Founded in 1987 ACCFutures, formerly Cornwall & the Counties Community Futures Development, is an independent, not-for-profit social enterprise. We are one of 268 organizations in Canada which hold contracts with Canada’s Regional Development Agencies (RDA’s) to deliver the Community Futures Program. Over the past 34 years, the organization has steadily grown its mandate, geographic coverage, and impact.
Today, ACCFutures not only offers a wide range of funding, financing and capacity building services to the local business communities—with proven impact—it has also undertaken an innovative Indigenous-focused partnerships program which brings Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners together for a stronger economic future.
ACCFutures employs local staff and is governed by a volunteer board of directors, made up of local residents representing the community.
Incorporated as the Cornwall Small Business Development Incorporated organization, the office was originally located at 850 Boundary Road and was funded by Human Resources Development of Canada (HRDC).
Name changed to Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Small Business Development Inc.
The addition of economic development services for/ and in partnership with the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry. The office moved to 26 Pitt Street in 1999. The United Counties Economic Development office closed in Chesterville, and their director was seconded to work for the S.D. & D. CDC.name changed to S.D. & G. Community Development Corporation
Responsibility for the parent Community Futures Program (CFP) was transferred from Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) to Industry Canada, allowing the regional agencies to respond more fully to the specific needs within their regions
Additional funding was provided to the CFP in 2000, to ensure universal rural coverage. Between 2000 and 2005, the number of CFDCs in Ontario increased from 52 to 61, thereby ensuring all rural areas were served by the CFP.
Name changed to S.D. & G. Community Futures Development Corporation
Name changed to S.D. & G. Community Futures Development Corporation/Société d’aide au développement des collectivités S.D. & G.
FedDev Ontario is created to focus on development in southern Ontario
Name changed to Cornwall and the Counties Community Futures Development Corporation/Société d’aide au développement des collectivités de Cornwall et les comtés.
Name changed to ACCFutures, to better represent Akwesasne, Cornwall and the Counties and the new strategic impact of the organization