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UWCKL disperses second round of Emergency Community Support Fund in City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton

On May 19, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes launched a call for applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF is funded by the Government of Canada and is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

 

Today, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is pleased to share an update on the recipients of this funding. Over the past month, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes has received numerous applications for community programs and services that support vulnerable community members. To date, 17 organizations have been approved for a total of $217,625.

 

City of Kawartha Lakes

 

  • Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes, $20,000 for the Community Dental Clinic
  • A Place Called Home, $20,000 for the Emergency Homeless Shelter
  • Canadian Mental Health Association $10,000 for Mental Health Case Management
  • Special Olympics Ontario – Kawartha Lakes, $10,000 for Mental Health & Wellness
  • John Howard Society City of Kawartha Lakes, $20,000 for the Community Intervention Program (round 1 of funding)
  • Five Counties Children’s Centre $10,450, for the Help at Home Program (round 1 of funding)
  • Boys and Girls Club for the City of Kawartha Lakes, $18,000, for Summer Camp programs (round 1 of funding)

 

Haliburton County

 

  • Rotary Club of Haliburton, $5,000 for Basic Needs Bags
  • Kawartha North Family Health Team, $18,450 for “Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World”
  • Central Food Network, $10,000 for Heat Bank Haliburton County
  • Point in Time, $20,000, Haliburton County Youth Hub (round 1 of funding)
  • Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation, $19,925, Mental Health Services and Virtual Supports (round 1 of funding)
  • SIRCH $15,000, Community Kitchen (round 1 of funding)

 

Cross-jurisdictional

 

  • Easter Seals Ontario, $7,600 Equipment Funding Program
  • Kawartha Haliburton Victim Services, $10,000 for Hotel/Motel Emergency Voucher Program
  • Junior Achievement of Peterborough Lakeland Muskoka, $16,500 for digital programming
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton $8,500, Group Virtual Programs (round 1 of funding)

 

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is proud to support the important investment of $281,682.00 into our local communities, applications for funding closed on July 20, 2020, some are still under evaluation.

 

“The impact of this investment is threefold;” writes Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director of UWCKL. “Organizations in our area will be able to help people, especially citizens at risk, with some supports more rapidly; assist in connecting people to agencies that will help them now and going forward; and lastly help strengthen the capacity of our community by working collaboratively.”

 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially difficult for vulnerable Canadians who are relying on the services of community organizations now, more than ever before. The Government of Canada is pleased to support a wide range of charities and non-profit organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund to ensure no-one is left behind,” says the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister for Families, Children and Social Development.

By |2020-07-21T11:47:07-04:00July 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Emergency Community Support Fund – Deadline Extension

Call for Applications – Emergency Community Support Fund

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes has extended the application deadline for the Emergency Community Support Fund. Applications will be accepted until the end of day, Monday, July 20, 2020.

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is now accepting applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund to help charities and non-profit organizations serve and support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding has been made available by the Government of Canada and funding streams are being administered by United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross in communities from coast to coast to coast. United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is proud to support this important investment by the Federal Government.

Who can Apply?

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes will fund organizations that provide direct services to vulnerable populations who are impacted by COVID-19.

Your organization is eligible to receive funding if your organization has a charitable number, or is otherwise a qualified donee, and is providing supports and services to meet immediate community needs related to the COVID-19. United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes may also partner with nonprofits, through agent agreements, delivering services that align with our organization’s charitable objects].

This funding is intended to support frontline community service organizations providing services to support vulnerable Canadians, including low-income seniors, women, children and youth, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, refugees, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized communities, and more

Funds may be used for immediate needs and priorities related to the impact of COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to, services such as:

  • Preparing and delivering meals and/or food hampers
  • Supporting individuals in accessing income supports and financial coaching
  • Providing home care or personal support for seniors, elders, and persons with disabilities
  • Mental health & wellness supports, including crisis counselling and peer support
  • Personal safety supports, including for those living in or escaping situations of violence
  • Access to safe transport for essential appointment and errands, and
  • Others

 

What Types of Activities could be Funded?

  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Developing and/or delivering new programs, services or delivery models as a result of COVID-19
  • Sharing information and knowledge
  • Engaging and recruiting volunteers

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until Monday, July 20th, 2020. We anticipate a high volume of requests and are working to ensure that all requests are reviewed as quickly as possible.

Click to access application form.

Questions?

