Working For a More Vibrant Community

To collaborate with partners to incubate, connect, and strengthen
social development enterprises throughout our community.

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 referral 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.

View the SDC's Strategic Plan Here

Our Vision

Share and achieve innovation that supports a vibrant community.

Our Mission

To collaborate with partners to incubate, connect and strengthen social development enterprises across Cornwall Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne.

Our Impact

Align and connect to the community we serve in the advancement of: vibrant, inclusive, resilient and prosperous innovation.

Our 2018-2021 Goals

1. Develop, endorse and market non-profit incubation opportunities.

2. Develop and deepen relationships among the joint committees and partnerships to increase knowledge, effectiveness and capacity for collective action.

3. Conduct and collect data, research, and analytics locally, regionally, nationally and globally to make informed decisions and share trends.

4. Accelerate and strengthen vibrant community engagement.

5. Strategize funding opportunities to sustain the SDC, the partnerships and the projects.

Our Services

The SDC accomplishes its mission in five ways:

· Strengthen and encourage civic engagement and proactive outreach;
· Facilitate and link community resources;
· Collectively sustain community based partnerships;
· Leverage funding streams/sources;
· Conduct, and map reliable data, analytics and research.

Latest News


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The Community Action Network Against Abuse (CANAA) is comprised of organizations and agencies in Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne that have a vision of a community taking action against abuse through networking and community organizing. The Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area’s mission is to collaborate with partners to incubate, connect and strengthen social development enterprises in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry and Akwesasne. The part-time Coordinator is a contract position (average of 14 to 21 hours per week) for the 2018-2019 fiscal year with the possibility of renewal pending on-going funding. Qualifications:  Bilingualism –Excellent skills in English and…

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Cornwall Is Growing with New Edible Landscape Initiative

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Imagine a future where residents could walk across Cornwall, picking fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs to use at home for free.  If this idea excites you, the Social Development Council of Cornwall and Area invite you to attend the upcoming public meeting to brainstorm ideas for edible landscaping in Cornwall.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at the Benson Centre. Edible landscaping refers to the use of food-producing plants in the landscape design and generally combines fruit and nut trees, berry bushes, vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, along with ornamental plants into aesthetically pleasing…

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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!