Building a Stronger Community

The SDC promotes positive social change
through advocacy, innovation and facilitation.


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Social Development Council of Cornwall & Area

We are an organization that helps battle poverty in Cornwall and area  by ensuring all of our social agencies are working together to maximize our local efforts in poverty awareness and reduction,  food security, information and refferal and employability.

Building on the success of the previous Strategic Plan, the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area will continue to collaborate with the community on projects that challenge the overarching consequences of poverty and its barriers.

The 2014-2017 Strategic Plan outlines our goals for the next three years and provides a proactive direction for the S.D.C.

Our Vision

To be a healthy, resilient and inclusive community.

Our Mission

The SDC promotes positive social change through advocacy, innovation and facilitation.

To coordinate, advocate & educate the community to:

  • Increase employability
  • Support Community Projects
  • Reduce Poverty

To seek sustainable  opportunities and  engage in:

  • Joint community projects
  • Outreach to S.D. & G
  • Economic action
  • Growth in personnel

To promote information sharing and build community partnerships

Latest News

Looking for a Part-time Administrative Assistant

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Part-time Administrative Assistant

28 hours/week at $17.50/hour

Start date: Jan 27, 2017 End date: Sept 8, 2017



The Administrative Assistant will provide support for the Social Development Council’s various programs, including, but not limited to: Caring Dads, Code Heroes, and All Things Food. S/he will assist in daily office needs, and performing general administrative activities under the supervision of the Program Coordinator.

Responsibilities include making meeting arrangements, preparing reports and invoices, maintaining appropriate filing systems, and attending events as needed. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, strong attention to detail, and be able to organize their work efficiently.



  • Write and distribute email, correspondence memos, letters, faxes and forms
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Organize and schedule appointments
  • Plan meetings and take detailed minutes
  • Assist in the preparation of scheduled reports
  • Develop and maintain a filing system
  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures
  • Maintain inventory and order office supplies as needed
  • Prepare invoices and submit expense reports
  • Other responsibilities as required



  • Minimum College Diploma with 1 year of office experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, bilingualism is an asset
  • Excellent computer skills in word processing, database management, webpage posting and electronic communication software
  • Access to a vehicle and ability to flex time as required
  • Working knowledge of office equipment, like printers and fax machines
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task


All applications will be kept on files for one year, and applicants may be contacted for future openings.

Submit resume and letter of interest to the attention of Alex de Wit, Executive Director, via email at no later than 4:00 PM on Thursday, January 19th, 2017.

A Big Thank You to Our Supporters

Currently, the SDC is now funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation for another 2 year term.

The SDC wishes to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support!!

The SDC is one of 20 official member organizations of the SPNO who work together to promote social justice and human rights, who provide a common voice to influence policy development and implementation, and improve quality of life and community well-being.

Recent municipal funding was made available to the SDC through the city of Cornwall and the Provincial Ministry of Community and Social Services, making this website and other projects possible! THANK YOU!