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Impact Stories

Camp Kawartha Kids Endowment Fund Gives to the Next Generation

Friday November 6, 2020 For Carol and Ralph Ingleton, it’s time to give to the next generation. This was their thinking in establishing the Camp Kawartha Kids Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation. “Camp Kawartha has strong values that support young people from a...

Harvie Ghatavi Fund for Housing Security Joins the Fight Against Rising Inequality

Friday October 30, 2020 As chief and medical director of the mental health and addictions program at Peterborough Regional Health Centre from 2015 to 2020, Kayhan Ghatavi has experience working with some of our community’s most vulnerable residents. “In my experience,...

Dindin Villarino Fund Supports Women, Youth, and Newcomers

Thursday October 22, 2020 “Read today, lead tomorrow.” This was a favourite saying of Dindin Villarino, more affectionately referred to as Auntie by myself, Tootie by my brother, and as a troublemaker by various friends and family. Auntie was the ultimate storyteller...

Wright Family Fund Supports Connecting, Belonging, Inclusion and Having Fun

Tuesday October 20, 2020 Connecting, belonging, inclusion and having fun. Words, yes, but also tangible benefits to individuals able to continue participating in programs offered by Alternatives Community Program Services in Peterborough. All thanks to a generous...

Pandemic or Not, Mental Health Supports Are “Only a Phone Call Away”

Wednesday October 14, 2020 When youth are struggling to maintain their emotional and social health, Peterborough Youth Services (PYS) provides respectful, professional, and therapeutic services to get things back on track. With the pandemic, PYS clients and staff...

From Emergency Housing Relief to Recovery

Thursday October 8, 2020 Last spring, the Community Foundation and local donors provided emergency financial relief to Community Counselling & Resource Centre (CCRC) to support vulnerable residents during the pandemic. “Funding allowed us to acquire technology to...

Mental Health Recovery During a Pandemic

Wednesday September 30, 2020 When the pandemic was declared last spring, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge had to adjust many of their mental health recovery services. A grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund provided...

Pandemic Emergency and Recovery: Supporting Survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence

Tuesday September 22, 2020 Demand for services at Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC) has gone up significantly during the pandemic. A grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund supported one of Ontario's first 24/7 text lines for survivors of sexual violence –...

Food for Kids, Pandemic Recovery and Return to School

Tuesday September 1, 2020 Food for Kids normally supplies locally sourced food through school nutrition programs. When the pandemic emergency was declared, a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund allowed Food for Kids to purchase gift cards to send to school...

Providing Emergency Meals and Moving Forward Stronger Than Ever

Friday August 28, 2020 One Roof Community Centre provides meals 365 days a year to those struggling with food insecurity. One Roof also offers professional training, life skills, community building, harm reduction, access to primary health care and a safe space to be....
Community Foundation participates in new Fund for Gender Equality

Community Foundation participates in new Fund for Gender Equality

Monday November 9, 2020 Today the Community Foundation announced it will provide grants to local organizations working to support women, girls, Two-Spirit and gender-diverse individuals working towards a future grounded in equity, inclusion and justice. The Fund for...