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Ontario Supporting Organizations in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Yesterday, MPP Laurie Scott was at the Legion in Omemee to announce nine non-profit organizations in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will receive a collective total of $875,700 to help offset the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving our local community through the Resilient Communities Fund.

“This funding will help local non-profit organizations recover from the impacts of the pandemic and help grow their services and supports they offer,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “The Omemee Legion is using their $123,200 grant to construct a fantastic outdoor patio that will benefit community members and support their revitalization plans for the Legion.”

In total, the Ontario government is providing $95.8 million this year through the Resilient Communities Fund to help 1,146 non-profit organizations across the province recover and rebuild.

OrganizationResilient Communities Fund Grant
Omemee Legion Branch #497$123,200
A Place Called Home$69,700
Abbey Gardens Community Trust Inc.$91,900
Kawartha Works Community Cooperative Inc.$150,000
Natural Horsemanship Association$116,600
Old Gaol Museum$87,600
Pinnguaq Association$149,800
Kawartha Lakes Arts Council$77,800
Haliburton Highlands Land Trust$9,100

The Resilient Communities Fund provides grants of up to $150,000 to eligible non-profit organizations to cover a broad and flexible range of needs, such as:

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has committed to supporting those struggling the most,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. “That’s why it’s been a priority for us to fund successful programs like the Resilient Communities Fund, which helps non-profits adapt and grow – ensuring they can continue providing the best service possible to the people of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families.”

The Ontario Trillium Foundation will continue to offer the Resilient Communities Fund in 2022-23 to help more eligible non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. Application details and a full list of grant recipients to date are available on the OTF website.


  • OTF redirected provincial funding previously allocated for the 2020 Grow and Capital grant streams into the $83-million Resilient Communities Fund to rebuild the capacity of non-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19.


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