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (2) ECSF Applicant guide_EN

For questions not addressed in these resources, please contact Shantal Ingram, Community Investment Coordinator at communityinvestment@ckl.unitedway.ca for assistance.

 

By |2020-07-13T12:02:13-04:00July 13th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes, Crayola Canada cancel 2020 ‘Crayola Sale’

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes has announced the cancellation of this year’s annual Crayola Sale. The event has taken place every fall for over 30 years and raised more than $1 million for United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Representatives of both UWCKL and Crayola Canada say that the decision to cancel this event, like many others that have recently been postponed or cancelled was based on safety and health concerns due to the ongoing pandemic.

“While the decision to cancel the annual sale was a difficult one, the health and safety of staff, customers, and volunteers is our highest priority, says Paul Murphy, General Manager of Crayola Canada. “The cancellation of the sale does not alter Crayola Canada’s commitment to our relationship with the UWCKL. We look forward to continuing to work with them and to finding new ways to support their efforts within our community.”

“Crayola Canada has and continues to support our community work. In the 30 years of working together with Crayola Canada employees, we have formed a deep bond and we have continued our work to help people in our community,” says Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director of UWCKL.

“We are proud to continue projects such as Edwin Binney’s Community Garden, and the Crayola Sale and we are working together to find creative solutions during this trying time. It is paramount that we all continue to find ways to keep one another safe and to support our communities,” she adds.

The event’s organizers are currently working toward an alternative to the annual Crayola Sale.

By |2020-07-08T13:07:36-04:00July 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UWCKL disperses first round of Emergency Community Support Fund in City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton

On May 19, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes launched a call for applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF is funded by the Government of Canada and is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

 

Today, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is pleased to share an update on the recipients of this funding. Over the past month, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes has received numerous applications for community programs and services that support vulnerable community members. To date, seven organizations have been approved for a total of $93,875.

 

City of Kawartha Lakes

  • John Howard Society City of Kawartha Lakes, $20,000 for the Community Intervention Program
  • Five Counties Children’s Centre $10,450, for the Help at Home Program
  • Boys and Girls Club for the City of Kawartha Lakes, $18,000, for Summer Camp programs

 

Haliburton County

  • Point in Time, $20,000, Haliburton County Youth Hub
  • Haliburton Highlands Health Services Foundation, $19,925, Mental Health Services and Virtual Supports
  • SIRCH $15,000, Community Kitchen

 

Cross-jurisdictional

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton $8,500, Group Virtual Programs

 

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is proud to support the important investment of $281,682.00 into our local communities, applications for funding remain open and will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the deadline of July 10, 2020.

 

“The impact of this investment is threefold;” writes Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director of UWCKL. “Organizations in our area will be able to help people, especially citizens at risk, with some supports more rapidly; assist in connecting people to agencies that will help them now and going forward; and lastly help strengthen the capacity of our community by working collaboratively.”

 

Media Contacts:

Mallory Cramp-Waldinsperger

Projects and Communications Coordinator

office@ckl.unitedway.ca

 

By |2020-06-30T13:49:00-04:00June 30th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Call for Applications – Emergency Community Support Fund

Call for Applications – Emergency Community Support Fund

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is now accepting applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund to help charities and non-profit organizations serve and support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding has been made available by the Government of Canada and funding streams are being administered by United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross in communities from coast to coast to coast. United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is proud to support this important investment by the Federal Government.

Starting May 19th, 2020, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes will be accepting applications for funding.

 

Who can Apply?

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes will fund organizations that provide direct services to vulnerable populations who are impacted by COVID-19.

Your organization is eligible to receive funding if your organization has a charitable number, or is otherwise a qualified donee, and is providing supports and services to meet immediate community needs related to the COVID-19. United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes may also partner with nonprofits, through agent agreements, delivering services that align with our organization’s charitable objects].

This funding is intended to support frontline community service organizations providing services to support vulnerable Canadians, including low-income seniors, women, children and youth, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, refugees, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized communities, and more

Funds may be used for immediate needs and priorities related to the impact of COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to, services such as:

  • Preparing and delivering meals and/or food hampers
  • Supporting individuals in accessing income supports and financial coaching
  • Providing home care or personal support for seniors, elders, and persons with disabilities
  • Mental health & wellness supports, including crisis counselling and peer support
  • Personal safety supports, including for those living in or escaping situations of violence
  • Access to safe transport for essential appointment and errands, and
  • Others

 

What Types of Activities could be Funded?

