Community Group Forum March 6, 2024


The North Grenville Community Group Forum will be hosting its next meeting at Parish Hall on the Kemptville Campus on March 6, from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm. The topic for discussion will be ‘Volunteers’.

 Our guest speakers, Frank Rockett (Volunteer Centre of St Lawrence Rideau) and Cora Beking (Rotary Club), will be addressing issues relating to volunteer recruitment, retention, appreciation, and training. 

Breakout discussion groups will be exploring these issues in more detail. We hope to announce some interesting opportunities for all attendees at the end of the meeting. 

If you wish to attend, please contact Brian McKee at

Funding Opportunity:

My Main Street 2.0 is a funding opportunity for community groups administered by the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) with monies received from Feddev Ontario. If interested, CUI is organising information sessions and you can register for these using the following link: Of particular interest will be the My Main Street Community Activator Program: aimed at community not‑for‑profit organizations, this program will provide non‑repayable contributions of up to $250,000 to support up to 75 high‑impact placemaking projects across southern Ontario, including Leeds-Grenville. Funded initiatives may include local markets, festivals, streetscape improvements, and more. For inquiries related to this program, please reach out to

New Provincial Legislation 

There are new legislative requirements for governance, by-laws, and constituting documents affecting not-for-profits registered in Ontario. The deadline to comply is October 2024.  Community Futures Grenville will be organising information sessions to help guide groups through these changes. They can be contacted for further information at



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