Kawartha Lakes Recovery

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Economic Recovery Task ForceThank you for joining us on the road to recovery from COVID-19.
Locally, the Kawartha Lakes economy has been challenged. A resilient community, many local businesses and organizations have made tremendous efforts to re-orient and adapt their processes. However, there's a need for everyone involved to strategically work towards economic recovery. We have established two Task Forces to make recommendations to Council on how to best assist our community recover.

Economic Recovery Task Force
The mission of the Economic Recovery Task Force is to equip the municipality to stimulate local economic recovery. Immediate priorities are: critical infrastructure investments, planning and

Economic Recovery Task ForceThank you for joining us on the road to recovery from COVID-19.
Locally, the Kawartha Lakes economy has been challenged. A resilient community, many local businesses and organizations have made tremendous efforts to re-orient and adapt their processes. However, there's a need for everyone involved to strategically work towards economic recovery. We have established two Task Forces to make recommendations to Council on how to best assist our community recover.

Economic Recovery Task Force
The mission of the Economic Recovery Task Force is to equip the municipality to stimulate local economic recovery. Immediate priorities are: critical infrastructure investments, planning and development stimulus, and business recovery and support.

Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force

The mission of the Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force is the coordination and implementation of recovery and relief efforts to support non-profit and community service providers in the broader health and human services sector. Immediate priorities are to identify gaps in service delivery and identification of funding opportunities and resources needed by the sector.



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    JumpStart Sport Relief Fund

    18 days ago

    Announcing $12 million in new Jumpstart Sport Relief Funding

    Sport has the power to unite communities and the nation – the spark we’ll need more than ever post-pandemic. In its absence, the importance of sport and play has become more apparent than ever. But with ongoing stoppages, the organizations that Canadian kids rely on are more at risk than ever before.

    In the final months of 2020, we helped nearly 700 organizations, impacting over 70,000 kids from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Thanks to a generous gift of $12 million from Canadian Tire Corporation to our Sport Relief Fund, we are able to continue... Continue reading

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    Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

    24 days ago

    Deadline March 9, 2021

    The Healthy Communities Initiative is a $31 million investment from the Government of Canada to transform public spaces in response to COVID-19.

    Public spaces are the glue to our communities: they enable a feeling of belonging, of social cohesion and encourage our sense of collective identity. COVID-19 has seriously constrained our access and use of these spaces in communities across Canada. Impacts of the virus have also been extraordinarily uneven, underscoring inequalities across communities and disproportionately impacting those who are already experiencing vulnerability as a result of systemic inequalities.

    The Healthy Communities Initiative will provide funding... Continue reading

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    Community Pandemic Recovery Fund (CPRF)

    about 1 month ago

    Deadline: Monday, March 1 at 4:00pm

    Kawartha Lakes Council has approved the Community Pandemic Recovery Fund (CPRF) to provide funding for programs and services that increase or maintain supports to residents in meeting their basic human service needs.

    Council approved $500,000 for the CPRF which is comprised of funds from the municipality’s contingency reserve as well as the 2021 allocation from the Lindsay Legacy CHEST Fund.

    The goals of the CPRF are to encourage the necessary collaboration and sharing of resources, foster the essential innovation of operations and practice, build capacity to foster long-term stability, and to establish intentional progressive... Continue reading

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    Prospect Research 101

    by Heather Kirby, about 1 month ago

    Prospect research, or prospect development, often seems to be one of those fundraising “best practices” that feel exclusive to charities with more resources. How can small charities do meaningful prospect research and development without draining their bank account? On today’s podcast, prospect development expert Preeti Gill shares some practical tips for small nonprofits to kickstart their prospect research and challenges us to rethink the notion of philanthropy through the process of prospect development.

    Click here to read more and listen to the podcast.

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    Applications now open for Ontario's Small Business Support Grant

    about 1 month ago

    Province providing up to $20,000 for Eligible Businesses Impacted by the Provincewide Shutdown

    The Ontario government has opened applications for the new Ontario Small Business Support Grant. The grant, first announced in December, provides a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $20,000 to eligible small businesses who have had to restrict their operations due to the Provincewide Shutdown. The tightened restrictions were put in place to help stop the alarming rise of COVID-19 cases in Ontario.

    Eligible small businesses include those that:

    • Were required to close or significantly restrict services due to the Provincewide Shutdown being imposed across... Continue reading
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    Storefront to Online (S2O) Training Program

    3 months ago

    Storefront to Online (S2O) Training Program for businesses and not-for-profits in Kawartha Lakes.

    Access FREE educational webinars, business tools, digital resources and one-on-one coaching to help you reach your online goals. Delivered by industry expert, Bob Minhas.

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    Canadian Red Cross Psychological First Aid

    by Heather Kirby, 3 months ago

    This course equips learners in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model - a resiliency-building approach to emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing that teaches learners how to support themselves and others to cope with the effects of various types of stress. The course uses primarily case-based learning and includes the latest evidence from the international community.

    Note for Course Participants

    While mental health first aid programs teach how to help someone experiencing... Continue reading

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    Canada Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS)

    by Heather Kirby, 3 months ago

    Canadian businesses, non-profit organizations, or charities who have seen a drop in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a subsidy to cover part of their commercial rent or property expenses, starting on September 27, 2020, until June 2021.

    This subsidy will provide payments directly to qualifying renters and property owners, without requiring the participation of landlords.

    If you are eligible for the base subsidy, you may also be eligible for lockdown support if your business location is significantly affected by a public health order for a week or more.

    Click here to find... Continue reading

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    Discovering your Donors

    by Heather Kirby, 4 months ago

    Conversations about data, databases, and CRMs often surface fear and insecurity. Are you doing enough? Are we missing out just because we can’t afford an expensive database? How can we leverage the tools out there to help our fundraising efforts?

    In this episode, Allen Dadvidov, VP of Business Consulting and Nonprofit Sector Lead from Environics Analytics, shares with us tips on how to leverage our existing donor data (yes, spreadsheets included!) to look for indicators that can help grow our fundraising and how general behaviour trends of the populations can support our understanding of donors’ engagement and giving... Continue reading

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    Charity Village is an Excellent Resource and Source of Information

    by Heather Kirby, 4 months ago

    Charity Village has become the Canadian nonprofit sector’s largest and most popular online resource for recruiting, news and how to information.

    Charity Village offers free, monthly webinars on a variety of topics of interest to professionals working within the Canadian nonprofit sector. For more information on upcoming and past webinars, click here.

    Charity Village has launched a new crowdfunding platform that will help charities raise money online and achieve revenue stability. For more information, click here. The easy-to-use campaign creation process means no development is necessary. Includes secure payment processing, automatic tax receipts, powerful social sharing, donate buttons, and... Continue reading