  • Community outreach and engagement
  • Developing and/or delivering new programs, services or delivery models as a result of COVID-19
  • Sharing information and knowledge
  • Engaging and recruiting volunteers

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until Friday, July 10th, 2020. We anticipate a high volume of requests and are working to ensure that all requests are reviewed as quickly as possible.

Click to access application form. Applications will be accepted Friday, July 10th, 2020 at 12 pm.

Questions?

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (2) ECSF Applicant guide_EN

For questions not addressed in these resources, please contact Shantal Ingram, Community Investment Coordinator at communityinvestment@ckl.unitedway.ca for assistance.

 

By |2020-05-19T10:03:14-04:00May 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes launches new campaign, online resources.

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes launches new campaign, online resources.

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is launching a new campaign to support vital community services during a critical time. This launch aligns with United Way Canada’s national campaign titled “Local Love in a Global Crisis.”

Donations made through United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes’ web portal can be designated to specific needs such as: food security, emergency funds for agencies and future community needs.

 

United Way acknowledges that not everyone is in a position to give financial support to organizations at this time, and explains that there are other ways to share the spirit of Local Love and help our community heal. “Over the course of the next weeks and months, it will be important for each of us to continue or to start checking in with one another and more vulnerable people,” says Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director of UWCKL.  “You have insight into your rural communities and can help United Way CKL and partners, identify gaps in services and emerging needs. Share your concerns. Lend a hand of support by helping share our social media and by doing acts of kindness.”

 

Education has always been a priority at Edwin Binney’s Community Garden, and while students are not currently able to visit us with their class, we have shared all of our educational materials online for free! Many of these projects can be completed at home. From making mud pies and learning about soil, to photographing systems in the environment, the learning opportunities are endless! Resources can be found at https://ckl-unitedway.ca/classroom-resources/

 

By |2020-05-05T11:39:22-04:00May 5th, 2020|News|0 Comments

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes distributes emergency funding to support seniors’ programs in Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton.

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes has announced that it will distribute $49,278.00 in emergency funding to several organizations in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton.

This funding was made possible by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes thanks the Government of Canada for their continued support during this time, and for increasing supports for individuals age 55 and older.

“While physical distancing is essential to protecting seniors from COVID-19, it risks isolating them from their community. That is why the Government of Canada is proud to work with United Way Canada to help support the needs of seniors during this difficult time. By using local expertise, this funding will help provide support tailored to the unique, local needs of seniors across the country. As we work together to flatten the curve and slow the spread of the virus, the government is supporting Canadians every step of the way,” writes The Honorable Deb Schulte, Minister of Seniors

 

Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes has been granted $20,000 to support their existing Meals on Wheels Program, which has seen increased demand due to the current pandemic. This program delivers prepared meals to seniors across the City of Kawartha Lakes, reducing the need for them to leave their homes.

“We’re very grateful to the United Way for supporting the increased service demands of our Meals on Wheels program, allowing us to continue providing nutritious meals and important security checks for our most vulnerable clients,” says Barb Mildon, CEO, Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes. “We’re proud to serve the seniors in our community, ensuring that they can stay safe and comfortable at home for as long as possible.”

Grant recipients in Haliburton County include: The Central Food Network, the Rotary Club of Haliburton’s Good Food Box, and SIRCH Community Services. These organizations provide essential food services to seniors who are self-isolating, as well as individuals and families experiencing economic insecurity. Grants will range from $3,000-$5,000 and aim to help expand the organization’s capacity to serve seniors.

“Our hope is that this grant will enhance and support established programs.  We are concerned that we have many seniors in rural areas who might become easily isolated, explains Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director of United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes. “Together, we can ensure they receive food, supports and wellness checks with this funding.  Seniors need to know that we are here for them and this is an unprecedented time, and so we all need to check in with others and ask for help or a friendly phone call.”

Organizations were selected based on their current capacity to serve the immediate needs of seniors, their geographic area and the needs that they identified to United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) provides grants and contributions for projects that help improve the well-being of seniors and foster their social inclusion. To provide more support for seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government of Canada announced flexibility for organizations to use funding received through the NHSP community-based stream to provide immediate and essential services to seniors impacted by COVID-19.

