EODP Skills Upgrading Funding

Receive a 50% reimbursement to develop your employees’ technical and soft skills

This project supports Eastern Ontario manufacturers’ goal by offsetting 50% of 3rd party training costs associated with improving employees’ technical and soft skills development activities. This may include collaborative multiple company training, company specific activities and individual training related to:

  1. Development of soft skills (teamwork, problem solving, time management, communication, etc.).
  2. Development of technical skills (note that legislated training such as forklift or WHMIS is not covered but courses such as train the trainer for forklift may qualify if they contain a high percentage of adult training material).

To be eligible for this program, you must:

  1. Be a manufacturer/skilled trade shop located in an area serviced by one of the fifteen CFDCs that comprise the Eastern Ontario Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDC) Network.
  2. Participate in an approved technical or soft skills development activity delivered by a 3rd party.

All you have to do to access the funding is:

  1. Confirm the eligibility of your training (contact: )
  2. Complete the simple one page application form,
  3. Conduct your eligible training,
  4. Provide a copy of the invoice and proof of payment of the invoice.
  5. EODP provides payment to the project coordinator who then issues cheques to claiming companies

This opportunity is available to Eastern Ontario Manufacturers only, and manufacturers do not have to be a member of a manufacturers association.

Coordinating Agency (Greater Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton, South Lake):

Peterborough Economic Development / Kawartha Manufacturers’ Association
210 Wolfe St, Peterborough ON, K9J 2K9

Aleksandra de OliveiraAleksandra de Oliveira

Corporate Assistant
Kawartha Manufacturers Association Coordinator at Peterborough Economic Development