Our Community Partners:


Local partners here to help you!

The Community Development Department is proud to partner with a number of federal, provincial and local organizations that provide business support programs to businesses large and small.  Below is a summary of our local community partners, and how they can help you.


PELA CFDC is a community-based, not-for-profit corporation that encourages local entrepreneurship and economic development.

Prince Edward / Lennox & Addington Community Futures Development Corporation provides:

Business loans, grants and training, free business counseling services, information and statistical analysis, and connections to entrepreneurs, investors and community groups.

• Strategic Community Planning & Socio-Economic Development
• Support for Community Projects
• Empowering Young Enterpreneurs Program (EYE)
• Business Information and Planning Services
• Access to Capital
• Grants from the Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP)

Sandy Abbott, Small Business Counsellor

Do you have business idea and need help figuring out the steps to make your dream a reality? Do you have an existing looking to grow to the next stage?

Sandy Abbott is available to work with you, providing free, confidential business support funded by the Community & Economic Development Commission.

Whether you want help with the formal aspects, such as registering your business, writing a business plan or preparing for a loan application or just want to brainstorm ways to connect with the right local resources to strengthen your enterprise, a one-on-one session with Sandy can be a good business decision.

  • Business planning support
  • Review business grant submissions (not write them)
  • New product or service launches
  • Local 'intel' on business feasibility

Sandy Abbott

Representing Business. Celebrating Business People.

Prince Edward Chamber of Commerce

The Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in The County, representing 275+ members from all industries and of all sizes located primarily in the Municipality of Prince Edward and also throughout the Bay of Quinte Region.

As a member-driven organization, the PEC Chamber works on behalf of businesses to create valuable programs and events that help to grow their networks, advocate for favourable, business-friendly public policy, work with our partners to assist with economic development efforts that create more opportunities and jobs, and support individual members on a variety of issues.

Career Edge

Career Edge can connect you to the right talent with the right fit for your organization.

Career Edge

Career Edge has been providing employment services since 1987 and has offices in Campbellford, Napanee, Northbrook, Picton and Trenton. Career Edge provides a variety of Employment Ontario services for Youth and Adults. Whether you are looking for your first job or your last, or you’re an employer needing employment services, Career Edge is here to help. Services are provided free of charge.

Please check out Career Edge's 2017 list of programs, complete with program details and eligibility.

Launch lab

Supporting tech based companies in Eastern Ontario in four main industries; info-tech, life sciences & healthcare, clean-tech, and advanced manufacturing

launch lab

They are a team of entrepreneurs, investors, ex-CEO’s, and professional analysts who can help your company grow and bring innovative, technology-based products to the marketplace. They support prospective businesses with:
• Market Intelligence
• Training & Education
• Business Advise
• Capital


National Research Council of Canada / Industrial Research Assistance Program

National Research Council of Canada / Industrial Research Assistance Program

The NRC sponsors a program called the Industrial Research Assistance Program. It's designed to help you accelerate the growth of your business through innovation, technology and funding services customized to your specific needs.

Business Associations

Business Associations oversee the improvement, beautification and maintenance of designated downtown areas.

Business Associations

These associations are also established to promote the area as a shopping or business destination. The County currently has five of these organizations in its various settlement areas to offer resources to its businesses.
Picton: experiencepicton.com
Wellington: discoverwellington.ca
Bloomfield: bloomfieldontario.ca
Consecon: consecon.ca
Closson Rd: clossonroad.ca

County Community Foundation

Dedicated to building a strong and healthy Prince Edward County

County Community Foundation

The County Community Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to building a strong and healthy PEC encouraging community-oriented philanthropy, providing leadership to assess and address community needs. The CCF raises funds and makes strategic grants to education, healthcare, community service, arts & culture, youth, environment, and community development.