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The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

An additional $184 million in RRRF funding was announced in October 2020, with southern Ontario CFDCs expected to deliver $30 million of this enhanced support to help local small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supporting Business In The 1000 Islands

NEW PROGRAM Rural Innovation Initiative

Supports the transition and growth of traditional SMEs, manufacturers and communities into the new rural economy.

Aquatarium funding

The Aquatarium receives significant EODP funding

The Federal Government Awards Aquatarium a minimum $600,000 investment. Read all about it in a 4 page PDF.

Starting a small Business?

Need seed money? We can help jump start your new venture. Contact us for your personal consultation.

Work, Live & Play



We launched the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund at a time when the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic was sky-high. We knew that Community Futures Development Corporations were in a unique position to help deliver this fund using their local expertise. Now, we are seeing the targeted results of that support, thanks to CFDCs supporting rural businesses and entrepreneurs during these challenging times. See the entire RRRF PDF Summary here

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provides financial contributions (interest-free loans) to help support fixed operating costs of SMEs, where business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. An additional $184 million in RRRF funding was announced in October 2020, with southern Ontario CFDCs expected to deliver $30 million of this enhanced support. Learn more here

In response to Covid 19

The 1000 Islands CDC recognizes the concern many of our businesses and residents are feeling during these difficult times.  We are working closely with clients, friends and colleagues to provide relief wherever possible.  We believe that the following information links may prove valuable in your search for support.  Please contact us if you are in need of further assistance . . . and please stay safe.


Our organization serves the needs of businesses, individuals and community groups throughout the area.

Our service territory includes:


  • City of Brockville
  • Town of Gananoque
  • Township of Leeds & The Thousand Islands
  • Front of Yonge Township
  • Village of Athens
  • Elizabethtown-Kitley Township

We are dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses by providing:

  • Business Loans
  • Access To Capital
  • Advice And Counselling
  • Referrals To Specialists
  • Liaison With Conventional Lenders
  • Assistance With Business Plans
  • Information On Government Programs

Business Loans

We offer commercial loans up to $250,000 to new or existing businesses in South Leeds when financing from more traditional sources is unavailable or otherwise insufficient.

Business Consulting

If you are planning to start a small business, or are already in business but need counselling, we are here to help you succeed. Contact us today for your personal consultation.

New RIIEO Program

Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario is non-repayable performance-based funding from $25,000 up to $100,000 to expand business growth and adoption of advanced business innovation processes.

Success Stories

The Successful EODP Recipients page  showcases businesses that have been successful in receiving assistance from the Thousand Islands Community Development Corporation.

Contact us today ... we are here to help!