Ontario Continues Supporting Non-Profits in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock to Rebuild and Recover from COVID-19

The Ontario government is providing more than $42 million through the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund to help 559 non-profit organizations across the province to support staff and volunteers, reimagine programming and renovate facilities as they deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, six non-profit organizations received a collective total of $271,600 in funding to help rebuild and recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding break down for HKLB:


Funding Amount

Abbey Retreat Centre


4th Line Theatre


Kawartha Settler’s Village


United Way KL


Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion


Kawartha Lakes Food Source



“We are so thankful for the work of local non-profit organizations in HKLB and this funding will help them adapt to the challenges COVID-19 has presented so they can better service the needs of the community,” said Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock. “Whether it’s providing food bank services or entertainment, these non-profit organizations help keep our community spirit strong and improve the lives of residents.”

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:

  • Mental and physical health and wellbeing supports for staff or volunteers
  • Support to adapt or re-imagine program delivery and services to meet the needs of communities, employees and volunteers, incorporate new health and safety processes, or purchase new technology and personal protective equipment
  • Renovations and facility updates to meet the changing needs of the communities they serve.

“Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our government has supported those struggling the most,” said Minister MacLeod. “That’s why we’re proud to support programs like the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund. This funding helps non-profits adapt to the challenges created by the pandemic – ensuring they can provide the best service possible and make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families.”

OTF will continue to offer the Resilient Communities Fund in 2021-22 to help more eligible non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. Application details will follow soon. For more information on the OTF’s Resilient Communities Fund, including a full list of grant recipients, please visit the OTF website.


  • The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $ 94.3 million to 1,238 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario.
  • In 2020/2021, OTF redirected provincial funding previously allocated for the 2020 Grow and Capital grant streams into the $83-million Resilient Communities Fund.
  • The Resilient Communities Fund has supported 1,045 projects across Ontario since it was announced in August 2020.
  • Ontario is extending the nomination deadlines for the Volunteer Service Awards, the June Callwood Outstanding Achievement Award for Voluntarism, and the Order of Ontario. Please visit ca/page/honours-and-awards-volunteering and Ontario.ca/page/order-ontario for more information.