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Helping 11 groups offset the impacts of the pandemic

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Eleven area organizations are receiving over $900,000 from the province.  

The money is to help them offset the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Recipients include: 

  • $150,000 for Hands the Family Help Network
  • $132,500 for the Near North Palliative Care Network
  • $117,300 for the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 455 Callander
  • $109,800 for Nipissing Serenity Hospice
  • $91,900 for the Elite Alpine Ski Cross
  • $90,900 for the Northern Ontario Curling Association
  • $79,000 for the Municipality of East Ferris
  • $72,300 for Laurentian Ski Hill
  • $57,000 for the Near North Trails Association
  • $13,900 for the Discovery Routes Trails Organization
  • $6,700 for the Municipality of Powassan

“With this funding, Hands will ensure we are able to maintain in-person service that is effective and safe for our clients and employees, and we will strengthen and enhance our IT strategies to continue to provide highly effective virtual service for our clients.” says Andrea Roberts, CEO, Hands

Gil Pharand, Executive Director of Nipissing Serenity Hospice, says grief and bereavement supports were one area slowed or halted due to COVID-19.

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“This funding will allow us to develop and implement a robust and comprehensive grief and bereavement support program to assist our residents and their loved ones through their end-of-life journeys and beyond,” he says. 

The grant was provided through the Resilient Communities Fund.

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