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2017-2018 Annual Report

The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation is very proud to present to you its 2017-2018 Annual Report

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PRESS RELEASE
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PRESS RELEASE

SERVING THE PRECOTT-RUSSELL COMMUNITIES AND BUSINESSES FOR OVER 33 YEARS, THE PRESCOTT-RUSSELL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION CONTINUES TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE AND PROSPER BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT AND THE ENRICHMENT OF THE COMMUNITIES OF PRESCOTT- RUSSELL…

 
PRESCOTT-RUSSELL (Ontario), September 25th 2018 — The Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation (PRCDC) announces the election of Mr. Eric Drouin as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the PRCDC for 2018-2019.
 
During its Annual General Meeting held September 25th in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Mr. Eric Drouin
(Chairperson) highlighted the accomplishments of all divisions of the PRCDC over the past year.
 
Of the major accomplishments for 2017-2018, we note that the PRCDC provided 450 000$ dollars in conditional contributions through the Eastern Ontario Development Program in the Prescott-Russell region.  Furthermore, the PRCDC invested over $1,890,000 from its Investment Fund in various businesses in order to help create and maintain 308 direct jobs in Prescott-Russell.  The francophone EDISO program invested $378 000 in francophone SME’s and managed to create and maintain 99 jobs in Southern Ontario.  These investments made by the PRCDC, managed to leverage over 6.8 million dollars in additional funds.
 
“As a REGIONAL economic development organization, supported by the Government of Canada, the PRCDC will continue, just like in the past, to make fair, careful and enlightened interventions and investments for the betterment of our communities and businesses in the Prescott-Russell region as well as for the entrepreneurs of Southern Ontario” states Mr. Eric Drouin, (chairperson) of the PRCDC.
 
During the Annual General Meeting, Mr. Bruce Smith was re-elected as Vice-Chair and Ms. Christine Bonneau O’Neil was re-elected as Secretary/Treasurer of the Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation.
The Government of Canada’s Community Futures (CF) Program supports 61 Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs) in Ontario— FedDev Ontario serves 37 in rural eastern and southern Ontario. The remaining 24 CFDCs located in the north are served by FedNor.
CFDCs offer a wide variety of programs and services supporting regional community economic development and small business growth.  In particular, they provide:
  • Strategic community planning and socio-economic development;
  • Support for community-based projects;
  • Business information and planning services; and
  • Access to capital for small- and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises.
These community-based, not-for-profit organizations are staffed by professionals and are each governed by local volunteer boards of directors' familiar with their communities' needs, concerns and future development priorities.
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For more information: www.sdcpr-prcdc.ca
John Candie, jcandie@sdcpr-prcdc.ca                                                                                                          
Executive Director, PRCDC
1-613-632-0918 – Toll Free 1-877-632-0918 


JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER
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JULY 2018 NEWSLETTER

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