One Commerce Lane Canton, NY 13617
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Self-reliance, Dignity and Self-sufficiency

St.Lawrence County Community Development Program is committed to encourage and assist individuals and families to attain this through education, guidance and services.



We aim to provide quality customer service to our current and potential program participants, support a work environment that fosters creativity and promotes the exploration of innovative ideas, and adhere to best practices in every aspect of the organization.


We are a community organization that envisions equal opportunities and self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and families in St. Lawrence County.


Our Programs

Head Start

The Head Start Program is a federally funded comprehensive school readiness program for children between 3 and 5 years of age. Head Start has certified and experienced teachers who provide a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for all children, including accommodation for children with special needs. Click here to start the enrollment process! 

Housing Choice Voucher Program

The Housing Choice Voucher Program is a program funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.) with the purpose of providing rental assistance for income-eligible families. The ultimate goal is to provide renters with safe and affordable housing.

Neighborhood Centers

St. Lawrence County C.D.P. operates six Neighborhood Centers throughout the county. These centers provide services to low-income families with the generous and indispensable assistance of community volunteers. Each center has a food pantry and assists with food, emergency shelter and utilities, and individual or family development services.


The Weatherization Program is designed to make homes safer and more energy-efficient for homeowners or renters. This program provides a number of weatherization measures, such as insulation and furnace tune-up. There are income guidelines for this program.

Additional Resources

The St. Lawrence County C.D.P. also provides references to programs and resources availabe through other organizations.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are crucial to the success of the St. Lawrence County C.D.P. and assist in Neighborhood Centers, Head Start Centers, and with fundraising events. There are various opportunities available through which community members may contribute to our service provision.

Learn more About Volunteering for S.L.C.C.D.P.

Latest C.D.P. News

2021 Community Needs Assessment

St. Lawrence County Community Development Program, Inc. (CDP) surveys the community, partners, and stakeholders to develop a comprehensive community needs assessment every three years. This assessment helps us determine future[…]

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