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Omemee Legion Receives $123,200 Resilient Communities Fund Grant

KAWARTHA LAKES-MPP Laurie Scott was recently 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 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.”

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 ofcommunities, 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 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.”

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Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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