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Community Partners

Economic Development is a community effort, and we work closely with our partners to ensure that Peterborough & the Kawarthas continues to thrive as an irresistible place to live, work, invest and visit.

Our Municipal Partners

City of Peterborough

The City of Peterborough is nestled in the heart of Southern Ontario, just a short, scenic drive from both Ottawa and Toronto, two of Canada’s most bustling cities.

County of Peterborough

The County of Peterborough is made up of 8 unique and diverse townships. Peterborough County is just a quick northeast drive from the Greater Toronto Area, right in the heart of central-eastern Ontario.

Township of Asphodel-Norwood

The Township of Asphodel-Norwood is a friendly community with a blend of rural and village life.

Township of Cavan Monaghan

Nestled amongst the rolling hills of southwestern Peterborough County is the Township of Cavan Monaghan.

Curve Lake First Nation

Curve Lake First Nation is a vibrant community with a celebrated cultural uniqueness, located approximately 35 minutes northeast of Peterborough, on the shores of the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Township of Douro-Dummer

Douro-Dummer is five minutes east of the City of Peterborough and has several quaint villages, rolling drumlins and acres of viable farmland.

Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen

Havelock-Belmont-Methuen is a charming rural community located at the southeast reaches of Peterborough County.

Hiawatha First Nation

The community of Hiawatha First Nation is located on the north shore of Rice Lake approximately 20 minutes from Peterborough just east of the Otonabee River.

Township of North Kawartha

Set against the backdrop of lush forests and scenic waterfront, the Township of North Kawartha is a vibrant, accessible and growing community located between Peterborough and Bancroft.

Township of Otonabee-South Monaghan

Otonabee-South Monaghan is a picturesque rural community nestled on the north shore of Rice Lake, well known for its award-winning agricultural businesses and innovative heritage attractions.

Township of Selwyn

Known for its exceptional quality of life, natural beauty and active community members, the Township of Selwyn is centrally located in Peterborough County.

Municipality of Trent Lakes

Trent Lakes is a community that has something to offer everyone within a short commute to urban amenities in Peterborough, Belleville and the Eastern GTA.


Business Support Organizations

Community Futures Peterborough

Community Futures Peterborough generates and assists in the creation and maintenance of sustainable employment opportunities in the City and County of Peterborough by supporting small businesses through flexible financing and business services.

Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas

The Innovation Cluster supports determined, innovative entrepreneurs in the formation and growth of their technology-driven companies. Focusing on four key sectors, cleantech, agtech, healthcare and digital, the Innovation Cluster’s dynamic programming ensures that startups find their best path to market.

Kawartha Manufacturers’ Association

Support the success and growth of manufacturers in Peterborough and the Kawartha Lakes Region through strategic partnerships with industry, government, educational institutions and community stakeholders.

New Canadians Centre

The New Canadians Centre Peterborough (NCC) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting immigrants, refugees and other newcomers in the Peterborough and Northumberland regions.

Workforce Development Board

Workforce Development Board is a not-for-profit organization located in Peterborough and serving Northumberland, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton. Founded in 1996, WDB is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development to provide labour market information, coordinate employment and training services, and engage employer communities.

Sustainable Peterborough

Sustainable Peterborough is a community based, regional collaborative working to integrate the sustainability framework identified in the Community Sustainability Plan throughout the Greater Peterborough Area.

Startup Peterborough

Startup Community Peterborough is a grassroots driven movement in Peterborough, Ontario bringing together people passionate about collaboration, innovation, and learning.

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Association of Realtors

Peterborough & the Kawarthas Association of Realtors aims to promote the value of local REALTORS® and to provide the resources they need to be successful.


Educational Institutions

Fleming College

Fleming College offers full-time and part-time postsecondary programs at four campus locations: Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton.

Trent University

One of Canada’s top universities, Trent University was founded on the ideal of interactive learning that’s personal, purposeful and transformative.