects    
Canada In the Rough $28,380 28-Feb-15
Birchbark Media $15,460 28-Feb-15
Canadian Distribution Channel $100,000 28-Feb-15
Noble Reliance Inc. $50,000 31-Dec-15
Aclarus Inc. $37,620 28-Feb-15
Lucky Strike Bait Works Inc. $12,578 23-Dec-14
PKA SoftTouch $36,481 31-Dec-14
Crowe River Studio $10,000 31-Dec-14

About 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. Over the next five years, $48-million is available through the EODP.