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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    Charity Village is an Excellent Resource and Source of Information

    by Heather Kirby, 6 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

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    Event Planning Online Course

    by Heather Kirby, 7 months ago

    Looking for ways to attract new donors, increase public awareness for your organization and educate your audience about your cause? Hosting an event is a great way to do just that! This course is designed to help you be successful in planning your event so you can reap the many tangible and intangible benefits it can offer.

    To learn more, click here.

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    Succession Planning Podcast

    by Heather Kirby, 7 months ago

    Having more than one volunteer/staff know where all pertinent information (keys, operations and procedures, computer passwords and logins, and daily details) is essential in the event of sudden illness or absence from their typical role.

    Podcast link is here.

    Succession planning - one of those things that leaders of organizations all know they need to do, but always have a difficult time to start. In some ways, succession planning is a vaguely defined bucket of work that even when one wants to get on it, it is hard to know when and where to begin.

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    Rural Economic Development (RED) program

    7 months ago

    *The intake for the targeted RED program has closed. The next intake for the regular RED program is scheduled to open in December 2020.

    Ontario’s Rural Economic Development (RED) program provides cost-share funding to support activities that create strong rural communities in Ontario, and opens doors to rural economic development through:

    • funding assistance to address barriers to economic development, better position rural communities to attract and retain jobs and investment, and enhance economic growth
    • funding to build community capacity and support for economic development in Ontario’s rural communities
    • investments in rural communities to help diversify and grow... Continue reading
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    Grant Writing Supports

    7 months ago

    Once you have decided what opportunities your organization would like to apply to, here are resources to help with the writing.

    Community Development and Grant Writing webinar

    This webinar is designed to help non-profits and organizations write a great grant application. Watch the Webinar.

    Charity Village

    Charity Village offers resources and support for the charity sector at www.charityvillage.com

    They also provide a list of resources from Canadian Non-Profit Umbrella Groups.

    Canadian Council for the Arts

    The Canadian Council for the Arts champions and invests in artistic excellence through grants, services, prizes and payments to Canadian artists and arts organizations... Continue reading

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    Foundation Lists

    7 months ago

    Foundation Lists - Membership fee applies

    There are a number of online platforms that provide foundation lists, fundraising resources and support for an annual fee.

    Imagine Canada

    Grant Watch

    Big Online Database

    Foundation Search

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    Funding and Financial Assistance from the Government of Ontario

    7 months ago

    Find government funding, loans and other kinds of financial assistance available to not-for-profits through the Government of Ontario at https://www.ontario.ca/page/funding-and-financial-assistance-not-profits

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    COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program

    7 months ago

    The Government of Ontario is providing $8 million to support small business and registered charity customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.

    The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for Small Business (CEAP-SB) provides a one time, on-bill credit to eligible small business and registered charity customers to help them catch up on their energy bills and resume regular payments. Small business and registered charity customers may be eligible for up to $850 in support towards their electricity bill if they primarily use electricity for heating, or up to $425 otherwise. Small business... Continue reading

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    New Horizons for Seniors Program

    7 months ago

    The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) 2020-2021 has started its call for proposals for community-based projects. The application period will continue until October 20, 2020

    If organizations would like to apply for funding or learn more about this funding opportunity, visit this website here.

    This year, organizations can apply for funding to support seniors dealing with the pandemic by submitting project proposals that offer specific COVID-19 relief and recovery activities for seniors. More traditional NHSP projects planned for delivery in 2021–2022 can also be submitted.

    The New Horizons for Seniors Program supports projects that address one or more of... Continue reading

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    Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilience Fund

    7 months ago

    The Resilient Communities Fund is a one-time fund to support the non-profit sector recover and rebuild from the impacts emerging from COVID-19 so they can effectively meet the needs of communities across Ontario. Next submission deadline is December 2, 2020. For more information, www.otf.ca.