Kawartha Lakes

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Using this site is a great start, but your journey should not end here. There’s a lot of other resources that can help your business start, grow and prosper and we encourage you to draw on their expertise. Provided below are the details of some of these organizations, including us!

City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development

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City of Kawartha Lakes Economic Development Office supports the vibrancy of the existing business community while positioning the community for future economic growth. Economic Development is available to assist you with all of your business needs.
Phone: (866) 397-6673
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Kawartha Lakes Small Business Entrepreneurship Centre (KLSBEC)

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KLSBEC encourages and supports entrepreneurship. KLSBEC will help you make the right decisions during your business start-up and assist you as your business grows.
Phone: (705) 324-9411 ext. 1283
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Regional Tourism Organization (RTO8)

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RTO8 supports a competitive and sustainable regional tourism industry, attract visitors, generate economic activity and create jobs. RTO8 works with industry partners to build up the Kawartha Northumberland region through experience development, investment, marketing, and workforce development.
Phone: 705-874-8505
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VCCS

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VCCS is an employment service agency and resource centre for youth and adults that provide a fast and efficient way to find training or a job in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Learn more

Kawartha Lakes Community Futures Development Corporation (KLCFDC)

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KLCFDC is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that offers a wide variety of programs and services supporting community economic development and small business growth. KLCFDC provides:

  • Strategic community planning and socio-economic development
  • Support for community-based projects
  • Business information and planning services
  • Access to capital for small- and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises
Phone: (705) 328-0180
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Fleming College – Frost Campus

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Frost Campus is located on over 150 acres of land close to downtown Lindsay – a student friendly community with a population of about 21,000.

Features of the Frost Campus:

  • Environmental technology wing
  • Trans-Canada Trail
  • Centre for Heavy Equipment Technology
  • Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater
  • Geometrics Institute
Phone: (705) 324-9144
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Innovation Cluster

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The Innovation Cluster supports entrepreneurs in the formation and growth of their technology-driven companies. Focusing on four key sectors, cleantech, agtech, healthcare and digital, the Innovation Cluster’s dynamic programming ensures that start-ups find their best path to market.

Services

  • Business idea validation
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Access to funding
  • Business planning
  • Marketing & sales strategies
  • Financial management

Programs

  • Business incubation
  • Networking opportunities
  • Participatory learning
  • Mentoring
Phone: (705) 536-1101
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BDC

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Canada’s business development bank and the only financial institution devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs. The BDC has served over 49,000 entrepreneurs since its start 1944.

They can help businesses with:

  • Flexible financing
  • Advisory services
  • Smart capital
Phone: 1-888-463-6232
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Farm Credit Canada (FCC)

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FCC is Canada's leading agriculture lender. They Support, strengthen and celebrate the Canadian agriculture, agribusiness and agri-food industry. FCC is a crown corporation reporting to Parliament through the Ministry of Agriculture and Agri-food. They employ over 1,800 individuals and have a $33 Billion portfolio. Their regional office is located in Lindsay.
Phone: (705) 324-5773
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Futurepreneur Canada

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Futurpreneur has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades. They are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. They have an internationally recognized mentoring program that hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors. Phone: 1 800 464 2923
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Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)

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OCE drives the development of Ontario’s economy by helping create new jobs, products, services, technologies and businesses.

In partnership with industry, OCE co-invests to commercialize innovation originating in the province’s publicly funded colleges, universities and research hospitals.

OCE is focused on sectors of the economy with the greatest potential to drive Ontario’s future prosperity and global competitiveness:

  • Energy and environment (including water)
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Advanced health technologies
  • Information, communications technologies and digital media
Phone: 416-861-1092
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Kawartha Manufacturing Association (KMA)

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KMA’s objective is to grow the regional economy through World Class Manufacturing and the development of a diverse, highly skilled workforce. This is done through strategic partnerships with industry, government, educational institutions and community stakeholders.
Phone: 705-743-0777
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Kawartha Conservation

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Kawartha Conservation is a watershed-based, non-profit organization that was established in 1979. Kawartha Conservation manages natural resource features that are essential for sustaining water quality and quantity, through watershed planning, stewardship, environmental monitoring and research, and management of conservation and natural areas.
Phone: 705-328-2271
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Economic Development
Telephone: 705-324-9411 ext. 1232, Toll Free: 1-866-397-6673, Fax: 705-324-4965

Ecdev@kawarthalakes.ca

180 Kent Street West, Lindsay, ON, K9V 2Y6