One Commerce Lane Canton, NY 13617
(315) 386-1102

About Us

The St. Lawrence County Community Development Program, known as C.D.P., is a private, not-for-profit agency that serves St. Lawrence County. It is one of forty-nine agencies in a network in New York State and one of a thousand Community Action Agencies that exist in the United States.

C.D.P. was incorporated in 1965 and operates programs and services for low-income families to assist them toward self-sufficiency. We encourage self-reliance and responsible community participation among those we serve. Through our programs, families gain access to resources and services that not only help alleviate the financial burden brought on by underemployment and an ever-rising cost of living, but also seek to ultimately move them towards self-support.

Our programs aim to offer a hand up, not a hand out.

St. Lawrence Community Development Program sign

The C.D.P. office sign. Click here to find us.

Our Mission

St. Lawrence County Community Development Program is committed to encourage and assist individuals and families to attain self-reliance, dignity and self-sufficiency through education, guidance and services.

Our Values

St. Lawrence County Community Development Program aims 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.

Our Vision

St. Lawrence County Community Development Program is a community organization that envisions equal opportunities and self-sufficiency for low-income individuals and families in St. Lawrence County.

1067 Individuals and Families

assisted with food through Neighborhood Centers

298 Children and Families

provided with early childhood education through Head Start

73 Families

assisted through Weatherization

707 Housing Vouchers

administered through the Housing Choice Voucher Program

In 2021 – 2022, we provided several valuable services to the St. Lawrence County Community. For the full impact report, please visit the Reports page.

C.D.P. has grant-funding sources, however, generous donations go a long way in assisting us to better serve our community. We are most grateful for any contributions made towards supporting our programs. C.D.P. accepts donations through PayPal, via check, or at any of our Neighborhood Center locations. We are also a charity through Amazon Smile. 

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