Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste Marie and Area

Service: Community Development Corporation

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Assists small and medium sized businesses access services and capital, as well as enhancing the community's economic and employment base through community–based planning and economic development initiatives
Description (Service)
  • Assists small and medium sized businesses access services and capital, as well as enhancing the community's economic and employment base through community–based planning and economic development initiatives 
  • Works with individuals, businesses and community partners to facilitate the creation and maintenance of jobs and to build healthy, sustainable communities 
  • Provides free business counselling services to new and established businesses in the areas of business plan development, loan package preparation and financial management 
  • Provides internet access for business purposes, including marketing research and business plan development 
  • Provides access to its resource library offering comprehensive selection of print, electronic and video resources to assist those wanting to start, manage or expand their business 
  • Enables investments to be made through repayable loans, equity participation or loan guarantees, so that eligible individuals and firms can start, maintain, or expand their business 
  • Provides Employment Assistance Services (EAS)
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Algoma District
Eligibility Business Loans 
  • An individual with a business idea, a new business, or an existing business 
  • Bank funding sources currently unavailable or amounts are insufficient 
  • Business is viable and will contribute to the local economy 
  • Within our catchment area
Application Business Loans 
  • Download online business loan application and business plan template
Languages English
Fees None
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-942-9000
Toll Free Phone 1-866-845-5395
Fax 705-942-0274
E-Mail cdc@ssmcdc.com
Website www.ssmcdc.com
Social Media Facebook Facebook
Primary Contact Madge Sanderson, Business Information Assistant
Alternate Contact Karen Senecal, Business Development and Investment Manager; Email: ksenecal@ssmcdc.com
Primary Executive Dan Friyia, Executive Director; Email: dfriyia@ssmcdc.com
Alternate Executive Glenn Adams, Corporate Administrator; Email: gadams@ssmcdc.com
Located In Community Sault Ste. Marie
Address 672 Queen St E
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 2A4
 
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Intersection Queen St E and East St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Federal - Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada -- FedNor