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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    Ontario's Community Building Fund

    9 days ago

    Application deadline: April 28, 2021 at 5 PM ET

    The Government of Ontario’s Community Building Fund is investing $105 million to support community arts and culture, heritage, tourism, sport and recreation organizations, that are experiencing significant financial pressures due to the pandemic. These organizations support community engagement, tourism and recreation through a variety of attractions, experiences, programs, events and activities. The Community Building Fund is offering two streams – Operating and Capital. Learn more about the Community Building Fund.

    The Community Building Fund – Operating stream provides support for non-profits and Indigenous communities in the community arts and culture... Continue reading

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    Ontario Trillium Foundation Announcements: Arts/Culture and Sports

    by Heather Kirby, 12 days ago

    Sharing this announcement from the Ontario Nonprofit Network.

    Ontario Trillium Foundation announcements for sports and arts groups

    In our November 2020 Ontario Budget analysis, we were pleased to report a new $100 million investment over two years in the Community Building Fund for arts/heritage and sport groups. The $25 million that was intended to provide relief in 2020-21 did not flow this fiscal year and so is part of the $105 million announcement this month that will flow in 2021-22. Application details will be released shortly and you can apply between March 31 and April 28, 2021.

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    Flipside Fundraising Scholarships!

    by Heather Kirby, 18 days ago

    Fundraising support from The Good Partnership. See their message below:

    FREE Scholarship??If the word “scholarship” didn’t get you excited already, let me tell you about a fantastic opportunity to raise more money for your small nonprofit!

    Who doesn’t want to raise more money for their work - right? To have confidence in asking. To know that their important work is funded.

    We've (The Good Partnership) teamed up with the amazing folks at CanadaHelps, The Common Good Philanthropy, Keela, Small Shop Strategies, Agents of Good, Bloomerang, Blue Sky Philanthropy, Bridgeraise, Environics, Grant Connect, and Blumbergs to bring you scholarships for... Continue reading

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    Free 'Innovation for Non-Profits' Workshops

    20 days ago

    The Community Pandemic Recovery Task Force is offering workshops on ‘Innovation for Non-Profits’ on Tuesday, March 30 from 9am – noon and Wednesday, April 7 from 1 – 4pm. The workshops are free but registration is required.

    All formal and informal agencies, groups, clubs and organizations that provide programming in the community are welcome to attend. Multiple representatives are welcome although each representative must register individually.

    Topics to be covered include:

    • What is Innovation?
    • Why you need to ‘think outside the box’
    • How to look at your product or service delivery in a new way
    • Tools and resources to help... Continue reading
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    JumpStart Sport Relief Fund

    about 2 months 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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    Prospect Research 101

    by Heather Kirby, 2 months 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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    Storefront to Online (S2O) Training Program

    4 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, 4 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, 5 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, 5 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