For more information about local funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program, or to donate to United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes please visit ckl-unitedway.ca

 

Contact:

E: office@ckl.unitedway.ca T: (705) 878-5081

Funded by The Government of Canada's New Horizons For Seniors Program. [image of Canada wordmark]

 

To access a New Horizons for Seniors Program supported service see the information below:

Meals on Wheels

Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes

E: info@ccckl.ca     T: (705) 324-7323

Central food Network

Wilberforce – E: tina@centralfoodnetwork.org T: (705) 448-9711

Cardiff – T: (613) 339-2704

SIRCH Community Services

E: info@sirch.on.ca

T: (705) 457-1742

Haliburton Rotary Club

E: bri.nash@hotmail.com

T: (705) 455-9388

 

By |2020-05-01T11:52:08-04:00May 1st, 2020|News|0 Comments

A note from our office regarding the COVID 19 pandemic

Like many businesses, United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is taking steps to help reduce the transmission of COVID 19 by closing its office to the public.  Staff will be monitoring emails and communications from both the office and remotely until April 6.  Our network of community partners and agencies are contacting their clients to keep them informed about services that are being temporarily suspended or altered.

Thank you to our public health leaders, health care workers and municipal staff and councils. We have seen incredible leadership and professionalism from front line teams. People across our rural communities have been reaching out to some of our more fragile and isolated neighbours, this is important to ensure they have groceries, prescriptions and wellness checks.

These are extraordinary times and to help you access critical information here is a list of some sources for knowledge and help:

HKPR Health Unit: 1-866-888-4577 ext. 5020 OR hkpr.on.ca

If you think you have symptoms please call Telehealth Ontario 1-866-797-0000

Starting Wednesday, March 18, the RMH COVID-19 Assessment Centre can be reached at 705-328-6217. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8a.m.-4p.m.

Need help locating local services call 211 OR 211.ontario.ca

CMHA HKPR Info    Crisis Helpline: 1-866-995-9933 (local)

Kids Help Phone  -24 /7 service @  tel:1-800-668-6868

CMHA National: 1-833-456-4566

https://cmha.ca/

https://cmha.ca/news/6-tips-to-respond-to-employee-anxiety-about-covid-19

https://www.facebook.com/CMHA.ACSM.National/

 

Sincerely,

Penny Barton Dyke

Executive Director

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes

By |2020-03-17T13:58:18-04:00March 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

United Way CKL invites you to the world premiere of the original documentary ‘The Garden’

United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is excited to announce the world premiere of The Garden, an original documentary produced by YourTV. This documentary covers the first year of Edwin Binney’s Community Garden – an innovative food security initiative that has provided over three tons of fresh vegetables to non-profit agencies and food banks across the City of Kawartha Lakes.

“This movie celebrates community leaders and how partnerships are key to the creation of a highly productive garden,” says Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director or UWCKL. “It shares the story of a community willing to seize the opportunity to create a response to produce higher yields of food to support food programs while simultaneously creating a unique experiential educational centre for Fleming students and local elementary and secondary schools,” she adds.

This completely innovative garden is located on roughly two acres of Crayola Canada’s previously unused land in Lindsay. In its first year of operation, Edwin Binney’s Community Garden provided more than 5,500 pounds of fresh vegetables to ten food banks and eleven social service agencies in our community: supplementing budgets for agencies while providing healthy and fresh options for their clients. At the same time, our staff hosted educational agriculture workshops for 350 children from 15 summer camps and school classes.

“The excitement and enthusiasm of the United Way CKL were enough for YourTV to become involved in the process of documenting Edwin Binney’s Community Garden,” says YourTV producer Marcus Ferguson, who directed and produced the movie.

“The transformation from a muddy field to a thriving garden was truly an inspiration and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of it. YourTV looks forward to sharing this special program which will serve to document not only the transformation but the effort to assist the community in combating hunger through community gardening,” he adds.

More than anything, this event is a celebration of community and the power that comes from working together. The documentary features interviews with the Dean of Fleming College Frost Campus, the Mayor of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Managers of Crayola Canada, and some workshop participants.

The event will take place at the Crombie Lecture Theatre at Fleming College Frost Campus from 6 – 8 p.m. on February 6, 2020. Mock-tails and popcorn will be served before the movie, which begins at 6:30. Tickets are available for $15 and all proceeds go toward Edwin Binney’s Community Garden.

We would like to thank our sponsors: Electric Electric, Brant Doyle Plumbing, and Crayola Canada for supporting this cause with such enthusiasm.

Contact us to get your tickets today!

E: office@ckl.unitedway.ca t: 705 878-5081

By |2020-01-15T16:49:16-05:00January 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

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