The South Temiskaming Community Futures Development Corporation works with area residents and communities to:
Encourage and support small business.
Encourage involvement, forward looking vision and positive outlook.
Plan and facilitate action regarding changes which will affect the region.
Our agency promotes Community Economic Development as a locally driven process where people plan and act for the future of their area.
This involves establishing a realistic vision and positive outlook; identifying issues and problems and strategies to deal with them; motivating and involving others in the community by working in partnership and cooperation; and the recognition of volunteers and their importance to the community.
We are a grass roots organization, employing local staff, reporting to a volunteer Board which represents and is accountable to the communities they serve.
Our Corporation's Board of Directors are committed stakeholders in their communities who enjoy the quality of life here and want to contribute to the economic and social health of our area. They contribute considerable time and energy to working with a cross section of other residents in their community to analyze the local economy and look for opportunities for economic growth and enhanced quality of life. In addition they make decisions on business investments and community projects which will be undertaken by our organization and other community partners.